Tag Archives: Awakening

Who Should You Listen To

Most of us these days are bombarded with people wanting to offer us advice. You probably get regular invitations to online summits where dozens of enthusiastic advice-givers are vying for your attention, alluring you with downloadable gifts and free offers. The internet is exploding with new blog posts every day about the 5 Most Important […]

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About Qualia

A few months ago, my friend Jonathan Robinson introduced me to Qualia,  a new nutritional supplement produced by the Neurohacker Collective. It comes through the mail in two bottles, with jet black labels printed with gold ink. You take Step 1 on rising. I usually wash it down with a glass of lemon water with […]

The Two Most Important Moments of My Life

Back in 1991, there were two moments, separated from each other by just a few days, that changed my life forever. First, a little background. In 1991 I was living in India. I had already been pretty deeply involved in “spiritually seeking” for about twenty years.  The giddy pursuit of “enlightenment” had by that point […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Awakening and Enlightenment

This is an excerpt from my book, Better than Sex.  Many people may wonder: Does this process of Awakening Coaching lead to Enlightenment? Before we can answer this question, we have to have some reference for what this word “Enlightenment” means. It has been used quite freely in English in the last forty years or […]

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Why Awakening

Most people who seek out the services of a coach do so because they want to overcome obstacles in their life, or because they want to realize some outcome. People come to a coach to complete a book, to found a company, to overcome procrastination, or to become a more present and caring parent or […]

The Most Powerful Words

My friend, Jonathan Robinson, loves to tell this delightful story whenever he has the chance. I am not sure how much of it is true and how much of it is fabrication, but either way the story works. As the myth goes, Jonathan heard about a great teacher in India. He was so impressed with […]

Finding the “I”

This is an excerpt from my book Better than Sex.  Awakening is not about changing the content of your experience in any way at all, or even about trying to change your thoughts. Awakening means simply to recognize the Open Secret that is experiencing all of this. In this moment you are hearing sounds, correct? You […]

The Brilliance Cycle

Most likely as you read these words, I will be flying overhead on my way back from Frankfurt, Germany, to my home in California… and my beautiful wife… and my beautiful cat… and my beautiful house. I have been a little homesick this time! If you live in America, go look out the window right now, […]

What Is Awakening?

This is an excerpt from my book Better than Sex.   Come down with me now to the basement. Watch your head on the beam there. A few friends are down here, watching a movie together. I know, it smells a little musty down here. It got flooded during a storm a few years back and […]

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Can You Change the World?

A few months ago, I wrote a little satirical piece offering Barack Obama coaching sessions. I assume most of you realized that I did not actually think he would read the post, let alone accept the coaching. It was humor.  But it did generate an interesting response from one of my readers which reads as […]

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The Wave Is Already Wet

The veil that hides this Secret Is becoming so thin It can be easily torn now by anyone. It all comes down to what you value. Value emptiness above content And you are free. Value peace above drama And you are at rest. Value not knowing above concepts And you are wisdom itself. Value love […]

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What to do when someone is upset with you

Before we go any further you might ask the legitimate question,  “What are your qualifications, Arjuna Ardagh,  to write an article on this subject? Are you a psychologist?” “No, I am not.” “Are you a licensed psychotherapist?” No, also not.” “Do you have a Pd.D. in communications?” “Ummmmm.  No, I’m afraid not.” “So what on […]

Inherent Evolution

  As we deepen in translucence, we discover another dimension of our relationship to identity. It begins with the absolute acceptance of things as they are, of all our strange quirks and addictions and banana nabbing. Once we recognize everything to be fine as it is, we can relax even more deeply. We can feel, within […]

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We never Anticipate Resistance

We had an interesting question in the Awakening Coaching Training online course last week that I wanted to share with you.  I think it is something we can all really learn from. The week before, we had all started to experiment with some simple practices that are part of Awakening Coaching.  Students in the training […]

Couples Puja

  This is a powerful practice to do with your intimate partner. Once you are awake in the morning, Sit opposite each other on the bed. Take turns doing this practice. Look into one of your partner’s eyes. One of you will go first: When it is your turn Express love, devotion and surrender to […]

Do You Really Need That Thought?

    We hold many of our beliefs to be sacred simply as compensation for being in a state of mental fragmentation. I am a kind and tolerant person. Why would one need that thought? Many people are good, benevolent, and kind without ever needing to define themselves that way. We hold a strong belief […]

Our Natural Vision

Vision is vital. It is the fuel that motivates action. It gives meaning to our lives, the aspiration to reach beyond our limits. Vision tells us where to put our energy, allows us to push through unforeseen obstacles, and, when a group of people work together, it is the cohesive force that keeps them motivated […]