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How to Coach a Warrior

You’re a life coach.  Let’s assume that you’ve been at it for a while and feel pretty competent at this point in your career.  You’re making your living at it.…

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“Shit Happens” Is a Bad Explanation

“Shit happens” is a cliche often used to explain that bad things come into our lives.  It means that unwanted realities push into our lives from the outside—shitty, awful, bad…

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Erasing Our Patterns and Waking Up

“…the tasks of erasing my routines, losing my self-importance and dropping my personal history became a sheer delight.”  Carlos Castaneda, The Wheel of Time Like cows going down a well-worn…

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Stopping the World to Achieve the Totality of Oneself

“For an average man, the world is weird because if he’s not bored with it, he’s at odds with it.  For a warrior, the world is weird because it is…

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The Totality of Oneself: How to Have a Bigger Life—Way Bigger

“…we are inside a bubble.  It is a bubble into which we are placed at the moment of  our birth. At first that bubble is open, but then it begins…

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Living the Sweet Life Pushes Me into a Personal Emergency

Life is sweet for me, every moment of it, every day.  But I’ve been frosting my life with sugar, creating a personal emergency. I always had money as a kid…

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Is It Time to Declare a Personal Emergency?

It’s pretty easy to see that some of the people around us need to declare a personal emergency—even if they don’t, which is the case most of the time. Actually,…

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How to Talk about Yourself Without Being a Bore

In a restaurant the other night, I listened to a man talking to his wife at the next table.  He talked at length about the factory orders he was working…

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You Don’t Like Your Job and Other Bad Explanations for Your Unhappiness

The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t…

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Making the Big Turn into the Poised Life

Warriors face the oncoming time.  Normally, we face time as it recedes from us.  Only warriors can change that and face time as it advances on them.   Carlos Castaneda, The…

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