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Boredom in paradise

There’s great learning in boredom. It gives us the opportunity to feel the spaciousness of time, to embrace the nothingness of each moment, to have gratitude for our existence. Even the sublime can become routine. And as a great mind once said, routine used intelligently is a sign of ambition. So it is with boredom. […]

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Self care 101

On an airplane, before we help others, we have to put on our own mask first. In ordainary life, many often choose to help others first, as a way of distracting from meeting their own needs. Self inquiry can be challenging, painful even traumatic. Embracing our shadow is hard. It’s a side of ourselves we’d […]

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The struggle for meaning

Once upon a time it was a struggle to survive. We had to find food daily, protect ourselves from wild beasts and sleep tentatively in the cave hoping that morning would come peacefully. For many across the planet the struggle for survival is no longer physical. We live in an age of great abundance. There […]

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Shift your perspective

Reality shifts depending on your perspective. Any given situation can be turned on its head, flipped over, spun around. Truth is subjective. Attachment to your perspective is what determines the quality of your experiences. Like my grandfather and Winston Churchill used to say: “a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity and an optimist sees […]

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Karmic action

The impact of karma depends on your understanding of how things work and what you believe. It’s personal. Your experience of reality will be determined by the actions that you take. Karma will reinforce this belief system. This creates a self-fulfilling loop. Choose wisely.

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Collective consciousness

Collective consciousness is like the internet. A shared pool of resources available to anyone with the right technology to access it. It’s a powerful way to unify the attitudes, beliefs and ideas of a society and culture. It’s also an agreement and an opportunity. It says that we collectively agree to the social norms of […]

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Be the asset

You are the greatest asset you’ll ever own. Your mind, body and soul are ripe with the potentiality to expand, grow and transcend. It’s a gift. Whatever you’re into, own it. Maybe you love to sing? Perhaps you just have to dance? Or maybe your thing is painting, writing, or sculpting? Whatever it is, just […]

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A slackers guide to journaling

Hey. I’ve been journaling for many years but its been a sporadic practice. Doodles in a stack of notebooks, unfinished rants on the laptop, half baked blog posts in the back office. I’ve been a slacker. I’m OK with that. I’m revisiting some recurring ideas and entering into a new phase of energy. About a […]