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Category Archives: Revisioning Failure

When You Feel Like Giving Up

When You Feel Like Giving Up

If you feel like giving up, it implies that you are trying to get somewhere. But the truth is that there is no goal. And isn’t this really what makes us unhappy? Thinking that we have not reached our goals? We want happiness, success, abundance, love, recognition, and when we feel we don’t measure up against our goals, we suffer. The true prize, if there is one, is the ability to be ok with whatever arises. And this takes practice. Read More

David Bowie Just Gave You A Permission Slip To Live Your Truth

David Bowie Just Gave You A Permission Slip To Live Your Truth

When I look at how David Bowie lived his life, I see someone who lived to the fullest, who shared everything he had, who kept on going, and who was not afraid to keep changing with the times. Accepting constant change means letting go, over and over. To me, that is what it means to practice presence and live fully in the moment. This is what it means to live your truth. Read More

When Dead Ends Are Doorways, Or, When Your Goals For The Year Turn Out To Be A Total Freaking Disaster

When Dead Ends Are Doorways, Or, When Your Goals For The Year Turn Out To Be A Total Freaking Disaster

Reinventing yourself means breaking the mold, questioning your intentions, dwelling in the dark depths of uncertainty without hope of finding a quick answer. It means looking hard at the recurring themes: the habits that you’ve developed whether consciously or not, that open the door when suffering knocks. The ones that bring you to your knees. Again. There is no system for this, no 10 step practice, no self-help Ted talk, no app that you can download. Read More

Relax and Listen To Your Body’s Wisdom

Relax and Listen To Your Body’s Wisdom

Your body knows when a situation or an activity is aligned with your inner wisdom and it will tell you so: by becoming either relaxed and healthy or stressed and sick. When you relax and listen to your body’s wisdom your intentions are attuned to your actions and struggle vanishes. Read More

Magical Formula For When You Need Clarity

Magical Formula For When You Need Clarity

Essentially, it is our conceptual mind that gets in the way of us seeing how to proceed and deal with issues. Relying on intuition can sometimes help us get out of our own way and then solutions seem to magically appear. Read More

Relaxing Into Uncertainty

Relaxing Into Uncertainty

Whether you call it beginner’s mind, or not knowing, or relaxing into uncertainty, the quality of mind that arises when you let go of the struggle to control outcomes is the quality of mind that doesn’t need to control outcomes. Read More

A Few Words About World Domination

A Few Words About World Domination

How do you live a remarkable life in a conventional world? That was the question at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon, that brings together nearly 3000 creative, adventurous, community oriented people who have a vision of making the world a better place. Read More

When You Lose Your Way

When You Lose Your Way

Sometimes the path gets unclear and you lose your way. At that point you have to stop and practice awareness for a while before the path reveals itself again. Doors shut. Sometimes there are delays before the next one opens. Read More

Developing Compassion

Developing Compassion

Compassion, the second of the 4 immeasurables, is the wish for all sentient beings to be free from suffering. This simple practice is the foundation of the spiritual path. Read More

Staying Grounded While the Earth Shifts Under Your Feet

Staying Grounded While the Earth Shifts Under Your Feet

The ground of any situation is always present, however obscured or chaotic it may appear. In order to ally with that ground and create the seeds of awakening, we need to learn to ride the moments when change throws us to the ground. Staying grounded while the earth shifts under your feet requires flexibility and adaptability and the ability to release familiar reference points. It may mean letting go of precious dreams or relationships. Read More

6 Smart Ways to Deal with Anxiety

6 Smart Ways to Deal with Anxiety

I’ve struggled with anxiety much of my life. I only discovered this recently when I finally identified a label for the overwhelming feelings of fear that have consumed me whenever life takes a big turn. When one phase falls apart to make way for another, instead of accepting change as a natural part of life,… Read More

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