Topic 14 – Our Purpose-Why Such an Enigma?

There are few subjects so widely addressed as the one entitled: What is Our Purpose? A multitude of seminars, books, discussions and essays on the subject suggest that it is not only important to us but also elusive. Finding one’s purpose is something few people attest to having achieved. Do you ever wonder why? Since this blog series has been dedicated to providing an uncommon perspective on life and human nature, one framed by a sense...

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Topic 13 – What Is Love, Truly?

There comes a point when to answer certain questions, we are compelled to act more like boys trading baseball cards than scholars. We must give up something to get something. Where love is concerned, we have to give up our egoic viewpoint, the one that views human interaction as commerce driven by our wants and needs. Love is unrecognizable from the viewpoint of ego, no matter how hard we try. We have our moments, don’t get me wrong, where...

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Topic 12 – Our True Savior

    What I am about to discuss in this episode of “The View from Here” may sound blasphemous to some people. You’ve been warned. There is an understanding that has existed throughout what we call time that depicts the true nature of human beings. That true nature operates from a seamless interconnection of the intellectual and the intuitive. It is characterized by a sense of being which is connected, whole, ageless,...

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Topic 11 – No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teachers’ Dirty Looks

Hmmm. I’m sort of dating myself with that one. But our focus today is this. If we’re game to live in a new way, how do we learn how to do that? Well, the truth is it’s not about learning in the sense we’ve always known; it’s about opening to our intuitive awareness, familiarizing ourselves with that aspect of our nature, and then employing it. Like a loaded car, we came here with all the options, everything we need...

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Topic 10 – The Moment

Like most notions that represent experience outside our worldview, a simple definition won’t do. So let’s turn to James Lane Prior’s amazing description of The Moment to help us out. Born in DeLand, Florida, he hung out in the Far East and evolved into what I’d call a Sage, based on the insightfulness of the skinny little 19 page pamphlet he wrote entitled, “The Divine Moment.” In English, the word, moment,...

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Topic 9 – Expanding the Playing Field

I’ve been known to say that the course toward freedom requires that we work two ends to the middle. The one end is where we’ve spent the first eight topics: coming to know what we falsely believe to be us. The other end is opening to an awareness of what is actually true about us. Our challenge to finding another way to “be” on this planet earth is not one of lack, but obstruction. We already are that creature we sense in...

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