We’ll skip the benzedrine

Yesterday, I gave you a couple of tips to get better results from the predictions practice, as well as our other psychic mindfulness practices.   The tips were: 1. Make sure you keep things playful. Getting too intense or serious with these exercises will hold you back. And getting too locked into getting results. You …

Spontaneous mindfulness

Yesterday, I talked a little about Jack Kerouac on the anniversary of his death. The way he approached his “spontaneous prose” writing style has a lot in common with the “psychic mindfulness” work we’ve been exploring these past few months. It’s all about calming our “inner critic.” Kerouac did that when writing his books. But …

Kerouac, the death of an unmindful writer

This week is the 45th anniversary of the death of Jack Kerouac. Kerouac was a writer of fiction and poetry, and one of the founders of a literary movement known as the Beat Generation. His most famous book, “On the Road,” was a lightly-fictionalized account of his and his friend’s travels across the U.S. in …

Smart is really dumb

If you read motivational books or websites from self-help gurus, you might have come across the idea of setting SMART goals. SMART is an acronym. Different gurus use different words to match the acronym. But it’s usually something like: Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.   In other words, the ideal goal should be: Specific: …

It’s not like talking to yourself

I just finished writing the November newsletter this weekend. In the upcoming issue, we finish up our exploration of “psychic mindfulness” practices. Speaking of these practices, one of our Mindful Masters told me the other day how valuable she found the “prediction” practice we’ve been using. It has brought her a number of insights into …

The Big Picture (Part 4) – draining the swamp

This week, we’ve been looking at the “big picture” of our approach to applied mindfulness. And I got this email yesterday from Mindful Master Tony in Australia: —— Hi Al – In relation to your emails about the big picture I was reminded of a statement on a colleagues wall many years ago: “When you …

The Big Picture (Part 2) – don’t be ordinary

In our Mindful Masters newsletter, we’ve been getting into some of the intense practices of mindfulness. Everything from neurosomatic experiences to archetype metaprogramming to intuitive extension and “psychic mindfulness”. Sometimes, in the midst of all these fascinating trees, we stop paying attention to the forest. So to keep us on track, we’re spending a few …

Bad intentions

LifeWay is a provider of Christian books and products, both online and offline. Here in the U.S., they operate 180 Christian bookstores. Their research division recently did an online survey. It was all about “prayer habits” in America. And specifically what people pray for.   From the survey, they found that most people typically pray …