Why Evolving Is the Biggest Game We Can Play

There’s a lot to be done in the world, and many projects we can undertake. The world needs all of our leadership, and all of our efforts on the projects we take on. Society needs to evolve, and culture needs to evolve…

Why We Don’t Change—And How We Can

As a spiritual teacher, I meet a lot of people on the path. And one of the most common refrains I hear from spiritual seekers these days goes something like this: “I’ve been on the spiritual path for years. I’ve meditated, done therapy, and attended dozens of workshops, seminars, and retreats. But I’m still not fundamentally different from when I …

Is Enlightenment Possible?

As a teacher of Direct Awakening, one of the questions I hear most often is, “Is Enlightenment really possible?”  Of course, it doesn’t always come phrased in such simple terms.  But, however it is expressed, the question so many of us are asking is, “Can I really elevate my consciousness and my life into a consistent, sustained expression of the …

Do You Believe in Love?

(Excerpted from September 2012 Living on the Edge of Evolution Course Session) “As long as we take the position that we need to feel more love in order to be love, we’re missing the whole point of love.” Do you believe in love? Most of us spiritually oriented people would say that we do. In fact, I often ask people …

The Mistake Most of us Make on the Spiritual Path

Many of us today are engaging in a tremendous amount of spiritual work on ourselves. We’re meditating, praying, attending workshops, seminars, and retreats. And this is good news. Because if the world is going to evolve, it’s going to take a lot of conscious people to lead the way. Yet the vast majority of us who are engaging in spiritual …

The Next Big Bang: Awakening to Conscious Evolution

(Adapted from a talk at the Collegiate Peaks Forum, Buena Vista, Colorado) Tonight what I want to speak about is very near to my heart. It’s been the focus of much of my life over the past decade-and-a-half and is the subject of a book I’m now working on. The issue I want to address has to do with where …

Why Authentic Spirituality Must Transform our Humanity

(Adapted from a talk given at the 2009 Integral Theory in Action Conference) I need to confess that, although this is a scholarly gathering, I’m more of a mystic than a scholar, and as a result my primary interest is in helping people transform at the deepest level of their being. So the thoughts I’ll be presenting here today are …