Courage & Fear Category Archive

All Your Excuse Are Belong to Us

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

I have many friends who are broke and other friends who are very wealthy. When people are broke, their favorite excuse is “I don’t have enough money.” When people are wealthy, their favorite excuse is “I don’t have enough time.” Anyone can come up with an excuse to avoid taking action, and their excuses always […]

Why Are You Hiding?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

In case you thought it was for real, my previous post about the Domination-Submission Workshop was indeed an April Fools joke. Anyone who clicked on the “Register Now” button would have seen the “April Fools” message. I still think the phony D/s workshop sales page was pretty awesome. I also had way too much fun […]

Approach Anxiety

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Several months ago I was speaking with my friend Morty Lefkoe about fears and limiting beliefs that I noticed among my readers. I shared with him that one of the biggest problem areas was approach anxiety. While many readers appear to be very social online, it’s common for them to be pretty socially timid in […]

Spirit

Friday, November 19th, 2010

You’ve taken many painful lumps Survived life’s tearful turns Endured some brutal bruises, bumps, And saintly savage burns Be grateful for the strength you’ve gained Your inner muscles bulge But lips are drained and legs are chained By fears you still indulge Your animator kept from view Locked up inside a cell It pleads release […]

Connecting From the Heart

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

How do you create a heart-centered connection with someone close to you? I think the best way to do it is to let the other person see you naked. I don’t mean this in the physical sense, but in the emotional-spiritual sense. As you converse with the other person, talk about your career; then let […]

Hacking Reality: Subjective Objectivity

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

As my 30-day subjective reality experiment concluded last month, I shifted to a different mode of living. I finally got used to seeing the world through a dream lens. It was seriously challenging to hold that perspective at first, but after a few weeks, my subconscious took over, and I no longer had to consciously […]

Subjective Relationships

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

“What is the primary goal?” “You should know, Professor. You programmed me.” – War Games Well… this 30-day trial of inspiration is absolutely amazing. I’m so far down the rabbit hole of subjective reality that I can perceive little else but rabbits now. And there sure are a LOT of rabbits down here! Today is […]

Inspiration vs. Expectation

Friday, July 30th, 2010

This 30-day inspiration trial is almost too strange. I feel like a blind man excitedly examining a rainbow. There’s definitely something there, but I’m not sure I have the faculties to make sense of it. I feel a bit foolish trying to explain it. It’s tough to translate the experience into words; words alone can’t […]

Suspending Judgment

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain Whenever I write about certain topics, especially those that seem contrary to mainstream conditioning, some people voice very strong opinions. They communicate their thoughts with a high degree of certainty, as […]

Ludicrous Results

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

When an idea is first conceived, it’s very easy to idealize it and see only the good aspects. In your imagination, anything is possible. But when ideas are implemented under real-world conditions, the results may not be what you’d expect. In fact, sometimes the results will be completely ludicrous. The Idea-Implementation Gap During the 1980s, […]