Being at Home in the Universe

Building an Internal Space

by Richard Bellingham



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/2/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781475980356
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781475980363

About the Book

T. S. Elliot wrote:

“At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh not fleshless; Neither from not towards; at the still point , there the dance is, Except for the point, the still point. There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.”

This book talks about the still point in an entirely new way by framing it as our internal home. It also provides a path to “coming home” based on extensive research and personal experience. If you are interested in the dance of spiritual transformation, this is a must read. –Barry Cohen, Ph.D.

Dr. Bellingham enlightens the reader by sharing his personal life experiences in an extraordinarily meaningful context. He bridges the divide between eastern and western thought to form one fully human message. He has the rare ability to satisfy and integrate our intellectual curiosity with our search for spiritual fulfillment. –Bill O’Brien, Ph.D.

Having known the author for over 40 years, and witnessing many aspects of his spiritual journey, I highly recommend this book for anyone who continues to strive to find his inner self, or to be HOME. My own quest for SERENITY has been enriched by reading this book, and by witnessing Dr. Bellingham’s life-long desire to find inner peace. We can indeed “transform our lives from a mindless drill to a mindful dance” with enough work, desire and by digesting the thoughts expressed in this wonderful accounting of the author’s life and experiences. –Ronald Irwin M.D.

This is coming-to-wisdom story with hope for us all. This tale is all personal, with regular bits of carefully crafted ways to grasp the most elusive thoughts of the world’s greatest teachers and soul guides. Read it. Smile at the disarming honesty. And be heartened. For he’s showing how wisdom can flourish more widely than ever in America. -Artie Egendorf, Ph. D. Author of “Healing from the War” and originator of Super Integral Synergy (

By openly and honestly illuminating his experience and journey over 40 years, Dr. Bellingham shines a bright light on our own unique paths. He knows the territory with all its hills and valleys. With this book we, who are researchers, can be assured we are home already. To me, being fully present with a deep sense of love for all things is the key message. We are not separate. –Mary Alice Fox

About the Author

Richard (Rick) Bellingham has over 30 years of experience as an organizational psychologist in executive coaching, strategic planning, organizational learning, and leadership development. He has consulted with over 200 organizations worldwide at the C-suite level. Rick has worked with executives in over half of the Fortune 100 companies during the course of his career. He has extensive experience coaching in high tech, telecommunications, health care, financial, and professional service firms.

Rick is the CEO of iobility, a New Jersey based consulting group, and has been an adjunct faculty member at Harvard University where he co-founded the Forum for Intelligent Organizations. He has also worked as a consultant for Cornell and Duke. In addition, he has taught culture change, healthcare management, and leadership development at several universities.

Rick has held executive positions within corporate settings including SVP of Human Resources at Parametric Technology, VP of Organizational Learning at Genzyme, and VP of Leadership Development at Northern Telecom. Additionally, he has provided pro-bono services at the Board level for the past 25 years for organizations including the YMCA, Visiting Nurses Association, and Homeless Solutions.

As a consultant, Rick has provided executive coaching feedback, training, and leadership development in companies ranging from small businesses to large multi-nationals. Rick has worked extensively in Asia, Europe and Latin America. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications and has written 15 books on leadership, culture, and HR strategy. Some of his books include Spiritual Leadership, The Fables of Boris: Raising Healthy Children, Creating Organizational Soul, The Leadership Lexicon, Ethical Leadership, Leadership Myths and Realities, HR Optimization, Corporate Culture Change, and Virtual Teams. Rick holds an Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology.

Rick has been married for 43 years and has two children living in New York. He has practiced qigong for 15 years, studied Gurdjieff for 25 years. and has been a student of esoteric psychology for 40 years.