Reality

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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Stuck: Now What?

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.           Henry Thoreau, Walden I hate to admit it, but I’ve been a bit stuck lately. I’ve been drifting, unable to fully…

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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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How We Rope Others into Our Self-pity and Victimhood

In the last three posts, we’ve looked behind the masks we put on to disguise our self-pity and victim-hood. v     The mask of righteous anger v     The mask of grief…

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Poise, Renewal, and the Sigmoid Curve

The sigmoid curve is the ancient “s” curve of life.  At the beginning of the life curve, things are often difficult and dangerous because the initial effort to create something…

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Nobody Is Doing Anything to Anybody, Let Alone to a Warrior

If we believe that somebody can do something to us, we will spend our lives having somebody do things to us. If we believe that nobody is doing anything to…

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