Self-importance

How to Stop Shrinking Your Life

Modern life presents us with many challenges that people never had to face before. We’re the first of earth’s citizens to know what is happening all over the globe almost…

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How Self-pity Dams Up Our Love

This story is a case study in how difficult it is to sustain poise in order to access love at a time of great stress. With this poignant series of…

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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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Pioneering on the Frontiers of Human Emergence

We’ve discovered that the universe is not a place; it’s a story, a story of an irreversible sequence of emergent events. For a long time we thought that the universe…

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Why I Don’t Trust Your Feelings

emotion: 1. agitation of the passions or sensibilities often involving physiological changes.    2. Any strong feeling as of joy, sorrow, reverence, hate, or love arising subjectively rather than through conscious…

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Keeping Your Eye on the Two of You

Awakening is a shift in consciousness in which thinking and awareness are separate.  For most people it is not an event but a process they undergo.  Instead of being lost…

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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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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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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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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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