So, last night, flush with the synchronicity and flow I had experienced on my trip, I decided to work a little bit of that magic on my own behalf. I said to the people giving me a ride to the airport, “Let’s hold that I get upgraded for my red-eye tonight and have a solid […]
I haven’t been writing very much because I’ve been on the road. But I wanted to share an interesting experience I had the other day. I was supposed to fly from Medford, Oregon, to San Francisco to speak at an event at 6:30 in Oakland. My flight was supposed to leave at 2:00 and arrive […]
I am writing this post with my heart singing with amazement and gratitude. After our first session at this retreat I’m leading at Esalen, some of the participants were talking about how the Pachamama alliance flew some indigenous people to a movie theater in the city and showed them the movie Avatar in 3D. Apparently […]
Looking out upon the horrid ruin we seem to have made of the planet, in spite of the kind hearts and good intentions of the vast majority of human beings, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that some nefarious force has hijacked civilization, driving it towards ends that serve almost no one.
Chuang Chou dreamt he was a butterfly, fluttering about happily, completely forgetting he was Chou. Soon he awoke, and was very much Chou again. Was Chou dreaming he was a butterfly, or was a butterfly dreaming he was Chou? –Chuang-tse When I was a child, before video games were invented, I spent hours and […]
What is a miracle? It is not the intercession of a supernatural being into material affairs, not an event that violates the laws of the universe. A miracle is something that is impossible from one’s current understanding of reality and truth, but that becomes possible from a new understanding. A miracle is more than […]