The Power of Expanding YOUR Concept of Time

What is time? What are its nuances, left over shadows, misunderstandings, paradoxes, and where does it fit in this entire universe as it applies to the individual life, like your life? Ask Einstein what is time? He had a different answer than just: It’s a linear concept. Ask sages and saints, and people with enlightenment written all over their resumes, they might smile and say: “Time is but an illusion.” “If time is an illusion and oneness is what truly defines our experience, then the idea of past and future must also be an illusion.” — Wayne Dyer. It is not only our understanding of time (if that is even possible, with all its mystery) but it is also the […]

The Power of Being Teachable

            Ask anyone on the street, the guy in line, the woman picking up her kids, the man behind the counter, almost anyone you meet, just simply ask them: “Do you like to learn? Are you open to new things, new experiences, new ideas? Are you teachable?” The common and terse and short answer you will usually get is, “Yes, of course.” But are they really? What qualifies one to be teachable, to be able to grow and absorb and see the borders and walls and limitations that are put around their world, the repelling of the infinite possibilities that are asking, every moment, this very instant, to be let in? A closed mind is a serious thing, but a […]

The Power of Open

Are you open? To what you may ask? To the spring trees, to the blue skies, to an idea whose time it is to travel through a neighborhood, a city, a country and around the world? Are you open to opportunities everywhere, to the flight of fright, to the beauty of all things traveling through eternity with all things, to the happenings and happenstance and gurgling up and manifest destiny of everything happening all at once, everywhere, from where you are to the farthest star visible in the night sky that probably no longer even exists. Are you open to living so high you are the kite, the jet, the universal principle taking root on Jupiter, on dwarf planets, in […]

The Power of the Song and Dance

Humanity, in all its delightful presentations, along the by ways, in the jungles, peering on the edge of the Amazon, under the twinkle of southern skies in exotic Tahiti, or in Yuma where the sun must shine more day than anywhere, a time before Marilyn Monroe, sipping tea with Lao-tzu who baffled Confucius, or riding bareback, next to Alexander, sitting cross-legged with Diogenes who may have not been the one to explain the purpose of this proverbial life, this effervescent dance, this wondering in the stars, this climbing of Kilimanjaro, running with the bulls, flying over Boulder in a glider — is it not all about the fun, about the adventure, about the moments that take your breath away? What […]

The Power of Sea Lions, Sardines and Steinbeck #5061

Today I will chase misplaced bliss, ting the tinge, sit on a clinker, divine all the divine, all the source codes from Michelangelo and steep in awe. Today, let you and me trample the soldering beliefs, get through the sticky parts and cry a little, in a movie, or on stage, “climb some clouds.” Who are you to stay put, live inside the paint-by-numbers scene, color inside the lines and cower another hour in the shadows of the safe, in the protection of the ordinary, the known, the “I’ve seen that before.” Today, extrude brilliance from a journey to Sedona, AZ or trip down the Enchanted Canyon, kiss some cacti and invent, breeze by and wallop a new recipe for […]

The Power of the Highest Game in Town

Today, this instant, let your awareness out, gather, pique, soar, roar and touch upon the truth, the most vital parts of who you are as it connects to all that is and ever was, the highest personal game you can play that is so far beyond happiness, so far beyond success, and having fun, so much bigger than your life, your dreams, your accomplishments. This game, this highest pursuit, or say instant realization that a single mind, a human soul, entity can engage in, can witness, can extol, is as simple as listening to the bells in the steeple, as profound as a sunrise, as exploding in meaning as a first snow, or first lightning storm of spring, or staring […]

The Power of The Rant and Rave

The Power of The Rant and Rave OK, so let’s start this thing, like driving along the west coast across and through the artichoke capital of the world, near San Fran, where the bridge shines golden as you tiptoe through the city to Marin county, where the birds attack in Bodega Bay and Hitchcock had damsels and dudes in building along the sea as gulls swooped down smashing into phone booths (do we even have those things anymore?) and you stop for an instant and you Howl like Ginsberg in 1955 and there started a mission into the 60’s a bend toward freedom and sipping on eternity and living behind the popular song, when music actually stopped wars and started […]

The Power Of The Shy Moon

In the realms of divinity and nutmeg, where the silver, sliver fingernail moon hangs like an alarm in the quest for the hour, as the world hangs in the balance, the zoom and Zulus, where a fine line is discovered somewhere between the Sinai and Kilimanjaro, where you and the world unify in a cosmic leap (a quantum delirium), and absurdity doesn’t even get in the way any longer, because beauty and truth and good health and a fat purse and tapas served in a 100 year old hotel and everything, every moment, is that last chance to hear the music, to dance the jig, to lift thyne eyes up to the spiritual distinction that is everything, everywhere and every-when—anyway. […]

The Power to Inspire #5060

    Inspiration creates; it creates what you vision out, what you see in the invisible future; it gives you the right and permission to live an extraordinary life, to make a difference, to hold sacred this life, to smile all the while and share that focused purpose and meaning of life with others, and to encourage creation and to discourage negativity—to rise above circumstance and to give others hope, faith, options, opportunities that haven’t been seen or noticed or realized before.   To be inspired is to live your dreams, not in the future, but each moment, to notice the dream is happening, existing, pointing you in the right direction, this instant.   To be inspired is to work […]

The Power To Not Replay

            In our lives, we replay, remind, rewind our thoughts, mostly the same ones, mostly not empowering, then we get stuck in replay. So to change our worlds, we need to change our thoughts, the recurring ones, the ones that we believe too easily, the ones that put cattle guards, fences, walls, floodgates in our minds, and thus in our actions and thus in our most aspiring accomplishments that seem to not get done.             The power to stop the replays, to be aware, acutely aware of their subtleties, to be conscious of the influence of the nuance, the halting of what can be by sheer disempowering replays of what we habitually will let the mind think, decide, accept, and […]