What Happens After the Lights Come on?

For many years, I’ve been a student of spiritual literature. Some of my favorite writings are from or about people who have had what can be described as “spiritual awakenings”, where the metaphorical light of consciousness came fully on and they discovered there was no-one there. While the awakening experiences themselves are often fascinating, I’m equally fascinated by how life changes after.

For some, nothing much seems to change, although everything may well be different:

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What It Takes to Change the World

Back in 2016, I published a blogpost called Love and Creative Disruption where I did my best to describe the two forces that in my decades of experience in the field of transformation make great coaching (and by proxy great leadership) great….

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The Hedgehog of Wisdom

There is a line from the Greek poet Archilochus, which is generally translated as:
The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.
While foxes might be cunning and able to devise hundreds of strategies for catching unsuspecting hedgehogs off guard and eating them for dinner, the hedgehog has only one defensive strategy

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Picasso and the Nature of Reality

In Creating the Impossible, I share one of my favorite stories about the painter Pablo Picasso, who was reportedly traveling on a train with a wealthy businessman who criticized his art as being ‘unrealistic’. When Picasso asked him to explain…

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Fearless Intention

Years ago, I was on a book tour in the north of England and one of the venues I was speaking at was a 17th century church. While neither my book nor talk were particularly religious in nature…

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One Problem, One Solution

Today’s blog is excerpted from The Space Within. When I was 32 years old, I discovered the secret to life. I dropped into a space inside myself that was so deep and beautiful and clear that everything seemed possible..

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The Three Languages of the Three Principles

This past weekend, we launched the Czech language edition of the second book in the Inside-Out trilogy, The Space Within. As we did with the release of Uvnitř v sobě, the launch involved an interview with a Czech television station and a public “christening”…

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What Happens at “Level 43”?

During a small group coaching intensive I was running in London last week, one of the participants asked me about “levels of consciousness”, as they had read about them in the enlightened author Syd Banks’ books but had heard other teachers of the principles Syd wrote about say that “there are no levels.”….

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How the Mind Actually Works

This weekend I went to see my daughter in a school dance concert that was of such a high standard put my high school musical experience into an embarrassing context. Despite having been asked not to, the theatre was lit up with audience members taking out their phones to film. I got up onto my mental high horse…

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How to Be More of Who You Already Are

Today’s blog is adapted and excerpted from the newly revised and updated 10th anniversary edition of Supercoach, available this fall from Hay House…
Recently, a woman whose thoughts were in a terrible spin called in to my radio show. She was worried about everything…

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How Things Actually Happen

Last week was the final week of this year’s Creating the Impossible program, and I’m still feeling filled up with the richness of feeling from our final call. People shared their highlights and “ta da!” moments from the past 90 days…

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How to Change the World

Today’s blog is excerpted from my book Creating the Impossible: A 90 day program to get your dreams out of your head and into the world…The week I began working on this book, I read a distressing (to me) article about how Mahatma Gandhi was estranged from his eldest son, Harilal, throughout his adult life. I immediately called my own first born, Oliver…

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Three Pieces of Good News (that sound like bad news), part three

Today, I want to share a third thing that I have come to see over a nearly 30 year career as a teacher and coach. It impacts how I do everything I do with students and clients, and is perhaps best summed up in this story I first heard in a dialogue between Anthony de Mello, an enlightened Jesuit priest, and one of his students….

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