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Why not let the universe surprise you

“From a new perception comes a future very different from the past.”—A Course in Miracles It’s time, guys! Time to break free from all stale, boring, petrified concepts. Why stay trapped in a prison of scarcity, a ticking time bomb of fear? A Course in Miracles is very clear—the dominant paradigm is nothing but a […]

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What Brad Pitt taught me about forgiveness

“We made the world we’re living in and we have to make it over.”–James Baldwin So my new book about A Course in Miracles debuts in exactly four days. So while I’d love to tell you about my travels, my upcoming speaking gigs, the 100 applicants for this year’s 222 Foundation award, I figure I […]

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It only takes 15 seconds

“I am here to be electric. I am here to be alive.”—Tama Kieves Nobody can argue that the human brain has remarkable cognitive capacities. It can compose symphonies, build pyramids, land a man on the moon. But it also has a tendency to glom on to problems. Neuroscience has discovered that negative events stick to […]

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Relinquish your map of the universe

“Put all your knowledge and assumptions aside and start fresh.”–Jed McKenna Although my new book doesn’t start with the above epigraph, it could. It’s the perfect summary of what the Course in Miracles teaches. Start fresh. Let go of past beliefs. Release the ridiculous idea that just because something happened yesterday, it’s bound to happen […]

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Until further notice, celebrate everything

“Most of our assumptions have outlived their usefulness.” ― Marshall McLuhan The Course in Miracles is all about challenging assumptions. We don’t see life as it really is because the stories we tell ourselves block the world’s unlimited largesse. Instead of keeping track of all the beautiful gifts we’ve been given, we keep track of how […]

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Magic is afoot!

“Through it all, I keep coming back to love as the answer, the golden repair that lasts.”–Sue Cochrane You know those bobble head dogs that people put in their back car window? That’s what it’s like for me here at the Namaste community in Ajijic, Mexico. I  keep hearing things that resonate so deeply and […]

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Feliz Navidad and Happy Adam Day

“Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square.” –Bobby Helms Happy Adam Day! Which, as I learned this morning at Satsang, is today since Adam came before Eve. And if you’ll humor me, here’s another. What is the favorite music of Santa’s elves? See answer below. Just wanted to wish everyone a beautiful, mystical holiday and […]

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The body is overrated

“If you want to make yourself miserable, you have endless opportunities because always, someone will do something you do not like.”–Sadghuru Hey, my friends. I’m heading to group (I guess it’s my Mexican Possibility Posse) and, after that, to a natural hot springs. So I thought I’d post this excerpt from one of the two […]

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Exalting the beautiful

“It is joy by which the labor that will make the life that I want, possible.”–Ross Gay Unlike my gorgeous daughter who was fluent in Spanish, my language skills are malo, a word that basically means “they suck.” But I have managed to master one phrase: “No gracias!” I use it many, many times a […]

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Running with the stars

“I’m writing a book. I have the page numbers done. Now, I just need to fill in the rest.” –Stephen Wright Happy Friday, my friends. Before this day gets away, I want to send a quick update. I’m in Ajijic, Mexico, hanging out with James Twyman and his wonderful Namaste community.  You might remember I […]

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