Consciousness

Friendships Come with a Poised Life

You can go without marriage, or justice, or honor, but friendship is indispensable to life.     David Brooks, “Startling Adult Friendships,” NY Times, 9.18.14 If friendship is indispensable to life, lots…

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Poised People Can Stop the Killing

For 30,000 years our species has been changing remarkably quickly. And we’re not done yet.               Still Evolving (After All These Years), John Hawks in Scientific   American,    September,   2014  To our…

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What’s the Biggest Question of Your Life?

Let’s say that you will pursue the answers to only one question during your lifetime with the aim of creating the best possible life for yourself. Once you decide which…

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Poised and Looking Around

Mary and I were in Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Germany, and I’d been looking around in near ecstasy. When I’m in a state of sustained poise—present, connected, grateful, creative, and…

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How To Stop Worrying about the Troubled World

Our personal psychic reality plays out against the background of a troubled world. The modern mind is inundated daily with information about explosions, violence to innocent people, brutality of every…

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Poise and Your Great Big Problem Right Now

I closed my left eye recently as I was reading, and the print disappeared—or, rather, it became something else, a blur of black on white. I couldn’t read with my…

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How to Know if You’re Crazy

To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.   Eckhart Tolle,  A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose Most of…

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On the Way to Dying

“In general, the human condition is in a horrifying state of chaos. No one is better off than another. We are all beings that are going to die and, unless…

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A Poised Life With Pain

As a person who is successfully sustaining my poise most of the time, I have often wondered if I could remain poised in the face of terrible challenges like chronic…

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Now Can Be the Happiest Period of Your Life

Most men and women don’t have a very clear idea about how to make themselves happy.  As Tolle points out, the human mind is a mad whirl of thoughts that…

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