A video journal about my particular journey through life.
Let it be insightful for you, if it feels right.
Jerry Wennstrom and David Whyte, Foundation of Creativity
I have enjoyed so much my meetings with Jerry Wennstrom.
I find both these men speaking deep truths that we all can listen to. Like David sites the increadable difficulty we have to claim our own happiness. That rings so true for me.
Matt and I talked a great deal about the movies. Frankly, I am usually thinking that Hollywood studios should be prosecuted and jailed for most of the violence and disfunction in our society. It is already illegal to insight a crime or convince someone to commit murder. Why not enforce it? Matt sees some redemption in the industry, focusing on a few attempts to break the unconscious bubble.
Matt explained a "middle way" for working through personal blockages. I admire his groundedness to be able to access that awareness. I suggested that many of us are so gripped by the apparent circumstances of life that perhaps we can't get in touch with that much centeredness. What could be a direct route to ease the situation?
Nishant speaks compassion with yourself
An in-sync Exchange
I don't always flow so well with guests (if you noticed). I guess I don't appreciate too many distinctions, like added complications to the explanation of life. Nishant has a way to speak directly to the "Natural Self" in such a evocative way that he actually calls forth the natural self. It is amazingly simple.
We did have Skype limitations that didn't show up when we first tested. Maybe I am a perfectionist, or I just like to make good videos. But anyway I apologize that on some of the best content, we have an "in-and-out" video quality.
Two poles, deeply felt
Dr. Ralph Metzner, Consciousness expands and Contracts Naturally
I was deeply honored to speak with Dr. Metzner.
"Who am I to tell anyone that they should expand their consciousness? It would be more evocative, if someone gets curious and asks for hints." It happens all the time each day anyway, whether we pay attention to it or not?
A literary mural that provides the one view of events never before depicted: the inside-out. That is one representation that Paul and I talked about referring to his new book, The Airplane Novel.
We also talked about many facets of our experiences of life that ranged far and wide. As we remembered these experiences we told their story, so we naturally started talking about the essence of every story.
Ken Ludwig, Inspiration from the Earth of Experience
Spending a good part of life, in the dirt, makes for an amazing groundedness and strength. the toughest "nuts to crack" can become the steadiest guides in life.
We went everywhere in this conversation, from fast, to slow, street smart and naive, sureness and uncertainty, but whatever we talked about the one thing that predominated was really caring.
As I said below, I have enjoyed reading Paul Lowe, and I am thinking that for now he is not doing any filmed talks, so doubtful that I could get him on. You can get emails from him on a wide variety of subjects through his web site, but nothing as direct as his books, this one "In Each Moment" from 12 years ago.
He suggested reading that earlier passage out loud, and I enjoyed what came of it, even though it was not that easy for me to read coherently, and my voice was even distorted. But so what, it is just my disguise. Now I tried again with an even longer passage, still not that easy for me to read, but I hope some of you will enjoy it. I used a different image just to keep them separate. The video part is just a branding of Paul and probably not necessary to watch. I really don't have the habit of presenting straight audios, so Youtube it is. If I stumble too much you will have to find the book, which I recommend anyway.
In these two chapters he addresses directly the "true self". In a way, the true self perks up its head and listens. It is kind of a simple technique, but a miracle when that happens.
A chapter called "When the Spirit Takes Over". I crossed paths with Paul Lowe more than 25 years ago, but never really got close to what he was doing. Lately I have been reading his books from the 90's, and I find them quite helpful and clear. This reading he suggests listening to with closed eyes (or eyes at "half mast"), so I will read it for you. www.PaulLowe.org
Valentines wishes from Canela Michelle
Let's talk about love on this Valentines Day.
OK, I'll call you in an hour.
This is another talk that came together within a day or two of our first contact. And yet we both felt as if we have know each other for a long time. Burma shared an amazing dream, that in a way, has taken 40 years to realize. All that time is perplexing, but none-the-lerss very clear.