This one word changes everything

“You don’t have to like it. But it’s easier if you do.”—Byron Katie Over the years, I’ve offered up a simple two-step gratitude game (A.A. 2.0) and dispensed life’s two magic words. But today, I’m taking it a step further, paring it down to one simple word that continues to be a game-changer in my […]

It takes a crazy person to even try this

“Except for the unquestioned thoughts you’re believing, life is always good.”—Byron Katie So we’re three weeks and a day or two into the Course lessons for this year. And while I certainly hope you’re every bit as pumped up as you were on Day #1, I happen to know from personal experience that enthusiasm sometimes […]

I have been waiting to meet you all of my life

“Love is how you become a person and why.”—John Green Recent lessons in A Course in Miracles (today, I’m on Lesson 57) have been reviews, where I solidify my commitment to free my mind, to give up my old stories, to choose peace. Basically, I’m learning to “be new,” to see others as new, to […]

You say tomato. I say toe-mah-toe!

“Why get rich quick when you can be rich now?”—Alan Cohen I got a question yesterday from a newbie to the Course in Miracles and thought I’d address it today since it relates to today’s lesson (6): I see only the past. She said she was stymied by the idea that Sandy Hook and the […]

Confessions of a bleeding heart liberal

“Shall we let the election be the big bang of our national universe, the time we let our differences send us flying apart? Shall we let terror simplify the world to good and evil? Or shall we lean toward one another, recognize our need, and cherish all magnetic nudges toward inclusion?”—Kim Stafford  I cheered for […]

One more deep, happy mystery just proved by physicists at Delft University

“‘I should’, ‘I shouldn’t’, ‘you should’, ‘you shouldn’t’, ‘I want’, ‘I need’–these unquestioned thoughts distort the appearance of the good that is as common as grass. Reality won’t wait for your consent. It will remain just as it is, pure goodness, whether or not you understand.” –Byron Katie Don’t know if you saw yesterday’s New […]

Why cosmic curveballs only lead to home runs

“Love joins with everything. It doesn’t exclude the monster. It doesn’t avoid the nightmare–it looks forward to it.” –Byron Katie When you think of everything as a miracle, even getting hit by a double decker bus, you’ll be led to a life most extraordinary. Melissa Joy Jonsson, president of Matrix Energetics, was a highly-successful pharmaceutical […]