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short and sweet

I have been accused, by those who shall remain nameless, of using too many words when I blog. OK. So here it is, on this Saturday night, February 19th 2011. My latest offering to you is from Ezra Pound, Who said it all with these words: The apparition of these faces in the crowd; petals […]

Memory in the Cells

My Luis Diaz has written a fantastic book called Memory in the Cells. He has kindly asked me to write the foreword, and here it is. I will be interviewing him about the book on Thursday, September 23rd at 6pm PST. To begin, I must confess that the way I am writing this foreword to […]

Memory in the Cells

  Share My friend Luis Diaz has written a fantastic book called Memory in the Cells. He has kindly asked me to write the foreword, and here it is. I will be interviewing him on Thursday, September 23rd at 6pm PST. To begin, I must confess that the way I am writing this foreword to […]

Stare into the Open Sky

This is a practice from my book Leap Before You Look. Lie down on your backUnder a cloudless sky. Open yourself to the nature of infinity. Let yourself move out infinitely in any direction And be soberly present with the unavoidable fact That as far as you travel, You are still only halfway there. There […]

Into the Wild

Over the July 4th long weekend, I went on a trip with my oldest son, Abhi. We drove down south through the gold country to the old mining town of Auburn, and from there  even further south to the remote town of Foresthill. I’ve heard Foresthill sometimes called the “armpit of the Sierras,” which is, […]

What makes a movie “spiritual?”

For many years now Chameli and I have enjoyed a special moment in our month, when an envelope arrives containing a single DVD. It generally contains a feature film, a documentary, and occasionally a few shorts, chosen not for their popularity or celebrity status, but for their ability to transform and awaken us. The Spiritual […]

My son in Close up

Generally I post stuff that is more interesting to you, at least that is my intention.  But today I’ve decided to post something interesting to me!  My oldest son, Abhi has developed a passion for photography over the last several years, and has emerged as one of the best photographers at his school.  Here is […]

The Real Deal

Chameli and I just got back this week from the Transformational Leadership Council meeting, which this time was in Bermuda.  We attend these meetings twice a year, they are usually in very exotic, beautiful places.  It is a group put together by Jack Canfield a few years ago for writers, teachers, and seminar leaders to […]

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I never thought I’d ask you this…

Many months ago, I was sitting on an airplane reading a book that someone had given me by Carl Callahan about the Mayan prophecies and 2012.  Now, I’m not a big believer in prophecies.  My favorite statement about 2012 came recently from Leonard Cohen who said, “People talk a lot about 2012.  In fact, some […]