Do Enlightened People Have Sex?

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

ROSLYN, WA

September 11, 2016 9:16 AM

I get “Do Enlightened People Have Sex?” emails at least once a month, usually from guys worried they’ll lose all desire once they step though the Gateless Gate.

From a comment on the last blog post: … Read more…

Your Body As A Dance Partner

Stepping Into My Shoes

Stepping Into My Shoes

JOHN DAY DAM, WA

August 30, 2016 11:52 AM

From the book in progress. One of the things I stress about the Mortal Aspect is to think of the body as other—as not you.

Yet we don’t want to get so impersonal that we think of it as just a biological machine…

A Mortal Practice. First draft: … Read more…

The Reluctant Identitist

The Slow Fall

The Slow Fall

JOHN DAY DAM, WA

August 8, 2016 4:20 PM

If I absolutely had to define you, if I had to assign you an identity…

You are Intelligent Love currently manifested as a Self (individual, essential consciousness), which is currently manifested as a Soul (personal, eternal consciousness), which is currently manifested as a Human (mortal consciousness).

Intelligent Love: The Divine/Source undifferentiated.

Self: The essential, most basic layer of individual consciousness.

Soul: The personal, eternal consciousness. (In all accounts of reincarnation and near-death experiences, the subject’s personality remains stable and unaltered.)

Human: The physical manifestation of mortal consciousness.

But identities are so clunky and limiting. I think I’ll stick with you-whatever-that-is.

How To Make Yourself Happier Anytime You Want

NEAR CAMP VERDE, AZ

March 16, 2016 10:37 AM

Whenever you want to be happier, all you have to remember are these two words:

Less [YourName].

When you say them to yourself, say them like a director saying them to an actor on a movie set, “Less Wayne.” … Read more…

A Most Difficult Practice

Selfies aren't easy for Introverts

Selfies aren’t easy for Introverts

NEAR EHRENBERG, AZ

February 3, 2016 6:43 PM

Why aren’t you always uninhibited?

Be uninhibited. Always.

That’s the practice.

And it’s a most difficult one.