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It's like the journal I started in 2005, but with less furious scribbles, watermarks from my tears and various snacks....But now I’ve included more field guides, articles, book excerpts, and loads of juicy stuff.

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Assume Diversity

I had some friends over this past weekend, and eventually—as it always seems to happen—politics came into the conversation. And because it just goes around and around and around, driving everyone batty, I wanted to…

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Can you see the future?

Question: Can you see the future? I feel intensely curious about it. I think there is something about wanting to know that is just an integral part of the human being… wanting to know what’s…

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How to Empower Yourself and Change the World

4 Ways to empower yourself, and make a lasting impact. The news cycle right now is dramatic. And clearly, a real change is needed. But with so much division and well, insanity, how do you…

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A traveler’s guide though original nature

This is Part Two of the conversation we featured last week. As with Part One, this conversation will seem very abstract when viewed from a “me-based” personality. Now, I don’t want to isolate anyone. I…

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What you need to know in the aftermath of a real awakening.

It’s so fascinating to notice how different life is after a genuine recognition of our True Nature. All of us spend a majority of our early lives lived through the interpretations of our mind. Our…

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Top 5 strategies for being with family or friends who voted for “the other guy”

If we are being truly honest, the holiday season can be a very awkward time. There is all this social pressure around being together and being happy. There is a deep conceptual groove that we…

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Tips for Parenting Tweens

3 Mindfulness Activities for Children

  Those of you who have kids around 9-14 years old may feel a little lost by challenges that arise when parenting tweens. I’d like to share with you some treasures you can give to…

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Our world in turmoil can be a great thing!

Last weekend I was driving up a mountain pass, up about fifty miles of winding narrow road. It was pouring rain and the trees that lined the road were giving off a thick mist, making…

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Aversion, Delusion and Enlightenment

How do the enlightened masters suppress all desire, aversion, and delusion, when these are part of all humans? This is a great question. A lot of people get confused with this. Suppression, for the most…

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There is a reason to stop holding your breath

So there is a delicious rhythm called ease, which some might even recognize as happiness, or joy. It feels very soft and spacious, yet somehow grounded. It’s the opposite rhythm of how most of us…

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The perfection of the morning

There is a quiet space in the morning that I love. My home sits on a low mountain ridge, and there are all kinds of birds that make their homes in the trees that surround…

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If it’s all glory and bliss, why do I feel like crap?

A couple of weeks ago on the blog I talked about distortion, and how dangerous it can be. In that post, there was another obvious point that I want to focus on today. In that…

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What I love about the fall!

The season turns, and that makes me happy. It is the time of year when I do all my live events! I find myself feeling excited for the weekend in Calistoga. There are many things…

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So Distortion Becomes the Truth

A friend posted the article below in a Facebook group. I find it fascinating for a couple of reasons, the main one being that it is a brilliant example of how distortion gets set in…

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Willingness is how the whole thing changes

I had my heart broken this week. Heartbreak is the worst. It makes you all dark, curmudgeonly. It makes you afraid of people. It makes me become sharper than needed with my friends, family, students,…

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