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What Does Paradox Have To Do With It? Jun 27, 2006

Question I'd really like answered for a future talk:  What, if anything, would be the best thing humans could do to make the world a better place?  Please leave an answer as a comment to this blog or email me directly.

In this post we explore paradoxes and logic and point out where...

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Doing It In The Now Jun 19, 2006

It seems many people want to get the idea of what enlightenment looks like.  We're all trying to "figure it out."  I get many emails discussing understanding these ideas.  This podcast is about doing them instead.

The "Now" has become very trendy.  So let's not get lost in...

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Expectation vs. Experience Jun 12, 2006

Important thought:  The gap between our experience and our expectation is our unhappiness.

Experience is what's happening to us.  Expectation is what we'd like to happen to us.  How many people do you know who live in a state of almost constant disappointment over their life...

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You Can’t Kill God Jun 05, 2006

This is a post about fear and fear based teaching.

Any teacher that offers fear should be watched very closely.  There is nothing to fear.  You cannot kill god.  The death of bird, the Exxon spill, 911, tsunami's and hurricanes, all of it can't kill god.  We may not...

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What Really Makes You Happy May 30, 2006

Happiness comes from being.

All the things we enjoy (dancing, drinking, drugging, driving cars, watching sports, etc.), the parts of those things that bring joy are the "being" parts.  So what this means is that the things we chase don't bring us joy or bliss.  We already have happiness...

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How Committed Are You? May 22, 2006

Making any kind of change is very difficult when we aren't truly committed to it. So what is commitment and how do we find it?

I see people use meditation and become spiritual all the time to feel better when they are sad. But they often drop the practice once things get better. Finding...

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The Different Meanings of To Be May 15, 2006

I want to clarify what I mean by "to be" because it is actually more than one thing. It is both "to be - still" and also "to be - what you are." This may be hard to stomach because these seem to be in opposition, but they are both really important. It's actually many many layers, and facets of...

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Turning Anger into Compassion May 08, 2006

Anger has its place. It is there to move us. It tells us things aren't right. But we don't want to get lost in anger. We need to be conscious of it.

Compassion means: Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.

There are two phases to turning anger into...

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Language is a Lie May 02, 2006

This is about the box of language. The main point is that since we are all one, when we create the separate reality (the one to talk about), we are "lying" to ourselves.

Language creates a box of agreement. But we are still separated by perspective. A smaller point but something we tend to miss....

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