Tag Archives: Translucent

Getting permission to flow

Maria attended one of our retreats a few years ago. Now in her fifties, she has been practicing meditation, which she had learned from a well-known Indian guru, for more than thirty years. She had a very calm, empty, silent presence. She dressed in plain, very sensible clothes, and her gray hair was cut in […]


Behind the Locked Door

Here is a passage from my book The Translucent Revolution. Iago thrives on emotional chaos. We are afraid of our strong emotions, and often regret words and actions prompted by them. Then we suffer, not necessarily from the feelings themselves, but from our resistance and the shame associated with them. Caught in Iago’s trance state, […]


Becoming Translucent

Here is a passage from my book The Translucent Revolution. Webster’s dictionary defines translucent as “letting light pass through, but not transparent.” A transparent object, like a clean sheet of glass, is almost invisible. You see everything through a transparent object as if it were not there at all. An opaque object, on the other […]


A Life of Paradox

Here is a passage from my book Leap Before You Look.   When we are willing to exchange our life of preoccupation with “me” and “my needs” for a life given in the service of love itself, of that presence itself, we are faced with an interesting paradox. On one side of the paradox, we […]

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 […]