Learning to Speak Truthfully from Our Hearts
“We fell morally ill because we became used to saying something different from what we thought.” ~ Václav Havel It is not uncommon to read about some scandal of corruption, fraud or deception–by government officials, corporate executives, spiritual leaders, celebrities or sport figures. Even the Catholic Church is not immune, paying out billions of dollars in penalties for not speaking authentically about decades of child sexual abuse. I want to set things straight. We are not ... Read more

Don't Dis the Body: it's the handiwork of a genius
I heard a spiritual teacher tell his flock they were not the body. He said that with a bit of a smile, as if the mere thought of identifying with the body was laughably preposterous. He spoke with ... Read more
The 5 Principles of Authentic Living
I would like to share with you The 5 Principles of Authentic Living, which represent nearly 50 years of self-study and self-expression. The first led to self-realization based on direct ... Read more
Thoughts are Not a Problem. Not really. They're fine. Sort of.
I had a conversation recently with one of my “clients” — people with whom I have conversations that matter, which seem to benefit them so much they kindly offer me money in exchange for the value they receive from our conversations. I gratefully accept. I believe this is called, conventionally speaking, making a living. In this recent conversation, my conversation partner told me she was having an existential crisis. I asked clarifying questions, as I tend to do. “What do you me... Read more
Achieving Social Transformation Through Embodiment
In August of 2012, I was invited to speak about social transformation to the 30 or so people of the Leadership Circle of GATE (Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment). GATE is a nonprofit charitable organization providing knowledge, resources, and services to professionals in the media, entertainment, and arts industries, to aid in their personal transformation and to help them create and distribute content that expresses their transformational worldview. The theme of my talk was... 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! 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 page.     Read more
Speaking Truthfully Award Winners
I am pleased to announce the first four winners of the Speaking Truthfully Award: Margot Wallström One Billion Rising Revolution Sydney Smoot Bill Moyers. Please click on the image below to visit the Awards page and read about these exemplars of Speaking Truthfully principles and practices.   Read more
CaliforniaSolar: An Important New Website
CaliforniaSolar, an important new website for Californians, has just been launched! Under the stewardship of managing editor Gerald W. Bernstein and with the efforts of a dedicated team of passionate researchers, writers, and bloggers, CaliforniaSolar is a one-stop site for news, policy developments, analysis, research, and data on the fast growth solar industry in California. Californian’s support for solar-generated energy has made it one of the world leaders in this form of clean ... Read more
Senator Bernie Sanders
Eduardo Galeano
We're Late Only if We Want to Be
I cannot prove this, but I'm sure it's accurate: all great sages throughout history gave their greatest teachings to their students at the point of action; and they gave their most inspiring and truthful sermons about the field of action. That’s where the true wake-up occurs. It never occurs in words and ideas; that’s just more delusion, or spiritual ego —another fixed point of view without any bite or bark. That’s why people who sit in big halls and listen to teachers prattle on never g... Read more
Each Morning is a Blank Canvas
We wake up in the morning and the world is unshaped, waiting to be molded by us, by you and me. As we wake up, the world, both the inner and outer ones, is for an instant a blank canvas — an emptiness of infinite potential. The unshaped world will take shape according to our state of being, our state of consciousness, our state of awareness. I'm sure we know this intellectually. But have we seen that timeless instant with our own eyes? Are we even aware of this? Are we aware that as ... Read more
"I Serve" by Karen Bowller
I had the pleasure of meeting Karen Bowller several years ago, when she came along to a few of my Speaking Truthfully master classes. I'm delighted to publish her poem.  Karen Bowller is a trained journalist now living in the Blue Mountains of Western Sydney, Australia. She dabbles in writing poetry, loves bush walking and has recently begun hosting workshops and retreats in the mountains. Visit her on her Facebook page.  I Serve I have searched for a long time Always it has ... Read more

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