Much of the work that Ondrea and I do is the work of encouraging the mind to sink into the heart. We explore grief—not just the grief of the loss of a loved one, but the loss of safety, confidence, and trust which accompanies grief.
Pleasure can be a boon or a burden, depending on our relationship to it. It can leaven laborious days, or lead us to waste them. The pleasures of a mild stimulant such as caffeine can be harmless or even beneficial, but the pleasures of amphetamines can be deadly.