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On behalf of love

“Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”–L.R Knost Car radios have buttons to pre-set favorite stations, making it easy to find, say KKFI and KPRS. Our minds work the same way. We program in certain “experiences” on our pre-set buttons and then we forget (or don’t […]

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Yabba-dabba-DON’T

Don’t fret. Don’t stress. Don’t work so hard. Course in Miracles is all about upsetting the apple cart. Chief among the apples that needs upsetting is the notion that achievement is the result of effort, that the best way to accomplish a goal is to work really, really, really hard. ACIM Lesson 113 tells me […]

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Why I subscribe to the premium channels

“Love is our most important business, and any love we give ourselves is love that serves us all.”—Scott Stabile Wow! You guys! I’m blown away! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your kind words, your love, your beautiful expressions of encouragement. Every last one of you made it onto my gratitude list this […]

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That time I failed to take the red pill

“When we don’t stop daily to inventory all the gazillion things going right in our lives, the crazy voices in our heads try to make us their bitch.”—From my book, Thank & Grow Rich Thank you, my beautiful friends, for your emails inquiring about my whereabouts. I reckon it’s a desired outcome when people notice […]

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Words, schmerds! Shut up, tune in!

“The Ego and Love are never on the same kickball team.” – Debby Handrich This may seem like a strange proclamation for a writer to make. But words–no matter how flowery, no matter how poetic—can’t begin to explain love. Love is a frequency, an energetic frequency that literally changes everything in its wake. By trying […]

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What the holy bigwigs failed to mention: spirituality’s missing ingredient

“Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence everything is alright forever and forever and forever.”—Jack Kerouac The God most of us believe in is an invention of man, fabricated for the sake of convenience. We accept this human-made God as an indisputable fact. […]

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Let’s talk about love, bay-bee!

“Only in love are we free.”—Alan Cohen Yesterday, I made a new friend, explored a new street, wrote a blog post, took photos and sat by the lake watching diving pelicans. Adventures—even if something small like walking down an unfamiliar street—keep us fresh, new, keep us from falling into old patterns. The most insidious pattern […]

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Look past appearances

“Man’s concept of his world built on the experience of the five senses is no longer adequate and in many cases no longer valid.”— Shafica Karagulla Right now, the planet you call home is spinning at a rate of roughly 930 miles per hour. It’s orbiting the sun at an astonishing 66,486 miles per hour. […]

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Why I love gratitude so much

“This idea that there is a problem . . . that’s the wild hair in the ass of humanity.”— Adyashanti If you’ve been hanging out at the party disguised as this blog, you already know my favorite practice in all the world is gratitude. I practice it non-stop. Or at least try to. I notice […]

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Rolling in ecstasy

“Be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”—Franz Kafka When I was growing up, television programming ended at midnight. The National Anthem was played and then a black and white test pattern popped up until […]

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