The Year of Magical Dreaming

Post Archive:March, 2015

As is Your Deed, so is Your Destiny

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“You are what your deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intent; as is your intent, so is your will; as is your will, so is your deed; as is your deed, so is your destiny.” – Upanishads Intent is such a solid topic because it is the foundation of everything. Mallika Chopra spoke about her new... Read More

Deepak Chopra: No time, no death, no fear

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I love Deepak lectures because he infuses poetry: Rumi, Tagore, Hafiz, scripture, science, and, of course, his humor. He took us on a stroll through the vastness of the multiverse. Even the unbelievable vastness of our own universe: billions of habitable planets (say what?). All for the sake of bringing us back to awe. “If you are not astonished that... Read More

Louis C.K. is Even Cooler than I Thought

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I read this great Medium piece from James Altucher on Louis C.K. the other day. I didn’t know this, but Louis C.K. turned down a cushy $500,000/year job with Conan in the 90’s to do comedy on his own terms: going broke, and performing at proms on the road just to work his material. By the late 90’s some would... Read More

Your Mission Statement

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Brendon Burchard’s Motivation Manifesto¬†got me thinking about this idea of a mission statement, and then I read this article in Elephant Journal today on creating a purpose statement¬†(excerpt below). With everything I read in personal development about gaining clarity, I thought this was a great activity for us. Thank you to Nick Kowalski for the idea. Exercise 1: 1. List... Read More

The Naked Dream

I didn't have a bathing suit bottom I liked very much so I just wore my favorite pair of underwear the whole trip;) -Thailand, 2010
I have the naked dream often. I’m chillin’ in a group, aware of my nudity–unsure why I’m naked–half embarrassed, but not really, because their must be a good explanation. No one else is naked, but at the same time, no one seems to be alarmed by my baring all. Not sure what that says about me, but that’s besides the... Read More

Big Speech Today!

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Tonight I am competing in the second round of the Toastmaster’s International competition. I am mostly excited, and only a little nervous–for now at least. My goal is to drop into that divine place of flow and let the message pour through me. No worry or fear about the outcome. The irony: My speech chronicles the events of the day... Read More

Your Life is Your Message

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This comes up all the time in conversation with my clients, especially those seeking their passion or purpose. Elizabeth Gilbert often talks about being one of those rare freaks who knew from very young what she wanted to be when she grew up. I, on the other hand, tortured myself with that question. And just like that annoying platitude about... Read More