What We Most Desire and Most Fear

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What We Most Desire and Most Fear “Every human being dwells intimately close to a door of revelation they are afraid to pass through.” – David Whyte The paradox of desire and fear One of the many paradoxes we encounter as human beings is that what we most desire is also what we most fear. […]

The Power of Self-Love

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The Power of Self-Love “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde A series of unfortunate events… In so many ways, throughout years of personal discovery, I have reclaimed a greater sense of sovereignty, strength, and resilience. But recently I went through a series of traumatic events that shook me […]

What is Indestructible in Us

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What is Indestructible in Us “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.” – Pema Chödrön The art of surrender Self-transcendence is the art of radical responsibility: assuming ultimate ownership of our experience regardless of what our external lives may hold. […]

What is self-commodification?

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What is self-commodification? The struggle to accept our bodies is real Living in LA, as in most places in this country, the struggle to accept our own bodies is real. Our culture tells us our status and desirability are dictated by how we measure up to a conventional standard of attractiveness: some ideal of how […]

Intuition or intellect?

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Intuition or intellect? “Surrendering to our inner knowing, which is not always logical, yields fruit that is easeful, joyful, and beautiful even in the face of circumstances not lining up the way we want.” – Brooke Sprowl Rethinking rationality In our culture, we put a major premium on logic.  We tell ourselves to “be rational” […]

What is true spirituality?

My LA Therapy | What is true spirituality?

What is true spirituality? “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate” – Carl Jung It’s trendy to be “spiritual.” Let’s face it. It’s trendy to be “spiritual.” And while I’m glad we’re experiencing a cultural renaissance surrounding new and non-dogmatic ways to relate to the […]

How to Cultivate Childlike Wonder, Laughter, and Play

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How to cultivate childlike wonder? “The trick is to grow up without growing old.” – Casey Stengel Play is an extension of mastery In every area of life, play is an extension of mastery. Guitarists who have mastered an instrument can playfully and effortlessly improvise. Athletes who master a sport can play with simultaneous ease […]

Are you playing the infinite game?

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Are you playing the infinite game? “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” – Thomas Paine Change your mind, change the world To the extent that each of us looks in the mirror honestly and does our own inner work steadfastly, we begin to change the culture. As we do […]

How to Leave the Matrix

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How to leave the matrix What is the true nature of reality? If you’re reading this you probably already know, your inner revolution will not be televised. But in so many ways, even those of us on the path are still the products of our cultural programming. Our ideational landscape, our media, and everyone around […]

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