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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 […]

The Fraud

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At various point along my path I find myself feeling like a fraud. These moments usually come when serving in positions of leadership, or as a teacher, mentor, parent, or expert of some kind. I see people counting on me for something that I haven’t yet fully developed. I give one hundred percent of myself […]

A Change of Wardrobe

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Have you ever noticed that many of us have a tendency to spend a fair bit of time in clothes that other people designed? Some of these clothes we wear on our bodies. Some may include slogans—on tee shirts for example. Some we wear as attitudes and beliefs. Some we wear as agreed upon possibilities […]

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 […]

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 […]

Loneliness

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How is it that we could be living in a time with so many humans, with extraordinary communication technologies, and yet still occasionally find ourselves feeling lonely deep down inside? What if loneliness doesn’t emanate from the availability of people and things out there, but from a hole in our own hearts? Sometimes when cooped […]

The Story of Stories

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Have you ever felt as if the stories you tell about your life somehow miss the true scope of what you have experienced during your days here on Earth? Have you ever felt as if the stories that others tell about you seem a bit more about themselves and their self-judgments than they are about […]

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 […]