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The Yoga Class

I’ve written seven books.  My favorite is a novel: The Last Laugh.  Here is an excerpt I love: Wednesday, no evening meeting. Paul and I drank instant coffee and ate Twinkies together. It had come to this. Then things began to get very clear. I was wasting precious time in distraction. All that mattered, and […]

Inspired Certainty

I remember a few years ago I learned how to ski.  I had never learned how to ski as a young man or as a child because I lived in England where there is not a lot of skiing, so I learned this when I moved to the Sierra Nevada Mountains about 10 years ago.  […]

Could You Let it Go?

This is a practice from my latest book: “Leap Before You Look.” This practice is chosen from the section “Insight Practices.” When caught up in a strong belief, Needing to be liked, to be right about something. Or stuck in a strong emotion, ask yourself, “Could I, just could I, let it go?” Could you […]

Exchange Points of View

This is a practice from my latest book: Leap Before You Look.” This practice is chosen from the section “Intimate Relationship Practices.” When you find yourself caught in a disagreement With your partner or a close friend, When you are arguing, Trying to be convincing that your point of view is more correct, Stop and […]

Not Another Flavor of Self-Improvement

A couple of weeks ago we just got done with out latest Awakening Coaching Training.  This was the entry level course: which we call ‘Basic Skills.’  I can’t hold back a moment longer from sharing with you what has been going on. It was jet lag city: we had participants present from seven different times […]

Redefining Success

Arjuna dialogs with Success Coach Jack Canfield Arjuna:    Jack, you are recognized as a great authority on success.  In the last months, with changes in the economy, many people are re-evaluating what success is all about. First of all, it’s more difficult these days to make money and accumulate a lot of stuff because the […]

Discard the Old

This is a practice from my latest book: Leap Before You Look.” This practice is chosen from the section “The Daily Grind.” Take some time to discard what is no longer needed. You could start with your clothes. Be honest: if you have not worn it for a year, Put it in a bag for […]

Enlightenment is a Con-Trick

When I get on the radio, or in an interview for a magazine, they often want to fit what I am saying into a pre-established pigeon-hole. Indian sounding name… been to India… talks about awakening…, aha, this must be a spiritual teacher talking about enlightenment. And so the first question I’m often asked is,” So, […]

Give What You Hope To Receive

Here is a practice you can use right away, from my book “Leap Before You Look.” When you notice yourself wanting something from your partner, Stop and label it. I need your respect; I need you to clean up after yourself; I need you to notice how much I do for you. Once you become […]

Awake and Fully Human

Please enjoy the following except from an interview I did with Jennifer Hough of Soul Talk radio: Jennifer: Arjuna – I’d love for our listeners to hear – how do you describe how you distinguish that there are things in life that happen that can appear really, really serious, and how do you marry what […]

Call Out in Longing

Please enjoy the following practice from my book Leap Before You Look, Sounds True, 2008: Call Out in Longing Level of Difficulty ** On the beach or in the forest, Or alone in your room, Call out to the divine to reveal itself to you. Use your real voice and lips To call out in […]

Multiple Bottom Lines

Please enjoy the following excerpt form my Best-selling book, The Translucent Revolution, New World Library, 2005. Joe Kresse, with the Foundation for Global Community, is another translucent activist who perceives business as a ripe arena for transformation. He reports that translucent values emerge in businesses when they are willing to question the traditional idea of […]

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Do you think I’m going to go To Hell?

You may have noticed, we’ve been sending out news to our lists more frequently over the last weeks.  “What’s got into you Arjuna? You used to be such a quiet, retiring kind of fellow. Suddenly you’re sending out email, like popcorn.”  When you send out more frequently to a list, it is inevitable that some […]

Wellness Retreat with John Gray

I’ve just come home from one of the kindest things I’ve done for my body in 52 years.  Colors look much brighter and sharper than they have before, I can smell flowers and food distinctly, there’s a gentle hunger in my belly that’s no longer a sense of craving, but a health instinct for nourishment.  […]

Excerpt from The Translucent Revolution

Please enjoy the following except from The Translucent Revolution, New World Library, 2005: Millions of people have now had an awakening glimpse into their real nature. The experience may not be stable, but it can never be overlooked again. It is not the access that challenges us now, but the actualization of it in our […]

The Game is Changing

Please enjoy the following except from an interview I did with Jennifer Hough of Soul Talk radio last week: Arjuna: This is an amazing time to be alive. It is really so important to be in these conversations, because the whole game is changing very, very fast. Up until just quite recently, there has been […]