Welcome friends...

You are invited to watch my February 2015 90 minute interview with Rick Archer on "Buddha at the Gas Pump." Click here to enjoy!

Meanwhile, here's an excerpt from my just-completed new book, You are Beautiful as you Are: Wake Up to Freedom, Love, and Presence in a Year or Less.

Stop Believing your Thoughts...

Another way of describing what I teach is that freedom arises when we stop “believing” in our thoughts, and especially the “I” and “me” thoughts.  

However, to stop believing our thoughts is, for most of us, challenging. A thought occurs and we tend to follow it, we tend to obsess about if it attracts our attention. We build or fabricate a “story” about the real or imagined event or situation. Sometimes it can be an intrusive or unwanted thought.

We then become identified with our “story” and this is reflected in our emotional state—ease and pleasure if it’s a story or fantasy that comforts us, worry and fear if it’s one that makes us anxious.
As we look deeply within, we realize more and more that our problem or issue, and the emotional reaction, invariably arises from our perception of it—our “story”—which is not real.

After all, a story—no matter how true or accurate it is in describing the facts, the reality of a situation—is still just a “story,” appearing as thoughts, words, and images in the mind. Our thoughts, momentary flashes of neuronal energy, only seem “real” for a moment, and then they are gone. Poof!

So this work is about finding a new relationship with thought. It is discover that because you can observe the coming and going of every thought that arises in your mind, including the “I” and “me” thoughts, you cannot be your thoughts. Rather, you are what is observing. And what is that?

We could call it the Observer, the Witness, or your Spirit but that is just more conceptual information, more thought, more “story.”

When you stop believing your thoughts, you become aware of a startling truth—you, as this conscious person, very much exist here and now!

Love and blessings,

Jim

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8 Audio Meditations

From my book, The Simple Truth of Happiness. The eight meditations are titled: 1) The Perfection of this Moment, 2) Choosing Thoughts, 3) Knowing Yourself as the Changeless, 4) Forgiveness, 5) Revisiting Past Traumas, 6) Deeper Levels of Resistance, 7) The Experience of Oneness, and 8) Looking into a Mirror.

All 8 meditations, read by me, for just $19.95 ($24.95 gets you the PDF of the book as well). Visit www.paypal.com, click "Send Money," send $19.95 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and I'll send you the MP3's.

Just want the PDF? Follow the same paypal process above and send $14.95

My Book in Softcover

My book, End Your Story, Begin Your Life published by Hampton Roads ($16.95) is in paperback. It has been widely-praised as one of the best and clearest guides to being free while fully engaging in the marketplace of daily life. More details on the Books page. Also available as an audiobook.

An article about Jim and his work, by Joyce Tate Dvoren, is in the December 2011 issue of LA Yoga. Titled ‘Three Steps to Freedom,’ it can be read online at http://www.layoga-digital.com/layoga/201112#pg22

New Blog

My blog, which I used to call Reflections on Freedom, and is still on the subject I am most passionate about, is now at my Facebook page, link below. I generally make a new entry several times a week, my current musings - including, sometimes, a piece from one of my books - on this timeless and most important subject.

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