NEW: Radical Sages Facebook page
I have just created a new Facebook page: Radical Sages. Please read the description below, and click on the Facebook icon to enter the new page.  RADICAL SAGES Radical Sages are a global demographic comprised of tens of millions of people who share certain lifestyles and values and who are reshaping cultures and reforming societies throughout the world. Radical Sages are the evolutionary vanguard of personal, communal, societal, and global transformation. Radical Sages are ... Read more

Piercing the Fear of Self-Revelation
Speaking Truthfully has many facets. The one I want to talk about now is the aspect of Speaking Truthfully I have termed "self-revelation. It is what I point to when I use words like transparency, ... Read more
NEW: "Speaking Truthfully" Facebook group
I've just launched a new Facebook group, and you are all invited to join! The purpose of this group is to create a global community of people who have a sincere interest in the philosophy, ... Read more
Online Masterclass for Aussies: starts August 1st
Reclaiming Your Power of Authentic Self-Expression A Speaking Truthfully Masterclass Isn’t it exhilarating to simply show up and tell the truth, everywhere and all the time? Isn’t it empowering to speak honestly and authentically without fear, without deception, without pretense or defense, without hiding or holding back? Isn’t it liberating to feel comfortable in your own skin and confident in your own self, no matter what? Isn’t it exciting to speak up, to be heard, to be se... Read more
Be Present: Principle One of "The 5 Principles of Authentic Living"
This is an excerpt from The 5 Principles of Authentic Living, available from the bookstore in paperback, e-book, and audiobook formats. Be Present Be Present is the foundation upon which an authentic life is built. Being Present is a single, simple step that takes us across the threshold from one world to another: from confusion, doubt, and fear to clarity, courage, and confidence. In an instant, we become awake, alert, and alive. It is the principle that makes the pinball machine... Read more
Jean Dunn: A Truly Remarkable Woman
I think it’s important to honor the lives and legacies of people who have touched our hearts in some way, who have touched the lives of others in uplifting and inspiring ways. It’s important to celebrate the qualities we admire and respect and want to pass on to our children by shining a light of gratitude on those who embody those qualities. And so I want to remember Jean Dunn, a truly remarkable woman worth remembering. I lived in Mill Valley, just north of San Francisco, from the l... Read more
PAY ATTENTION: My Early Teachers
I recently posted a meme-art about the second principle of authentic living, Pay Attention, on my Facebook page. Someone left a comment saying it was the hardest of the five principles. I said I'd post an article about my early training in "paying attention" — and here it is. It is excerpted from The 5 Principles of Authentic Living. My first training in Paying Attention came during high school. My best friend at the time was Mike Buchanan. We were on the wrestling team together, and we... Read more
Interview: Buddha at the Gas Pump
I have been invited by host Rick Archer to be a guest on his interview show, Buddha at the Gas Pump. Rick has interviewed some 300 people about their "awakening" experiences and, of course, much more. Our conversation is set for Saturday, August 1st at 10 AM Pacific time. You can watch this show live-streamed (and you can ask questions) here. This interview will also be archived in both video and audio formats on Rick's website. You might recognize some of Rick's previous interview subject... Read more
Additions to Pinterest Account
Rather than post individual new meme-art here, I'll just invite you to visit my expanded Pinterest account, where you can enjoy new meme-art! I've added new boards, and new memes. Just click on the link below. I will be adding new meme-art regularly on these boards, as well as publishing them on my Facebook pages.     Read more
The One Booth that is Always Missing on Career Day
I recently read an article describing how, down in Texas (a rogue fourth world country), the people in charge of public education wanted eighth graders to select their career paths. As I thought about what I might want to say in response to this insanity, I remembered the very first article I had ever published, back in 1991. I found it hiding in my hard drive. I read it. I didn’t change a word. Here it is. It's entitled "Career Day for Mystics." I don’t remember seeing an information... Read more
Asking Permission to Leave
In 1969, I lived in a wood shack near the village of Trinidad, about thirty miles north of Arcata, California. I was supposed to be studying Eastern philosophy at Humboldt State College but spent hardly any time in class. Instead, I sampled a variety of hallucinogens, sat zazen and practiced Aikido, followed the saga of Carlos Castaneda, and read haiku poetry — tiny bridges of words that are connected to the immense emptiness behind conventional thinking and meaning. During this time, I encoun... Read more
Witnessing Awareness
There are two distinct ways of being. We can live in the excitement of thought and words and memory, or we can live in the silence which witnesses those. This is what the first principle of authentic living, Be Present, refers to: the silence which witnesses the thought stream and offers protection from its incessant noise and demands. This first way of being is preoccupied with creating a bigger and better life, a passionate and purposeful life, an aspiring life. One lives within the identit... Read more
From "Who am I?" to "How shall I live?"
When I was 11 years old, I had one of those epiphanies that shape one's life in unexpected ways. In my case, I developed a restless soul that longed for missing pieces in the puzzle of living: Who am I? What is my purpose? How shall I live? A few years later I took to the road on a spiritual quest, traveling around the world in search of answers to my questions about life and living, reality and truth, meaning and purpose. I spent the next 25 years immersed in various non-dual wisdom traditions,... Read more

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