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 […]

May 05

Art and the Evolution of Consciousness

Did you know that American Avant-Garde painters, writers and musicians in the 1950’s were inspired by evolutionary philosophy? I just completed a weekend program with a group that I co-teach called The Evolutionary Collective and the connection between Art and Consciousness was central to our inquiry over the weekend. In the decades following World War […]

April 28

SURRENDER, KUNDALINI AND INNER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE: PART 3

Once we feel ourselves to be the-one-who-is-experiencing we know who we are and the process of self-forgetting ceases. If we resist the temptation to focus on some familiar way of being we will lose all sense of who we are. We will be swept up in the freedom of existence, without any sense of being […]

April 21

SURRENDER, KUNDALINI AND INNER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE: PART 2

When spiritual paths call for surrender they are asking us to give up our identification with an isolated and separate small ‘s’ self so that we can expand into the fullness of who we are. I believe that surrender, whether it comes as the result of specific spiritual practices, spontaneous revelation, or as an unanticipated […]

April 14

SURRENDER, KUNDALINI AND INNER SPIRITUAL GUIDE: PART 1

Spiritual paths, both traditional and alternative, in one way or another, always revolve around to call for surrender. Surrender means giving up, letting go, ceasing to resist. The moment of surrender is the moment of initiation. It is the beginning of the journey, not the end. It is a leap of faith that propels us […]

April 07

The Trouble with Worldviews

I have been thinking about how challenging philosophical discussion can be and I think that part of that difficulty comes about when we are not discussing ideas within a single worldview, but are actually clashing one worldview against another. As I see it a worldview is a belief in a complete philosophical system. Discussing within […]

March 31

Everything Exists in Relationship

Things do not exist unless they exist in relationship with something else. In fact, things do not exist at all. Relationships exist. There are no individual things. The existence of anything is always contingent upon something else. When I was an undergraduate student I studied physics, but my favorite course in four years was one […]

March 24

A Multi-Dimensional View of Consciousness

Most of us have been taught to understand mind, thought, and self through a dualistic model of reality. I call that model of reality things-in-space consciousness, and it was born in the West during the time period known as the Enlightenment. Over the course of about two centuries we moved out of the worldview of […]

March 17

Seeing Through Sentences in Your Head

One of the things that the study of philosophy reveals is the profound relationship between the language that we use and our perception of what is real. We don’t have to look too deeply into philosophy before we begin to realize that our knowledge about anything is constructed in language and is always found in […]