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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 […]

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 […]

Risk or Retreat?

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Last night during a particularly vivid dream, I noticed that in television and movies there are often very specific musical themes that accompany specific characters. The main character in particular often has two key themes or variations that follow him or her through the movie. One is the inspirational, “on the path” theme. The other […]

Our Birthright

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In the natural world, plants and animals are driven to live in peak condition as a matter of everyday adaptation and survival. Human beings are important members of this natural world. By birthright, we too are called to live in peak condition. We are called to cooperate with the various Earth systems and other living […]

How the User’s Guide Material Is Organized

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The User’s Guide To Being Human is organized in two books. Book 1—The Art and Science of Self examines eight arts for personal development. It guides the reader to make use of those arts through a “Personal Growth Project.” Book 2—The Art and Science of Connection examines eight arts for connecting with others and leading […]

Sailing the Seas of Prosperity

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What if prosperity is not something to be sought out there in the future? What if it is a frame of mind that enables us to tap an abundance of possibilities that are always flowing within and around us? I’ve recently discovered a remarkably simple way to hoist a kind of inner sail into the […]

The Power of Play

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Do you ever wonder how it is that children can play a single game over and over again, hour after hour, day after day? Do you ever wonder why their play is so important to them, or what influence it has in shaping the adults that they become? Do you ever consider how your play as a child may have shaped the person you are right now?

What Is The Users Guide To Being Human?

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Life is an artistic process. Whether we are aware of it or not, we sculpt ourselves with every thought, every behavior, every action. Each of us holds extraordinary creative power within, yet many of us tend to harness only a fraction of this power. As a result, our art only partly achieves its great purpose, that of bringing out the potential magnificence in ourselves, our relationships and our world…

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Unfolding Our Vast Potential

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How do you realize a dream? How do you make the most of the capacities available to you? How do you find fulfillment in contributing your best to others and the world that we share?

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