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The Five Longings: What We've Always WantedAnd Already Have
David Richo, author of The Five Longings
Original Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
If you've ever had a vague sense that something's missing from your life, congratulations: That longing for something better is a sign of being fully human, fully alive. But what's even more wonderful, according to Dave Richo, is that when you identify and carefully examine the things you long forlike love, meaning, freedom, happiness, and growthyou not only discover deep truths about yourself, but you also find that the things you long for were never really "missing" at all. He provides enlightening advice and practices for accessing just this kind of profound self-discovery, illustrated by a wealth of examples from depth psychology, religion, and literature. Our longings in fact point to the presence of something transcendent in us, he shows. In seeking something better, we are seeking that which we already are.
David Richo, PhD, MFT, is a psychotherapist, teacher, workshop leader, and writer who works in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. He combines Jungian, poetic, and mythic perspectives in his work with the intention of integrating the psychological and the spiritual. His books and workshops include attention to Buddhist and Christian spiritual practices. When the Past Is Present; How to Be an Adult in Faith and Spirituality; The Five Things We Cannot Change; and How to Be an Adult in Relationships are just a sample of his other titles. The Five Longings is Dave's latest work.