Consciousness

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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Poised, We Are Fearless

We can’t sustain our poise as long as we play accepting host to our fears.  Still, most people do not make a concerted effort to defeat their fears. Many people…

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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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The Shape of Our Ego

Studies of human personality types intrigue and amuse us as we search for who we are.  But then we go too far and adopt a personality type to describe ourselves…

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Poise: The Most Important Gift You Can Give Your Cherished Children

Poised parents create an emotional and intellectual climate that guarantees a vibrant life of  joy and practical advantage for their children and for themselves. Poised parents actually exist and their…

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