10 Apr 2013
April 10, 2013

Fully Here and Now

  Ask yourself: Where am I?  Answer: Here.  Ask yourself: What time is it?  Answer: Now.  Say it until you can hear it.  Set alarm clocks or design your day or put up notes on the wall so that a number of times during the day when you are in the midst of various occupations.. read more →

03 Apr 2013
April 3, 2013

The Entrance to Oneness

Imagine feeling more love from someone than you have ever known. You’re being loved even more than your mother loved you when you were an infant, more than you were ever loved by your father, your child, or your most intimate lover—anyone. This lover doesn’t need anything from you, isn’t looking for personal gratification, and.. read more →

27 Mar 2013
March 27, 2013

Functions of a Teacher

  As far as teachers are concerned, a teacher is found wherever you are when you’re ready for that teacher. If you’re aware enough to ask the question, “How am I going to get on with my work?” and you answer it, “Well, what I ought to do is calm my mind down,” the next.. read more →

20 Mar 2013
March 20, 2013

The Edge of Awakening

When you begin to realize the relationship of life and death, the old model of who you are starts to expand. As your old model dies something new happens. You begin to experience directly the living truth of dying and being reborn again in each moment. When you live in the moment, then death is.. read more →

20 Mar 2013
March 20, 2013

Consecrating Actions

Artwork by Sam Brown  Take the matter of consecrating life actions. What I mean by the word consecration is bringing into consciousness the nature of the act in a cosmic plan. For example, in the old days people would say grace. Grace was a thing you waited for before you ate the turkey. Norman Rockwell characterizes.. read more →

13 Mar 2013
March 13, 2013

Shifts of the Sixties

There was a major shift that occurred in the 60′s, the shift from what you call absolute reality; thinking that what you saw and what your thinking mind thought it understood was only one kind of reality. And there were other kinds of reality. William James, of course, had said that many years before, if you.. read more →

06 Mar 2013
March 6, 2013

Lessons on a Train

  There’s a story about Meher Baba. He was crossing the United States by train, and when the train stopped in Santa Fe, he suddenly got up from his seat, climbed down off the train, and walked toward the center of town. At a certain corner, there was an old Indian man standing, leaning up.. read more →

27 Feb 2013
February 27, 2013

The Emergence of Compassion

Art by Outi Harma - http://goo.gl/6cy9XN When we see that service is not a one-way street, we find that those we are helping give us a continuous stream of clues to help us escape the prison of our self-image. More than simply letting us know what might be working or not, they help us when they.. read more →

20 Feb 2013
February 20, 2013

Making Every Act an Offering of Service

  The more profound path of sacrifice that Krishna outlines [in the Bhagavad Gita] is the sacrifice of one’s self — meaning that we begin to do every act we do in the light of our awareness of Brahman. As our practice gets deeper and deeper, that awareness of Brahman takes on flesh and blood; it starts.. read more →

13 Feb 2013
February 13, 2013

Elder Role Models

  During the fall of 1995, I spent four days at the Gorbachev World Forum, where I met some remarkable elder role models who were taking part in that program, among them Barbara Weidner, a Catholic woman in her 80s who heads an organization called “Grandmothers for Peace.” When I asked her why she’d gotten.. read more →