When I was a little boy a teacher once complained to my mother that I was “too nonchalant.” My mother was indifferent about that, but my attitude drove this teacher buggy. This one would try whatever she could to upset me. But no matter how hard she tried, she just could not get under my…

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a mask covering the globe

Right now this country, the world, is going through a period of widespread despair. You can feel the dark cloud that hangs over all of civilization. An evil malaise infects everyone witnessing unfairness, mishandled justice, and flat out deception. The spread of distrust has become a pandemic that is just as real as the Chinese…

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A couple hypnotized by meditation

No one would want to admit this of themselves, but the average person is too easily influenced by others and can be made to do what they don’t want to do. The more willful they are, the easier they are to control.  This isn’t some unique state suffered by only a few weak-minded people. Everyone who is…

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Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s I was a Wall Street Investment Banker and Stockbroker. I’d often be flabbergasted by the number of individual investors, purported to be sophisticated, who regularly invested in equities of companies, yet couldn’t read or adequately interpret a corporate balance sheet. Never mind making forward financial projections, if I didn’t…

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Dead or alive, lovable or despicable, if a parent can still make you angry, then you have not forgiven them. Until you can look to see how you’ve hated your parents in the past and allow forgiveness to enter, meaning to stop hating your parents in the present, and remain unstirred, then you cannot live long or…

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If you saw the film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) a few years ago, you may recall that in the opening scene, Keaton’s character, Riggan Thomson, is sitting in a classic meditation pose, levitating in the middle of the room. We’re to wonder, Has this person actually trained his mind so well that he can…

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Dan discusses the little feelings, thoughts and ideas we all get, with which so many struggle – the thinking that often brings fear, resentment or doubt – and the simple solution to…

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Do you know those emotions and secret thoughts you occasionally struggle with—the ones that deliver fear, bitterness, resentment, and doubt—the stinking thinking ideas that tell you appalling things, sometimes even in your own voice?
How productive could you become and how much better would life be if those could be coped with effectively, without suppression…

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A person is either conscious or not. Awake or asleep. Existing in the 3rd dimension or the 4th. To improve conscious contact with God doesn’t mean to intensify effect or sensation. Either consciousness is on or it is off. To improve as human beings, we must move toward perfection simply by becoming awake and aware now, more…

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If you’re one of those people who’s failed multiple times to get free of a nicotine habit, you might find the headline of this article a bit hard to swallow. But once you understand exactly why you use nicotine in the first place, then the solution to the problem becomes much plainer and easier to approach in…

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