Welcome to the archived web site of
Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D. Psychologist (1950-2013)
California License No. PSY 10092
 
Specializing in Presence-Centered Therapy
balancing mind and heart, body and spirit

Now in memoriam - This website is no longer being updated
While Dr. Friedman is no longer with us, there are still many helpful resources on his site. Articles and resource links have been relocated to the top. His family hopes you might find them helpful. But since this site is no longer being updated, some links may no longer work.

 


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Articles by Dr. Friedman (except where noted otherwise)

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From His Book | Meditations For Life | The Flow of Money, Business and Innovation | Transpersonal/Mind-Body | Approaches, Worldview and Will-isms

Skills For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | Feeling, Thought, Communication & Action

Strategies/Distinctions For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free

Awakening Stories/Metaphors For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | The Way It Is

Holiday Family Gatherings | Cartoons, Jokes and Humor | Poems and Quotes | Song Lyrics, Wit and Wisdom

Awakening Stories/Metaphors For Life: The Core Playing Field

A Map of the World

Author Unknown; Retold by William Cunningham
 

There was this young boy who so badly wanted to play with his mother. On this day, his mother had worked particularly hard and was quite tired by the time she had arrived home. The boy's demands for the mother's attention were more than she could bear that evening and in frustration she took a map of the world and tore it into pieces and threw it on the living-room floor.

She told the boy, who had never had a geography lesson in his life and did not even know his states, that as soon as he put the world back together she would play with him. She then went into the kitchen for her coffee and a well-deserved period of relaxation.

Lo and behold, the child came back in about four minutes and told the mother the world was back together. She walked back into the living-room with her son and to her amazement the world was in perfect order.

Thinking she had a genius in the family, she asked, "How did you get the world back together so quickly?"

The little boy explained, "Well you see on the back side there was a picture of a little boy just like me, and when I put all the pieces of the little boy together just right and taped it and flipped it over, the world came out just perfect."


George Demont Otis      San Pablo Bay

We live in a world that is often upside-down, inside-out, backwards-forwards, and reversed-upon-itself. Of course, we could join the world in focusing on externals by going from the outside in-tough work with limited information. Alternatively, we can be apart of all true healing processes by centering within ourselves first and cleaning up our own backyards—then our world fits together.

 
© Copyright 2009 William Cunningham.
 
 


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