July 21

How Meditation Supports a Paradigm Shift

Many of us have discovered that profound transformation necessitates a deep shift in the paradigm we live in. In moments of deep insight we realize that we live under the influence of deeply held beliefs and assumptions that limit what is possible. What we often don’t realize is that even the part of us that […]

July 14

A World of Sentences, Part 3: The Transformative Power of Language

In my last two posts I have suggested that it may not be valid to think of language as a description of reality. So if our language does not describe reality, what does it do? There are many ways to look at the value and function of language, but there is one that I find […]

July 07

A World of Sentences, Part 2: Language and the Reality of Reality

When we begin to suspect how much language might be influencing our perception of reality our fundamental conception of what is real and true starts to unravel. Have we been wrong to assume that language is an accurate reflection of reality? Is there even a ‘reality’ out there to be reflected back to us in […]

June 30

A World Made of Sentences, Part I: Sentences and the Perception or Reality

In a past series of posts I showed how our sense of self  can be seen to be composed from an unending string of conclusions about who we are. In discovering this something interesting becomes apparent. We realize that our self-concept is built in language. Our sense of who we are is contained in sentences – […]

June 23

Did Modernism Isolate Us from the World?

  The world doesn’t just exist, it shows up for us. It appears as the pure experience of the present moment. And one of the most amazing things about the world is that it changes – from age to age, generation to generation, over the course of a human lifetime, and through the duration of […]

June 16

Is there One World or Many?

Our spontaneously arising experience of the present moment is a miraculous event that we are constantly in the middle of. In some of my older posts I have described the depth and majesty of all that is contained in our experience of now. Commonly we think of our experience by imagining that we take in […]

June 09

Why Does the World Exist?

We are here. That much seems clear. We can’t deny our own existence. Well actually great philosophers have denied our existence. What we can’t deny I suppose is that something exists. There is an experience of existence, of being, that is undeniably the foundation of everything. If nothing existed there would be nothing to contemplate […]

May 26

Excellence Is Fueled By Philosophy

Why does philosophy matter? It is a question I think about all the time. I know that some people think it doesn’t really matter that much, if at all. It might be because people think about philosophy in the way it is usually taught, as a long succession of treatises and books – an accumulation […]

May 19

The Experience of Suspended Limitation

The experience of spiritual freedom is a condition of suspended limitation. I remember a very profound moment in my life when I realized that I didn’t really know what was possible. Stop and think about that for a minute. What if you really didn’t know what was possible? The moment of this realization was a […]

May 12

HOW CAN OUR CURRENT CONSCIOUSNESS INDUCE A NEW ONE?

In the book Radical Inclusivity I point to a new level of consciousness. The idea that we are in the midst of a shift in consciousness is not original and in fact is gaining popularity. One particularly accessible description of this shift can be found in Fritjof Capra’s book, The Turning Point. The specific question […]