Isn’t it interesting that we want lives and realities that are not to be found in reality? There can’t be form without darkness and light, without contrast. Every up requires a down, every left demands a right, every joy cannot be without a sorrow.Read More
Seeing True™ is a moment of epiphany that is so pronounced that subsequent changes in direction or behavior are dramatically altered for the better. The Greeks called this “metanoia,” which means "change of mind," though it might translate better today as “a profound change of heart.” In the Seeing True framework, we focus on transformation as the desired result, and forgiveness and relationships as the spaces in which we practice.
If it’s not the overwhelming work environments that are increasingly common, it’s the growing clamors of the world and its people, or the rising levels of conflict. Many seek escape, which certainly holds out a kind of promise, though invariably it will fail us. There is actually no escape from the world or even ourselves.Read More
Progressive Recovery through the Twelve Steps: Emotionally Sober for Life turned out to be a capstone to my life, not just as a recovering alcoholic, but as a guy who has been called to the Spirit for the whole of my life.Read More
Every person has multiple facets and personalities. Being true to different parts of ourselves allows us to accept more of our selves and give us greater insight into how we can achieve the goals we set and some of the patterns in our lives.Read More
There is a long-standing debate in Buddhism about whether the source of enlightenment comes from our efforts, or from beyond them. Shapiro proposes a non-dualistic perspective. Maybe it is both.Read More
When we accept all the things and ways that appear to be impervious to our ability to change them, there comes a deep grounding which some would call humility. In that moment, we really can see what we can and cannot do.Read More