Emergence

How to Turn Challenges into Great Adventures

Most of us don’t love challenges when they appear. We may have eaten our way into obesity, or the humor has evaporated from our marriage, or one of our children…

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Intimacy: How To Get Some

  Many years ago, trying to figure out a troubled marriage that would ultimately end in divorce, my wife and I consulted with a psychiatrist. After our first session, he…

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Can We Finally Stop Suffering?

“Life is suffering.” Buddha Are we still suffering? Suffering has one of two causes: 1. Physical malfunction that produces bodily pain. This is real suffering, but suffering that can be…

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Understanding Desires, Urges, and Obsessions

“All going forward comes from desire.” Florence Shinn, The Secret Door to Success The universe seems to want something: emergence. It is going forward—changing, becoming more complex, creating consciousness of…

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The Trouble with Integrity

Lots of us are having trouble with our integrity. One of my friends, a trustworthy man who normally behaves with integrity, told me that he did some cheating recently. He…

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Achieving the Mood of a Warrior

“The hardest thing in the world is to assume the mood of a warrior.” Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan As warriors, we want to perfect our spirits, so achieving the…

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Dad, Show Us How to Change

Fathers can show their children how to learn and change by pursuing their own emergence. But my dad did not know that we are emergent beings in an emergent universe.…

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Pioneering on the Frontiers of Human Emergence

We’ve discovered that the universe is not a place; it’s a story, a story of an irreversible sequence of emergent events. For a long time we thought that the universe…

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How to Avoid Letting Trumpdom or Any Other Challenge of the Moment Drive You Mad

“To fight the unconsciousness you become the unconscious.” -Eckhart Tolle The current political realities are a subject of conversation at nearly every social event that Mary and I attend.  The…

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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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