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A Little Company, Please

Students often ask how they can get their families to understand this teaching. “How can I get my kids to practice the four agreements?”...

I Am What I Am

They say people don’t change. And they’re usually right. It’s easy to be cynical about someone else, saying, “He is what he is, and he’ll...

power vs. Power

So much of what we see going on in the world is mirrored in our interactions with each other. We see nations testing other nations,...

Storyteller…Again?

There are lessons that gain strength through repetition. There are some, on the other hand, that lose their impact when mentioned too...

In the Moment

Marking the end of one year and the beginning of another is fun. It’s a birthday celebration. It’s a salute to past accomplishments and...

For the Sake of Giving

Like any season, the holidays can be a time for rest and contemplation…or a time of trial. We may get a break from work, but what awaits...

Making and Breaking

The subject of broken things has come up a lot lately. Someone I know broke a piece of art. Someone else broke a promise. Another suffers...

The Best Mirror

Don Miguel has reminded us often that the mind is a mirror, but it’s good to have that lesson repeated now and then. Let me show you why....

The Worth of Words

Like me, you’re probably still holding on to odd bits of knowledge from high school. You might still be able bring up names of capitol...

Safe Harbors

Heat and drought. Fire and flood. Melting polar caps. Rising seas. Pollution and pandemics.…sounds like business as usual in the ongoing...

A Gentle Revolution

Independence Day is being celebrated this month in the U.S. Other countries do the same thing for the same reasons. They pay tribute to...

No. More. Stories.

Once, during a Toltec Dreaming workshop many years ago, don Miguel asked his students (of which I was one) to stand in front of a mirror....

The Shining Example

Parents sometimes ask me how they can impart this teaching to their children. Don Miguel has often been asked the same question. Every...

Life As It Is

Many years ago, I had a friend who was a big part of my life and my family’s life. One day, however, she decided not to be my friend...

Particles

A friend once spoke to me about constantly having to push a certain memory away, because it caused him so much emotional pain. He wanted...

What Are You Eating?

Rumi, the Sufi poet, once told a story about a guy who worked for years as a tanner. His job was to soften rawhide, using manure to turn...

Forever and Always

I’ve been giving some thought lately to where we can go when we’re not “allowed” to go anywhere. You could say this is the same message...

Happy Holidays

We’ve come to the end-of-year holidays again. You could say, “Oh, boy, but this year is different…how do we meet social...

The Name Game

This morning, while I was sitting at an outdoor café, I heard a baby saying “blah-blah-blah!” loudly and clearly. “Blah-blah-blah!” Just...

One Dreamer at a Time

In a time when it should be easy to come up with topics to write about, I can’t decide on any single one. Maybe there’s just too much...