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Want to change the world? Nurture a beautiful inner state

“At any given moment, we can leave the self-enclosed world of our thought and touch down in the present moment.”—Terry Cochran “I don’t know how you do it.” When you lose a child, you hear that a lot. It’s unthinkable, to lose the precious being who grew in your womb, nursed at your breast and […]

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222 Forever: A treatise on eternal possibility

“Love is not a gated community.”—Frank Ostaseki Yes, my friends, it’s finally here. The auspicious date when Taz’s 222 Foundation announces recipient numero uno of its annual $10,222 grant. Sheroes Hangout is an incredibly inspiring café/coffee shop in Agra, India, not far from the Taj Mahal where I left part of Taz’s ashes. I discovered […]

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You can never say “I love you” too often

“In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert Every time I took off on a flight, I texted Tasman to tell her I loved her. You know, just […]

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Upgrading my search terms

“It is natural for you to play, to skip, to dance…anything else is resistance.”–Abraham-Hicks I’m giving a talk this evening about my book on quirky things in Kansas. My state, I gleefully discovered, has no shortage of curiosities including the world’s largest hairball and a motorcycle made from cow bones. Which is to explain that, […]

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Making goodness attractive again

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that […]

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The one who will catch me

“Let me fall if I must fall. The one I am becoming will catch me.”–Baal Shem Tov Many years before Garry Shandling made his transition, he had a NEAR transition, commonly called an NDE. In 1977, he was in a car accident, in critical condition and in a hospital for two weeks with a ruptured […]

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That time I failed to take the red pill

“When we don’t stop daily to inventory all the gazillion things going right in our lives, the crazy voices in our heads try to make us their bitch.”—From my book, Thank & Grow Rich Thank you, my beautiful friends, for your emails inquiring about my whereabouts. I reckon it’s a desired outcome when people notice […]

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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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A tale of two perceptions

“The ego seems to want us all to have big buts.”—James Twyman A Course in Miracles has lots and lots and lots of pages, but it sorta boils down to this: At every moment, I either perceive the world from love or from my ego. The ego is the pernicious voice in my head that […]

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More miracles from the annals of magic and enchantment

“One of the greatest paradoxes of your physical senses is that your eyes actually show you what you believe, not what you see.”—Mike Dooley So I’m sitting in a French café in Mexico, having just finished a travel article on a Brazilian steakhouse I visited in the United States. What a small world! ACIM Lesson […]

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