Suffering – the Central Problem

  How do we find right relationship with our world – a planet filled with the dissonant chords of hatred and violence? All my life, I have been wrestling with this problem, and I still don’t have an answer. This central difficulty has been a driving force on my spiritual journey all my life. This […]

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Whirling

Dear friends, There are times when the mind is all awhirl…a million thoughts and pieces of thoughts and unfinished projects spinning and spinning to no clear avail.  This is one of those times for me. I tried, in meditation, to struggle with this some, just to see if it might help to organize things a […]

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The gift of Silence

One of the greatest gifts we can receive is that little voice inside which invites us to “just sit with me for a minute.”  It can and does happen anytime, regardless of our outer circumstances.  Sometimes, it’s a little “inconvenient.”  Often, we say, “Okay, just a minute – let me finish this thing first,”  letting […]

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Who are we when we’re not wrong?

There are so many ways to see how we’re wrong.  There are so many people everyday – even “spiritual” people telling us in very subtle ways how we’re doing it wrong.  Listen carefully to the underlying messages.  And, of course, we can be our own worst enemy in this regard. I’m finding that when I […]

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ENTERING INTO THE UNKNOWN TOGETHER

One thing you won’t get in the next Spacious Presence course: Somebody “knowing something.”  Rather, we will each bring our own light into the realm of the unknown.  We will be getting comfortable with the discomfort of not knowing, because, when we honestly look at our life, we may find that we really don’t know […]

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WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT?

There are so many people “waking up” these days, so many of them making themselves available in offerings on the web, in groups, in coaching sessions. Yes, some offerings are “purer” than others, some more or less direct and honest than others; but the Place from which these offerings arise is universally unsullied by ego […]

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THE NATURE OF THOUGHT

We tend to believe that there is a difference between thought and the phenomenal world. There is not. When we get very, very quiet and listen, we can see this clearly. Thought and things and events and any movement at all consist of the same field of energy. From the tiniest little gurgling in the […]

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A QUESTION ABOUT SUFFERING

Q: “We rarely have “it all”…so, I wonder, ‘what is enough?’” A: In my book, we have it all all the time, but we (at least I) often live inside the thought that there isn’t enough somehow. This is suffering. Q: I guess to want more is to be human and to be human means […]

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