Tag Archives: Awakening

Ask, “Who Am I?”

Here is a passage from my book Leap Before You Look.   Be still and listen To the sounds around you. The sounds are heard, aren’t they? Heard perfectly. Now shift the attention from the sound To that which is hearing the sounds. What is that? What sound does that itself make? Ask yourself, who […]

Living Awakening

” alt=”” height=”266″ width=”400″ />If you’ve been reading my stuff here for a while, you probably remember that back in the summer of 2009, I started to conduct interviews for a new publication with some very interesting people. I’ve been busy with that ever since. Finally, it’s come to some sort of completion. In almost […]

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 […]

The Paradox of Practice

  I was just in a little Facebook conversation with Din Robinson and Darshana about the nuanced relationship between awakening and practice.  Here is part of the introduction to “Leap Before You Look.”   Enjoy!!!! Meet Fred. From a very early age, Fred had felt that something was missing in his life. Quite early on, after […]

The Unique Gift

Imagine this. Do you have small children in your life? Perhaps you have your own children, or nieces or nephews, or grandchildren, or maybe the children of friends or neighbors. Imagine that you go to the toy store and buy the gift that would make one of these children incredibly happy. When my kids were […]

My meeting with Dr Emmett Miller

It often happens in life that you knew something could have gone better. A job interview, a date, a public talk: you walk away down on yourself, convinced that you blew it. And then sometimes it happens that things just flow.  No effort, no preparation, no big deal, and magic takes over.  This was one […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Pure Waiting

With record prices at the pumps, both Freddy and Fannie looking really quite punch drunk, much of California covered in smoke, and an economic forecast gloomier by the day, many people today find that their response to our world has gradually shifted from patient optimism to concern to, well, freakin’ out. As a writer, public […]