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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My Short Life Inside Heaven’s Gate

Paris: I think that heaven is right here in the midst of us. When I’m conscious enough, I can walk through heaven’s gates at any moment, and I can stay in heaven as long as I can be present, connected, grateful, creative and light-hearted—in other words, as long as I can stay poised. But at […]

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We Can’t Love Anybody When We Feel Sorry for Ourselves

Most people don’t realize that their self-pity and victimhood are a problem that keeps them locked into the ordinary life of periodic complaint, anger, resentment, and irritation. Feeling justified in their self-pity, they claim that they are simply being “human.” But when we feel sorry for ourselves, we can’t love anybody or anything. In this […]

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Is It Time to Pull the Plug on Some People in Your Life?

Some of our relationships are toxic and leave us depleted. But we don’t seem able to pull the plug, even though we should. When we fail to pull the plug, our energy is wasted or misdirected and we don’t have it available to grow and develop. When we don’t pull the plug with toxic relationships, […]

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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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