Category Archives: Consciousness

The articles in this category explore the topic of consciousness, awareness, and mindfulness.

The Greatest Threat to Our Freedom

Picture yourself fast asleep. Someone is asking you to wake up, but you are deep in a dream, and the call to awaken is experienced as a vague awareness that something is not quite right. We are in that dream, and in each passing moment we have the option of waking up. Whether our experience … Continue reading The Greatest Threat to Our Freedom

How to Read the Signs: The Message of the Pussycat Hats

“something as simple as a hat can be profoundly and profanely illuminating, if you know how to read the signs” – Avery Gordon* This quote was scribbled into a notebook of mine from nearly 20 years ago. The words always intrigued me, and over the years they would haunt my thoughts, reappearing unexpectedly in moments … Continue reading How to Read the Signs: The Message of the Pussycat Hats

Best Books to Read to Change Your Life: Everyday Zen: Love and Work

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer Secret: You can improve your life without changing anything. Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck reminds us to stop thinking life will be better at some other point in time. (After work. Your day off. When you finish … Continue reading Best Books to Read to Change Your Life: Everyday Zen: Love and Work

Free Yourself to Improve Your Life

One of the most powerful ways to change your life is to step back from your ego. A few weeks ago I wrote about how You Are Not Your Ego, and this topic is such a vital part of improving your life that I’m feeling compelled to elaborate. What is Ego? If you are wondering … Continue reading Free Yourself to Improve Your Life

Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality: Best Book to Read to Change Your Life

One of the best ways to start a new year is to read a powerful book that can change your life. Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality certainly fits that category. Awareness is about waking up, and fairly abruptly to boot. Anthony De Mello’s teaching style is very direct. Unlike many other books out … Continue reading Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality: Best Book to Read to Change Your Life

You Are Not Your Ego

When several people witness the same event, they have different perspectives, and they notice different things. A similar phenomenon takes place every moment as we process all the sensory information we’re receiving. Only a tiny fragment of the sensory information that we receive reaches our consciousness, so in a sense we’re always just taking bits … Continue reading You Are Not Your Ego

How Personal Responsibility Can Change Your Life

All the choices you have made up to this point in your life have created the exact life you live at this very moment. Take a look around you. The room you are in is a result of decisions you made. If you are at work, you accepted that position. If you are lounging in … Continue reading How Personal Responsibility Can Change Your Life