Consciousness

The Life-Shrinking Price of Feeling Separate

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…

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Which You Is Showing Up These Days?

Even though my true self lives in Nirvana—a state of awe in which I have no suffering but instead pure joy—my true self does not always show up in my…

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The Troubles with Christmas

As our family Christmas gathering approaches, we might assess the troubles ahead, just in case we aren’t already completely conscious about what goes on at these events.   And most…

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The One-step Process to Becoming the World’s Most Successful Person

“Everyone who wants to follow the warrior’s path has to rid himself of the compulsion to possess and hold onto things.” Carlos Castaneda,  The Eagle’s Gift Out here in rural…

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Why I Don’t Trust Your Feelings

emotion: 1. agitation of the passions or sensibilities often involving physiological changes.    2. Any strong feeling as of joy, sorrow, reverence, hate, or love arising subjectively rather than through conscious…

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Welcome Your New Guardian Angels

Lots of people claim that they have a guardian angel looking after them, helping them avoid danger and assisting in their every endeavor.  Unfortunately, their claims can never be verified,…

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Trump, Clinton, and the Consciousness of the Voting Public

We’re about to find out how conscious we voting Americans are—how conscious we are as a nation. The human species falls along a spectrum of consciousness—maybe on a bell-shaped curve:…

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It’s Time to Stop the World

  A couple of evenings ago, sitting on our west-facing deck just after sunset, I stopped the world for a while. I used a trick that I invented–well, stumbled onto–…

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Getting to 10: Poised All of the Time

A friend who took the poise assessment available to readers of this blog told me that she scored 9—one point away from a perfect score.  A score of 10 on…

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My Teeth and Jesus

Phizzog       by Carl Sandburg This face you got, This here phizzog you carry around, You never picked it out for yourself at all, at all—-did you? This here phizzog—-somebody handed…

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