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.

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What’s a Warrior, Anyway?

I keep using the word warrior here, neglecting to define the word very carefully. I do explain what I mean in the introduction to my book, Poise: A Warrior’s Guide, but even there readers may be left wondering what I’m talking about when I say that warriors are poised men and women. This is from […]

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To Shake Things Up, We Need High Quality Talk

 To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.   Pema Chodron Human beings are talking, and talking, and talking. Our species, generally, cannot stop thinking, and we cannot stop talking. Talking, we establish and maintain connections with each other. Talking, we attempt to figure things out, […]

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Reading the Book of Your Life

“Shit happens,” one of my friends likes to say as a philosophical acceptance that bad things happen to us, outside our control. I laughingly object, arguing that shit does not just happen. Bad stuff in our life, I tell her, doesn’t come in some haphazard, random way. It comes, usually, because we are not conscious […]

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Friendships Come with a Poised Life

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 […]

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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 […]

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