Finding Yourself

12 Sep

Do You Want to Become Enlightened?

Enlightenment is easy and fun once you realize it is a moment-to-moment process of waking up out of your normal irritations and dramas. ...

03 Sep

Move toward what you don’t like!

By interviewing that which you dislike you honor, respect, and learn from whatever you are fighting. The assumption that loving your enemies first requires that you develop genuine respect for them. ...

08 Aug

Escaping Samsara

“Samsara” is the Sanskrit word for “illusion.” It refers to the suffering associated with the incessant rounds of rebirth created by karma, or the law of cause and effect. This fascinating interview is about how we can escape from the drama of samsara in our own lives. ...

22 Apr

What could an octopus know about trust??

      Twice a month we hold Integral Deep Listening Salons in Berlin.  There is generally lively discussion of a pre-chosen topic followed by snacks and then a group interview. I wrote this summary to a student, Chrystal, who is an excellent sculptor: “A recent topic was about the type of person that you run into again and again in your life that is most difficult to deal with. It was a fun discussion, followed by a lot of sharing about...

18 Feb

Learning to See Through Your Delusions

Who are you? Why are you here? Where are you going? What is meaningful and what is not? Why? When you ask such questions, what answers do you give yourself? ...

16 Nov

God is a Cat

I’ve always known God was really a cat. Those who taught that he was a dog are just plain heretics. Barbara’s interview is a functional mystical experience. It is a mystical experience in that it puts Barbara in touch with core qualities of enlightenment. It is functional in that Barbara can use it to get past the angry, bitter little girl that she has never made peace with. It shows her how to listen to her, to lift her up, to accept her, to comfort...

25 Oct

Don’t Let Yourself Be Cowed!

Have you ever been embarrassed? When you were an adolescent did you go through your life with your head down and your mouth shut so as not to make a fool of yourself? Were you afraid of the criticism of others? ...

26 Sep

Interviewing a Mystical Painting

Everyone would like to access a state of oneness. We know that if we did we would experience peace, love, and wisdom to such a profound degree that our normal, everyday concerns would seem trivial by comparison. ...

10 Aug

Moving out of Fear

Do you ever feel dependent on others in a needy way? Do you have trouble finding your life path? Do you ever have trouble being assertive? Do you wrestle with fear and worries? If you do any of this, you will relate to Sharon, her Stone, and her Sun-Filled Wood. ...