Consciousness

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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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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To Know or Not to Know: That Is the Question

I think it was Eckhart Tolle who was asked, “What is insanity?” He answered, “The news.” We know what he means: the news reports the latest in human madness, murder,…

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Writing Your Way into Your Potential

We have been examining the nature of our potential in the last four posts on New Year’s Resolutions found on this site and in Do You Have Any Potential. In…

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Do You Have Any Potential?

I was smiling to take the edge off my impertinent question. My friend, Ben, had just told me about his inability to change despite increasing evidence that he is in…

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To Awaken, We Need Feedback, Lots of It

“In any spiritual teaching, there is only one thing that is being taught–awakening.”                        Eckhart Tolle We are in a stage of human evolution that values feedback…

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Living in Awe

I’ve been living in awe much of the time lately. Awe is a feeling of reverent respect or wonder, great admiration produced by that which is grand, sublime, magnificent, or…

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What’s a Warrior, Anyway?

I keep using the word warrior here, neglecting to define the word very carefully. I do explain what I mean in the introduction to my book, Poise: A Warrior’s Guide,…

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Reading the Book of Your Life

“Shit happens,” one of my friends likes to say as a philosophical acceptance that bad things happen to us, outside our control. I laughingly object, arguing that shit does not…

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