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Four portals to transcendence

“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.” ― Hafiz The good news is you can use anything to find God. Beauty, art, even suffering offer portals to life’s transcendent moments. The trick is to recognize that the Divinity we seek is within us. It’s within every person, within every situation. There are […]

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Something extraordinarily epic is going to happen to you today

“Celebrate the madness The joy, Of seeing God Everywhere!” — HAFIZ A Course in Miracles is about developing a different operating system, about hooking into a powerful broadband frequency through which blessings can freely flow. Today, according to ACIM Lesson 123, is a day to celebrate how far we’ve come. It’s a day devoted to […]

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Why the F Word and I roll deep, Part 2

“Celebrate the madness The joy Of seeing God Everywhere!” — HAFIZ I’ve devised a simple test for determining what’s important. If it’s widely misunderstood, it’s probably worth my attention. Case in point: the word “God”—more baggage than a Samsonite store, completely misconceived, the coolest force on the planet. That’s why I rarely call it God. […]

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GET OUT! Escaping the little house of horrors

“Love has befriended me so completely that it has turned to ash and freed me of every concept and image my mind has ever known.” –Hafiz Some people collect salt and pepper shakers. Others, coins or cookie jars. I’m a sucker for a good quote—probably because I’m a writer and adore words and ideas. I […]

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Writing a different caption

“There is a quiet light that shines in every heart. It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty, our desire to seek possibility and our hearts to love life.”—John O’Donohue   Each week, The New Yorker, on the last page, offers a blank cartoon. Readers are invited to compose and submit clever captions. This […]

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Life doesn’t suck, shit doesn’t happen and the glass is 100 percent full

“Ever since happiness heard your name it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” –Hafiz Anyone who reads this blog knows I’m a Course in Miracles groupie. Today, in my lesson, I read this beautiful sentiment: “His gifts are sure, eternal, changeless, limitless, forever giving out, extending love and adding to your […]

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Forget Tibet. Or bathing in the Ganges River. Top of my spiritual bucket list is right in LA

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ― Hāfiz Some people make bucket lists of countries they want to visit. Or tourist attractions they hope to see. My bucket list is filled with inspiring people and places. The Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles has been on my list for […]

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This just in: important new update to Napoleon Hill’s classic “Think and Grow Rich”

“There is only one rule on this wild playground. Have fun, my dear. My dear, have fun.”–Hafiz Fist bumps to all from Lawrence, Kansas. As many of you know, I’m writing a new book, due at the publisher two months (gulp!) from today. Much of my energy is going into this soon-to-be classic, so I’m […]

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Life doesn’t suck, shit doesn’t happen and the glass is 100 percent full.

“Ever since happiness heard your name it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” –Hafiz Anyone who reads this blog knows I’m a Course in Miracles groupie. Today, in my lesson, I read this beautiful sentiment: “His gifts are sure, eternal, changeless, limitless, forever giving out, extending love and adding to your […]

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