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During the past few months I've devoured several books on the Enneagram, an ancient spiritual road map that helps a person grow lighter and gain clarity once they've owned their lingering darkness and confusion. As I've read, I've captured dozens of pages of insights in my...

Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths and...

Mindfulness Meditation is not only the seventh path of the Noble Eight-fold Path, but is the core energy that puts the Buddha's teaching into action. It involves deliberate efforts to become more fully present to what’s happening right now, through: Pausing (before we have a negative reaction...

Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths and...

Our true nature is pure awareness, also known as nirvana, enlightenment, God, etc.; and is characterized by unlimited love, joy, peace, compassion, and equanimity.  Our existence as human beings is a conditional, physical manifestation of this awareness. This manifestation, like the manifestation of all things that...

Last night, while enjoying a neighborhood walk in cooler temperatures  with my wife, I focused my attention on the numerous fireflies (aka, "lightning bugs") that were accompanying us. And I realized how little I've reflected on these fascinating creatures despite seeing them summer after summer...

I recently embraced a "new” personal brand statement: I help others (beginning with myself) to grow happier in their careers. What I love about my evolved brand is how aligned it is with my personal value system. I get the greatest satisfaction in life when I...

I've "skinnied down" my listing of favorite books to recommend, with the intention of providing suggestions on books to prioritize first in each category, followed by books to consider when you're ready to go deeper. As I've written many times before, I love to read...

This morning, as I look forward to seeing Avengers: End Game, I've gained a profound insight regarding why certain entertainment totally pushes my "geek button." It's a spiritual thing. A spiritual quest, if you will. I'm fascinated by mindfulness meditation, and have been for most of my...

Mindfulness Meditation is both a practice and a way of living that helps us—and those around us—to: Decrease suffering Increase happiness   Why We Suffer: Habitual thinking and reacting: to what other people say or do, to external events, to physical pain, to loss, to our own streams of thinking,...