Posts Tagged: Alan Watts

I’m Good…

I was talking to a friend about eightstep me. The conversation naturally shifted over a few of the topics I’ve covered in my blog posts, like motivation and fulfillment, growth and stagnation, and paradoxical self-reference. They seemed confused about the concept of life coaching in general. At one point they said that they didn’t see

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Ownership

I’ve heard and read many times that “the love of money is the root of all evil.” While this is likely a mistranslation of a bible verse it is certainly a pervasive idea in popular culture. It seems intuitive that greed is the source of many problems, but here I’d like to consider that perhaps greed

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Perspective

It is easy to use logic to discount the subjective experiences of others. “How could you be cold? I’m perfectly comfortable.” “How could you see a ghost? They don’t exist.” “How does that upset you? You’re so unreasonable.” Usually, we get away with this trick of denial. It seems to be the norm in society

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To let go

At the end of my summer when I was beginning to integrate the death of my grandmother and my breakup I went to visit my sister (and cousin) in Washington. An important part of my newfound feeling of openness was re-introducing myself to everyone in my life, since I felt like I had never truly

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Nothing is a lie, but everything is…

Each of us is an awe-inspiring creation made from more or less the same parts which come together to form an entirely unique being. But while everyone is an individual we all share at least one thing… It could even be argued that anything conscious, anything alive, even anything in existence shares this piece of

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