How Shadow Work Sets Our Creativity Free

Bernie’s Chapter     (No not sanders) Introduction to Shadow Work Have you named your shadow yet? Have you become friends? Or done the spooky sounding Jungian shadow work? That part of our unconscious that keeps sabotaging us: That puts a beer in your hand or a rolled bill in your nose, That tells you […]

Remembering Death To Really Be Alive

Memento Mori To contemplate our death everyday As a way to live to the fullest Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake. Francis Bacon Remember death That’s the meaning of […]

The Machine Called Courage

The Machine Called Courage   Or How Many Can Have a Roaring Lion for a Heart (As taught by) Lou Reed and Jesus. Walking around NYC, I think of Lou Reed a lot. He was a mentor of mine and a friend And beyond that, a rock n’ roll icon of the ages. One of […]

A Journey Into Presence

The Paradox of Love and Presence It’s hard to imagine Ever wishing we had loved any less. Getting to the end of our lives and not regretting being asleep most of the time. To presence and the true source of love that comes from beyond us all. Lost in fear and anger and the dramas […]

Perfectionism’s Precursor And The Dark Dance Towards Illumination

Perfectionism’s Precursor And The Dark Dance Towards Illumination Nothing is ever dialed in as it should be. Chaos all the time. And perfectionism has you doing a demon dance in an imaginary parade. Nobody cares at all. So take as many shots as you’ve got while air is still coursing through the blood in your […]

Gratitude Is The Doorway To Devotion

Gratitude is the doorway to the room Called devotion. Your ego, a puddle; His love, the ocean. Aligning your dream With no ulterior motive, Combustible love, Divine and explosive. And God cares That we want Him alone? Beyond the world And its vaporous throne, You won’t hear His voice Or discover His phone If your […]

The Devil’s Strings (what keeps us from our dreams)

The other thing is way more difficult. Whatever is keeping you from living The life of your dreams And fulfillment of your potential Isn’t practical in nature. Or to put it another way, Isn’t because it’s difficult in and of itself. The reason I know this Is because I’ve spent many years Not living up […]

Tantrums For Every Smile

Tantrums for every smile. I take my daughter to swimming lessons Every week. Yesterday was time for her to start going under water. She’s been underwater a couple of times already, But both were accidental and had her emerge coughing and crying. Watching a two-year-old learn and discover the world really is something else. They […]

Enthusiasm VS Entropy (the endless tug of war)

Entropy vs Enthusiasm   Enthusiasm is the antidote to entropy. Everything just naturally moves to chaos and disorder. We don’t operate from a stationary foundation and attempt to ascend into order. No, we are all the time existing in disorder and chaos. But for our efforts to be born as new creations out of that […]