When you hear people talk about cannabis, arguing either for or against it, you’ll hear the usual talking points falling into two areas.

First, there’s health and medicine. Media is filled with documented as well as undocumentedexamples illustrating some of the benefits to medically used cannabis — how people previously incapacitated by pain have gotten their lives back, folks with seizures don’t have them anymore, their lives suddenly becoming more manageable. The drug even seems to help parents manage autistic children, reducing many of the symptoms.

There are claims and evidence proclaiming pot to be a viable treatment for cancer…


Anger toward a parent is how the seed is sown. It is the moment of the initial invasion and no one, not a single human being who has ever lived, will live, or who lives today can avoid it (with two historical exceptions) Nor can any of us live peacefully until we forgive our parents.

First Dad, then Mom — in that order. Each time the thought of what they did, how they did it and what happened, as a result, arises it should elicit an opportunity to love and not judge.

When memories — even those going back decades…


We all have had first-hand experiences with fear. Once we see just what it is, we can then begin to see what is necessary for it to fall away. It is so simple, once you truly experience an absence of fear, you’ll wonder why you’ve ever worried about the future or been overwhelmed by fear at all.

Most fear isn’t what you’ve thought or been told it is. It certainly isn’t something that need be a deterrent to good living.

Fear is an emotion. It is a variety of resentment energy spun through imagined events that are yet to occur…


Many of us have been trained to think of the Ego as a part of us — just one of the multiple facets that comprise the complex human personality. Counselors, clerics, and teachers believe this. Your doctor believes it. Everyone coming out of the universities believes it too.

Despite the prevalence of this idea, their beliefs are only theoretical — incomplete at best. They have no idea what the Ego is and their speculating about It has led to much misunderstanding about the nature of human suffering.

The simple fact is that everything you’ve ever been told about the Ego…


A person who commits suicide or mass murder isn’t who you think they are. He isn’t even who he thinks he is. Forget about TV and screenwriter’s true crime or dramatic depictions. Forget about psychological speculation.

The cause of all human violence goes to a phenomenon beyond the understanding of intellectual analysis. It is metaphysical, and for this reason, experts will always look toward wrong solutions.

Psychologists have no idea what they’re dealing with. Individuals compelled to kill others and themselves are in a concluded identity crisis. …


I know. It’s a cult. It’s a religion. The members are losers — sober, but still selfish, self-centered and judgmental to the hilt. Just a bunch of phony, hypnotized zombies, obsessed with Big Books, pre-occupied with their past and as addicted to meetings and each other as they ever were to booze.

But wait! That’s not true. They aren’t all that way. Maybe some are, but not every one of them. Consider the origin and clockworks that launched Twelve Step organizations and moves their recovered fellows.

Twelve Step fellowships, like Alcoholics Anonymous, have within them an element of spiritual advantage…


You’ve heard it before. Advice to the emotionally beleaguered.” Let it go,” they say. “Let God.” That sounds great. It is great. But also, it presumes a person knows just how to do that. Spiritual pundits are great that way. They tell you what to do, and are frequently correct. But hardly ever do they explain just how to go about it.*

You can’t just say to bitterness or resentment, “Go away,” and expect it to happen. Pesky negative thinking won’t just vanish on command. Try that and you’ll likely become emotionally impaled on it.

But there is a way…


You’ve probably never heard anyone put it this way, but worry is fear. And fear is a form of resentment energy. Identify it as you like depending on circumstances, but what it always boils down to are annoyance, irritation, and aversion, spun around manufactured ideas that aren’t actually happening, living only inside the imagination.

Understanding this helps develop protection against fear and worry, now and for the rest of your life.

If it is true that fear is one flavor of resentment, then, like resentment, it is also judgment, playing God, contemplating events from a future that do not yet…


One of my readers wrote in a while back:

‘’I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder 26 years ago, been on and off anti-depressants since. Made the decision a few months ago that I would not take anti-depressants again, EVER! I started doing this meditation on my lunch break for a while. Yesterday I was experiencing a high level of depression, I was on the verge of tears all day and wanted to crawl into a hole and die. Lunch time came around and after 20 minutes of this meditation it was gone, I felt like a new man! That’s…


Tolerance is simply the willingness to bear with others, especially those whose views differ from our own. That is not to say we have to automatically force ourselves into agreement with their actions or position. All it takes to be tolerant is to show love and that takes not hating them for their opposing us, whether they are right or wrong.

There is right. There is wrong. Emotionless discernment of either, that is free of judgment, is a spiritual mandate that makes us truly useful.

Suppose I go to a man’s house and see that he’s taken a light bulb…

Daniel J Schwarzhoff

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