Articles/Videos | Garret Kramer | A New Paradigm in Sports Psychology and Performance Coaching - Part 2

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The Starting Point

We’ll never save the environment through science. We’ll never prove a point through research. We’ll never change a mind through facts. We’ll never mend division through diversity training We’ll never solve a problem through logic. We’ll never help humanity through, well, anything. Why? Nothing exists outside of Consciousness. Everything is made of Consciousness. Nothing can… Read More

When Love is True

When Love is true, there’ll be one way to know. It won’t be practical. It’ll have nothing to do with interests, backgrounds, possessions, or even a so-called normal life. In fact, Love will completely displace the objective world. Without rhyme or reason, Love will vanquish separation and obliterate ego. Outside of space and time, all… Read More

How We Know

Do your thoughts churn outward? Do they travel to objects, others, or moments? Do they lead to resistance, separation, and suffering? Or Do they do an about-face and return inward to source? To the Here and the Now? To Love, Consciousness, or God? That’s how you’ll know. You’ll feel it. Sense it. Either way, the… Read More

The Three Stages of Awakening

This week, let’s take last week’s article, http://garretkramer.com/the-requirement/, one step further. To wake up to your true nature (as revealed last week), here, as I see it, are the three necessary stages: Stage 1: Recognizing who or what you are not. Stage 2: Recognizing who or what you are. Stage 3: Living it. Now, for… Read More

The Requirement

There’s but one requirement. In order to serve, help, or support your fellow human beings; in order to teach, coach, parent, or lead; there’s merely one thing that you’re required to know. It’s not at all complicated. It doesn’t take practice or years of study. Actually, right now, the requirement is closer to you than… Read More

Has It Happened to You?

It may not have happened yet, but it will. At some point in your life, you’ll question whether happiness can be found in objective experience. That is, can the acquisition of trophies, titles, money, relationships, or any object actually bring you the happiness or fulfillment you seek? Not only that, but at some point in… Read More

In the Hands of Consciousness

Here’s a short and simple post—regarding cause and effect—that, hopefully, will serve as a comforting reminder. I was speaking to my colleague, Joel Drazner, the other day and somehow our conversation turned to the topic of sleep. Indeed, in my line of work this topic comes up often since performers can’t escape today’s glut of… Read More

The Pitfalls of a Thought-Driven, or Cognitive, Approach—and the Only Alternative

What follows is a dialogue between me and Mary, a teacher/coach/change worker who was in the audience of my most recent talk. It reveals the danger in pointing toward one’s thinking as a path to improved feelings and behavior. Plus, it reveals the single alternative that initiates ethical and productive behavior. I hope, like Mary… Read More

Why Is There Suffering?

Why is there self-centeredness? Because thought thinks it. Why is there inequality? Because thought thinks it. Why is there judgment? Because thought thinks it. Why is there fear? Because thought thinks it. Why is there insecurity? Because thought thinks it. Apart from thought, self-centeredness, inequality, judgment, fear, and insecurity do not exist. Thus, the answer… Read More

True Resilience

Where does resilience (or to some, grit or durability) truly come from? Is it learned? Is it practiced? Is it controlled? Is it worked at? No to all. In fact, all you have to do is consider the resilience of young children to appreciate that resilience doesn’t spring from any of those things. So, then,… Read More