October 11, 2014
I remember James Hillman, the Jungian writer/analyst, speaking at a Mendocino Men's Gathering about the coming of age. He said that a young man, like a conqueror of old, travels out into the world of man, sending his troops far and wide to conquer vast swaths of life. But an aging man recalls (more…)
October 4, 2014
One day you will wake up and realize that it's all been a game and that game was stored in your personality with its architecture of ego, identity, beliefs and problems. One day you get that you can leave the game, walk off the game board, and be free, that it was the game (more…)
September 24, 2014
I remember my grandmother sitting alone in the sunny back yard - not lonely but quiet, in touch with something larger than her mind - stillness, silence, consciousness.
I remember my mother sliding into dementia and watching her mind become silent, silent and empty (until childhood abandonment pain would surface from the unlocking compartments (more…)
September 23, 2014
There is a time when the edifice of self disappears in the silence and stillness of now. We find it sometimes in meditation, deep quiet, self-forgetting creativity or the profound peace of nature. We enter a space beyond identity, goals, purpose, time, ambition and expectations, beyond our emotional fear-contraction, beyond the illusion of a (more…)
September 6, 2014
Because extraordinary differences exists between the New Human and our conventional personality, I thought it might be use to contrast them.
My ordinary personality is…
• Organized around the ego "me" and the persona I cultivate to handle insecurity, fear, and uncertainty.
• Largely self-centered in its concerns
• Reactive in my emotionality and contracted in its (more…)
August 19, 2014
We are entering a new stage of human spiritual evolution, a time when God - the one consciousness that is and fills the cosmos and everything in it - is finally understood to be what you and I are. Because unity means one not two, you and God must be the same substance. This (more…)
August 13, 2014
For the past twenty years, I've been writing a novel about the spiritual life. I'd work on it, put it away when inspiration ran dry, and then inevitably return to it when the urging of new material came to me. You see, when I began, I was simply too young and spiritually immature to (more…)
August 12, 2014
Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi, the author of From Age-ing to Sage-ing and founding of Sage-ing International, tells us, “Elderhood represents the crowning achievement of life.” Jean Houston adds, “The years beyond sixty, the years of our second maturity, may be evolution’s greatest gift to humanity.” And Carl Jung opined that old age would not exist (more…)
August 3, 2014
Last week, my heart slipped back into atrial fibrillation again, a condition not uncommon in aging. In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers (atria) start quivering rather than beating properly. Normally, my version of this fibrillating process lasts a day or so and then converts spontaneously to the normal sinus rhythm. This time it hasn't. (more…)
July 29, 2014
Most of us live in the world but rarely see where we really are. I mean it's crazy. We rush around, notice this and that, race on to the next perception, and NEVER STOP until we crash late at night. Even then we can't turn off our minds and struggle with insomnia.
In recent (more…)