Category Archives: exploring consciousness

Conflict Transformation Class at NalandaWest

Conflict Transformation with Jack Elias, CHT Got difficult people? Got a difficult self?  •Does disagreement quickly turn into conflict and inner turmoil? •Do you shut down vs. speaking your mind? •Do you explode with shouting and acting out? •Do you … Continue reading

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What to do When You Loose the Juice?

I’ve just been watching the antics of the award winning French cat, “Henri the Cat”. There are now 3 episodes on YouTube and he also has a store! Here is episode 2: Henri 2, Paw de Deux: Once you get … Continue reading

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Speedy Mind Crazy Mind

In the blog A Life of Desire Vs. a Life of Appreciation, we considered how an ordinary challenge can present the opportunity to find True Magic if you shift your focus from achieving a desire to practicing appreciation. We had … Continue reading

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Cut Through Shyness & Hidden Blocks to Self-Respect

The Buddha said:  “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” (A thought worthy of daily repetition.) In my experience over 23 years practicing Lucid Heart Therapy & Life Coaching, I have found … Continue reading

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Real But Not True

I just came from a weekend seminar at Nalanda West in Seattle with a wonderful Tibetan teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, author of the new book, Open Heart, Open Mind. He has a down to earth, humorous way of presenting the teachings, … Continue reading

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Bloodletting & Gate Crashing or Is Bodhidharma the Best Role Model for Westerners?

In a Japanese legend, the great Dharma Chan(Zen) master Bodhidharma cut off his eyelids because he fell asleep in meditation. According to Chinese legend his main disciple Dazu Huike cut off his arm to convince Bodhidharma he was sincere and … Continue reading

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Medical Hypnosis

I am excited today to share with you a You Tube clip that documents the effectiveness of hypnosis for medical anesthesia. It is just a 2 minute clip, but it is from ABC News with Diane Sawyer so it should … Continue reading

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Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant! – Part 4

First I wish you a loving, safe, and healthy Holiday season! This is the fourth installment of the 4 part series on ‘Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant.’ (It may have additional parts) This series will be especially helpful for … Continue reading

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Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant! – Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of ‘Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant.’ The 4 main issues causing needless distress are: Confusion about Desire vs. Attachment, (first installment) Limited Self-Concepts, (second installment) Unrecognized Nature of Fear-based Thinking, and Confusion about Cause … Continue reading

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Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant! – Part 2

Welcome to the 2nd installment of ‘Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant.’  The 4 main issues causing needless distress are: Confusion about Desire vs. Attachment, Limited Self-Concepts, Unrecognized Nature of Fear-based Thinking, and Confusion about Cause and Effect. If you … Continue reading

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