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“Man’s concept of his world built on the experience of the five senses is no longer adequate and in many cases no longer valid.”— Shafica Karagulla Right now, the planet you call home is spinning at a rate of roughly 930 miles per hour.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

“The bliss, the wisdom, the creativity, the laughter, the friendships, the joy, the serenity and peace that have been, for the most part, seen as an impossible dream will become your most ordinary state of being.”– The Way of Mastery Talking trash in my family was a definite no-no. Just saying the word “butt” was […]

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Ditch the commandments. Join the party

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” ― Oprah Winfrey According to Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba, more than 15 million people in more than 180 countries Zumba every week. Why? Because it’s easy (“I wanted it to be something my mother could […]

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Do you collaborate with the universe or make it your enemy?

“I have no purpose for today except to look upon a liberated world.”—A Course in Miracles Ask any physicist. We live in an interactive universe. Physical forces respond to how we think, what we expect, how we behave. That’s the cool news. The not-quite-as-cool news is that most of us, instead of collaborating with this […]

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Wriggle out of the straitjacket of negativity

“Absolutely everything is available to us—sorrow and joy, grievance and forgiveness, horror and transcendence—it’s all on the menu. It’s up to us where we put our attention.”–Josh Radnor My daughter, Taz, and I once took surfing lessons in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Our instructor, a Venezuelan named Jesus, was very clear. “When you get on […]

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Dissolving blocks with the old gratitude 1-2

“We need radical curiosity and reverent pranks, voracious listening and ferocious thanks.”–Rob Brezsny I’m the kind of person that replies to comments on my blog with exclamation points. I get unreasonably excited about silly things. Like my recent stare-down with a blue heron or my front yard’s crepe myrtles that are really showing off right […]

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The blog of awesome: a trio of miracles

””We all need fuel. Without the assistance, advice and inspiration of others, the gears of our mind grind to a halt, and we’re stuck with nowhere to go.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger I’m really enjoying Tim Ferriss’ new book, Tools of Titans. This is a guy who regularly hobnobs with the likes of Jamie Foxx, Chris “Shark […]

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Problems seem insurmountable? Hold your horses and read this.

“Drag your thoughts away from your troubles…by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.” ― Mark Twain The universe is attending to your needs whether you’re aware of it or not. It works on your behalf at all times. You don’t have to earn it or jump through any […]

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Why I like to gang up on perceived problems

“Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or the things we do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.”–Simon Sinek If you’re a regular at this blog, you know how much I love my Lawrence possibility posses and how important I think it is for all of us to “gang […]

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Are you willing to allow the possibility of an unrecognizable new world?

“I signed up for the Olympics of internal freedom and happiness.”—Grace Bell Will Smith once said that all successful people have the delusional quality of believing something different can happen. Most of us, instead, get stuck in expectation loops. We continue looking for and expecting the same things as yesterday. But here’s the thing. Today […]

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