What Is Spiritual Genius? What Happens When a Diehard Atheist Encounters a Force He Cannot Deny?

Spiritual Genius: What Happens When a Diehard Atheist Encounters a Force He Cannot Deny?

Check out my latest piece on Mother Meera posted on Arianna Huffington’s new website, Thrive Global, who’s mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance well-being, performance, and purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology. Read it here.

Learning To See: Advice For New Memoirists

Random House asked me to write an essay on memoir for their e-zine, Signature Reads. I focused on atmosphere as the most enduring quality of a well-made story (more important than plot by far). I’d love to know what you think!

Read the essay here.

Release of Mother of the Unseen World: The Mystery of Mother Meera

I’m excited that Mother of the Unseen World is coming out next month! It’s the mysterious story of Mother Meera — the most powerful spiritual presence I’ve encountered — and her profound effect on the hundreds of thousands of people (including myself) who visit her each year.

Mother Meera is not a guru. Continue reading

How Do You Live? A New Video Series

It was such a pleasure speaking to the British filmmaker, Magda Pniewska, for her inspirational new video series, How Do You Live? Magda asked me to talk about personal adversity, and how it is that life’s greatest challenges sometimes wake us up to our true potential. We discussed the power of gratitude and the virtues of surrender in the face of the unknown.  Here is a link to our interview. I hope you enjoy it.

Writing to Awaken: Now Available in Paperback

Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery

An inspirational investigation of the self through expressive writing, guiding you along the path of awakening through radical truth-telling and self-inquiry. More information.

 

“Who Am I?” Excerpt From New Teaching Series

I recently did a four-part video teaching series based on “Writing To Awaken.” Here is an excerpt from the first installment, titled “Who Am I?”  This core question drives memoirists and seekers alike.   Rather than simply accept our stories at face value, we have the power to transform our lives when we begin to question our myths. In this video, I talk about how to use writing practice as a path of self-discovery, insight, and healing.