Yes, we have no bananas

“There’s a fruit store on our street. It’s run by a Greek. And he keeps good things to eat. But you should hear him speak! When you ask him anything, he never answers ‘no.’ He just yes’es you to death, and as he takes your dough. He tells you … ‘Yes! We have no bananas. […]

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Experiential, transformative, individualistic

An email from one of our Mindful Masters Academy members, from a few months back … —– Hi Al, I wanted to send you a Thank You and update on my [Chaos Change] experiences. Many changes have occurred in my life around the areas I’ve been focusing, energizing, firing and forgetting of my intentions. I […]

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Keep choosing the nickel

In my last email, I talked a little bit about archetype of the Fool. And how she brings forth, through the power of humor, our insecurities, our fears, and yes, even our foolishness, to the light of day. But the Fool also tends to be crafty and clever. Her motivation is often hidden. And while […]

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Kissing the ring of chaos

“I love how you people just jump right into making love. I’m a Jew. We circle the bed and get an estimate first.” – Don Rickles   Don Rickles turned 90 years old just a few months ago. Most people think of Rickles as an “insult” comic. But as he has said, he never looks […]

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Are you an innie or an outie?

Based on the “direction” your mindfulness takes, there are two kinds of mindfulness. The two are: 1. “Outer to inner” mindfulness 2. “Inner to outer” mindfulness   You see, prior to the Academy, we focused primarily on the first type. I see our past work, the Three Monk Mindfulness course and Expanded Conscious Self work […]

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Thats outrageous! I wont pay it!

About 10 years ago, I got a phone call from a woman who was interested in my in-person Tai Chi classes. She had been taking Tai Chi off and on for quite a few years and had a number of different teachers. But she never really felt like she was getting all she could from […]

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“I am NOT a disciple of Al Simon”

Bob, lives here in Oregon. Just a few miles away from where I’m writing this email Bob is one of our Academy members, and he’s a frequent contributor to our Academy meetings. Many members – myself included – have remarked on know how much richer we are for Bob’s insightful contributions to the Academy. I […]

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YouTube: chaos butterfly effect in action

Chris, one of our Academy members in New York, posted this on our Facebook page: —– Two Mindful Masters Academy teachings really stand out for me. One is the butterfly effect and how “small changes in our inner world can create big changes in our outer world.” It has been so cool seeing that unfold. […]

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“My mind shifted, so I jumped.”

I asked our Academy members to write you about their experiences. Daniel, here in the U.S. in Washington state, posted this in Facebook.   —– Are you trying to make up your mind about Mindful Masters Academy (MiMaAc)? What are your questions? What are your considerations? Is MiMaAc for you? Is MiMaAc worth while? Will […]

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“I don’t recommend you try Al’s programs”

I asked our Academy members to write you about their experiences. Matthew, one of our members in Canada, sent me this email last night. ——- Hi Al, Here’s my review for you: It’s difficult for me to explain the value that Al Simon’s mindfulness programs, including his current one, Mindful Masters Academy, have had for […]

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