MIND

November 11, 2019

ZEN TALK: NO MIND

Spontaneous talk about the concept of “no-mind” as explored through my experience of fixing my sink here on the island :)

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August 13, 2019

EVERYTHING IS HERE NOW

When I first read this profound quote by Zen Master Huang Po, I thought it referred to the nature of the mind—if you start thinking of someone (or something), it can cause you to emotionally miss them (or it). Intrigued by this idea, I read some more of his work. Now, as I’m re-reading this - Read More -

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August 12, 2019

THE OBSERVER, THE OBSERVED, AND AWARENESS

Recently, on my Instagram page, I have participated in several conversations that address ‘personhood’, the concept of the ‘observer’, and the nature of ‘awareness.’ These are very critical distinctions in Advaita Zen…and the great masters (such as my own teacher, Mooji) provide profound pointings to illustrate the difference. (Taoism also describes awareness, and refers to - Read More -

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July 28, 2019

ONE MUST BE FREE TO FLY

Can you imagine a pilot flying a plane with every piece of the passengers’ luggage tied to their back?? I know, it seems completely absurd…but this is the analogy that came to my mind on this early morning in Mindelo Haha In the same way, can you imagine a bird flying with its nest tied - Read More -

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May 1, 2019

FREE EVENT IN AUSTIN!

I’m very excited to launch my latest book, Get Free: 7 Simple Steps to Free Your Mind & Live Your Dreams in Austin, Texas! This will be a FREE event on Saturday, May 18th from 2-4pm at the beautiful Casa de Luz Village (near Zilker Park and the Zach Theatre) and will include a talk about - Read More -

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February 21, 2019

GET FREE: NOW AVAILABLE!

Get Free: 7 Simple Steps to Free Your Mind & Live Your Dreams is now available! (Details: here) Launching a new book is exciting and overwhelming! There are so many details to consider, websites to update, and outlets to market to. Sometimes it seems that the tasks will never be done! But step-by-step, and bit-by-bit, everything - Read More -

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February 10, 2019

THE PLAGUE OF PERFECTION

When I notice a minor typo in an email I’ve just sent, I have to continually tell myself to let it go. When I find a typo in a social media post, I immediately edit it. These things don’t really matter, but I still want to get them right. I think about these small mistakes - Read More -

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January 1, 2019

BURN ALL DOUBTS AND FEARS

As we enter a new year, let us burn all of the doubts, fears, and anxieties that we felt in 2018. Let us celebrate our resilience as we overcame all that threatened to tear us down in the days past… and may we recognize that, like a phoenix, we continue to rise from the ashes - Read More -

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November 27, 2018

TIME TRAVEL

I often that I’ve been time traveling when I get back from one of my trips. While it is true that I go through some trippy time zone changes, I sometimes have moments of feeling like I’m in a different place and time… This morning, as I was biking in Redondo Beach, CA next to - Read More -

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November 16, 2018

EVERYTHING THAT I EXPECTED, NOTHING THAT I EXPECTED

When I traveled to Thailand, I had expected to stay at the Lamai Muay Thai Camp and train daily. I did that. I expected the become physically stronger. I did. And I expected to meet good people. Another check mark. On the basic levels, my month-long stay in Thailand went exactly as I expected. But as I - Read More -

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