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 […]

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 […]