Photo by Snapwire on Pexels.com I had an interesting chat with my "selves" on a run yesterday. (Don't act like you don't talk to yourself all day long! I'm just admitting it) This is a conversation that runs within me on the regular. Its like that standing bridge club grammy group at the local YMCA. … Continue reading The Negotiation
Full disclosure: this is not a pithy essay on my latest musings regarding human consciousness... its an update regarding my expanded Spiritual Direction / Guide practice for 2020. I hate commercials and so do you, so I will keep it brief and direct. Our family relocated to Encinitas California two weeks ago and we are … Continue reading EXPANSION in 2020 (and its good for YOU)
This first pic is from 2013. I was sitting in my 67 bus looking over the ocean in Encinitas and daydreaming of moving here. For years I came up with every reason that it was IMPOSSIBLE and how I COULDN'T do it. Instead, we took every chance we could to run down here and spend … Continue reading Holding Me Back
Photo by Adam Kontor on Pexels.com Attachments to things, identifications with things, keep alive a thousand different useless I's in a man. - GI Gurdjieff Most of us live in total denial that the primary animating energy behind all our choices is a paralyzing fear of non-existence. The truth is that the fear itself is … Continue reading How do you want to die?
We cannot drop into the depths of our lives until we surrender the illusion that we know ourselves. A wild and courageous commitment is needed to sink beneath our masks of composure. To leap beyond the assuring confines of our definitions and theologies. To stop faking the Good and embrace the True. The truth of … Continue reading Finish You Off
This Sunday, people all over the world will be celebrating Easter by dressing up, taking family photos and going to a church to hear a story they know by heart. Before they head home for some ham, they'll sing songs celebrating that after they die, they will be going to heaven to be with god … Continue reading Easter… after ‘magic’
“We’re just here,” he shrugged. “That’s it. It’s mind-blowing, but that doesn’t mean there’s a purpose or that it’s inherently meaningful. I may be a biochemical evolutionary expression of an unfolding universe, but that doesn’t mean the universe CARES,” He said, smugly. “But do you?,” I asked “Do I care? Sure. Yes, I care.” “I … Continue reading I do too