About Gary

Gary 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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Poise and New Year’s Resolutions

Part Two: A Life of Resolve 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 […]

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Poise and New Year’s Resolutions

Poise and New Year’s Resolutions Part One: Why Our Resolutions Almost Always Fail  What Are Resolutions and Why Do We Make Them? We make resolutions because we recognize the need to change.  The universe is emerging, and we are emergent beings. Our potential keeps calling to us, usually through the trouble we’re having, but sometimes […]

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Sustaining Poise in the Political Dialogue

SUSTAINING POISE IN THE POLITICAL DIALOGUE The political dialogue is a great place for practicing our poise. If you hear yourself complaining about our elected officials, the current political standoff, or government generally, you might want to assess your poise. When we lose our poise, there is always the complaint: life is not what it […]

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Pioneering On The Frontiers of Human Emergence

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 […]

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Welcome

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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