Sunday, October 5, 2008


In normal everyday usage, "I" embodies the primordial error, a misperception of who you are, an illusory sense of identity. This is the ego. -- Eckhart Tolle

The ego is not master in its own house. -- Sigmund Freud

Ego stands for Edge God Out -- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Beginner's Mind

In the beginner's mind all things are possible, and so I am very happy to be a beginner when it comes to spiritual matters. One of the teachers I turn to as I try to see the way forward is Eckhardt Tolle, who speaks of "being present," which may be the same as, or at least a step along the way to enlightenment. Tolle says that just being aware that the voice in your head is not really who you are is the first and most significant step along the path to being present. Looked at this way, growth in consciousness does not seem an insurmountable task, at least to this beginner's mind.

Friday, June 27, 2008

With Gratitude

Every life is touched by many others. Some of those others help to open doors. I have been lucky enough to have been touched by many wise and caring individuals. Some are friends, some I've never met, yet they have touched me through their writing or speaking, their art, or the lives they have lived. These people have helped set me on the path I am on now, or have pointed the way along the path for me in some significant way. I am grateful to them all, and wish to acknowledge the vital role each has played in my life. The list has no particular order.
Neil Selden
Lee Selden
Bernard Corrigan
Eckhardt Tolle
Oprah Winfrey
Bobbie Cohen
Corinne Cohen
Alec Cohen
Lauren Cohen-Benavides
Gary Zukav
Linda Francis
Jennifer Jones
Elizabeth Lesser
Karin Auerwater
Nickolas Vassili
Edmund J. Spencer
Ray Hauserman
Wayne Dyer
Louise L. Hay
Joseph Koster
Ram Das
Krishna Das
John Randolph Price
Rev. Bill Grimbol
Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra
Dr. Brian Weiss
Kate Plumb
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Andre Louis
Susan Louis
Dar Reilly
Thank You.