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Ari Politi

Ari Politi

All my life, basically, I was searching for something. When I was young, I liked to ask questions. Questions such as “why we are here”, “what we are here for”, “why there are certain things we should do and certain things we should not”. Growing up Jewish, I could only eat certain food, and I […]

How Is Your Heart?

during my worst times on the park benches in the jails or living with whores I always had this certain contentment- I wouldn’t call it happiness- it was more of an inner balance that settled for whatever was occuring and it helped in the factories and when relationships went wrong with the girls. it helped […]

The War of Art

Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.   Steven Pressfield

The Evolving Self

Individuals who develop to the fullest their uniqueness, yet at the same time identify with the larger processes at work in the cosmos, escape the loneliness of their individual destinies. The type of ego that might pull us through is one secure enough to forgo desires beyond what are necessary. It will be one that […]

In-between

Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Two Shoe Men

Two shoe salesmen travel to a third world country in search of new business opportunities. The moment they land, one man calls his wife, telling her, “Honey, I’m coming back home. There’s no hope here. Nobody here is wearing shoes.” He boards the next flight home. The second man calls his wife and says, “Honey, […]

“I”

Being separate, “I’ is at odds with other egos, each competing for a limited share of food, shelter, power, money, and status. Because it is so small and limited, “I” is set against the overwhelming forces of Nature. Dwarfed into insignificance by a vast, cold universe, the ego sees its primary task as survival. In […]

On Repentance

A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. The young woman asked if they could help her cross to the […]

The Real You

If you’re ready to wake up, you’re going to wake up and if you’re not ready, you’re going to stay pretending that you’re just “poor little me”. And since you’re all here and engaged in this sort of inquiry and listening to this sort of lecture, I assume that you’re all on the process of […]

True Prosperity

Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.   Kahlil Gibran