Beliefs and Thoughts

Freedom from Othering - Beliefs


From Human Doing to Human Being - Part 1
From Human Doing to Human Being – Part 2

Like Sisyphus eternally pushing the boulder up the hill, we can spend many moments busily trying to manage our...

Blog: Looking Through the Eyes of Another
Blog: Looking Through the Eyes of Another – Transforming Separation into Shared Consciousness

Looking Through the Eyes of Another: Transforming Separation into Shared Consciousness I often talk about how suffering arises from...

Evolving Beyond "Unreal Othering"
Evolving Beyond “Unreal Othering”

What motivates us – as individuals and as a society – to build walls and knowingly hurt others? This...

Landlocked in Fur – Three Domains of Formless Presence
Three Domains of Formless Presence – Landlocked in Fur (retreat talk)

While we have evolved to experience a defining sense of separate self, our potential is to awaken to the...

From Human Doing to Human Being
From Human Doing to Human Being – Part 1

Like Sisyphus eternally pushing the boulder up the hill, we can spend many moments busily trying to manage our...

From Head to Heart
From Head to Heart

If we are suffering, we are believing an interpretation of reality that is limiting and untrue. At these times...

Namaste - Seeing the Truth of Who We Are
Namaste: Seeing the Truth of Who We Are

A gift of evolving consciousness is the capacity to recognize and honor the sacred awareness that lives through our...

Trusting Who We Are (retreat talk)
Trusting Who We Are (retreat talk)

The sign of spiritual freedom is a deep trust in our essential nature, and in the light of awareness...

Part 3 - Freedom from Othering
Part 3 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us

A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning...

Freedom from Othering
Part 2 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us

A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning...

Freedom from Othering - Beliefs
Part 1 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us

A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning...

Trust - Trusting Your Baisc Goodness
Trusting Your Basic Goodness: Part 2

This talk continues the exploration of what causes our distrust of ourselves, others and life, and the pathways to...

Basic Trust - Part 1
Basic Trust – Part 1

One of the expressions of an awakened heart-mind is a basic trust in reality. These talks explore the severed...

Stories That Imprison Our Hearts - Part 2
Stories That Imprison Our Heart – Part 2

Our suffering arises from fear-based stories that are often outside our awareness. These include stories of our deficiency or...

Stories That Imprison Our Hearts
Stories That Imprison Our Heart – Part 1

Our suffering arises from fear-based stories that are often outside our awareness. These include stories of our deficiency or...

Namaste: Soul Recognition: The Practice of Namaste
Soul Recognition: The Practice of Namaste

In our daily trance we experience ourselves and others through a filter of wants, fears, stories and beliefs. Drawing...

Don’t Know Mind – Stepping Out of the Trance of Thinking

Don’t Know Mind ~ (a talk from June 10, 2009) Thoughts, and more broadly, conceptual knowledge, cannot lead to...

Trusting Our Hearts - Trust in Our Basic Goodness
Trusting Our Hearts – Trust in Our Basic Goodness

Trust in our basic goodness directly effects our capacity for intimacy with others, creativity and living fully.  This talk...

Reflection: Waking Up from Limiting Beliefs
Reflection: Waking Up from Limiting Beliefs (8 min.)

A guided reflection meditation that addresses limiting beliefs surrounding interpersonal conflict – from the ending of the “Real but...

Real but Not True: Freeing Ourselves from Harmful Beliefs
Real But Not True: Freeing Ourselves from Harmful Beliefs

Thoughts and beliefs are navigational maps that are not inherently true. Rather, some serve us and others cause feelings...