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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“Man’s concept of his world built on the experience of the five senses is no longer adequate and in many cases no longer valid.”— Shafica Karagulla Right now, the planet you call home is spinning at a rate of roughly 930 miles per hour.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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The F word for beginners

“I used to think the human brain was the most wonderful organ in the body. But then I realized who told me this.”—Emo Philips The human brain, as cool as it is, is designed to be efficient, not accurate. It’s designed to notice things that jive with past experiences. It works by interpreting things to […]

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Effort is overrated

“Love is present everywhere, and its presence only needs to be realized.”—David Hawkins If you really want to change your life, ditch the struggle, throw overboard the idea that you have to do more, try harder. ACIM Lesson 74 (There is no will but God’s) encourages us to give up conflict and rest in a […]

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That was easy

“Excellent!” I cried. “Elementary,” said he.” ― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle My beautiful colleague and friend, Annola Charity, presented me with a Staples “Easy” button a few years ago. This three-inch red button, when pressed, repeats “That was easy.” I take it to all my playshops and tell everyone I know that it’s one of […]

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Unfurling a new map

“The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.”–Eckhart Tolle One of the key reasons I accept all invitations to present workshops (what I call play shops) is because I meet the most amazing people. I hear the most miraculous stories. In Seattle, for example, I met a woman who used […]

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A whole new instruction manual

“None but ourselves can free our minds.”—Bob Marley Not long after he returned from India, spiritual guru Ram Dass was speaking to a group in New York. He was decked out in a flowing white robe and beads. A woman in the audience stood up and asked, “Why are you dressed like that? Aren’t you […]

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Rewriting my story about God

“It is not until our image of God is corrected that we begin to understand how we sabotage our own happiness.”—Michele Longo-O’Donnell Before we commence with today’s festivities, I want to answer a question that was posted on my blog yesterday. Could you give some suggestions on how to forgive the old story? The simple […]

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Love like crazy

“Let go all the trivial things that churn and bubble on the surface of your mind.”—A Course in Miracles Okay, universe, I get it! I may be dense, but when I hear something enough times (say like 42), I have no choice but to acknowledge that the bigger thing has come a’knocking. It has an […]

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