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Poise and New Year’s Resolutions Part One: Why Our Resolutions Almost Always Fail

What Are Resolutions and Why Do We Make Them? We make resolutions because we recognize the need to change. The universe is emerging, and we are emergent beings. Our potential…

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My Short Life Inside Heaven’s Gate

Paris: I think that heaven is right here in the midst of us. When I’m conscious enough, I can walk through heaven’s gates at any moment, and I can stay…

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TAPPING THE UNSURPASSED VALUE OF PETTY TYRANTS

Poise is a state of consciousness that can be tested and sustained only in the challenging arena of real life, surrounded by other people. As Ram Dass points out, the…

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Saving Each Other

I saw them coming up the lane and guessed who they were. They were coming to save me. We live at the end of the road on the top of…

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Moving Past Your Personality into Poise

Our personalities may have some strengths, but they can also stop us from becoming more conscious.  Janet Carl, an old friend and colleague, is our guest writer today, giving us…

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Everything We Put Out Comes Back: Everything

…whatever man sends out in word or deed, will return to him; what he gives, he will receive. If he gives hate, he will receive hate; if he gives love,…

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Not the Original Plan by guest Judy McCleary

To be knocked down by a serious condition or disease is not the way most would envision as life for themselves. Suddenly you find yourself unable to care for yourself,…

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Why We Have To Be Optimistic

A couple of friends are deeply pessimistic about the future of the human species, I discovered to my surprise in an after dinner conversation recently. I was surprised because both…

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Poised, We Are Fearless

We can’t sustain our poise as long as we play accepting host to our fears.  Still, most people do not make a concerted effort to defeat their fears. Many people…

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Want Some Advice? No, You Don’t

Giving advice is a bad habit and it usually doesn’t help the person we give it to. Nevertheless, I gave some advise to a government agency director who had hired…

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