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How to Talk about Yourself Without Being a Bore

In a restaurant the other night, I listened to a man talking to his wife at the next table.  He talked at length about the factory orders he was working…

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You Don’t Like Your Job and Other Bad Explanations for Your Unhappiness

The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t…

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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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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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Get Rich by Imitating the Universe: Bonding and Building the Teams of Your Life

What we long for is profound intimacy of relationship.  Our human imagination brought something radically new to Earth’s life; the capacity to experience the world from another’s perspective. Brian Swimm…

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Writing Your Way into Your Potential

We have been examining the nature of our potential in the last four posts on New Year’s Resolutions found on this site and in Do You Have Any Potential. In…

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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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Bringing Power to Resolutions: New Year’s Resolutions Part Four

Summary: In our three January posts on new year’s resolutions, we have seen that we must resolve to evolve. At any point in our lives we must know what wants…

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Poise and New Year’s Resolutions Part Three: Mobilizing New Energy for Resolve

Mobilizing New Energy for Resolve Parts One and Two Summary We’ve been looking at our resolutions to change, to go to war with our weaknesses. We’re often dilettantes making resolutions:…

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Poise and New Year’s Resolutions Part Two: A Life of Resolve

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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