Emergence

Why We Have To Be Optimistic

Polls tell us that lots of us are pretty gloomy about the future.  Perhaps it’s the ugly political tensions we’re all observing every day , or maybe it’s the worries…

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Serving Others Is Not Our Life Purpose

Serving others is our life purpose, Martin Luther King taught us. I used to believe it and repeated that moral position to leaders in my coaching work, even though serving…

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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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The News: Our Best Mirror

“You are something that the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something the ocean is doing.”     Eckhart Tolle (quoting Alan Watts)   We all…

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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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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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Erasing Your Life Story

As we learn to sustain our poise, our life story shrinks and then disappears. It’s a good thing. What is our life story? Our life story is our ego’s version…

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Stalking Yourself: The Most Exciting Hunt Ever

  I’ve been stalking myself lately, like a ruthless hunter tracking his prey, taking expert aim, and then pulling the trigger. My prey are my weaknesses, and I’ve been killing…

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How to Increase Your Personal Power

…only a minute to minute relentless struggle can balance one’s natural but stupefying insistence to remain unchanged.     Taisha Abelar, The Sorcerer’s Crossing: A Woman’s Journey The more personal power…

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It’s Always Time to Change

  Learning is my top value. I think learning is what our species is supposed to do. We are built for perception and we are able to expand our perception…

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