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The Roman Empire ended.? Today the US Empire is ending.? The Chinese Empire is ending.? What is left of the Russian Empire is ending.? Likewise ending is what is left of the British Empire, the French Empire, The Dutch Empire, the German Empire.? Indeed, our era of ending is more extreme than the Roman demise.…

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The sun comes up and the sun goes down in my skull. Out of one of my temples the sun rises, and into the other the sun sets. The stars shine in my brain; ideas, people, animals browse in my temporal head; songs and weeping fill the twisted shells of my ears and storm the…

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Dear colleagues on the Interior Mythos Journey, I think the language of the new mythology will be crafted out of words and images from our own life experiences. The death of my mother is like a stone lodged in the river of my consciousness. Everything that happened and is happening in my life has been…

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I have decided to expose myself in the New Year. As a New Year?s Resolution for 2012 I have decided to risk exposing myself by asking dumb questions.? I am particularly resolved to ask dumb questions of those subjects about which everyone else already knows the answer. The many smart people who offer thoughts on…

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There?s a piece of motherhood that I still can?t get my head around. It?s the universal nature of birth ? that women who have given birth have encountered the same awesome experience over and over again. They experience the complete transformation of their bodies, feel their babies moving inside, experience the anxieties, hormones, cravings, surprises…

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The most important historical development in the last 200 years was not the splitting of the atom or the invention of the internal combustion engine or the spread of the computer chip, but the advent of a new religious mode. The most illuminating person that I have known personally, my mentor for 24 years, Joseph…

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?******One of the most important interior relational practices for any of us is that of present-moment consciousness.? Few activities challenge this interior management exercise like long-distance sport.? In the following blog, Sue Aquila, an elite Iron Man Triathlete and coach and member of the Storywarrior Institute, addresses the practice. For the last five years, I…

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“I see the Universe as an infinite number of patterns that whirl and dance around a Still Center.? I imitate the celestial circular motions and partake in a timeless cosmic dance.? I experience reality as order around a center.? I dance to find my centered still point.? My dance gives meaning to life.” ?Jena Marcovicci…

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I do not fear death, I fear the loss of time. The quality of my time is much more important to me than the quantity of my remaining years. Yet, I know if I had a serious illness today I might think differently about time. If I were 10 years younger I would (and did)…

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What is Consciousness? Following are three events that altered my consciousness. A Drowning: My first encounter with a human death was when my cousin, David Young, drowned in a small lake near his house. I was about 8 years old as was he. David and another friend tried to take a short cut home, hopped…

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