Life Issue

09 Aug

Interviewing Jesus

How’s your relationship with Jesus? As an avatar of love, you can do a lot worse than get on a first-name basis with a perspective that not only personifies oneness with God, unconditional love, and selfless service, but also resurrection and eternal life. Maybe by doing so you’ll get in touch with a source of light and life that transcends and includes who you are and that can guide you along the path of your life. ...

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...

17 Dec

Accessing Your Inner Physician

There is no problem in your life that you cannot make better by accessing your inner compass and following its recommendations. ...

03 Dec

Black Pit of Depression

  Have you ever felt like you’ve fallen into a black pit of despair or depression? You’re down in there and it’s dark. You’re alone. There’s no ladder and the sides are too steep to climb. You’re trapped! Sometimes you stay down in that pit for days. People can spend months, even years in dark holes of depression. It’s horrible! It doesn’t matter if you are dumb or smart, young or old, secular or religious, materialistic or spiritual; it can happen...

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? ...

13 Jul

Interviewing a Ming Vase

Know that a lot of things in your life are just for show; they aren’t so important. At the end of the day reduce, be small, see the circus that is surrounding your public life. You are more beautiful when you are small than the circus around your big, public life. ...

07 Jan

Carrying Cow Pies

Cow pie gathering may be interesting…but do you want to do it for a living? ...

05 Sep

What Do Olives Have to Do With Barak Obama?

  As it turns out in the following interview, both nothing and everything.   What are three fundamental life issues that you are dealing with now in your life? 1 Getting my books edited and published. 2 Strengthening the antidotes to drama: luminosity, cosmic humor, and abundance. 3 Deepening my meditation practice Which issue brings up the strongest feelings for you? A friend, Eugene Kovalenko, sent me two dreams he has had about Barak Obama. This was in response to a tirade of discouraged angst...