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Do Our Thoughts Create Our Reality? Debunking and Reowning the Magical Thinking of New-Age, Self-Help Wish Fulfillment The simple statement that “our thoughts create our reality” has gained a lot of popularity over the past few decades, particularly in spiritual-but-not-religious circles. It acts as a mantra for people who genuinely…

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Check Your Privilege: The White Male Discussion How Universal Human Experiences of Victimhood and Guilt Lie Behind Seemingly Opposing Points of View I was disappointed by that Time article by a Jewish college Freshman named Tal Fortgang who didn’t like being told to “check his privilege,” but I was just as…

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The Conscious Businessman, the Conscious Fisherman The Fisherman and The Businessman Are Both Kinda Wrong (And Kinda Right) There is a classic Brazilian story that acts as a critique on unexamined modernist assumptions—that growth is good for its own sake, or that that wealth and success are good because they…

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Authenticity and integral

What is Authenticity? An Integral Look Deconstructing Authentic Expression, Encouraging Purpose When people pursue “authenticity,” real transformation and healing occur. Yet I often disagree with what people mean by authenticity. I propose that we gain a more nuanced understanding of a word encompassing more supportive, loving interactions that are more…

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A Well-Oiled Machine, A Family, and an Empty Chair: How to Disrupt Business Organizations Connecting with the Higher Purpose of Organizations Some of the most innovative businesses of our times have a completely new way of understanding the nature of an organization. As a result, people are able to see…

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How to Become A Saint* Experiment: Exploring Your Own Inner Wisdom and Highest Potential How would your life be different if you saw it through the eyes of Nelson Mandela? If you saw other people’s suffering like Mother Teresa did? If you thought about politics like the Dalai Llama? We…

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How to Create Instant Intimacy with Anyone The Power of Welcoming and Sharing the First Person Perspective of the Present Moment I went to a fantastic event recently called the Integral Living Room. It was my favorite Integral conference or workshop ever; the most embodied, interactive, and meaningful one I have been…

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Mental Health

Hack Your Mind for Mental Health An Unabashed Endorsement for Integral Thinking  We have talked a lot on DailyHap about psychological, physical, even spiritual development. We’ve talked about how all of these relate to happiness. But we haven’t talked too much about mental development and how our framework—the lens through…

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The idea that we don’t have enough space and resources on our planet for the growth of our population is not only unfounded, it produces unnecessary unhappiness. Replacing this myth with a more optimistic view is a more realistic view of the future, is more pragmatic, and can lead to…

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Big Business Saves the World

It’s our best bet, and it’s already happening I believe that large businesses have the greatest leverage for worldwide transformation. Over half of the world’s largest economic entities are multi-national corporations(1); Wal-Mart alone employs more people than the population of Qatar (2). The global value we place on money and…

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