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Embodying the Future Self
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Embodying the Future Self

I must confess, I am slightly obsessed by the future. I think about it all the time. Both mine—how I’m going to achieve all the dreams I have, and what it would be like to live that future? And ours—how on earth are we going to make it through this very odd moment we’re in […]

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The Game of Soul Goals

For the last three Christmases, my family and I have played a wonderful board game called Pandemic Legacy. The “standard” game pits the players—who constitute a collaborative team, rather than opponents—against a lethal virus which is threatening...

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How I Discovered Magic Powers

I grew up into my adulthood reading Ken Wilber. His “map of everything” changed my life. He was the first writer to explain reality to me in a way that made sense. I founded my first 3 businesses based on it and the community that had formed around...

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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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