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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

How satisfied are you with your life, exact as it is, right now in this moment?

A lot of people would have to answer that they are somewhat dissatisfied, and in many cases intensely dissatisfied.

But even of those who answer in polls that they are “satisfied,” it’s often that they have a mental concept of satisfaction.

They have the things in life that are supposed to satisfy, so they think of themselves as “satisfied.”

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An Interview with Dr. Shefali Tsabary on "Talk Radio Europe" with host Hannah Murray

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This innovative parenting style recognizes the child’s potential to spark a deep soul-searching leading to transformation in parents. Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents’ psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parent’s development.

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This Father's Day, Help Your Children Discover Their "Father Within"

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Spiritual Insight from the Namaste Book Your Forgotten Self

Why did Jesus refer to God as his “Father”? Actually, he used the familiar term abba in Greek, meaning “Daddy.”

The gospel writer Luke says of Jesus that, beginning when the family journeyed to Nazareth after his birth, “the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom.”

Jesus’ growth was an organic process of progressively becoming who he really was.

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What Makes a Truly Effective Dad?

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

Writing in the London Sunday Telegraph, British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that runaway dads should be stigmatized in the same way as drunk drivers and should feel the “full force of shame.”

It’s true that there are dads who don’t involve themselves with their children. Single mothers and those mothers who are separated or divorced often find that the dad doesn’t participate in the raising of children, at least not effectively.

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CROSSING THE GENDER DIVIDE ON THIS FATHER'S DAY

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The psychological construction of the gender divide is clear and boundaried:

Female = feminine = nurturing, dependent, passive. 

Male = masculine = assertive, independent, active.

 Our fear of crossing this divide is great. Our sons are growing up paranoid of displaying tender qualities, terrified of appearing dependent. Our daughters are taught to stay away from assertive behavior and sacrifice daring for "good."  

While these stereotypes may come naturally to many, they stifle those who simply do not conform.

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How Do You End the Empty Feeling Inside of You?

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Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

We have come to the end of the story of the Little Prince and his journey to Earth that brought him into the life of a pilot who had crashed in the Sahara Desert, a thousand miles from civilization. A few days of final comments are all that remain.

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The Uncertainty of Life Doesn't Mean We Have to Hold Back from the Total Investment of Ourselves

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Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

Life is uncertain. All kinds of things can happen to throw our plans, hopes, and dreams into disarray.

But this doesn’t mean we need to live from a sense of uncertainty.

When we are grounded in our solid center, the divine essence that’s the image of our Source, we don’t need to be tossed to and fro by emotional reactivity arising from events that come out of the blue.

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The Presence Process (Audiobook - Digital Download) by Michael Brown, in two formats: mp3 general use, m4b audiobook for Apple devices

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The Presence Process Audiobook

PLEASE NOTE: The Presence Process Portal has now opened at www.thepresenceprocessportal.com

The Presence Process Revised Edition

(Please see download information below before downloading--there are two kinds of files)

Read by David Robert Ord

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HOW TO HELP OUR CHILDREN COPE WITH THE NEWS OF NATURAL DISASTERS

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I worked with the survivors of the Asian Tsunami of 2004. It marked one of the most transformative experiences of my life. I will post the piece I wrote during that time soon. What I learned the most from the survivors was the human capacity for resilience. Humbled, I learned how to allow for joy despite tragedy, hope despite overwhelming devastation. 

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