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The Price of Walking the Soul’s Path
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The Price of Walking the Soul’s Path

The goal for many of us now is not what is used to be. It is not simply the attainment of a respectable job. It is not simply a good stable marriage and two kids. The goal is now—for a growing community of us— to self-actualize. The imperative is nothing short of soul-realisation, that slow […]

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6 Commandments for a Digital Age

It was quite some time ago now that Moses ascended the mountain, and returned with a set of rules that changed the world. Don’t steal. Don’t fuck your friend’s woman. Don’t talk shit about God. If we strip any modern cynicism we may have about such...

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The Economics of Transformation

I’m in the “business of transformation”. If you’re reading this, I’ll assume you are too. The transformational professional seeks to create an experience for someone that allows them to change, not on the surface, not in their “efficiency”, but in...

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Finding Light on the Dark Road

Ever since I can remember noticing my feelings and moods, I had “black spots”—hours or even days when I would “disappear” into a dark and unpleasant hole. My life would appear pointless. My happiness but a memory. I remember lying wrapped in my...

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The convenience of not setting goals

I learned a new skill last year. In fact, to call it a skill does perhaps not do it full justice. For it is in actuality, a capacity for a fundamental orientation toward life. One that much to my shame, I had hitherto forsaken. In common parlance...

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Orders of Truth

Don't keep your mouth shut If you don’t speak, it won’t go well for you. It’s a risk – saying it loud. The thought inside that just won’t go away, not matter how much you try to dismiss it. “Hey man. I know you’re telling me you’re committed to...

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Journey to Face the Shadow

When I was seven, I stole the cloak from Damien Kelly’s batman figure. I was jealous. My batman didn’t have a cloak. It was second hand and by the time the previous owner had passed it off, the cloak had disappeared. I remember him crying with the...

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For When You’ve Lost Purpose

“Follow your passion, and you’ll discover your purpose.” They say. Once you discover it, you can live the dream! I first read about the idea of “life purpose” in David Deida’s Way of the Superior Man. An incredible book that showed me, rather...

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Pain is a Doorway to Yourself

My father just left on a train. He’s been visiting me, and now he’s going back to where he lives in England. And all of a sudden, it reminds me of the time when I was a child. When he left, moved away, and never came back. It still hurts, all these...

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Reconciling the Artist and the Merchant

There’s an idea I’ve been fascinated for years now. It’s one of those things that has endured through different businesses and phases of my life. It is the idea that there is a new kind of professional role being formed in society at large – a kind...

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