Eckhart on Oprah

As you have undoubtedly heard, Oprah has created a little history. Breaking out of her book club mold of recommending fiction and memoirs, she recommended a self-help book, Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth. Then she decided to develop a free 10 part online course, reviewing each chapter with Tolle. Tolle doesn’t usually do TV as its too short a format to explain it properly. Over 700,000 people registered. “Monday night’s webcast was one of the largest single online events in the history of the Internet. More than 500,000 people simultaneously logged on to watch Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle live, … Continue Reading…

Busting Loose

Every so often, a gem shows up. Last year, 3 friends (2 of them awake) recommended the book “Busting Loose from the Money Game” by Robert Scheinfeld. Finally got a chance to finish it recently. It covers so much more than just the ‘money game’. In fact, he talks about transcending the ‘human game’. The subtitle says it nicely: “Mind-blowing strategies for changing the rules of the game you can’t win” The book is based on current thought around consciousness, the Field, and overcoming our illusions. He talks about how to bust your illusion “eggs” that suck up your power. … Continue Reading…

Whats up?

From a discussion on Adam, the Dreamhealer and unexplained phenomenon. As Adam has observed, in our culture we focus on the physical, the surface values of our experience. Less physical things like electricity and magnetism are somewhat mysterious. Many people are only vaguely aware that they have thoughts, and feelings are often these apparently random events that wash over us. We have no context for subtler values of anything. Physics however tells us there is a whole host of subtler values, many with different laws of nature operating. If we do a systematic study on the subjective side of the … Continue Reading…

Getting past the ego

In a discussion, I was asked for the best way to get past the ego. My response: Thats a big question. Indeed, the question of the age. But I could ask how does one become a teenager? Or an adult? It is a natural process in human development. The ego develops as a stepping stone in human development to allow the person to separate themselves from the mother, then become an adult. To become self-sufficient. Once that is achieved in normal human development, the ego ceases to be useful. Indeed, it gets in the way of our growth and happiness. … Continue Reading…

Ego process

In another discussion, someone commented that they were surprised how hard it was to do what made them happy, what brought them results. How they would forget the simple things that made a difference. I explained: Actually, if you understand the ego, then the behavior begins to make more sense. As part of the natural growing process, we need to gain a sense of separateness from our mother. As a young child, the mind creates the idea of an identity separate from other. We call this the ego. This helps us become independent and self-sufficient. But not understanding human potential, … Continue Reading…

The 3 Am-egos

Recently, it has become apparent that the ego functions in as if 3 parts. And those 3 parts are reflected by the Triune structure of the brain. (just Google Triune Brain for more) The first ego aspect is the idea that we are separate. The mental construct that identifies us and tells our stories about who we are and how the world is. We lose this idea when we first wake up but it can take some time for the “shrapnel” to dissolve. This is the loss of the first Maya, the illusion that we are separate. The second ego … Continue Reading…

Love Is

“Is this love – is this love – is this love – Is this love that I’m feelin’?” Well – maybe… Probably not really. We are surrounded by messages of love in our culture. Most of the songs we hear are about love gained or lost. Talk of dating and relationships. Most magazines, whatever the subject or market, feature beautiful women on the cover. Confused messages about what love is or isn’t, what we want and don’t want. The basic issue is that we have an innate sense of what real Love is but no consistent way to experience it. … Continue Reading…

Commitment

A few days ago, I wanted to blog about commitment but didn’t get to it. (irony) Then I heard a talk on how such ideas were just the ego, wanting or not wanting to engage. But it does lead to a deeper thought on the concept. Commitment really speaks to our role in the world and to relationship. What are we committed to? To ourselves, to our obligations, to the bigger picture?  As Yoda famously said, Do or don’t do, there is no try. Sometimes we have this idea that if we don’t decide, we don’t commit, it may work … Continue Reading…

Memories…

“Memories, like the corners of my mind Memories Misty watercolor memories Of the way we were Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind Smiles we gave to one another For the way we were” — Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Way we Were Put another way, memories are the patterns in our mind, put down by our response to our experiences. They are the structure of our individual reality. This is why so many live in the past. Or the dreams of the future, extrapolating those memories. Note also how they are internalized. We remember what we consider … Continue Reading…

The Century of the Self

A BBC documentary series on Governments, Corporations and Mass Psychology. 4 x 58 min: Part 1: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=8953172273825999151 Part 2: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-678466363224520614 Part 3: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-6111922724894802811 Part 4: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=1122532358497501036