Let me invite you to a different kind of party

“Happiness, when done right, is a kind of holiness, palpable and redemptive.”—Mary Oliver It occurs to me that my blog posts all say the same thing. I wrap them up, of course, in different packages. But basically, they assert some variation of this theme: 1.) That our natural state is peace and happiness and that […]

The freaky math of gratitude

“I will give thanks to you forever and with my whole heart.”—Book of Psalms Between the above quote and the story I’m about to tell, you can probably surmise that I went to church yesterday. A dear friend joined the Unity church here in town so, of course, I went to cheer her on. That’s […]

A tale of two miracles

“Writing music is my second career. My first career is to be happy.”—Jewel I have never had what’s considered a normal career, the kind with insurance benefits and retirement packages. Instead, I spent the years people typically use to “climb the career ladder” pursuing interesting adventures and, like Jewel, investigating practices that encourage peace, wonder […]

The brilliance of not having a clue

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite. It could bring back a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”–Anais Nin I’m a sucker for a good manifestation story. And two recently plopped into my inbox that I’ve decided to share because they’re both Exhibit A in demonstrating the power of […]

No expectations, no problems

“If the fire for happiness burns in you, there will be a moment of courage when you stop, step away from the force of conditioning and let yourself be still.”—Gail Brenner Anyone who has ever read any of my books or follows this blog knows I have a deep and abiding love affair with quotations. […]

Living in the present tense

“Thoughts that are oriented to the past and the future serve only to restrict and limit the amount of animating current that is available to vitalize your expression.”—Ken Carey How many of you got up this morning and said, “well it’s time to start looking for my nose?” Not only would that be bat sh*#t […]

Expand what you believe is possible

“If you think bending spoons is cool, wait until you learn to bend your whole life.”—Martha Beck Back in 1981, Bud Tribble, who at that time was a new hire at Apple, suggested that his boss possessed the superpower of creating “reality distortion fields.” What he meant is that Steve Jobs could take what everyone […]

Bombarded with miracles

“Your smarts, your talents, your good looks – take off these impediments and let us dance!” — Chelan Harkin Tomorrow, in my playshop with Mike Dooley, I’m going to share “techniques” for widening one’s miracle bandwidth. The term “technique” sounds rather didactic and I’ve never really felt like a “teacher” in any real definition of […]

Going up?

“My anthem is the feisty joy parade that goes from my heart to yours.”—Chelan Harkin So in this video (that I’m going to try to add to the bottom of this post), Mike Dooley asked for my elevator speech. I said something like, Gosh, “I guess I should write one” even though I know full […]

Willing to consider the freaky sh*t

“Miracles are not contrary to nature but only contrary to what we know about nature.”― St. Augustine The universe is vast and complicated. What we actually see of it is a mere 4 percent of what’s actually there. Scientists have confirmed the existence of the other 96 percent (what they call dark matter and energy), but […]