From time to time I’ll see a good person who has the need to integrate the Five Minute Miracle and/or the Morning Ritual into their schedule, but needs a little “push” to get started. And I’ll bet them 100 dollars that if they do it for a month, they’ll get…


I am somewhat surprised to realize I don’t have a review of NO TIME TO DIE, and I can understand why. What I do have is a very nearly stream-of-consciousness conversation about my thoughts and reactions. …


Of all the things I’ve taught, the Three Gates pops up most often on other people’s threads. Of all the things that have created joy, success, and happiness in the lives of the masters, the interaction of Body, Heart, and Head have been most instructional. Three Gates, Three Centers.

Start…


“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more…” — Henry V

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One of the problems in the spiritual path is that if you care about the people around you, you have to engage yourself with worldly concerns, and that brings you back to Earth. Until my son Jason is fully cooked, I HAVE to care more about current events and…


There is a game they used to play in grade school: “keep away.” They’d grab your hat and throw it from person to person, just as you reached your last tormentor. “Hey!” they’d say. “I don’t have it any more!” And you’d run to the next one, who would throw…


https://actingmagazine.com/2021/03/michael-jai-white-this-business-does-not-support-talent-it-supports-heat/?fbclid=IwAR09bh40LtpZl_8blriqiqrO2elbD8d9TwDtd_d0AzIhZAdt6woXdw2maHI

“I don’t care how talented you are. Of course, your talent grows with your knowledge, right? In most jobs, the more talented you are, the more opportunities you’re given. Not so, in this business.” — Michael Jai White

Well…no. RECOGNIZED talent is recognized, but to be “rewarded” it has…


One of the questions its fun to ask is: if you could send a “message in a bottle back through time to your younger self, what would you say?” Sometimes that is limited by “in twenty words or less” or the like.

What if we limited that again: we’re not…


Apocryphally, perhaps, it is said that the “father of psychotherapy” Sigmund Freud was lecturing a group of distinguished doctors on unconscious drives, sexual sublimation and childhood traumas and so forth, all the while puffing enthusiastically on a cigar. During the question and answer period that followed, a doctor raised his…


Every day, I hear people talking about how horribly stressed they are. So once again, I’d like to offer thoughts on what I’d do if I had a client with such an issue.

  1. First, they have to grasp that their concerns are real. We ARE under massive stress. There really…

We too should make ourselves empty, that the great soul of the universe may fill us with its breath. — Laurence Binyon

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Sifu Carl Totton advised that I change one of my habit patterns. In alignment with seeking longevity, he suggested that I not visualize myself becoming very old…

Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.realwarriorsjourney.com

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