essays

What we owe one another: a spiritual perspective

This piece was written for and placed third in the Santa Fe Reporter's 2021 nonfiction contest, in response to the prompt "What do we owe one another?" The Reporter's publication of the piece can be found here. I believe that happiness—and not just happiness but profound, unabating bliss—is our birthright. Let me explain. When we… Continue reading What we owe one another: a spiritual perspective

Events

Upcoming talk: spiritual anatomy

On November 5th at 6 pm Central Time, Kyle Hilding and I will stream a discussion about what we are calling "spiritual anatomy." Attached is an image that gets at what we might mean by this: the architecture of things like soul, heart, and spirit within and beyond the body. Obviously, this will be one… Continue reading Upcoming talk: spiritual anatomy

Courses

Way of the Peaceful Warrior, part II

In this video, I discuss the habits and tactics through which the peaceful warrior can enact social justice in conversational encounters, grounding the work in Spiral Dynamics. There are awareness exercises and an invitation to donate for those who benefited from the content. https://youtu.be/NmfY4yQcSTo

Personal writing, poetry

The silence and its meaning

Deep within you is a quiet space From which you were born, and which you will return to upon your death. Even when you forget it while in life, it is there; It is the space in which the experience of your forgetting is contained. You can feel this if you meditate: That deep-down hum,… Continue reading The silence and its meaning