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The Pressure We Create Jul 05, 2006

We create pressure in our lives unconsciously that can end up making us very unhappy.  Some of these pressures are deeper and some are more superficial.  One person creates a "have to" situation with accomplishments he/she wants to create at work.  Someone else on a daily basis...

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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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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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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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How to Stop Worrying Apr 17, 2006

Worry has become an epidemic.  We seem to almost always have a background sense of worry.  Worry means to feel uneasy or concerned about something; to be troubled; to cause to feel anxious, or distressed.

All worry is the same thing and we need to learn what it really is: An irrational...

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The Paradox of Change Apr 03, 2006

A post about impermanence.

Pain comes when we try to hold on to things that can't be held onto: relationships, jobs, hopes.  In holding onto those ideas, we are not free to appreciate the true quality of being.  We aren't able to appreciate that everything is change.  We try...

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Guided Meditation - Sort Of Mar 27, 2006

Meditation is the realization of this moment. The "practice of meditation" is the sitting down to work on this before it becomes fully natural to live that way. To abstract it further, we can use anchors such as counting, visualization, and pointed awareness to help bring our attention to our...

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Stillness in Motion Jan 30, 2006

How can we "achieve" when stillness seems to oppose goals, the future, etc.?

Many people were interested in this question. That seems to be because we are much more interested in how the achieve things, rather than being interested in stillness. However, that misses the point. We need to learn...

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