Memory is the story you tell yourself. It’s selecting one position in time and space, one arrangement of vibrating atoms to represent what “you” (that mysterious observing consciousness) identify as you, then clustering multiple selections together and endowing the pattern with meaning. Of course, one thing that means is that your history isn’t fixed–different selection, […]

My mother was astonished when I told her on her birthday she was 90 years old. “No! When did that happen?” I don’t think she believed me. The fact almost instantly disappeared from her awareness into that vast territory Things That Don’t Matter Anymore. Her life has left much accumulation, but little history, and what […]

When you learn Qigong you’ll feel your abundant life energy expand into dimensions you may not yet sense. I recently spoke about Qigong in Bend’s Old Stone Church and led the audience in some introductory exercises. In response, one man commented that the energy he experienced during the exercise “felt like standing in a waterfall […]

Nearly half a century ago I learned this crucial design principle: All emphasis is No Emphasis. If you paint an object bright red to stand out, don’t set it against a bright red wall. The same applies in our lives, for high functioning we need down time in proportion to the energy burned in active mental/physical accomplishment. Certainly contemplation is as important […]

  Looking out through the heart’s eye is like seeing through polarized sunglasses — the emotional glare is cut. Vision filtered through anger or fear, envy or resentment, distorts and highlights the flaws in everyone and everything. The heart’s vision does the opposite. We feel the difference when someone looks at us through their heart’s […]

What do you have in common with a crocodile? Fact-checking a novel I’m writing, I ran across this photo I took on a trek in Australia’s tropical Northern Territory, where I came face-to-face with a twelve foot saltwater croc. Happily, these crocodiles eat only about once a week and otherwise live a pretty calm life digesting. […]

   You must ask to have your dreams come true. That doesn’t mean a “gimme” ask, it’s setting your Intention. You aim your internal radar, raise your level of conscious awareness, allow yourself to trust your gut feelings, literally the brain in your belly that says “go here now,” or “turn away.” Setting your intention is about creating a clear […]

People often ask me if I treat chronic pain. My answer is, I treat individuals experiencing chronic pain. Research indicates that among people with identical physical injuries or conditions, the pain sensation varies widely, from excruciating to non-existent. Pain happens in the virtual body created and understood by our brain, while we reflect it physically. That’s […]