The Ego, Fear of Judgment, and Discernment

The ego is a mechanism and thus it has specific results – one of those results is the tendency to both judge as well as fear judgment from others. Recognize the mechanism and you step outside of its result.


An article I read recently discussed the idea of a “stream” of consciousness. This is a concept known to many and felt by most – that our thoughts and emotions flow like a continuous stream through our minds. The metaphor of a stream has several connotations that we take for granted and never question,

The tools we use (and why we need to throw them out)

In my previous article “The Path (and the danger of having too many tools)“, I was exploring our reliance on certain conceptual tools (or “thoughts”) and how that reliance both shapes and limits our individual and collective lives. The point throughout the article is that our current mentality is nothing more than a combination (of various degrees) of agreed upon ideas that we use to get by in the world around us.

Don’t Panic – Conserve your Energy

Sometimes life can throw curve balls at us and catch us completely by surprise. It could be anything from an unexpected bill, losing your job, a personal confrontation, an emergency, etc. And in these moments we tend to feel like the carpet has been pulled out from underneath our feet; everything feels chaotic and “out of control”.

Wasting Energy (and mastering the Art of Manifestation)

As with most things, the concept of “manifestation” has an ounce of truth to it but is often misunderstood because of the mentality we use to interpret it. There IS truth to the “law of attraction” but we miss that truth because we look at it from a distorted perception. We think we are practicing the law of attraction (and to some degree we are),

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