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“Bud Harris is a lantern on the path—clear-eyed, big-hearted, and illuminating.”
– Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way

Bud Harris defines himself as a husband, a father, grandfather, psychologist and Jungian analyst. Early in his life he earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Georgia Tech in Atlanta Georgia. After Tech, Bud became a businessman and then owned his own business which he operated successfully. However, in spite of his achievements, he found his life in the cul-de-sac that he explains in his book Sacred Selfishness.

Following a period of dissatisfaction and searching, he returned to school to change careers and eventually earned his Ph.D. in psychology.

After becoming a psychotherapist and psychologist, he experienced
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Bud Harris I too was taught that selfishness was bad while I was growing up. Then some time around midlife I finally began to hear the idea that if you don’t or…moreI too was taught that selfishness was bad while I was growing up. Then some time around midlife I finally began to hear the idea that if you don’t or can’t love yourself, what you do for your neighbor may not turn out to be all that great. I also realized that many people accused me of being selfish when I wasn’t doing what they wanted me to or when I wasn’t fulfilling their expectations. As I decided to look into selfishness more carefully I defined “sickly selfishness” as the kind of selfishness that is egotistical self-centered behavior that is demanding and exploitive of others. On the other hand, I defined sacred selfishness as just the opposite. Sacred selfishness means making the commitment to become a person of depth, and substance whose very presence brings life and vitality to the people around them. Sacred selfishness is based on increasing self-knowledge and our engagement in life which will give us the foundation for truly loving ourselves, our lives and other people. (less)
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Two Paths to Knowing Our Shadows

The following is an excerpt from my book Becoming Whole: A Jungian Guide to Individuation. There are two primary paths that we can follow in looking for our shadows. The first one is in dreams. Figures who are the same …
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“It takes more than just awareness for us to change. It takes courage and humility and the willingness to occasionally feel like fools and laugh at ourselves.”
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“It takes courage to dream, to face our futures and the limiting forces within us. It takes courage to be determined that, as we slow down physically, we are going to grow even more psychologically and spiritually. Courage, the philosopher Aristotle taught us, is the most important of all the virtues, because without it we can’t practice any of the others. Courage is the nearest star that can guide our growth. Maya Angelou said we must be courageous about facing and exploring our personal histories. We must find the courage to care and to create internally, as well as externally, and as she said, we need the courage “to create ourselves daily as Christians, as Jews, as Muslims, as thinking, caring, laughing, loving human beings.”
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“Personal growth will cause a ripple effect as the growth in consciousness of enough people, one by one, can create general change, and lasting social improvements.”
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