A. Director of psycho-social-spiritual agency that developed a mainstream appraoch to helping people face and shift catastrophic situations. Lead executive at Stanford Univerisity's Department of Psychiatry.
A. Facilitating groups
A. Sequoia High in Redwood City and San Francisco State University
A. Beethoven, Mozart, Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, and the Chieftians
A. Milagro Beanfiled War
A. I love my life and the people in it
A. Be the change you want to see in the world
A. Perfect happiness is loving life just the way it is. It is the affirmation and acceptance of the man or woman you are and are becoming, encompassing the whole of you—your failures and successes, your strengths and weaknesses, your joys and sorrows, your positive qualities and those that are not so positive. "Perfect happiness" is a sense of perfection emerging from the imperfections. It is an authentic moment in which the authentic person that is you is felt by you, opens wide in you, and is welcomed into the heart of all that is. Five seconds of this feeling is enough to transform a life.
A. Fully present, here and now, wherever I happen to be
A. Nelson Mandela
A. "Which" (I have to go for "which hunts" after writing)
A. Not buying Mircosoft stock when it was first issued
A. Singing and playing the guitar
A. My children and grandchildren
A. Being fearful and unloving
A. Being fearless and unconditonally loving
A. Internally quiet, fully present and joyfully at peace
A. I'm friendly and I care
A. Zorba the Greek
A. Jesus of Narzareth. I would ask him for a hug.
A. That there's still no playoff system in college football
A. Working with people
A. Inner peace, empathy, and excelling at whatever I do
A. The green smoothie my daughter makes
A. Most everything written by Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Stevie Wonder
A. Shakespeare. Then Kazantzakis. Then Ernest Hemingway and Carl Rogers, both of whom ended up on the Modern Library's list of the 100 most important books of the 20th century. They went to high school together in Oak Park IL but were as different as kind is from hard. I deeply love Toni Morrison, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Holmes, and the poets Yeats, Eliot, Milosz, Heany, Stafford, Seferis, Willaims, Patchen, Vallejo (especially), Paz, Merwin, Stevens, and Oliver. Actually I love anyone who tries to write anything authentic.
A. There is no order to this. They are all equal and this list leaves out a lot: #1. Zorba the Greek, #1. The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald. #1. A Course in Miracles (by the time I die this book will probably be the true #1) #1. Everything by Ernest Hemingway and Mark Twain. And #1. Everything by Toni Morrison
A. Zorba The Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
A. Be prepared to conquer the critic within
A. Nice things of an appreciative nature
A. I wrote Mystic Cool to bring neuroscience, psychology and a practical spirituality together in a proven approach to realizing the ordinary genius our brain is intended to generate. The approach involves a fundamental shift in attitude. There is no greater gain in brain function than the attitudinal shift from fear to peace. This is not an opinion; it is neuroscience. Biologically, stress is psychological fear; peace is neurological power. A dynamically peaceful attitude lights up the brain with a fearless intelligence that is immune to stess. The result is a joyful creativity that not only excels, but excels in ways that make work and life intrinsically rewarding.