Category Archives: Belief Buffet

“Ego vs. Egotistical vs. Egoless” HugNation Feb 26, 2012

One’s ego can be in service to divine self.
Or, in service to pride.

Egotistical = being self-centered to the point of refusing to see others perspective or acknowledging the possibility of multiple “truths”

Ego is the self on top of the divine I am.
The roles and labels that define the character that we play.

When I say acting from Ego, what I am often referring to is the constructed identity that is the result of socialization. The collection of beliefs that come from the outside.

And after the hug I shared about my recent post on The Daily Love and how things have magically lead to my new job.

Big Heart Bragging

2 min clip:

FULL Broadcast:

Traditionally, charity is something that should be done quietly and anonymously. But I think that should change.

Public acts of good in the social media era is a beautiful thing. Instead of corporate charities filling our mailboxes with expensive marketing materials, we now get bombarded by friends and family sharing their personal fund-raising efforts. This is WAY better.

I don’t want to be told what to do. I don’t want to be made to feel bad. I don’t want to be motivated to act as a way to ease my guilt.
I want to be inspired.

That is why there is real value to sharing good deeds publicly.

(or so goes the discussion in this week’s video!)

4 Lessons of Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is the plow by which a spiritual path is forged.”
4 Forgiveness Lessons:
#1: Self Forgiveness
#2: Forgiving Others
#3: You are not the Proof
#4: Forgive & Forget & Take Note

Neil Gaimen talk:

“Integrity” Hug Nation 01.15.13

Thoughts on Integrity featuring Aaron Swartz, Lance Armstrong, & You.

T. Thorn Coyle CLIP
CBS Integrity Samaritan CLIP

“Practice makes Present” Hug Nation Dec 11. 2012

URLS mentioned:

Marvin’s Store
More Marvin
Hug Nation at Flow Temple (Venice Beach)
Steve Palvina’s Book Post

Continue reading “Practice makes Present” Hug Nation Dec 11. 2012

“Lessons” Hug Nation Dec. 4. 2012

Life isn’t full of obstacles… it is full of lessons. This week I share a story of a late night “obstacle” that reminded me to see the lessons.

“Giving” and several awesome Happy Hour nuggets Nov 13, 2012

A clip on “Giving” as well as 3 superfun clips from Happy Hour.

Power of Editing:

Divinity Ramble:
“Buddha, Jesus, and a guy who talked to God on Hallucinogens could all hang out together and enjoy some Hummus & a beer.”

Space Ramble:
Talk of positive thinking, Hypnosis, Placebo, Dark Matter, and all of reality.

“A Visit From Self Doubt” & “Manage Momentum” Hug Nation 11.06.12

Amidst a perfect weekend, I got caught up in suffering thoughts. How? Why? And how did I shake myself loose.

“Decide to make yourself Happy” is easier said than done. But what it really requires is learning how to change mental direction quickly and MANAGE MOMENTUM!

“See The Puppy” Hug Nation Oct 30 2012

Seeing people at their best… Seeing the divine in them… it is IMPORTANT. It affects your relationship and it changes who they are. As we start seeing one another as our best, our baseline actually starts to rise.


– Learn to see people “with their puppy.” at their best
– People like to hang out with people who are visualizing them at their best.
– We tend to meet people’s expectations.
– Everybody wants to be their best. if others believe that they are, they step into the role. It snowballs.
– Practice noticing the things that are going well.
– Its tempting to remember the negative. For ourselves and others. Instead, remember the high points!
– Allow ourselves our dips, but focus on the peaks.
– forgiving the lows and accentuating the peaks raises the baseline.
– puppy HUG

__ post hug (actually pre-hug)

– Finding evidence of what you are looking for
– Private coaching
– In college, I studied psychology and wanted to be a councillor. I wanted to help healthy people get even better.
– Now there is a field of “Life Coaching”, for people who are healthy and want to get better! Thrilling!
– I see a LIfe Coach, and its been very valuable.
– I advise everyone to dedicate something, towards your pursuit of joy.
– growth is about gaining tools. Which can snap you back into a joyful headspace.
– How to tell your story. Be a better editor. You have tons of footage.. what do you use as part of your story?