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It’s Always Time to Change

  Learning is my top value. I think learning is what our species is supposed to do. We are built for perception and we are able to expand our perception…

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Walking Along the Abyss, Joyful and Free

  For the rational man to hold steadfastly to his self-image ensures his abysmal ignorance. Carlos Castaneda, The Power of Silence.   To be fully awake, joyful, and free every…

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How to Stop Saying, “I’m Only Human”

Al, sheepishly explaining his infidelity to his wife who has just discovered it, “I’m only human.” Later, explaining to police why she stuck him in the groin with a kitchen…

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Our Life As a Work of Art

All of us can be artists, turning the raw materials of our lives into beautiful works of art, every day, every hour. My mother, an accomplished pianist, liked to tell…

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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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