A WORD ABOUT TRANSITIONS Going through transitions can feel like a destructive, painful process. I give a model of transition here which can be applied to many different episodes in life — partly to affirm that those difficult feelings are a healthy part of the process of letting go. Anger, pain, despair, emptiness: these are not pathological responses to loss or bereavement. Feeling these things shows we are connected with ourselves, and help prepare us for embracing new, strange-feeling futures, and moving forward.
This is one of two videos — and atheist diptych, if you will — giving an account of my journey into atheism. While this one looks at the emotional side, the accompanying video — 'atheism as congruence' — deals with the cognitive side of my transition.