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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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“Freeing your mind” doesn’t mean being a spaced-out freak

This week we’re digging into the archives and reposting a great video from Kiran which discusses what “peace and freedom” looks like, and the pitfall of holding a specific identity of freedom in your mind…

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Is spiritual practice going to help me pay the bills?!

Yes, you have responsibilities, you have dependents, you have a job… is that really why you can’t take these teachings all the way home? If you let your sense of ME that has to do…

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The Abyss of Emptiness

​There is a lot more to the actual “dark night of the soul” but let’s focus on a little pesky aspect that most of us encounter time and time again: the “empty abyss” feeling. That…

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Does free will exist? Yes, but…

Free will or destiny: which is it? It’s both actually. But let’s focus on free will. Yes, it’s true, you have free will. The real question is who are you? The “you” that is free…

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Living an Awakened Life

An awakened life in an available life. A life lived with no limitation on expression or experience. It’s a flow of consciousness. It is wholeness. The projected story is that awakening means walking on air…

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When in Doubt… Here’s How to Get Out

​Doubt is obnoxious it has a persistent and vaporous grip on us. It slowly contaminates our experience and usually brings along its best friend Dread. In fact, it’s so chronic and constant that we almost…

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The single most important thing for your to do list!

So it’s really challenging to find a “delicious yes”—the internal place of pure satisfaction and right action, when an external flow or circumstance has lined up so nicely. Today we’re talking all about that painful…

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Judgmental Rants are Good for the Soul!

Yup, I love them! A good rant is telling you about your personal boundaries. Usually it’s a boundary about how much heartache you’re willing to watch or take part in: heartache because you can’t watch…

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Feeling Stuck?

So many of us feel really stuck at some point in our journey to liberate ourselves from suffering. I get a lot of letters each week, and across the board I usually find this same…

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Abundance 104

Wrapping up our series on abundance, let’s talk about money… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJlNouBLL6w Part of a four-part series on Abundance: Abundance 101, Abundance 102, Abundance 103, and Abundance 104 (this post).

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Abundance 103

What can a tomato teach us about abundance? Let’s continue the conversation from last week with Abundance 103: Part of a four-part series on Abundance: Abundance 101, Abundance 102, Abundance 103 (you are here), and…

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Abundance 102

Picking up from last week’s conversation, let’s talk about the fear that is at the root of the feelings of “not enough”. That fear can feel so real and so important… but is it really…

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Abundance 101

I’m going to be doing a multi-part series on abundance. Abundance can be recognized as a natural movement inside of life itself; it has the energy of “thrive,” versus “limitation.” Feelings of lack and limitation…

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HELP! My partner thinks they’re enlightened!

I love getting these emails, because they come in so consistently! Let’s talk about what’s going on here. Enlightenment is very clearly and obviously linked to more compassion, more love, not less. More equality with…

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Sharing Sanity Podcast: BATGAP Interview #2

This week on the Sharing Sanity podcast, we’re sharing the audio from my second interview with Rick Archer on his show Buddha at the Gas Pump. The audio in the podcast was taken from this…

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