Self-importance

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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Not Two

The Tao doesn’t take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil. The Master doesn’t take sides; she welcomes both saints and sinners.           Tao Te Ching by Lao-tzu translated…

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The Shape of Our Ego

Studies of human personality types intrigue and amuse us as we search for who we are.  But then we go too far and adopt a personality type to describe ourselves…

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