Here’s How We’re Going to End the Violence. I Have a Plan.

Okay guys, here’s how we’re going to end this senseless violence nonsense.  

I have a plan. And it includes you, so listen up.

I need you to realize the truth about your human experience and your spiritual essence—what is real and what isn’t—as deeply and fully and as you can.

I know that sounds bossy. And I get that pressure isn’t conducive to deeply realizing the true nature of all humans.

And you know I wouldn’t typically tell you what you have to do, but this is getting ridiculous. Especially given that there is a ridiculously simple solution.

I’m not asking you to become a crazy enlightened guru or shun the physical world. You can still swear, get angry, and follow the Kardashians if that’s your thing.

I am asking you to decide that you’re truly ready to set aside your skepticism and the misunderstandings that have been passed down about how the human experience works (which aren’t even your beliefs, by the way –you “caught” them, similar to how you catch a cold). I am asking you to open your mind to a truth beyond the appearance of things.

I’m asking you to LISTEN. Like seriously, really, deeply listen to something other than your own beliefs and experiences.

That’s Step One in how we’re going to turn this ship around. You’re going to make it your mission to see that YOU are well.

Don’t worry about anyone else. Be selfish. The more relaxed and at peace you are, the more you are literally saving lives and benefitting all of humanity.

One rainy Saturday when my kids were bored and grumbly, I proposed a challenge.

I challenged them to do whatever it took to feel as happy as they could. I wouldn’t take them anywhere or buy them anything. Nothing about the circumstances would change. They were challenged to have the most fun they could possibly have, right where they were.

Being the competitive, innately healthy little creatures they are, they rocked the challenge.

Now I need you to take on your own version of this challenge.

Make it your number one priority to be at peace.  Not by drinking more wine or putting your comfy pants on. Real peace. Inside-out, genuine, authentic peace. Peace of mind. Peace in your heart. 

Get curious about where peace comes from. Get curious about where rage comes from. What is rage? How does it work? What is peace, really?

What do free, peaceful, unencumbered people see that perhaps you don’t? (There’s a new Freedom Series beginning next week where I’ve recorded conversations with some of these people. I give you these for free. They are an excellent start.)

Relax. Take a deep breath and notice what’s there when your mind stops talk, talk, talking all the time.

Feel into the “field beyond ideas of and wrongdoing rightdoing” and know that truth lies right there. YOU are there. That’s home.

The excitement, the rage, the insecurity, the feelings of injustice, victimhood, and poor me…they come and go. They don’t have anything at all to do with who you are. When you finally see that, you’ll stop identifying with them and your experience will transform.

Your life will transform.

That place in you is shared with every single human who ever walked the face of the earth. From that place, we are all the same. All one.

So that’s Step One. It’s not as hard as it may sound. If I could touch it through panic and self-destruction, you can too.

You can see these truths and when you do, they will change your life.

Now for Step Two. Step Two is fun and completely effortless.

Discover that the more you’re in your own peaceful field, the more you naturally lead others there.

You don’t have to talk about a field. You don’t have to publicly say the word “spiritual” if you think that makes you sound soft.

You will help others wake up to who they truly are when you live from that place within yourself.

You’ll hug your kids longer and tighter. You’ll experience far more moments of connection and closeness with everyone in your life.

Your antennae will naturally be up.  Living this understanding yourself, you’ll be amazed at how the world around you appears to change.

Your choices will move in the direction of peace, love, and compassion. People who are hurting will gravitate to you because you won’t pity them or worry about them. You’ll see their resilience and health. Your place of peace will awaken their place of peace.

This is the effect you have on the world when YOU realize the truth of who YOU are.

We need you on board.

We need you on board with how the mind works so that when your neighbor believes that the world is out to get him, and he’ll “show them”, you’ll know otherwise. Your peace will naturally wake up his peace.

We need you on board so that when people blame laws, values, history, or the President, you’ll know otherwise. You will help them see that laws, values, history, and Presidents can’t create in-this-moment suffering.

We need you on board so that when “solutions” like bigger prisons and stronger pharmaceuticals come up, you will know otherwise. When “causes” like drug abuse and trauma come up, you’ll see a more complete picture.

We need a critical mass.

So no more half-listening, okay? No “dabbling” in The Principles. No more big buts.

I promise you, it’s not tough to grasp when you let yourself go beyond what you’ve always thought. You know this already.

The solution already exists. It’s in that field.

Meet you there?


The Little School of Big Change is just one way to see these truths more deeply.

There are many others ways, and many that are completely free. There are now countless free videos, webinars, books, articles…

Those of us who share this understanding put out so much free content because we deeply believe in this solution.

There are truly no obstacles to your ability to live in peace.

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