Emergence

Walking Along the Abyss, Joyful and Free

  For the rational man to hold steadfastly to his self-image ensures his abysmal ignorance. Carlos Castaneda, The Power of Silence.   To be fully awake, joyful, and free every…

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How to Stop Saying, “I’m Only Human”

Al, sheepishly explaining his infidelity to his wife who has just discovered it, “I’m only human.” Later, explaining to police why she stuck him in the groin with a kitchen…

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Our Life As a Work of Art

All of us can be artists, turning the raw materials of our lives into beautiful works of art, every day, every hour. My mother, an accomplished pianist, liked to tell…

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How to Coach a Warrior

You’re a life coach.  Let’s assume that you’ve been at it for a while and feel pretty competent at this point in your career.  You’re making your living at it.…

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Erasing Our Patterns and Waking Up

“…the tasks of erasing my routines, losing my self-importance and dropping my personal history became a sheer delight.”  Carlos Castaneda, The Wheel of Time Like cows going down a well-worn…

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Living the Sweet Life Pushes Me into a Personal Emergency

Life is sweet for me, every moment of it, every day.  But I’ve been frosting my life with sugar, creating a personal emergency. I always had money as a kid…

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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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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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Get Rich by Imitating the Universe: Bonding and Building the Teams of Your Life

What we long for is profound intimacy of relationship.  Our human imagination brought something radically new to Earth’s life; the capacity to experience the world from another’s perspective. Brian Swimm…

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