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The Right To an Empowering Education (The Stone Series, Part VIII)

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Black Elk, Sioux medicine man (1863-1950), once said, “Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.” Why do many children now require medication as daily part of their education? Why do an […]

Riding the Tides of Life (The Stone Series, Part VII)

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As a boy, I spent hours on end during the summer days body surfing and boogie boarding along the Southern California coast. No two waves were ever the same. What might I make of each one that came my way? What kind of style could I bring to the natural power that made itself temporarily […]

The Barefoot Warrior (The Stone Series, Part VI)

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I believe I might have developed a new publishing genre: the fictional autobiography written under the pen name of its protagonist. Through my own experience of writing such a book, I’ve found that it can be a very empowering process whether you intend to publish or not. I wrote my first draft of The Barefoot […]

Presence Of Mind (The Stone Series, Part V)

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I was tromping about through Hidden Valley in Joshua Tree National Monument when I stumbled upon this ancient stone one who seemed to be gazing out at the vast expanse before us both. I heard the words of Confucius in my head. “No matter where you go, there you are.” I was reminded of the […]

The Art of Sculpting Your Life (The Stone Series, Part IV)

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Michelangelo once said, “every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” Each and every one of us is a sculptor of the most important kind. We chisel away at our lives with every action. The question is, to what extent are we conscious […]

The Stone Series (The Stone Series, Part III)

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The User’s Guide To Being Human: The Art and Science of Self explores the extraordinary human capacities with which were were born, yet had little time to formally develop while we were busy acquiring knowledge in our modern system of education. For example, we sometimes hear the phrase, “most people only operate about about 4% […]

Harvesting an Epic Failure (The Stone Series, Part II)

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Last week, I was about 20 minutes into a lecture on “Focus” when I realized that I was giving what might very well have been the most discombobulated presentation of my entire career. Standing there before a roomful of people who had come to learn about focus, speaking in real time to keep from entering […]

Work While You Sleep: Setting Dream Intentions (The Stone Series, Part I)

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In writing The User’s Guide to Being Human: The Art and Science of Self, I did a fair bit of work for the book in my dreams. For example, I knew I had about 3 pages for a section on “The Nature of Reality,” which was the setup for The Art of Authenticity chapter. Exploring […]