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 ... 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 ... Read more
Amateur Mystic by Krista Eulberg
Krista Eulberg is indeed an "uncommon" woman. She has been a friend of my sister Sandra for almost 20 years. I first met her in February 2012, when I moved to Los Angeles in the "darkest hour" of my life: reeling from stage 4 lung cancer. Krista offered me her heart, time, energy, and humor for weeks, helping me move into my new apartment. She was a lifeboat in a turbulent sea. Krista has enjoyed a long and varied career in the entertainment field, working with major film and TV studios and a... Read more
My Life with Gypsies: The Secrets of Sublime Storytelling
I am a story. You are a story. The Earth is a story. The cosmos is a story. History is a story. Religion is a story. Science is a story. Sacred and profane, heaven and hell, fact and fiction, God and the devil — these are all stories. We experience our lives and life in terms of the stories we tell — to ourselves and to each other. Whether our civilization and our species survive and thrive will be determined by the stories we tell. There is no escape. Stories create, define, sustain, and... Read more
Here's to a New Year Full of the Good Kind of Crazy
I wanted to post something going into the New Year, something short and focused on a single relevant and meaningful theme, something to reflect an as-yet wordless feeling inside me that wanted to come out. Nothing saccharine or sentimental; rather, something with a bit of bite, an irregular edge. So, I began to wait for something to appear. Sometimes, when I’m in this receptive phase of composing, something from outside will appear, something that someone else has said or written, and it fil... Read more
Pay Attention
(In light of my sister Sandra's recent mishap, I'd like to remind us all to Pay Attention. There are worse byproducts than Sandra's broken ankle of not paying attention. Here is chapter two of The 5 Principles of Authentic Living.) Pay Attention Now that we’re Being Present and living from awareness, now that we are not determined or defined by our thoughtstream, we have to incorporate into our repertoire of living authentically the second principle: Pay Attention. The definition ... Read more
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My Adventures as a Chauffeur & Bodyguard
My baby sister, Sandra, went off to visit friends in Chicago. Fist day there, she stopped to get gas in her rental car. A moment of inattention caused her to trip over a gas hose, fall, and break her right ankle in two places. She came back with her lower leg in a soft cast, with a diagnosis of "bad break; need surgery to insert pins and plate." Morale of the story for her? PAY ATTENTION! (The second principle of The 5 Principles of Authentic Living.) So, my quest for my life's true purp... Read more
Yuma: My Meeting with don Juan (by Myriam Negre)
Myriam Negre is an award-winning artist and designer who lives in the hills outside of Barcelona, Spain, with her husband and two daughters. She introduced herself to me last year via an email in which she shared her childhood experience with cancer. I got to know more about her during a "5 Principles of Authentic Living" webinar. She digs the principles. Myriam's original artwork graces many pages of this blog. Please visit her website to learn more about her astounding work.  Though li... Read more
Meme-Art: Seeking Meaningful Expression in 200 Characters
In early 2013, I started creating what I call “Meme-Art”, which I post on my Facebook page. These mini-artworks consist of an image on which I lay text, usually not more than 200 characters. Through these images, I endeavor to present coherent expressions: a meaningful insight, a useful principle, or a notion to contemplate. If I were a dancer, a meme-artwork would be but one, swift movement on stage; if I were a musician, a meme-artwork would be a sudden, spontaneous riff; if I were a ... Read more
Women: Your Orgasms are Shameful, Sinful, and a Danger to Society
Please, wait one minute! I am the messenger here, not the message. I don’t think this is true, but the United Kingdom government does, and I thought you ought to know about it. Personally, I love having a woman ejaculate with and/or on me. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had several lovers who were able to ejaculate love-juice in such copious amounts as to make my offering seem meager and miniscule. With one lover, swimming in her ejaculatory stream was like free-diving in a beau... Read more
A False Premise

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