The problems with being mindful

Today’s the final day for signing up for the November Mindful Masters. In this issue of our paper-and-ink newsletter, we finish looking at the third (of three types) of psychic mindfulness practices. These are the “directed intention” practices. This is the approach we use when we want to communicate *directly* with the Programmed Self and …

Just so we’re clear …

In the November newsletter, I’m giving you 18 different ways you can communicate requests for help and advice to your True Self. There’s nothing magical about these eighteen. They are all fairly common techniques. Most of them are practices people use for things like affirmations in combination with their “law of attraction” practices. But as …

Irritable mindful syndrome

In the November newsletter, which goes to the printers tomorrow, I have one of my biggest secrets for getting the True Self to respond to requests for help and advice. I didn’t develop this secret. It was taught to me. The guy who taught it to me is no longer with us. But he’s the …

Hear that whooshing sound?

Douglas Adams was a British writer. He’s probably best known for “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” It was a series of radio plays turned into TV shows turned into books turned into a computer game and finally into a movie. Adams was also the author of a couple of other books, a TV script editor …

A little mindful magic

A couple of weeks back, I wrote a few emails about mindfulness in some famous children stories. I mentioned that there were eight major characters in the stories. And that all eight characters lined up with the eight Programmed Self “positions” we cover in the Three Monk course.   Well, one of our Mindful Masters …

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 …