Be a FInder

Be a FInder

Last year I gave up a HUGE habit. I gave up seeking and looking outside myself for answers. I gave up seeking because I discovered that, over the course of the last 40 years, I had found what I was looking for. Strangely enough, I didn’t know it until after signing up...

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Chasing the Wizard

Chasing the Wizard

I don’t know how long I’ve chased false idols. But it’s been somewhere around 60 years now.​ The latest and (hopefully) assault from the Idol of Youth came as I approached my 70th birthday this year. Twenty pounds heavier than last year, recovering from an injury...

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Accessing a Life Without Suffering

Accessing a Life Without Suffering

We are told our minds are powerful tools. That anything we can imagine we can create. And this is true. Which begs the question: “Why have we not imagined and created a world without suffering?” Because we don’t believe it’s possible. Suffering is everywhere. It’s...

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Which “I” Are We Talking About

Which “I” Are We Talking About

Here lies the entire problem with the self-help movement and most spiritual efforts. Who is the “I” practicing mindfulness and loving kindness? The ego. The illusory concept of the personal self we all carry in our heads. Who I really am—the divine Self—is love and...

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Selflessness versus the Self

Selflessness versus the Self

Basically, I’ve been paralyzed to various degrees over this issue for decades. Starting off as a spiritual seeker back in the early 1980s, it was clear from the teachers and books that the ego self was something bad that needed to be transcended—or killed—at the very...

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Lost in the Dark Forest

Lost in the Dark Forest

Ever felt lost? Confused? Uncertain? ​​Yeah, me too. I like to joke about how I’ve never been lost geographically. Blessed with an acute sense of direction, hiking or driving from point A to point B has rarely been a problem for me. I wish I could say the same about...

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A New Creation

A New Creation

Two metaphorical lightning bolts hit me this morning during the weekly Sunday morning class on A Course of Love. (A channeled teaching of Jesus, who clearly states it is his follow-up to A Course in Miracles.) The question came up, “How do I incorporate what I’m...

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A new world

A new world

Most ancient cultures speak of the New Word that is coming. For the Hopi it’s the arrival of the 5th World. For the Hindus it’s the end of the Kali Yuga. The Book of Revelations talks about the new heaven and the new earth, and back in the day, Jesus (apparently) said...

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World-class cosmic game changer

World-class cosmic game changer

What an amazing year!  I can't help but be amused at how the year started, which was the same way most years of my life have started: With me determined to do something—to accomplish something in the world—and be somebody. (I mean really, only people who think they...

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Once upon a time

Once upon a time

Once upon a time there once was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best corn crop. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with all of his neighbors. “How can you...

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