Welcome! This website and blog are dedicated to pioneering on the frontiers of human emergence. Courageous men and women who are seeking breakthroughs in awareness will find here a place to examine, learn and exchange experiences. The subject is poise, the seeker’s highest state of consciousness. I hope our time together will be challenging, provocative, and exciting as we leave the ordinary life behind and move to a vibrant life of joy and practical advantage.
You can go without marriage, or justice, or honor, but friendship is indispensable to life. David Brooks, “Startling Adult Friendships,” NY Times, 9.18.14 If friendship is indispensable to life, lots of people are in trouble. People have fewer really close friendships than they did a few decades ago, and the number of people who have […]
Poise is a state of consciousness that can be tested and sustained only in the challenging arena of real life, surrounded by other people. As Ram Dass points out, the monk meditating for 30 years in a mountain cave may have achieved a profound quietude, but that poise will be disrupted as soon as he […]
I saw them coming up the lane and guessed who they were. They were coming to save me. We live at the end of the road on the top of a little mountain, so we can see cars coming up our quarter mile dirt lane as soon as they enter our property and begin the […]
For 30,000 years our species has been changing remarkably quickly. And we’re not done yet. Still Evolving (After All These Years), John Hawks in Scientific American, September, 2014 To our consternation at this stage of human evolution, the murderous mass killing of men, women, and children continues all over the globe. Conscious people, grounded in […]
Let’s say that you will pursue the answers to only one question during your lifetime with the aim of creating the best possible life for yourself. Once you decide which question to devote your learning to, you will spend the rest of your life, every day, every hour, every minute, getting better and better answers […]
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Professional and Reader Reviews of Poise: A Warrior’s Guide
Five Stars This book is a gem! Katie Kaites
Five Stars It is nothing short of an invitation to a new life. For the religious among us it is the experience of death and resurrection. For the secular among us it is the process of claiming one's full potential. For those in recovery it is the daily decision to live the 12 steps as the spiritual path toward sobriety. The book zeroes in on the discipline required to identify and root out self-pity, the nemesis of a deep and connected life. The author invites us to confront our demons - pride, anger, rigidity, fear - all couched comfortably in self-pity, in order to rise like the phoenix from the ashes to engage our loved ones and the world in a full and loving way….All you warriors out there, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest this book. Then prepare to change the world as you are changed! Jeff Paul
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- The Poised Warrior’s Valentine Gift February 13, 2013
- Aging Is No Joke–Unless You Want To Get Sick January 31, 2014
- Not the Original Plan by guest Judy McCleary June 9, 2014
- Who Was Dad and Who Am I? Poise and the Past Perfect March 7, 2014
- Mask # 2: Grief and Regret In a Series on the Many Masks of Self-Pity December 19, 2013
- Friendships Come with a Poised Life September 26, 2014
- TAPPING THE UNSURPASSED VALUE OF PETTY TYRANTS September 10, 2014
- Saving Each Other September 3, 2014
- Poised People Can Stop the Killing August 27, 2014
- What’s the Biggest Question of Your Life? August 17, 2014