Quote: Socrates

Quote: Socrates

Apr 26

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

— Socrates

Quote: Nassim Haramein

Quote: Nassim Haramein

Apr 26

“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking inside a radio for the announcer.”

— Nassim Haramein

Brene Brown: ‘The Power of Being Vulnerable’ (Updated)

Brene Brown: ‘The Power of Being Vulnerable’ (Updated)

Apr 13

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame — and a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness, posing the questions: How do we engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to embrace our imperfections and to recognize that we are enough — that we are worthy of love, belonging and joy? Brené is a nationally renowned speaker and has won numerous teaching awards, including the College’s Outstanding Faculty Award. Her groundbreaking work has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and has appeared in The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and many other national media outlets. Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk on the power of vulnerability (watch here) is one of the most watched talks on TED.com, with over 6 million views…

Quote: A Wise Person…

Quote: A Wise Person…

Mar 27

“A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether or not to say it.”

— Author Unknown

Quote: W. H. Murray

Quote: W. H. Murray

Mar 19

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: ‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!’ ”

— W. H. Murray

Dream Basics by David Sunfellow

Dream Basics by David Sunfellow

Mar 05

A two-page handout on why dreams are important, how to remember them, how to interpret them, and how to use them to transform your life. This handout was created by David Sunfellow for his near-death experience class in Sedona, Arizona…

Quote: Gandhi

Quote: Gandhi

Mar 01

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

Quote & 2005 Movie: Sophie Scholl

Quote & 2005 Movie: Sophie Scholl

Feb 26

“The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves — or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control.

“If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.”

— Sophie Scholl (1921 – 1943), German student, a member of The White Rose Society, a non-violent anti-Nazi resistance group. Died at age twenty-two.

Quote: Steve Jobs

Quote: Steve Jobs

Feb 19

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” — Steve Jobs

NDE Researcher Kenneth Ring: The Golden Rule Dramatically Illustrated (Updated)

NDE Researcher Kenneth Ring: The Golden Rule Dramatically Illustrated (Updated)

Jan 15

NDE Researcher Kenneth Ring writes: “For [decades] we have been hearing about near-death experiences (NDEs), those transcendental episodes of light and love that so many people who have experienced the beginnings of death have recounted for us upon returning to physical life. By now, these travelers tales have become very familiar to us, and they have certainly helped to fashion a much more positive vision of the nature of death itself. Recently, however, NDE researchers such as myself have been more concerned with the question of what those of us who have never had such experiences ourselves can learn from those who have about how to live our daily lives. In short, what do all these beautiful stories have to contribute in a practical way to how we go about living our ordinary lives in the world? Specifically, how can we make use of this body of knowledge about NDEs so as to live with greater self-awareness and spiritual insight?”

New NHNE Facebook Page on Relationships!

New NHNE Facebook Page on Relationships!

Jan 02

NHNE now has a new Facebook page on relationships. NHNE’s relationship page is dedicated to the rarest, most valuable of all earthly treasures: conscious, caring, healthy relationships — first, with our fellow human beings, and then with the rest of creation…

Quote: Walter Anderson

Quote: Walter Anderson

Dec 30

“Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” — Walter Anderson

Story: The Power of Words

Story: The Power of Words

Dec 13

There was once a wise sage who wandered the countryside. One day, as he passed near a village, he was approached by a woman who saw he was a sage, and told him of a sick child nearby. She beseeched him to help this child. The sage came to the village, and a crowd gathered around him, for such a man was a rare sight. One woman brought the sick child to him, and he said a prayer over her. “Do you really think your prayer will help her, when medicine has failed?” yelled a man from the crowd…

Quote: The Velveteen Rabbit

Quote: The Velveteen Rabbit

Nov 29

“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” — The Velveteen Rabbit

Quote: Rumi

Quote: Rumi

Nov 19

“The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.” — Rumi

The Pathwork Lectures On Relationships

The Pathwork Lectures On Relationships

Nov 18

The Pathwork Lectures provide the best, most clear and inspiring material I have ever come across when it comes to the importance of human relationships — especially male/female relationships. What follows are quotes from some of my favorite lectures, including Pathwork Lecture 44: “The Forces of Love, Eros, and Sex”, which presents the best overview of relationship dynamics and potentials I have ever encountered…

Shadow Work: Insights From The Pathwork Lectures

Shadow Work: Insights From The Pathwork Lectures

Nov 18

Before integral perspectives came along, the Pathwork Lectures of Eva Pierrakos provided the best, most inspired overview of personal growth and the spiritual path that I had ever come across. Along with being exceptionally “integral” in the way they view and encourage personal growth, the Pathwork Lectures are unique in terms of how much, and how clearly, they deal with shadow issues…

Quote: FDA

Quote: FDA

Oct 25

“Every drug that has been recalled by the FDA was first proven to be ‘safe and effective’ by the FDA.”

Quote: David Sunfellow

Quote: David Sunfellow

Oct 24

“Unlike spiritual paths that arose from the ideas and inner experiences of lone, isolated human beings, the path presented by near-death experiences is emerging as a direct, grassroots revelation that millions of people from all over the world are receiving and sharing. If we explore this newly emerging path deeply enough, we discover that all religions, philosophies, and cultures are honored; that science and spirituality are celebrated; that both the human and spiritual side of our natures are cherished and embraced. In short, near-death experiences present us with a universal, all-inclusive, perfectly integrated spiritual path that revolves around three core truths: 1. We are all one; 2. Love is the essence of life; 3. We are here, in this world, to become perfect embodiments of the divine.” — David Sunfellow

10/23/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

10/23/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

Oct 24

David Sunfellow writes: “For the last couple of months, we’ve been studying The Light & The Light Review (pdf). Tonight we dove into the final part of this paper, “6. Life Reviews from God’s Perspective”. The ideas presented in the final chapter of this paper are enormously important. Understanding them is critical not only living healthy, happy lives, but also to learning how to love ourselves more deeply and, by extension, others…

Quote: Marianne Williamson

Quote: Marianne Williamson

Oct 10

“In God, all things are possible” means “Where there is love, the rules of time and space as we know them don’t apply.” — Marianne Williamson

Quote: Leo Buscaglia

Quote: Leo Buscaglia

Oct 03

“The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you.” — Leo Buscaglia

Quote: J.C. Watts

Quote: J.C. Watts

Sep 24

“Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking.” — J.C. Watts

Quote: Russian Proverb

Quote: Russian Proverb

Sep 08

“Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed by a lie.” — Russian Proverb

Ray Kurzweil On Using Dreams To Solve Problems

Ray Kurzweil On Using Dreams To Solve Problems

Sep 06

Ray Kurzweil on how he has learned to use his dreams to solve problems…