The Quest for Wholness

This is an excerpt from Conscious Men, written by John Gray and Arjuna Ardagh. Today, both men and women want to experience a multidimensional, fulfilled life: they both want to have interesting jobs and careers, they both want to create long-term satisfying relationships, they both want to create and participate in a happy family life, […]

Children Are Natural Translucents

This is an excerpt from my book The Translucent Revolution.    Children are naturally translucent, freshly arrived from and in touch with an inner spaciousness. It is very easy to connect with your child in a translucent way if you are connected with yourself. Many parents talk openly with their children about moments of awakening […]

Bringing Forth Your True Sense of Purpose

This is an excerpt from Conscious Men, written by John Gray and Arjuna Ardagh. Researchers like Elizabeth Kubler-Ross tell us that people who have a “near death experience” often describe seeing their whole life flash before their eyes. They realize that they had been chasing all the wrong dreams. Later, they stop pursuing money and fame […]

Explode with Anger

This is an excerpt from my book Leap Before You Look. When you feel angry, resentful,      When you feel that some injustice has been done to you, Stop and breathe deeply into the lower part of the belly. Feel the energy there. Feel the power. Fill your lower belly with breath, And let go […]

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Intelligent Trust

At a time of uncertainty and great concern for the future, I have taken solace in the presence of one of my greatest teachers in life. Angel the cat, whose ashram we live in, will be 17 years old in February. Angel spends most of her time just being. She finds a sunny warm place […]

Translucent Aging

This is an excerpt from my book The Translucent Revolution.  We see the fruits of a translucent life nowhere more vividly than when people grow old. Here, the contrast between a life lived in servitude to the Iago trance, and one that has been transformed through awakening, becomes stark. Just as Iago habits catch up […]

Deep Listening

This is an excerpt from Conscious Men, written by John Gray and Arjuna Ardagh. There are many dimensions to listening. One is just like the sky: to be still and receive. Simply listening to someone sharing challenges and issues may in itself be the solution that is required. Particularly for a woman, when she feels […]

No One Else Like You

This is an excerpt from my book Better than Sex. Take a moment and have a look at your right thumb. Now turn it over, so you can see the underneath. You can see lots of squiggly lines there. There are seven billion people on this planet, and none of them have the same thumb print […]

The Prostitution of the Word

I grew up among writers. My father was a journalist for the London Times, who later went on to write seventeen books. My mother was an editor at Faber and Faber. T.S. Eliot sat in the next office to my Mum. Back in the 1960s, publishing was known as “the gentleman’s profession.” Deals were made […]

The Wisdom of Inadequacy

“I screwed up…” “I’m a failure…” “I’m not good enough…” “It’s my fault…” Everyone has thoughts like this from time to time. Everyone sometimes experiences the emotions of shame, inadequacy, guilt, and remorse. The pop psychology/New Age/spirituality world has given these thoughts and feelings an unequivocally bad wrap. They are thought of as toxic, limited: […]

Eat the Wild Strawberry

I just got back from a wonderful visit to the island of Corfu in Greece. A group of us met for a Radical Brilliance one-week intensive, which was spectacular. Prior to leaving for Greece, I had spent almost two months recovering from a serious car accident, so I had been forced to lie low and […]

Meeting the Beloved

I love you. I need you. I want you. I cannot live without you. All of us at some point in our lives have said or thought words like these. At the time they seem very real, as though this new person is the magical missing ingredient to make us whole. In fact, how did […]