Make America ROSEANNE Again

April 1st, 2018

America needs the ROSEANNE show right now. We have lost our way. We are caught up in so much divisiveness and rage, we can’t seem to disagree without demonizing and attacking each other. The ROSEANNE show is a return to humor that pokes fun without churning up violence and hatred. It’s about tolerance and acceptance when we don’t agree or can’t understand where our opponents are coming from. It’s about trying to bridge our differences, unify our nation, and prosper with compassion and forgiveness rather than defeat ourselves in the long run with grievances and hostility. Roseanne’s show has reappeared at a tipping point in our culture, and I believe it will be part of the solution that heals our wounded hearts and minds. I encourage everyone to support it.


You Owe Me An Apology!

March 29th, 2018

If we have to tell someone that they owe us an apology, then that someone is really missing the boat and we need to look closer at the relationship and at our communication skills. Any apology we might get after insisting we’re owed one is likely to be a hollow victory, not satisfying, and leave everyone resentful.


It’s Hard Enough To Change Ourselves Let Alone To Change Others

March 27th, 2018

We’re all very busy posting, tweeting and sharing, much of it designed to change the minds of others. This is understandable but not the best use of our time because change is extremely difficult even when we are motivated. So to try to change people to see things our way who aren’t particularly motivated to do so has some degree of futility embedded in it. Better perhaps if we use our time to try to change our own minds, to try to get our own house in order. We are the only ones who we have any real control over. And perhaps if we do manage to change and improve ourselves it will be reflected in everything we do and rub off on those around us.


A Message To Jim Carrey and Riffing On Other Stuff Too

March 24th, 2018

I have loved Jim Carrey’s work for decades. I have admired and respected him, particularly for what I perceived to be a spiritual path he was on. Consequently, his recent onslaught of personal artwork brutally attacking Trump and others around him has concerned me. Not because he is attacking Trump and others around him. But simply because he is ATTACKING. This is contrary to the spiritual path I believe he had embraced. And so I see these attacks of his as a descent into Ego and Darkness, which will keep him from Inner Peace. And so this video message is an attempt to encourage him to put aside his rage and find a non-violent way to share his concern for humanity under Trump’s regime.


Is The Body Real or Are We Stuck In A Holographic Illusion?

March 23rd, 2018

There is an expression in “A Course In Miracles” that “Only the Mind can be sick. Only the Mind is in need of healing.” The premise is that we are not a victim of our bodies but rather that we invented our bodies, and that we attack our bodies with diseases and maladies because our Mind at an unconscious level is filled with guilt, shame and self-loathing. This is a massive oversimplification. Will likely seem like total nonsense. But keep in mind that Elon Musk has put forth the idea that we live in a holographic universe. So I’m not by any means alone in pondering the complexities of consciousness. As Groucho Marx once said, “Keep an open mind. But not so open that your brains fall out.”


Time To Stop Throwing The Baby Out With The Bath Water

March 22nd, 2018

I posted a photo of Mahatma Gandhi dancing. Someone commented that he slept naked with young girls so “He’s not my role model.” This is emblematic of what is going on today. Throwing the baby out with the bath water. If we identify a bad behavior in someone, we don’t simply point it out and ask them to take responsibility for it, we also totally demonize them, negate any positive contribution to society that they made, and focus on that one bad act as the sum total of who they are as a human being. This is wrong. Gandhi in many ways is an excellent role model. Obviously, not when it comes to sleeping in bed naked with young girls. But if we’re willing to put our rage and harsh judgment aside we might see there is great value in examining the sum total of his life, there is much to learn and grow from. And this tends to be true for most of the people we demonize and attack ferociously on a daily basis.


We All Fail Until We Succeed

March 19th, 2018

Most of the greatest talents we have on the planet have failed before they succeeded. Many times. What distinguishes their success perhaps more than anything else is their perseverance. Their unwillingness to take no for an answer. Their unwillingness to give up. The truth of the matter for most of us is that when we submit our work to someone else for their approval and they say “No,” it doesn’t mean that our work is bad. It doesn’t mean we’re bad. It doesn’t mean we’re losers. It doesn’t mean our project isn’t going to manifest. It could mean that. But usually what it means is that the person who just said no isn’t going to be the one who makes it happen. That’s all. It means we haven’t found the right person or people yet who will say yes. So we don’t get discouraged, frustrated, angry, depressed or anxious over people rejecting our work. We tell ourselves that every No we get is one step closer to success, paving the way to the people who will want to cooperate with us and make the magic happen.


Be Happy Now. Be Joyous On Your Life Path.

March 18th, 2018

Many of us have goals we are working towards and we put off our happiness until the day when we accomplish them, when the world favors us with success and blessings. This is a mistake. Best to spend every day discovering and sharing our Inner Joy with others. Best to find joy and meaning in our lives every day in our transactions with the world and our fellow travelers. Then — if we achieve our goals, the success and blessings are icing on the cake. If we don’t achieve our goals, we haven’t wasted our lives being depressed, anxious, angry and frustrated waiting for the future to reward us and make us happy. Happiness is a choice regardless of what is going on all around us. Happiness is not dependent on positive outcomes in our lives. Happiness is dependent on our attitude, our gratitude, our perspective, our acceptance AND our forgiveness. Be happy now.


Want To Change Your Life? Neutralize Your Inner Critic and…

March 12th, 2018

Tell that Inner Critic voice inside of you that keeps telling you you’re not good enough and it will never happen to SHUT UP! And stop indulging in ruminations, resentments and regrets from the past. And stop obsessing on catastrophic fears about the future that terrorize, depress and immobilize you. Bottom line: We Can Have It All! But first we have to learn how to control and discipline our mind so that it is not sabotaging and defeating us. So that it will do our bidding and manifest the life we want and deserve.


Happiness Is A Choice. Validate Your Self-Worth Yourself

March 11th, 2018

Many of us define happiness by what we’ve got rather than what we’ve given. We tend to be happy if we are validated by the external world, whether it be with praise, a great job, a lot of money, etc. and we tend to be unhappy when the external world ignores us, rejects us, deals us a bad hand. It is a mistake to link our happiness with external validation or invalidation. It is better to link our happiness to the Truth of who we are, how we treat our brothers and sisters, our moral fiber. And to remember as well that no matter what has happened in the past or what might happen in the future, we have a choice today to be happy or not. It’s a matter of attitude and gratitude.


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