The most important thing

“We all have the opportunity, the privilege, the responsibility to give our best to life.”—Lynne Twist A Course in Miracles makes no bones. If you truly want to partake in the spiritual transformation it promises, you have to first master your mind. To underestimate the mind’s immense power is a huge mistake. How we think […]

No longer listening to my brain’s cliff notes

“Thinking the physical world is all that matters is like shutting oneself up in a small closet and imagining there is nothing beyond it.”—Eben Alexander One of the great joys in my life is knowing the universe is so much bigger than anything I can conceive, in knowing that miracles (or what we call miracles) […]

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 […]

“My mind is a bad neighborhood I try not to go into alone.”–Anne Lamott

“Thinking the physical world is all that matters is like shutting oneself up in a small closet and imagining there is nothing beyond it.”—Eben Alexander One of the great joys in my life is knowing the universe is so much bigger than anything I can conceive, in knowing that miracles (or what we call miracles) […]

What’s in your hologram?

“The separated ones have invented many “cures” for what they believe to be “the ills of the world.” But the one thing they do not do is question the reality of the problem.”–A Course in Miracles  We live in a quantum age where people can instantaneously text each other across the planet, repair detached retinas […]

Invasion of the Body Snatchers has nothing on the bratty voice inside my head

“The running commentary that dominates my field of consciousness is kind of an asshole.”—Dan Harris, ABC Nightline Co-anchor  My brain is a magnificent instrument. It keeps track of where I left my keys, remembers that 3 times 9 is 27 and files away lessons on how to drive. But it often acts as my #1 […]

Dancing with the Stars…. and the moon and the people in the coffee shop line

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ― Susan Polis Schutz Today, I’d like to introduce you to what I consider one of the most important spiritual practices. Erupting into spontaneous dance. In places besides dance floors. Here are five reasons it’s as important as meditation: 1. It cuts thought […]

Move over, Garmin! Following your joy is the best GPS

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”—Emily Bronte One afternoon, when Taz was four, she was playing “mom” in the backyard with her friend, Ashley. Ashley had taken her turn being “mom” and had dutifully washed the pretend dishes, hung up the pretend laundry and ordered her pretend daughter, Taz, to […]

Want visible proof of your thoughts in action?

“One reason that so few of us really achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything particular.” – Tony Robbins Big shout out today to Light Watkins, a meditation teacher from Venice, California. I […]