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Your Beautiful Need ~ redesigning human culture

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 0 comments

Your Beautiful Need ~ redesigning human culture

The world population of our planet is over 7.5 billion now, and rising; and there have never been so many lonely and isolated people living on our planet. It’s like that painful feeling of being alone in a crowd-a very big crowd. I witnessed a powerful dialogue recently, that changed something deep inside me. The conversation happened between a teacher of mine, Thomas Huebl, and one of his students, a woman who had recently suffered a great loss. She told him that she was still struggling...

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Only You ~ embodying a radical self respect

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 2 comments

Only You ~ embodying a radical self respect

When I was talking to a dear friend of mine one day, she said a beautiful thing. I reminded her of a dilemma I had been struggling with a while ago, and the wisdom she had shared with me about it then. She said, “Yeah, that might be true, what I said to you, but to be honest with you, I don’t have a clue. How could I know what forces are playing themselves out in your life? Or how you are growing and evolving? Or what would be the right thing for you to do? The mystery is too big for...

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Our Natural Vitality ~ do you really want to live?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 0 comments

Our Natural Vitality ~ do you really want to live?

One of my clients spoke to me this week of a longing that emerged in her, out of nowhere, to say a big ‘yes’ to everything. And it wouldn’t disappear. She couldn’t put the genie back in the bottle. This impulse to let go of the struggle, the ongoing ‘no,’ has nothing to do with falling into passivity. This ‘yes’ is the totally natural way of presence, the freedom of our open awareness. This longing often comes when we finally begin to see how high...

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Stoking the Fire of Our Intent ~ a deeper willingness to meet life as it is

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 1 comment

Stoking the Fire of Our Intent ~ a deeper willingness to meet life as it is

I was working with a beautiful young woman a while ago. She was exploring her capacity for true intimacy, and how that intimacy depends on a deep commitment to staying present when she is with her partner, even when she wants to run away. I told her that I had recently been seeing, for the first time, many of the subtle ways that I still ‘leave the room’ when things get uncomfortable for me in the field of relating. I said that seeing these tendencies in myself had ignited a strong...

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The Down & Dirty Truth about Self Love ~ the medicine we need is strong & simple

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 8 comments

The Down & Dirty Truth about Self Love ~ the medicine we need is strong & simple

I’m not one of those spiritual people who thinks that self-love is a distraction because there is ultimately no separate self.

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The Trouble with Teachings – The Abandonment of our Authentic Being

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 4 comments

The Trouble with Teachings – The Abandonment of our Authentic Being

Teachings are great–without our teachers and what they offer us, we would be pretty stuck. Teachers can take an infinite variety of forms; sometimes a heartbreak or a crisis is a more powerful teacher than a human being who sits on a special seat at the front of the room. Many people have been transformed in the presence of animals and trees and children. The trouble with the more formal teachings is that they can very easily just live in our minds, not in our guts, our bones, and our...

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