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Your body is eavesdropping on everything you say

“Being a mother means a love that’s deeper than anything you can imagine. The love is beyond Earth and beyond time and space, and it’s a connection that will be constant.”—Beyoncé I knew Beyoncé, like me, is a Course in Miracles fan, but who knew she would also put into words the very thing I […]

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The most important thing

“We all have the opportunity, the privilege, the responsibility to give our best to life.”—Lynne Twist A Course in Miracles makes no bones. If you truly want to partake in the spiritual transformation it promises, you have to first master your mind. To underestimate the mind’s immense power is a huge mistake. How we think […]

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What if there is no bad guy?

“One sees things from only one angle, a partial view, which is bound to be distorted; and yet one accepts this view as the full truth.”– S.N. Goenka A Course in Miracles turns every certainty on its head. It promises peace of mind. It says that’s my natural state. It says “good” and “evil” are […]

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I want to give money away: Now taking pitches for the 2020 award of the 222 Foundation

“What reality was ever created by realists?  What we cannot dream we can never do.”—Richard Flanagan So, I started a foundation to honor my daughter, Tasman Mckay Grout, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2018 of a cerebral aneurysm. As I’ve written before, Taz’s 25 years were  pure magic. She landed here on planet earth […]

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Today I am brave. Today I am generous

“Turn your light on for those with no vision.”—Pharrell Williams My last blog post about the “news being irrelevant” provoked a couple questions that I’d like to address. As always, I appreciate all your thoughtful comments. Many years ago, I went to a bullfight in a foreign country that shall not be named (It was […]

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Why the news is irrelevant

“We are not rational enough to be exposed to the press.”—Rolf Dobelli What I see in the news media is a tiny speck of a reality far removed from true Reality. It’s so limited in dimension and scope of understanding that paying close attention is like unknowingly having one of those “please kick me” signs […]

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Want to change the world? Nurture a beautiful inner state

“At any given moment, we can leave the self-enclosed world of our thought and touch down in the present moment.”—Terry Cochran “I don’t know how you do it.” When you lose a child, you hear that a lot. It’s unthinkable, to lose the precious being who grew in your womb, nursed at your breast and […]

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A broader perspective is our greatest need

“You must unlearn what you have learned.”—Yoda A FB memory from two years ago popped up this morning of Taz and me in a photo booth in Stockholm, Sweden. It made me happy to see the two of us clowning around, being goofy. Taz and I had a lot of silly rituals. We watched every […]

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There’s nothing to fix

“No exercise is urged except a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the mind, and makes it deaf to reason, sanity and simple truth.”—A Course in Miracles Since 2012, Jimmy Kimmel has run a “Mean Tweets” segment on his late night talk show. Celebrities ranging from Julia Roberts to Bette Midler to Barack Obama […]

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Rise Up: Why I’ve chosen to abandon the swamp

“You can ask just as easily for love, for happiness and for peace.”—A Course in Miracles Buckminster Fuller, long a hero of mine, once said that if you spend your energy and time fighting against established institutions, you end up demoralized, exhausted and discouraged. I’ve been thinking about Bucky today after reading some of the […]

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