October 10, 2018

You are an artist. Every human is an artist because, unlike other animals, our fate is not just determined by instinct or environmental conditions. We have a unique ability to shape the content and direction of our lives. Every choice you make is like a brush stroke on the canvas of your life. So, what do you want your life to look like? When you stand back and look at the whole composition at the end of your life, what… Read more

September 26, 2018

Spirituality could be defined as the practice of bringing one’s ego under control. Many paths instruct adherents to become egoless and to cultivate an attitude of selflessness. “Enlightened” individuals are beings who have transcended the ego and are living in a state of expansive love for all beings. As people progress along the path of spiritual development, they drop their focus on the labels and identities of the world, such as their worldly reputation and financial status, and identify instead… Read more

September 12, 2018

When you were growing up, you probably came across a bully or two. These were the kids that thought they could become a big shot by pushing people around or by calling them names. We all knew then that their meanness really only made them small in our eyes and that they were only bringing more misery to themselves. Yet, when I look around at grown-ups, I see more bullies than on the playground. They are much more covert, but… Read more

August 28, 2018

Have you ever noticed how the universe’s macrocosm is reflected in its microcosms, that patterns repeat whether you look up close at the details or from a distance at the big picture? For example, the motions of the planets in the solar system are like the motions of electrons in atoms, and the actions of nations relate to the tendencies of the individual people within those nations. Likewise, the cycles within our own bodies or in a single ecosystem reflect… Read more

August 7, 2018

Spiritual maturation naturally leads to changes in perspective and priorities. Where once we were concerned mainly with ourselves and that which reflects directly upon our status in the world—our career, our family, our finances, our possessions, etc.—our orientation becomes less self-centered. Eventually, the lines between our needs and those of others become blurred; my happiness and success is inextricably linked to everyone else’s happiness and success. That’s why many advanced spiritual practitioners speak in terms of “living a life of… Read more

July 25, 2018

All of us have witnessed the miracle of our body’s healing power, but we tend to take it for granted. If we get a scratch or a small cut, we know that it will heal up and disappear within a few days. We might clean it off, maybe put on some ointment or a bandage, and then we just wait. As if by magic, our body knows what to do to knit itself back together and to replace the tissues… Read more

July 10, 2018

I have been able to spend a lot of time on both the northern and southern hemispheres of the earth. I have had this opportunity because I have helped develop training and retreat centers on both sides of the earth. Right now in New Zealand, where I am working on the Earth Village, we are in the middle of winter and the sun is mostly hidden away behind clouds. But if I were to fly to visit Sedona Mago Retreat,… Read more

June 26, 2018

When you think of the geniuses of history, the people who create art and technology that change our culture for generations, what do you suppose gives them the ability to do so? What sets them apart from other ordinary people? It can’t be genetics since they rarely have others in their family who do the same, and it can’t be mere intelligence or skill, or geniuses would be much more common than they are. Really, it comes down to a… Read more

June 15, 2018

Today, June 15th, is a special day for me and for many others. It is Earth Citizen Day. I hosted the New Millennium World Peace and Humanity Conference with many honored guests and twelve thousand participants on June 15, 2001 in South Korea. At the end of the event, one thing became very clear to everyone who was there: We must identify ourselves as Earth Citizens and hold that identity superior to any identity, race, or religion in order to… Read more

May 29, 2018

Have you ever watched a young child dancing along to some happy, upbeat tune? Probably, the child had a wide grin on his or her face and moved about freely, without any self-consciousness. No one had to teach that child to do this because dance is a universal cultural element, showing up in some form in every culture on earth. Unfortunately, as we get older, we start to believe that there is a right way and wrong way to dance,… Read more

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