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I was on a late afternoon walk in my little town and suddenly I smelled someone barbecuing with briquettes. Then the smell of fresh mown grass registered and I heard late summer crickets and children playing in the distance and thought of my folks. I...

My dad’s memory loss had progressed. Although it had been less than three months since I had seen him last, when Shya and I came to visit, it quickly became clear that Dad’s short-term memory had gotten even shorter. On the first morning of my visit,...

Click here for more information or to purchase this book One way to access the moment is to truly hear what others are saying. If you listen newly to each individual conversation, the act of listening can shift your life instantaneously. It does this by pulling...

An excerpt from Being Here, Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment Click here for more information or to purchase this book Shya and I went to Bali, Indonesia for the first time as speakers for an Earth Conference, and it was there that we met Oka one day,...

In the late 80’s we lived for the better part of two years at a meditation center in Northern Italy. The Villa Volpe where the center was housed is still there, but the International Academy of Meditation is long gone as we all dispersed out...

An excerpt from Working on Yourself Doesn't Work Note from Ariel and Shya: We originally wrote Greener Pastures in 2007 and we included it in Working on Yourself Doesn’t Work when McGraw-Hill republished it in 2009. As we move through the restrictions that the pandemic...

Have you ever realized that the choices you make every day – little ones – are more than simple threads that are woven together to make up the fabric of your life? These twistings and turnings of fate direct you onward to an ever-expanding destiny...

I once asked a salesman at B&H Photo, one of the largest photographic equipment stores in the world, “Which digital camera is best?” Of course, that’s a loaded question, but at the time, I was in the midst of upgrading my digital camera. The salesman looked...