Relationships

Poised and Invisible: Please Cancel My Facebook Account

I became visible for a few minutes the other day, and I didn’t like what happened next. I hate to admit that what I thought was a bit of harmless…

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Maybe We Won’t Have to Forgive Others for the Rest of Our Lives

We all suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, usually—we think–at the hands of other people.  If we can’t find our way out of the suffering we believe is…

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Those People Who Bother You (Are You)

Self-importance is man’s greatest enemy.  What weakens him is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of his fellow men.  Self-importance requires that one spend most of one’s life offended…

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The Cost of Losing Our Poise in Marriage

Often, we lose our poise with our spouse or partner, not over significant challenges, but over small provocations in the most mundane circumstances. Mary, my wife, laughs with me now…

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The Importance of Not Being Earnest

My heart has been wonderfully light for several months.  I’ve had the best stretch of lightheartedness in my life.  It’s been heavenly living in a state of sustained poise—present, connected,…

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The Wonderfully Unpredictable Life of the Poised Warrior

We’re mapping the universe of poise,  discovering the secrets of waking up and staying awake.  We want to sustain our poise more and more of the time so that we…

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The Poised Warrior’s Valentine Gift

The Poised Warrior’s Valentine Gift What to give Mary for Valentine’s Day tomorrow? She already has everything she wants, so “Don’t get me anything,” she always tells me. But I…

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