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A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution—part II

Resolutions (decisions, commitments, agreements) made in heart consciousness are easy to fulfill; that’s why they’re likely to last beyond January 12th. Heart consciousness is a state of mind that comes about as we practice appreciation and gratitude. It’s more or less that simple. I say, “more or less” because, looking at it from safety consciousness, […]

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What does it take to live with an open heart?

Is it possible to live with an open heart—in heart consciousness—all the time? That depends on two things. For the past two or three years, we’ve been introducing the idea that there are different levels of consciousness. We’ve identified three levels: safety consciousness, heart consciousness, and spacious consciousness. If you’re not familiar with them, you […]

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Microdosing Mindfulness

Stretching time Imagine if you could s-t-r-e-t-c-h time. How would you feel if you had more time every day? Evidence suggests you’d be more present and patient, have more meaningful experiences, and spend more of your time volunteering to help other people. If that idea appeals to you, the question becomes, how do you stretch […]

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The Answer To These Troubled Times

Do you believe in “channels”? I’m not talking about television stations, but the idea that spirits, voices, entities, can come through us and communicate information. I never have. But that didn’t stop me from channeling the following message last night. The voice was clear, and so insistent that I had to get out of bed […]

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How To Get Through The Tough Times

I was talking with a friend recently, and he was sharing with me some of the ways he was struggling, trying to figure out how to help his adult daughter who is going through some hard times. I related to his struggles because Hannah and I have been worried about our adult daughter, although she […]

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Don’t Try So Hard

Let Go. Give In. Stop Trying. I believe hard work often pays off. I also believe there are situations in which we should try less hard. When we try hard we tend to narrow our focus—followed by a cascade of physiological changes that begin with a release of adrenaline. When we try hard we create […]

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Surviving The Volcano

“I was sound asleep when I heard pounding on my door, and then the door being kicked in. The man who came in was shaking; he was scared. He hustled me out of bed, pushing me toward the door, telling me I had to evacuate my home. I got out with my purse, the nightgown […]

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