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Bring the invisible to the foreground

“Reveling in love is one sure way to see through and beyond yourself to the wider world.”—B.J. Miller For those following the Course in Miracles lessons (either in the book or on the Badass app), you’re probably noticing that the first few lessons present a rather shocking expose. That what we see isn’t real. That […]

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Planting the magical seeds of intention

“The intangible represents the real power of the universe. From it springs all life and power and the love of all.”—Bruce Lee Just a quick note on this last weekend before Christmas. My Qigong experience has been ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. It has helped me embody the energy I write about in all my books. I loved […]

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Diving into the quantum playground

“When one is still and listens, one begins to be in touch with a mysterious element that is within each of us, which can transform and shape us and can help to transform the world.” — William Segal So I’m participating in this Qi Gong experience for the next two weeks. There are 175 of […]

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Break on through–there’s another side

“Every day should be devoted to miracles.”—A Course in Miracles Perhaps this year’s biggest blessing was the chance to practice the Course in Miracles adage, “I need do nothing.” It’s one of those Course principles that is THE EXACT OPPOSITE of all we’re indoctrinated to believe. From the moment of birth, we’re trained that it’s […]

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Behind the scenes, everything’s working on your behalf

“The only election that really matters? The one in your head. Do you vote for love or fear?”—A tweet I posted a couple weeks ago On September 1992, just days after his dad died, Matthew McConaughey sat on his top bunk in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and jotted down 10 life aspirations in a […]

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I want to give money away: Now taking pitches for the 2021 award of the Taz Grout 222 Foundation

“If you have love in your heart, then your very life will bring about a transformation of society.”—Krishnamurti It’s that time of year, my friends, when I take pitches for the 222 Foundation I started to honor my magical daughter, Tasman McKay Grout, who died in 2018 from a cerebral aneurysm. As I’ve written before, […]

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A Friday gift from Taz and me and Martha Beck

“There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.”—Toni Morrison A couple days ago, I wrote about how Taz radically changed my life.  Martha Beck, who I met years ago when we were both speaking at a writer’s […]

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Why it’s time to widen the aperture

“Arrive curious, without the armor of certainty. Live the life that chooses you, new with every breath, every blink of your astonished eyes.”—Rebecca del Rio Tomorrow is Tasman’s birthday. She would have been 27. I strongly believe she came to me 27 years ago as an act of great love. I was a 37-year-old singleton […]

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The absolute must-do right now: Curate your intake

“In the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal. We are intimately related. May we never even pretend that we are not.”– Mr. Fred Rogers For the next six weeks, I’m participating in a Laddership Pod with 175-some people from 19 countries. Every day, we read a selected reading and then reflect on what it […]

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Who’s on your board of directors?

“Your creator is itching to contact you.” – George Washington Carver One of my first books, commissioned by a national seminar company, was about mentoring — how to be one, how to find one.  SkillPath, the company that hired me to write it, sold it at the seminars they trotted around the country giving. Upon […]

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