This step, my step

Happiness is an inside job. For me, it’s the result of a lot of personal work. I don’t think happiness serves very well as a landmark with which to orient my life the way that, say, the top of the mountain would serve as the guide post for a hike up a...

Trust the flow, my friend. Life has done a good job of creating and re-creating itself on this planet. There is a flow to that forward movement. You are in that flow. I notice that whenever someone is talking about “good” people and “bad”...

Real power

What is power and who has it? These days of political rancor have me thinking about “real power”. Back in the day, a younger Tony Robbins used to say that for him, personal power was the ability “to do what you want, with whom you want, when you...

A humble place

There’s something about settling myself into “I know” as a daily practice. This is the antidote to uncertainty and the suppressed fear that I am not good enough. The shadow side of that would, of course, be cockiness and arrogance. But even if I just...

Meeting weekly with my men’s group helps me to distinguish between my feelings and my story. I’m a work in progress that way. My book Warrior Uprising is, in part, my personal journey into feeling what I am feeling and getting outside of my story about...