“Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest.” Henry Thoreau, Walking We are wondrously wild when we are born, living in awe. Then we are systematically tamed by our family, teachers, neighbors, the media, and government—almost all of the adults in our lives as we grow up. The […]
About GaryGary Stokes is mapping the universe of poise. His book, Poise: A Warrior's Guide, charts the path toward a fully-realized life, a vibrant integration of presence, connectedness, gratitude, creativity, and light-heartedness. Gary Stokes has been a coach to leaders of transformational change and President of Mountain Consulting. He designed and conducted research to test innovative strategies for reducing poverty in partnership with national foundations, federal and state government, and local communities. As founder and CEO of Move the Mountain Leadership Center, he coached hundreds of leaders, among them Presidential appointees and other top executives in government, education and business. He has written and spoken extensively about the profound personal and organizational challenges facing individual leaders of large-scale change. Mr. Stokes lives with his wife and collaborator, Mary Morris, in Prescott, Arizona.
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We’ve discovered that the universe is not a place; it’s a story, a story of an irreversible sequence of emergent events. For a long time we thought that the universe was an established realm that had its major creativity happening only at the beginning of time. We now understand that the universe is an ongoing […]
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Do not go gentle into that good night Dylan Thomas Death has been my invaluable advisor for decades, the advisor all warriors hold […]
“To fight the unconsciousness you become the unconscious.” Eckhart Tolle The current political realities are a subject of conversation at nearly every social event that Mary and I attend. The latest news revelations get chewed on with earnest concern […]
A friend tells me that she awakens each day with a pain in her stomach because she is filled with anxiety about the Trump presidency. She is convinced that Trump is the cause of her emotional state. We can’t […]
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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
- Who Was Dad and Who Am I? Poise and the Past Perfect March 7, 2014
- Not the Original Plan by guest Judy McCleary June 9, 2014
- Welcome Your New Guardian Angels October 8, 2016
- Let’s Go Wild May 20, 2017
- Pioneering on the Frontiers of Human Emergence May 5, 2017
- My Advisor, Death April 28, 2017
- How to Avoid Letting Trumpdom or Any Other Challenge of the Moment Drive You Mad April 13, 2017
- The Life-Shrinking Price of Feeling Separate March 10, 2017