A Matter of Harmony

As you may know, the umbrella term we use for the so-called “physical substance” that is separate from mind is matter. Matter, supposedly, is what all things are made of. In fact, the belief that “I’m made of matter, and other people, objects, and animals are also made of matter,” is what’s used to explain… Read More

The Benefit of Insecurity

This week, a super-short post about our culture’s addiction to coping with insecurity. Here goes: While you’ve been conditioned to believe that insecurity is bad and confidence is good, when you try to rid yourself of insecurity, what you’re actually doing is fighting the most valuable intuitive sign. Insecurity means that you’re looking outward for… Read More

Who Knows?

Toward the end of a recent event, I was asked this pertinent question: “If there’s one message to take from today, Garret, what would it be?” My answer: “To understand that your body-mind doesn’t know, it is known. To realize that you don’t have experiences, you are experienced. To ask yourself, what part of the… Read More

A Master of Deceit

It’s essential to know that a so-called separate self or ego (a human being who deems himself or herself to be an actual separate entity and not an activity of Consciousness), will do anything to maintain its own “existence.” This includes one in a position of authority or expertise. It will claim, for example, that… Read More

The Journey Home

When it comes to true nature, here’s a common question (I was asked the following forms of this question in each of three presentations this past week): Why do we tend to overlook that we are infinite Consciousness itself rather than merely a reflection within infinite Consciousness? Why do we forget that we are a… Read More

Think You Can Choose? Then Choose This

As most of you know, I’ve written extensively on the subject of free will versus the will of Consciousness or God’s will. And I sometimes speak about the illusory notion of personal responsibility or choice. In this post, however, I’m going to backtrack a bit and make a suggestion—a concession—from the perspective of the one… Read More

Your Experience and Mine

When you consider the nature of all things—who you are, what objects are made of, where suffering comes from, how to live or be your best—here are two essential inquiries: What is your experience telling you? And Where is your experience taking you? Not your parent’s experience. Not your teacher’s. Not your coach’s. Not your therapist’s. Not an expert’s.… Read More

The Fact of the Matter

A common definition of matter is: “A physical substance distinct from mind.” And, thus, here’s my first question for you today: Has anyone ever found a physical substance, or object, distinct from mind? Assuming your answer is no (I mean, you’ve never experienced an object separate from yourself, have you?), here’s my second question: Why… Read More

Intimacy’s Vital Ingredient

In this post, I’m going to talk about the most vital ingredient when it comes to the intimate bond with a life partner. Although, to be clear, the same ingredient is key to any bond—be it one between friends, parents and children, siblings, colleagues, teammates, even a bond with a pet, sport, hobby, music, art,… Read More

Spinning Our Wheels in Protest

Here’s a question sure to surprise, frustrate, perhaps anger, and challenge the belief system of many: When, in the history of human beings, has a protest paved the way for peace, love, or lasting transformation? I know it’s tempting. But please don’t list law changes, temporary feelings of relief, or your personal perceptions of justice.… Read More