Five keys for crossing the desert of purpose

In my last article I gave you an overview of the hero’s journey, which is an archetype for finding and living purpose. The aspiring hero receives a call. She accepts it and commits. Eventually, she hits the desert — the long and lonely slog of commitment, hard...

Hacking the matrix of personal transformation

7 codes for unlocking your superpowers and reprogramming your life What do you wish you could change most about yourself? Struggling with an addiction and want to break free for good? Keep getting pulled back into reactive and destructive emotional patterns and want...

Climbing the REAL mountain of purpose

Over the past several months I’ve been quietly yet feverishly building something big and exciting behind the scenes. (To learn what it is, click here.) It’s a complex project. There are tons of moving parts, so many little decisions that need to be made along the way....

Welcome the smacks

Andy was kneeling in a meditation posture with his eyes closed in a Japanese Buddhist temple. As an American college student, he had come here to learn more about Japanese religion. He had a hard time thinking of anything other than his knees, which were beginning to...

The universe is a mirror

You are a human being experiencing the universe. Or are you the universe experiencing a human being? Huh. You think you’re staring out at it. But what if it is staring in at you? Deeper now: What if you and it are one and the same — that separation between you...

Playing hide-and-seek with the universe

The universe is always playing hide-and-seek with us. It twists and turns, bounces and bends in an eternal dance of awakening. It hides because it loves to be found. It loves the awakening moments, the epiphanies, the “ah-ha’s.” It lives for the moments that make us...

20 grand in 5 minutes

How much are your false beliefs about yourself costing you? And what are you willing to do to face them and change them?