LECTURE: Apart from friends, family, and good work, what matters most in our lives? What values lead us to a freer, larger life, a more considered course? Together we will examine the crippling role fear management systems play in our choices, why we are called to choose ambiguity over-familiarity, why the world is driven by verbs not nouns, how life is most meaningful in the face of mortality, and how genuine spirituality is a journey, not an arrival. A more considered life asks more of us than may be comfortable, but we are rewarded with a more interesting story. : James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst with a private practice in Houston, Texas, where he is also the Director of the Jung Center/Saybrook Graduate School program in Jungian studies. He is the author of 50 articles, reviews, and twelve books, including The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning at Mid-Life; On This Journey We Call Our Life; The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path, Why Good People do Bad Things, and most recently, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.