The Call of the Hawk

THIS MORNING SOMETHING HAPPENED: After the tumult of the last few weeks here in the US, and the ensuing emotions of many friends, clients, and myself at times, I was beautifully reminded of the overview of it all. My window was open for the fresh autumn air. The New York garbage trucks passing loudly by in the streets, and then in a moment of quiet I hear it … A lone hawk’s haunting call in the sky above this concrete … Read More…

9 TIPS to HANDLE ELECTION STRESS and BEYOND

Do you feel numb, disoriented, enraged, scared, elated, ready to fight, or alienated from friends or family? Consider these tips to feel more centered again after the stress of the recent political period or use these tips in the coming days and months to retain your equilibrium. 1. If you have the ability take an extra bit of time off of work. You’re worth it. 2. After a bit of natural recovery, connect with others who inspire you, like friends, … Read More…

How to Live Daily Life Beyond the Confines of Time

As the mind begins to be seen as not real, more like an old filter through which we see life, time begins to feel unreal too – another construct of the mind dissolving. At this stage, however the pattern of thinking often remains, saying, “I need to work hard and make every moment count because I’m losing time to be alive.” It’s valuable to see this as the mind’s remaining attempt to impose itself upon the deeper truth of timelessness. … Read More…

An Arab on My Plane

On my flight last week to speak at the Science and Non-Duality conference, this happened … 30 thousand feet in the air, his little 6 year old voice quietly sang what sounded like an Arabic children’s song to himself in the seat in front of me. I had passed his mother and father before I sat down; her with her covered head and the father with a gentle smile meeting mine. Then suddenly the boy went silent, and slowly, his … Read More…

Are You Trying to Figure Life Out? Exhausted yet?

So you’re trying to figure life out? Is it exhausting you yet? I have an idea, put your mind to work trying to understand this image and something wonderful might happen. This image is from the Hubble Telescope…Ready? NASA: “Appearing like a winged fairy-tale creature, the soaring tower is … about 57 trillion miles high … This object is actually a billowing tower of cold gas and dust rising from the stellar nursery called the Eagle Nebula.” Get it? 57 … Read More…

What is Beyond Ego and Pride

On the spiritual path … We meditate, conjugate, perturbate, and contemplate, and yet there remains one problem here mate… The pride of the ego that hides its face while trying to own life’s events – in case it can somehow gain merit through its personal accomplishments … while in truth it’s achievements are like weak circus tents … coming and going – blown by the wind, never seeing its inevitable end.   For there is no “me” separate from life divinely … Read More…

“The Body” At the Science and Non-Duality Conference

I’m excited to be presenting an experiential workshop in October at the Science and Non-Duality Conference. The workshop is entitled: The Body as a Doorway to Freedom In this workshop, I’ll experientially guide you past the misperception that the body is a separate object and then point you to the direct experience of it as a vitally flowing expression of the infinite reality of what we are. However, although moving and dancing with freedom beyond the mind is enjoyable, this work is … Read More…

The Awe and Truth of You

Remember – the power that pushes the great Sequoia into the sky and moves mountains with a single shaky breath also looks from your eyes onto this page, while pumping blood through miles of your circulatory system, multiplying trillions of cells before you finish these words, and ever-so gently breathing your every breath. No dear one, you are not small or limited by life’s occurrences as thoughts and memories would conspire to have you believe. You are an eternally explosive … Read More…

Spirituality and Success: The Essence of Income

INCOME IS NOT JUST A FORMULA. It’s essentially a result of relationships. Are you conscious of how you “relate” to others? Are you aware of unspoken energy and messages that you send? Do you relate based in manipulation, fear, competition and hidden agendas? OR with earnest listening, kindness, and sincere interest in how you can fulfill a need? Next: Your relationship to yourself. Is it confident, free of shame, and at ease in the gifts you offer this world? DO … Read More…

Are We Human or Timeless, or Both?

My hand prepares to close the door for the last time on this trip to Chicago. I wave quietly to mom as I turn out the light for her to sleep in her room at the senior village. I step out the door and suddenly, I’m at 30,000 feet with billowy white clouds floating silently below as the plane glides through the vast sky. Then, as if by magic, blades of grass flow between my toes as I walk barefoot … Read More…