False Narratives: Causes of Needless Suffering

By John Renesch / December 2, 2018 / 1 Comment

December 2018 In this context, “narrative” is just a fancy word for the story we tell ourselves about something or someone. It may or may not be accurate or truthful but “our story about” is usually important to us. It is this emotional attachment to the story that causes suffering. Let me provide an example. […]

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It’s Only a Cow!

By John Renesch / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

November 2018 In a conversation the other day one person shared how she had experienced an “ego flare” when a friend said something that she interpreted as a criticism of her self-image as a supportive, helpful person. She explained that her reaction was disproportionate to the comment – beyond her usual calm demeanor. This prompted […]

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Nondualism: A Holistic Way of Seeing Reality

By John Renesch / October 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

October 2018 There is a huge challenge in distinguishing the separatist thinking of dualism from the nondualist viewpoint of interconnectedness and oneness. As with many challenges, there are less-than-obvious traps as one attempts to make distinctions. The biggest trap for me has been resorting to dualistic approaches in describing the elegant reality of nondualism. As […]

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Arkan Lushwala

A Shaman’s Response

By John Renesch / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

September 2018  A number of us were gathered in the home of Bill and Lynne Twist to hear from a Peruvian shaman named Arkan Lushwala . The people seated in their living room were financial supporters of an organization co-founded by the Twists, The Pachamama Alliance. I met Lushwala several years before at another Pachamama […]

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A 20 Year Retrospective

By John Renesch / August 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

August 2018 Back in 1998 when I started this newsletter, I recall seeing this quote from Tom Atlee, a fellow advocate of conscious evolution: I’ve come to believe that things are getting better and better and worse and worse, faster and faster, simultaneously. I invariably get a few nods and chuckles from people with whom […]

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Time Magazine

No Simple Solutions for Complex Problems

By John Renesch / June 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

July 2018 [This month’s editorial is a repeat of one I wrote twenty years ago in one of the earliest issues of this newsletter. It was published in August, 1998 without the pictures. Next month’s issue will mark the 20th anniversary of the newsletter.] Our modern problems are no longer the result of single agents […]

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Other Writings: Beyond the Mini Keynote

By John Renesch / June 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

June 2018 I often get asked if I do more writing than what appears here in my monthly newsletter. The answer is most definitely! Besides writing books and four or five articles a year for third-party publications (like futurist journals, Christian Science Monitor and others), I regularly write blogs for FutureShapers – the company I […]

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Truth Versus Reality: Questioning Our Perceptions and Beliefs

By John Renesch / April 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

May 2018 The more delving I do into the realm of non-duality/oneness/Advaita the more I am realizing that what we consider real is not necessarily true. Absolute truth is so difficult to define, particularly in a collective consciousness where most of the reality is a dualistic dream state or soap opera – a “Truman Show” […]

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Relooking at How Awards Are Given

By John Renesch / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

  April 2018 Often I experience the existing paradigm as having a context of separatism while the more desirable new paradigm would possess a context of connectedness. Certainly these are not the only facets of the potential difference but they are important ones. Looking at this one facet, can you see how a worldview of […]

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50th Anniversary

Celebrating Fifty Years of Service: A Walk Down Memory Lane

By John Renesch / March 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

March 2018 I awakened the other day realizing that I had formed my consulting firm in 1968 and, while it changed form a few times during the next half century, Renesch Advisory Services would celebrate its 50th anniversary this year! If my readers will indulge me a bit, I thought it might be fun (for […]

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