Thinking With The Heart with Patricia Sun

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In demand throughout the world as a private consultant, lecturer and communication expert, Patricia Sun speaks here about new styles of thinking and pathways to enlightened relationships. As warm as she is brilliant, Sun gives us new revelations about gender differences, disciplining our children, and accepting paradox as a way to enlightenment. "To be creative in your choice of response is how you put your development into your own hands--this is the essence of enlightenment, the realization that you can do this, and then doing it as often as possible." She believes we are at the brink of an evolutionary leap that will come about when we realize that "we have made the appearance of everything matter more than the substance of being it and doing it." Becoming authentic involves more than being thoughtful about what we say--it means having the courage to discover what we think. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Patricia Sun graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the top two percent of her class in 3-1/2 years from the University of California, Berkeley with two degrees, one in Social Sciences: Psychology and the other in Conservation and Natural Resources. She began her work as a family counselor. Her work today concentrates directly on creative solutions: “re-creating” thought patterns and “re-perceiving” experience. She is a pioneer in describing “right-brain” thought and is considered to be a teachers’ teacher. She leads workshops and gives private consultations. To learn more about the work of Patricia Sun go to

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • Learning to trust yourself
  • The art of relationship, and how to enlighten yours
  • Insights on disciplining children
  • How we have sacrificed substance for appearance--and how to stop doing it
  • The illusion of control
  • Surprising differences in the way men and women think
  • The problems with dualistic thinking
  • The power of paradox
  • Rethinking the story of Adam and Eve

Host: Michael Toms      Interview Date: 12/10/1997      Program Number: 2690