Category Archives: Active Consciousness

Posts related to the development and use of active consciousness

Act Now! Before It’s Too Late

How often have you heard an advertisement that warns you to “Act Now! Before It’s Too Late”? Of course, most of the time, this kind of thing is simply a form of psychological manipulation. But there really are some things … Continue reading

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Life Is a Feedback Loop

Most of us assume that our day-to-day emotional and physical ups and downs are a result of things that “happen to us.” We believe we are at the effect of random events or influences in the outer world or at … Continue reading

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The Line Between Fear and Trust

There is certainly no shortage of things to worry about these days. From politics and war to climate change to health, so many people I know are caught, almost gleefully, in a state of addictive fear. Various forms of media … Continue reading

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Clinging Never Works

Whenever we approach Valentine’s Day each February, I usually write about the blessings of love. But what about the flip side? Lost love? Or clinging to those we love? Just as Christmas-time can be painful for many, so can Valentine’s … Continue reading

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You Are Only As “X” As You Want To Be

Here’s a phrase I’d like you to contemplate as we begin 2018: You are only as X as you want to be. That means: You are only as happy as you want to be. You are only as wealthy as … Continue reading

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Tending the Soul of the Earth

A version of this article first appeared in the December 2012 newsletter, but it remains timely! Enjoy. The idea of “tending the soul of the Earth” was first brought to my attention at the 2012 Science and Nonduality (SAND) conference … Continue reading

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The Uncertainty of the Now

Anyone who takes an interest in meditation and consciousness is probably familiar with the phrases “The Power of Now” and “Be Here Now” — titles of landmark books by Eckhart Tolle and Ram Dass (respectively). By letting go of our … Continue reading

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Death — or Transition?

With Halloween and the Day of the Dead upon us, it seems like a good time to discuss the topic of death. What really happens when our physical body dies? While modern science and medicine is convinced that our physical … Continue reading

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How to Make Happiness a Habit

Most of us spend the majority of our time in an emotional state of mind that my teacher, Gary Sherman, calls our “baseline state.” Usually, this habitual way of being is established in childhood, often as a reaction to the … Continue reading

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Coincidence, Con, or Kismet?

I thought my general audience would enjoy this recent article from the Ask Amy blog about the synchronicities that can occur when we make an important love connection.

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