Reality

The Totality of Oneself: How to Have a Bigger Life—Way Bigger

“…we are inside a bubble.  It is a bubble into which we are placed at the moment of  our birth. At first that bubble is open, but then it begins…

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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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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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Do You Have Any Potential?

I was smiling to take the edge off my impertinent question. My friend, Ben, had just told me about his inability to change despite increasing evidence that he is in…

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Living in Awe

I’ve been living in awe much of the time lately. Awe is a feeling of reverent respect or wonder, great admiration produced by that which is grand, sublime, magnificent, or…

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My Short Life Inside Heaven’s Gate

Paris: I think that heaven is right here in the midst of us. When I’m conscious enough, I can walk through heaven’s gates at any moment, and I can stay…

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We Can’t Love Anybody When We Feel Sorry for Ourselves

Most people don’t realize that their self-pity and victim-hood are a problem that keeps them locked in-to the ordinary life of periodic complaint, anger, resentment, and irritation. Feeling justified in…

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Reading the Book of Your Life

“Shit happens,” one of my friends likes to say as a philosophical acceptance that bad things happen to us, outside our control. I laughingly object, arguing that shit does not…

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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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