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I Confess

November 18, 2007

I confess.  I gave up on politics.  It’s been happening for years – I was ‘normal’ – I voted for who I wanted to win, not who I believed in.  Year by year my cynicism grew… and when I saw The Secret and started to explore The Law of Attraction, I decided I was better off by not being so disappointed, so against.

But today I spent time with The Future of Politics— Annie Loyd (… Google for transpartisnship – as opposed to bipartisanship.  Like me, you are for the possibility of America.  We used to be the hope of the world, the symbol of what we all want – a fair chance, the ability to strive for equality, for a decent shot at creating our own future, for “The American Dream.”  I know you want that; we all do. 

And over the years I, at least, have given up on it.  I work for a sustainable future.  I work for social justice.  I work for spiritual fulfillment.  But it’s against a background of political cynicism and resignation.  I’m sorry.  I have been disloyal to myself — And politics is very much fundamental to all of this.

Annie has changed that for me.  She strives for a political future that goes past: “we can only hope for that if we make the other side wrong, defeated, losers.”  Annie says, “not so.”  Both ‘sides’ want the same things… And there are answers to our problems.  (I note that this is consistent with the Law of Attraction.) 

She speaks of Paul Hawken’s Blessed Unrest–– that more and more people feel like me about electoral poplitics, that there are many, many disconnected movements to the future we want…  And that we can bring this to the political scene.  There really are independents.  We want solutions not enemies.

Find out.  You owe it to yourself.  You owe it to our future.  Annie Loyd for Congress; the new transpartisanship.

Creating Team

October 20, 2007

I’ve been interested in teams for years – particularly, how do you create a rally?  What starts & stops momentum? 

I was one of the founders of a company 30+ years ago and I designed a workshop  to create us as a team – It included our agreements, our mission and values and so on.  The company itself was poorly designed and I’ve always thought that it lasted far beyond its worth because of that workshop.  We grew so close that we could not see the forest for the we’s.

Sports, of course, is what we look at to see team.  The Yankees are a great example of stars and money not being enough to make a team.  Football is a great example of team – one player covering for another, back ups taking over.  The essence of team, it seems to me, is the willingness to have the whole be more than the sum of its parts, the one player being willing to have other players be great.

Recently I’ve been looking at how the Law of Attraction works in the context of team – actually, in any setting of group: family, community, organization, country, culture.  What is the group mind?

Masterminding and Coaching

October 11, 2007

Here’s a truth most of us know, but we don’t necessarily know that we know.  We are who we hang out with.  You want to change yourself, change the people you hang out with. 

One of the questions is “how do I meet new people?”  “Isn’t it likely that I’ll meet people in the same kinds of generic circles I hang with?”  Well, that sort of depends on what changes you’re looking for.  You are always affected by whoever you hange with.

I’ve recently done four things that not only affects me, but also affects the other people – I’ve joined two Mastermind groups.  These are people I very much want to learn from (and vice versa) and enjoy.  One group I know all the people, but the context of our conversations has changed.  In the second group, I know only one of the people, but in a sense we have a common heritage – we’ve all completed a senior course of Landmark Education. 

The third group consists of people I am coaching from The Success Principles — I am always coached be people I coach and their backgrounds are completely diverse.  And finally, I have joined several hundred people in a course given by Jay Abraham – from all over the world.

I can tell you that this new body of acquaintances – some will be close friends – all will be or are close associates will produce profound changes in my life.  I can’t wait to find out who I am — again.

My website is

A Complex Day

September 16, 2007

If I were going to exercise my sports head – I’d observe the Giants getting clobbered, the Mets dissolving and even the Jets in trouble.  But it was a working day– and a good one — – Nancy & I had our weekly planning session – where we focus our energies and plan our week’s activities (somewhat limited because my daughter gives birth in 11 days). 

But what makes it complex is that I’m also redesigning my website and restructuring my coaching practice.  Here’s why:I invite you to participate in the second “Success Principles” workshop.

This has proven to be an exceptional introduction to the benefits of coaching as well as a valuable refresher course if you are already familiar with coaching.

I have had incredible and very useful feedback from the people who are in the current Workshop and so I want to extend this invitation to you.  This workshop has inspired me to change my practice. 

Send an email to to register.

Jack Canfield says: “I envision a world where all people are inspired to believe in themselves and their abilities and are empowered to reach their full potential and realize all their dreams.” He wrote this series to help make that happen.

The Success Principles Workshop
Written by Jack Canfield
“The Principles Always Work If you Work the Principles”
A 6 Session Series starting Monday October 1st- 7:30 to 8:30 EDT
(does not meet October 22nd)


August 5, 2007

I’ve been meditating for about two months after intending to for years.  The thing is, I always feel like me so I don’t know what’s ‘supposed’ to happen.  Am I more loving, more joyous, even just more relaxed? I can’t compare myself today to how I was on other normal days. 

I know I’m more on purpose, because meditating is a purpseful act, not a habit.

I have a very active mind, so my attempts to just allow it to go without interfering are interesting.  I keep feeling as if there’s thinking happening right below the surface – non-audible thoughts that I know are waiting for me.  Occasionally I catch myself drifting and I do a kind of editing.  Sometimes I repeat mantras – different kinds depending on mood.  I favor Om Mani Padme On – that’s traditional.  And it helps that I have no idea what it means.

So – like many other things I do, I assume I’m getting  value by it and I’ll keep going.  I do it with Nancy, so the reinforcing works.  And electric timers are useful.

When I looked for quotations about meditation, this is the only one that made any sense to me:

I meditate and put on a rubber tire with three bottles of beer. Most of the time I just sit picking my nose and thinking.
James Gould Cozzens

The Swimming Pool

July 16, 2007

I wrote about watxhing my granchildren in the small, round, side-of-the-house swimming pool and about how amazed I was at their casual and continual creativity.  Today it was just me watching Diamond (my sparkling 6-year old).  Diamond always gets what she wants.

Sometimes I don’t like her methods, but they are always effective.  “Always” gives me a clue.  Nothing interferes with her focus… her intention manifests.  I learn from her.  I should have her as a guest on Wednesday’s Teleseminar on The Law of Attraction (7:30 EDT — register on  The universal source makes no judgements – She only has to grow old enough to create her purpose and nothing will be denied her.

I am her foil and she always foils me.  Her favorite quote is “Grandpa, get me …”  And she rarely even speaks out loud – She gets my attention and makes her wishes clear.  Is it that I’m her loving wish-getter or is her intention so laser-like?  I only care for purposes of the seminar.  What do you think?  And how can I train Her?

 Useful Quotes

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
Honore de Balzac

Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do – can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do.
Barbara Sher

Not So Secret

July 11, 2007

I spent last weekend at The Seminar of the Century (Woodstock for the Mind) and I spent time with Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Mark Victor Hansen, T. Harv Eker and many other masters.

They understand, teach and use one of the underlying truths of The Secret (the Law of Attraction) – This is fundamentally now recognized in physics and elsewhere.  And it is simply this:  Everything is energy.  Everything. 

What is less well known and equally fundamental is that what you and I think of as consciousness is also energy.  We put it out; the rest of the universe puts it in – As ye sow, so shall ye reap; Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.   Clearly known for thousands of years – No Secret.  I wrote this in one of my journals in 1974:

“In the language of the 60s – I think I emit some sort of spiritual aura or energy field and the universe responds to that field…. I get what I need.  I see what I’m supposed to see; things happen that are supposed to happen – and it’s all about my growth and development “

What hasn’t been widely known is what to do with that knowledge.  This is where the masters come in.  And we should look at our lives differently – that our lives start now – that what matters is what we transmit now.  Because now is all we have.

I’m doing a no cost teleclass on my experiences with the Law of Attraction in one week, July 18th at 7:30 (EDT).  You can  sign up on my website,

From David Bohm, physicist, philosopher, inner scientist:
“It is now possible to look into the question of how consciousness and matter are related.  One possibility is to  regard them as two generative and implicate orders, lie separate but parallel streams that interrelate in some way.  Another possibility is that basically there is only one order, whose ground includes the holomovement and may go beyond.  This order will unfold into the two orders of matter and mind, which, depending on the context, will have some kind of relative independence of function.  Yet at a deeper level they are actually inseparable and interwoven.”
         From: Levey

When I was born in 1895, reality was everything you could see, smell, touch
and hear. The world was thought to be absolutely self-evident. When I was
three years old, the electron was discovered. That was the first invisible.
It didn’t get in any of the newspapers; (nobody thought that would be
important!) Today 99.99 percent of everything that affects our lives cannot
be detected by human senses. We live in a world of invisibles. The fact that
humanity does not understand nature is the prime reason for humanity’s
failure to exercise its option to attain universally sustainable physical
success on this planet. I am confident that humanity’s survival depends on
all our willingness to comprehend feelingly the way nature works.”–
Buckminster Fuller
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from
distress, and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to
shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their
conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Thomas Paine

Creating the Past

June 25, 2007

Announcement:  Interested in the Law of Attraction?  I’ll be hosting a teleseminar on my experiences in using it on July 18th (7:30 WDT) – email me to register.

Creating the Past

It seems like a contradiction .  After all, the past is over; what happened happened (we think,)  Besides, what good could it do?

But it’s something we all do, often without realizing it.  My most recent experience was that I went on a vacation with my wife and a granddaughter.  We were crowded into a small efficiency unit and were forced to kow tow to a very unreasonable and demanding 6-year old.  And when it was over – and I wrote about it – the experience was very different.  As in most experiences, there were ups as well as downs.  While I was there, the upsetting times dominated.  But when I was able to see the whole experience, I was able to see what a good time we all had.

Of what value was this?  Immense.  I’ve been able to resurrect the great relationship I have with these two extraordinary women and I’ve been able to learn a lot about myself as well as seeing what constitutes fun, what to emphasize next time (instead of saying “never again”, I’m looking forward to our next time with her.)

I remember several years after we were first married – one night, lying in bed, Nancy suddenly sat bolt upright and said, “Wow!  I had a great time in high school.”  Reexamining your history can eliminate phobias, restore relationships, even reestablish old relationship. 

Since the past is always with us – and is uniquely ours – looking at it with new eyes, not the same ones that buried the memory, is a form of creativity we don’t often acknowledge and one that is potentially fruitful.

Useful Quotes

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boese

Looking back you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life- and it was you. It is not too late to find that person again.”
Robert Brault

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
Bob Hope

Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
William Ralph Inge

We cannot let the past cloud our perception of the future.
Karen Chikodro

Creative Corner

What Happened?

I thought I knew
After all, I was there –
Wasn’t I?
It didn’t rain;
the sky was blue
Wasn’t it?
But if I ask you,
so what – that’s your view
That’s only you
And who are you?
Another me.

Creative Communication

June 5, 2007

I took Sadie to the vet today (if you’re new – she is about to be 18 and last week had two seizures – read previous blag.).  What happened was remarkable.  The smallest peculiarity was when I first got to the highway – I made a sharp ramp turn to get on – 20mph for real, particularly with Sadie in the car.  And I was guided by a huge sign that said EXIT 20MPH.  Except it was an entrance.

Animals are telepathic and they communicate.  Sadie was asleep on my bed and I went to wake her to go for a quick walk and then into the car and to the vet.

She wouldn’t go.  She woke and then went back to ‘sleep.’  I called Nancy in a panic – She suggested that I let her stay – and I did.  Then Sockees, the 14 year old cat came into the room (always Sadie’s ‘alpha’ dog territory) and jumped on the bed and, as I told the vet, gave her a free cat-scan.

Then I prepared for the trip by carrying a blanket down into the car, opening the door – then opening the house doors – I planned to carry Sadie down.  But she got up and walked downstairs. [Sockees then zoomed out the doors – for the first time in about a year —  I wasn’t worried – It was clear that she would wait until we got home.]

Sadie bitched some and I carried her the last few steps into the car. 

We started with the Regular vet to gather her current measurements and then the acupuncturists to recommend what we should do… And all her statistics are very normal.  He recommended that we just let her recover her strength – They could find nothing wrong…  We will just monitor her healing

Sockees was waiting when we parked and waited for us at the top of the stairs.

The Law of Attraction is the law.  It always works; we just have to get out of the way.

Useful Quotes

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mohandas Gandhi

 Anger is natural. Grief is appropriate. Healing is mandatory. Restoration is possible.
Jane Rubietta

The best way out of emotional pain is through it.

The only way around is through.
Robert Frost

Creative Corner


In a time of plenty
life shifts from the keyboard
to walking the dog,
an oscillation that includes it all.

In here,
modern superman –
sitting by a window that hides all light –
fluorescent man,
fingers connected to the world,
tapping softly – speaking loudly,
heard or not.
The bound man,
tactile-ly enhanced and separated
from a body ever-stiffening in
atrophied oscillation.

Out there,
full moon’s
patterned mosaics light Sadie
darting in and out,
her kind of dog-walk jazz,
a very personal riff
Early spring insects set the texture,
for footsteps echoing
remembered melodies,
far, far from nature,
stretching in released wonder
in times of plenty

June 4th – Raining

June 3, 2007

You know that I am studying the Law of Attraction.  To me, the critical component is to keep the energy ‘pure’… authentic.  If I say X, but I ‘inadvertently’ communicate Y, I’ll end up with Y.

Now this is very common…ordinary.  My dog, Sadie, will be 18 next month –   She’s been a teen ager since she was 6 months old and she had seizures a few days ago… scared the hell out of my wife and me.  We understand that death is inevitable, at least according to our current knowledge.  And we intend she live for five more years.

My quandary is this – Is that intention authentic?  I think that even asking the question makes the vibe un-pure.  And that doubt can creep into any intention.  But not expressing doubt is still doubt.

Now all of this is because it’s raining today.

Useful Quotes

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly. . . spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.
Susan Taylor

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.

Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires.
Frangois de la Rochefoucauld

If you’re careful enough, nothing good or bad will ever happen to you.
Ashleigh Brilliant

The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Creative Corner 

Shedding Rain
   ©June 7, 2000
Such is life.
The sun shines brightly
and we walk in late spring warmth.
A small breeze cools the face.
 Leaves shudder slightly
and the trees shed the last
of last night’s rain.
Each droplet catches the sun
and falls like a jewel,
and those that touch my face,
anoint me –
I am blessed to be alive.
Yet there was a time
not that far away
where I would have said,
”The sun shines brightly,
and yet the trees shed tears.”