My Enlightenment Project

My Enlightenment Project

I’ve just been accepted into Jeffrey Martin’s 17-week “Finder’s Course.” From what I hear, upwards of 70% of people who take this course experience the first stage of what some people regard as classical enlightenment—a shift in perspective that extinguishes personal suffering. Given all that, I’m really excited. Not suffering any more (or as much) sounds really great to me. But I want to be straight with you, I have no personal experience with enlightenment yet. It’s still all just theory to me. Jeffrey’s class starts this Saturday. So, in two days, starting January 21st, I’ll embark on my own personal enlightenment project. AND, I’m going to do it while continuing to manage my work, entrepreneurial aspirations, and also while fulfilling all my responsibilities as a husband and father. So, if you’re interested, you’re invited to join me on this inner adventure. You’ll have a front row seat into how it all turns out. I’ll share the good and the bad and the most relevant details, struggles and insights of the experiment through daily vlog posts. I’ll be sharing all this because, if I make it, you might decide to try it yourself. I reckon if we change (enlighten) ourselves as individuals, we might have a shot at changing the world for the better too.

How to Heal Addictions with Mindfulness–In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts (Post 2)

How to Heal Addictions with Mindfulness–In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts (Post 2)

Welcome back to our review of Gabor Mate’s Book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. I want to share a few bits from Chapter 3. Specifically, the premise that Dr. Mate puts forth that addiction is a “flight from distress.” He’s very explicit....
True North, Tucson Class, and Chicago Mind as Medicine

True North, Tucson Class, and Chicago Mind as Medicine

Greetings, and Happy Memorial day. I hope that you are enjoying the monthly Skillfully Aware Newsletters, where I’m now sharing poignant news related to wellness, overcoming stress and its related conditions, meditation and mindfulness, and an array of insights that...