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Four portals to transcendence

“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.” ― Hafiz The good news is you can use anything to find God. Beauty, art, even suffering offer portals to life’s transcendent moments. The trick is to recognize that the Divinity we seek is within us. It’s within every person, within every situation. There are […]

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Upgrading my search terms

“It is natural for you to play, to skip, to dance…anything else is resistance.”–Abraham-Hicks I’m giving a talk this evening about my book on quirky things in Kansas. My state, I gleefully discovered, has no shortage of curiosities including the world’s largest hairball and a motorcycle made from cow bones. Which is to explain that, […]

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Miracles and the four-minute mile

“I do not believe in miracles, I rely on them.”— Yogi Bhajan So you might wonder why I’m always sharing miracle stories here on the blog. Those stories that tend to begin with some version of “You are never going to believe this.” I feel it’s my duty to point them out (and throw massive […]

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No longer driving (or anything else) under the influence

“No one can make you unhappy. Your imagination alone does that.”—Mooji ABC correspondent and Nightline anchor Dan Harris wrote a book about meditation. After interviewing Eckhart Tolle and other spiritual gurus, he started to notice that the running commentary that dominated his own consciousness was, as he says, “kind of an asshole.” Which is what […]

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Just push the damn button

“I can’t just sit here vibrating with my own joy— I have to write about it, I have to share it.”— David Mason So I have this car. It’s a Prius. Dead frog green, as my daughter has nicknamed its hue. Among the many things I ADORE about my car is that it has a […]

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A loving gift of freedom to the world

“There’s no such thing as a moment that isn’t rich with treasures.”—Esther Hicks So, I’m embarking on a road trip tomorrow. My best friend from college flew in and, like Thelma and Louise, we’re heading west. In a car. Only thing for sure is a Sarah McLachlan concert at Red Rocks. The point (maybe an […]

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Wouldn’t it be cool if_________!!!

“To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker is freedom.”–Eckhart Tolle Psst! All you Course in Miracles fans. I had a revelation today. I realized that the reason the big, blue doorstop never gets read is because readers get stuck on all the words and throw the proverbial baby out with the dishwater. Today’s […]

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Protect what you value by giving it away

“Love is the only rational act.”– Mitch Albom The Course in Miracles turns every cultural paradigm on its head. ACIM 187 is a prime example. It tells us that if we really want to protect our assets (love, happiness, beauty, joy), we should give them away. In fact, the more freely we give away our […]

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Never forget there’s an off button on the remote

“Man’s chief delusion is his conviction that there are causes other than his own state of consciousness.”-Neville Goddard NASA Astronauts take an oath. They commit to their spaceship no matter what the weather, no matter how far off it goes. That’s what ACIM Lesson 138 asks us to do. To commit to love. No matter […]

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My secret weapon

“Hate, in the long run, is about as nourishing as cyanide.”–Kurt Vonnegut ACIM Lesson 135 is one of my favorite lessons. I use it ALL the time. It comes in handy anytime I’m tempted to play victim. It’s the perfect antidote when I notice myself feeling offended by something someone says. It’s particularly useful when […]

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