Know Thyself

Know Thyself

It is said that outside the oracle of Delphi in ancient Greece, the phrase, translatable as “Know Thyself”, was carved above the entrance to the temple. Philosophers and writers from Socrates to Aeschylus….

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The Truth About the Future

The Truth About the Future

A couple of months back, I checked in with one of my former students who was setting off on a new venture in the world. He eagerly shared some recent successes and his detailed plans…

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Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family

Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family

Before I get a bunch of mail from the people I grew up with about this, let me clarify an important point: My birth family was not dysfunctional. Mom and Dad loved each other and us; my siblings got along as well and at times better than most. So why the title of today’s blog?

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Are You Willing to Be Wrong?

Are You Willing to Be Wrong?

Over the course of this past week, we began a new mentoring mastermind group called Infinite Potential, Infinite Possibilities. One of the basic premises of the program comes from a quote by Arnold Patent I shared in The Inside-Out Revolution:

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The Story of Me

The Story of Me

The author/philosopher Ken Wilber talks about a core concept in his writings about spirituality he calls “the pre/trans fallacy”. In a very tight nutshell, what he is describing is our tendency to confuse the pre-personal “ignorant” innocence…

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When Humanity and Divinity Collide

When Humanity and Divinity Collide

Since this is the very first blog post I am writing under the new header of "Caffeine for the Soul", I thought I'd share a bit about where this juxtaposition of the sacred and the profane that permeates my work first started to appear in my consciousness... In August...

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The ‘X’ Factor in Predicting the Future

The ‘X’ Factor in Predicting the Future

One of the things I love about the work that I do is that when we catch our first glimpse of the thought-created nature of our personal reality, the adventure has just begun. It's like spending your life stumbling around in a cave and then being handed a lantern....

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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Mindfulness

A Whole New Way of Thinking About Mindfulness

Mindfulness, as defined by Wikipedia, is “the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment”. But for me, mindfulness can be understood at a couple of different levels. At...

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