Second Birth of The Soul

At a certain point every idealist comes to a crossroads, a place where he realizes he must choose between two burdens; he can either suffer the opinions of the masses, or he can suffer the world’s resistance to his own. He must now decide if his suffering – and his life – is going toContinue reading “Second Birth of The Soul”

Zoom Way Out

Imagine you are on a plane, reclining in your seat at cruising altitude – comfortably aware of the smooth, motionless flight. Now, imagine that below you, thirty-thousand feet beneath the fuselage where you reside, there is a single person going about their day. This single individual is the central character in their life – and likeContinue reading “Zoom Way Out”

Self-Forgiveness and Forgiveness: Tools and Practices

I just wanted to take a minute to share a Google Doc I created with 5 resources / activities for self-forgiveness and forgiveness. I’ve previously written on forgiveness before, but this entry provides the “how to” (whereas that entry focused more on the “why”). I hope this benefits others as much as it has benefited me.Continue reading “Self-Forgiveness and Forgiveness: Tools and Practices”

Completely Uncommon Advice on Happiness from Robina Courtin

30-year Tibetan Buddhist Nun (and total bad ass) Robina Courtin delivered a talk at Google in 2008 that’s chock-full of immensely refreshing, yet completely uncommon advice on happiness, neurosis, and “being your own therapist”. Powerful, powerful stuff. Uncommon Advice on Happiness from Rebina Courtin’s 2008 Talk at Google: Be Your Own Therapist Overview from Youtube: We spend ourContinue reading “Completely Uncommon Advice on Happiness from Robina Courtin”

Debbie Ford: On The Shadow and Reinventing Yourself in a Way You Never Thought Possible

“You, and all of us, and everybody, we have a right to love who we are. We have a right to be our true authentic self – beyond our secrets, beyond our pain, beyond our past – and shadow work is the work of the heart warrior, it promises to give you a life thatContinue reading “Debbie Ford: On The Shadow and Reinventing Yourself in a Way You Never Thought Possible”

She Flies and Flies and Flies

Four, twenty-five-hundred-watt Halogens Shining from shore to sea As I stand on the sand, The green and white surf before me Illuminated and backlit, I can see perfectly, As I’m watching an Osprey – She’s flying ’round frantically Scattered circles, and dips, and dives She’s combing the surf, Where her prey normally thrives Unable toContinue reading “She Flies and Flies and Flies”

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: On Suffering, Fear, And The Shadow

“We are afraid of our shadows. We are afraid of the darkness inside of us so, and so we project it outside and we have to go and fight these monsters that we project it onto outside. We are afraid of the dark; we are like children, and again, part of the mystical journey isContinue reading “Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: On Suffering, Fear, And The Shadow”

The Heroes Journey: Sensing and Shaping Your Destiny Through Personal Mythology and Personal Myths

Gaining a Sense of Your Own Destiny Through Personal Mythology I think it’s incredibly important that each of us cultivate a knowing of our own personal mythology and a sense of our own destiny. These things intertwine past and future into a grand story – something bigger than our present circumstances. This [having a senseContinue reading “The Heroes Journey: Sensing and Shaping Your Destiny Through Personal Mythology and Personal Myths”

A Walking Meditation: On Oneness, Overcoming Fear, and Mastering Perception

Meditating on the beach this morning and feeling my fearful heart beating in my chest, anxious and over-paced, just like all of us – I started thinking about what the hell I was so afraid of. And so, I lie in the sand looking up and thinking about this, asking , how can my soulContinue reading “A Walking Meditation: On Oneness, Overcoming Fear, and Mastering Perception”

Finding True Jedi Wisdom in an Ancient Text: The Mind of Absolute Trust

Preface: I Guess I’m a Star Wars Geek Having recently spent time reading Jospeph Campbell’s Hero With a Thousand Faces, and The Power of Myth, I felt compelled to watch the first Star Wars trilogy last weekend (George Lucas used Campbell’s work as part of the blueprint for the Star Wars story). It was a genuine pleasureContinue reading “Finding True Jedi Wisdom in an Ancient Text: The Mind of Absolute Trust”

Diving Deep into Unconditional Love through Psychedelics, Emotional Oneness, and The Four Immeasurables

I recently watched a video from Big Think featuring author, philosopher, neuroscientist, and rising mindfulness expert Sam Harris. In the video he discusses an experience he had at age 18 while on MDMA, and what caught my ear was that his account is perhaps one of the most perfect descriptions of unconditional love I have everContinue reading “Diving Deep into Unconditional Love through Psychedelics, Emotional Oneness, and The Four Immeasurables”