Self-Actualization

The Art of Zigging While Everyone is Zagging

“Doing as others told me, I was blind. Coming when others called me, I was lost. Then I left everyone, including myself. Then I...

Going Supernatural ~ Unlocking your True Human Potential ~ Part 1

Here's the thing, most of us are so caught up with the day-to-day routine that we hardly make time for ourselves. One of the...

The Path of the Sacred Warrior: Where Hero and Healer Converge

“It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war.” ~ Zen parable The garden is a metaphor...

Seven Ways We are Simultaneously Worms and Gods

“Man is a worm and food for worms. This is the paradox: he is out of nature and hopelessly in it; he is dual,...

Think like a Human of Action, Act like a Human of Thought

 “A revolutionary age is an age of action; ours is an age of advertisement and publicity. The age of the great and good actions...

Outlaw Magic: The Subtle Art of Living Outside the Rules

“When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free.” ~ Unknown Outlaw magic is the primordial energy of the Middle Way, which leads to the...

The Mystery of the Self: A Spectacularly Useful Illusion

“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.” ~ Alan Watts My advice, here at the outset of this article about...

Trickster Ethos and the Power of High Humor

 “It’s time to take humor seriously and seriousness humorously.” ~ Swami Beyondananda I’m writing this from a throne of nothingness, floating like Michael Keaton’s character...

The Zen of Heartstorming: Ego Individuation and the Self-actualization of the Soul

“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.”...

Is Your Fear of Suffering Worse Than the Actual Suffering?

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes...

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Applying the 12 Steps of the Hero’s Journey in Your Life

Around 70 years ago Joseph Campbell in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces put forth a simple suggestion that every hero that...