Help

Nothing abides.

If you are acutely dissatisfied with the quality of your life, I recommend getting some professional help.  There are plenty of effective psychiatrists and clinical psychologists available.  The task is just to find someone well-qualified to work with you with whom you find it easy to establish rapport.

If you are normally dissatisfied with the quality of your life, I recommend reading all the free material that is available on this site.  Why not serve as your own consulting philosopher?  Use the self-examination questionnaire to help identify areas where you need to improve.

Permit me also to recommend some of my books.  (To find a list of them, simply do a search at “books” or “the Kindle store” at amazon.com for ‘Dennis E. Bradford.’)  Probably the problem is that your life is unbalanced (off-center).  The simple, but not easy, cure for an unbalanced life is to re-balance it.  If that interests you, the easiest book of mine about re-balancing is What Is The Purpose of Life?  Living Well in an Age of Anxiety.

If you would like some direct help from me, I recommend reading that book. If you then still want some additional one-on-one help from me, it may or may not be possible to hire me for some one-on-one consulting.  If you are interested, see the last section of that book.

Especially if you are a North American, what you may need the most help with is “spiritual well-being.”  For a short introduction to that topic, I recommend my The Three Things the Rest of Us Should Know about Zen Training.  I also recommend without reservation the books and audio/CD trainings of Eckhart Tolle, who is at least one of the best spiritual teachers of our age.