THE TUG OF WAR (read time 5:09 min) If I were to guess I would say that war and violence began as a survival instinct when we all still lived in our lovely condo caves. If you could eavesdrop on the some of the earliest conversations of humans they may go something like this: “If you steal my bananas I will kill you!”
“If you even think of taking a flame from my fire I will kill you.”
“If you step one foot into my lovely condo cave I will kill you!’
“If you even look at my hairy stinky wife I will kill you!”
“Drop The Club! Or I will kill you!”
“This is my land. If you step one foot on it I will kill you!”
“I went to the mountain top and spoke to God. If you don’t believe in MY God I will kill you!” According to my psychologist friends there’s plenty of data and research to absolutely prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that humans are “hardwired” for violence. And like it or not, we will always and forever resort to violence. And the best we can do is continue to counter it with more, better and different methods violence to help soften the situation. But what do they know?Check out this classic footage of Cave Man Starring Ringo Starr: THE RECURRING CASE FOR NON-VIOLENCEFor the first time in the history of humans we may now be at the crossroads of a real paradigm shift in our evolutionary DNA because the notion of non-violence may finally be at our doorstep. Perhaps the possibility of non-violence first came to Jesus and he took off with the idea, spreading his message of love as far as he could take it. His followers would protest: “Jesus Christ! Are you crazy? The Romans are killing our children and torturing our families! They’re even coming after you! And you want us to turn the other cheek and respond with love? Are you crazy Lord?” Jesus replied: “I say to you, offer the wicked man no resistance. If anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also. If a man takes your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone orders you to go one mile, go two miles with him.” (
Matt. 5:39-41). The followers of Mahatma Gandhi would say the exact same thing: “Babaji! Are you crazy? The British are the most powerful nation on earth! They kill our children and torture our families! They’re even coming after you! And you want us to turn the other cheek and respond with love? Are you crazy Bapu?” Gandhi replied:
 “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. Hate the sin, love the sinner.” The followers of Martin Luther King would say the exact same thing: “Oh Reverend King! The whites are the most powerful race on earth! They kill our children and torture our families! They’re even coming after you! And you want us to turn the other cheek and respond with love? Are you crazy man?” MLK replied: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Today something has changed in the world. The energy has shifted. You know exactly what I mean. Perhaps that 100th monkey has picked up the ball and run with it. There’s now plenty of evidence to show that a few of the more intelligent and sophisticated powers that rule the world are beginning to look very closely at new and more contemporary non-violent methods of winning, dominating, occupying, ruling and conquering each other, without blowing up that which they want to possess. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe that humans have the desire to compete, dominate and conquer. The time for that 100th monkey to deliver the message of total global cooperation has not yet arrived. However, I do believe that the possibility of “the final days of violent war as we know it” is an idea who’s time has come—as “WE” used to say. I TAKETHEVOW.COMDuring one of his seminars my guru, teacher and (distant) friend Deepak Chopra took a vow of non-violence. Then he asked the 450 people in the room to take the same vow. The video shows them all taking the vow. The vow is very simple: “I take the vow of non-violence; in my speech, my thoughts and my actions.” The goal is to get 100,000,000 people to take the vow. You can take the vow at: www.itakethevow.com. On February 1, 2009 (my mom’s birthday) I took the vow. What’s most fascinating to me is the resistance I’m getting from people when I ask them if they’ll take the vow. One psychologist friend insists that humans are “hardwired” for violence and that will never change. Therefore she refused to take the vow. My Christian and Jewish friends say that when rockets are fired at your family you must bomb their family in self-defense. Another friend said, “Well, when I take a vow I never break it. Therefore I don’t want to take a vow that I may not be able to keep! (Oh yeah, right, what about your divorce!) Then there’s my favorite: “What if a big bad bogie man was raping my wife and slaughtering my family? Do you expect me to just stand by and tell the monster that he won’t get any resistance from me because I took a vow of non-violence ? Sorry Michael, I’m not taking your vow!” I believe that a vow of non-violence is far and away distinct from physical survival or self-defense. Some of my heroes did what others would consider violent actions. But I believe they were taking advantage of a “teaching opportunity” rather then consciously breaking their commitment to peace:Teaching opportunity: Jesus violently crashed the markets in the temple.Teaching opportunity: Gandhi used to whack his devotees over the head with his walking stick.Teaching opportunity: George Harrison and his wife Patti were great examples of a life committed to non-violence. Yet in a desperate attempt to save my favorite Beatles’ life, she hit the attacker over the head with a lamp…teaching him a lesson he’ll never forget! I believe that a vow of non-violence is a place to come from, a powerful stand, a way of life. Yes, if the boogie man was going after my wife Nancy you can be sure I’d bust him over the head with a lamp—but only after all attempts at negotiation failed. Even Gandhi says,: “We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.” So are you willing to take the vow of non-violence? If not, why not?
 What are your thoughts on “The final days of violent war as we know it? ”
Do you believe that we are “hardwired” for violence and that will never change? I look forward to your comments. Peace & Love,
 Michael
J Michael Dolan

THE TUG OF WAR (read time 5:09 min)

If I were to guess I would say that war and violence began as a survival instinct when we all still lived in our lovely condo caves. If you could eavesdrop on the some of the earliest conversations of humans they may go something like this: “If you steal my bananas I will kill you!”
“If you even think of taking a flame from my fire I will kill you.”
“If you step one foot into my lovely condo cave I will kill you!’
“If you even look at my hairy stinky wife I will kill you!”
“Drop The Club! Or I will kill you!”
“This is my land. If you step one foot on it I will kill you!”
“I went to the mountain top and spoke to God. If you don’t believe in MY God I will kill you!”

According to my psychologist friends there’s plenty of data and research to absolutely prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that humans are “hardwired” for violence. And like it or not, we will always and forever resort to violence. And the best we can do is continue to counter it with more, better and different methods violence to help soften the situation. But what do they know?
Check out this classic footage of Cave Man Starring Ringo Starr:

THE RECURRING CASE FOR NON-VIOLENCE
For the first time in the history of humans we may now be at the crossroads of a real paradigm shift in our evolutionary DNA because the notion of non-violence may finally be at our doorstep. Perhaps the possibility of non-violence first came to Jesus and he took off with the idea, spreading his message of love as far as he could take it.

His followers would protest: “Jesus Christ! Are you crazy? The Romans are killing our children and torturing our families! They’re even coming after you! And you want us to turn the other cheek and respond with love? Are you crazy Lord?”

Jesus replied: “I say to you, offer the wicked man no resistance. If anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also. If a man takes your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone orders you to go one mile, go two miles with him.” (
Matt. 5:39-41).

The followers of Mahatma Gandhi would say the exact same thing: “Babaji! Are you crazy? The British are the most powerful nation on earth! They kill our children and torture our families! They’re even coming after you! And you want us to turn the other cheek and respond with love? Are you crazy Bapu?”

Gandhi replied:
 “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. Hate the sin, love the sinner.”

The followers of Martin Luther King would say the exact same thing: “Oh Reverend King! The whites are the most powerful race on earth! They kill our children and torture our families! They’re even coming after you! And you want us to turn the other cheek and respond with love? Are you crazy man?”

MLK replied: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Today something has changed in the world. The energy has shifted. You know exactly what I mean. Perhaps that 100th monkey has picked up the ball and run with it. There’s now plenty of evidence to show that a few of the more intelligent and sophisticated powers that rule the world are beginning to look very closely at new and more contemporary non-violent methods of winning, dominating, occupying, ruling and conquering each other, without blowing up that which they want to possess.

Don’t get me wrong, I still believe that humans have the desire to compete, dominate and conquer. The time for that 100th monkey to deliver the message of total global cooperation has not yet arrived. However, I do believe that the possibility of “the final days of violent war as we know it” is an idea who’s time has come—as “WE” used to say.



I TAKETHEVOW.COM
During one of his seminars my guru, teacher and (distant) friend Deepak Chopra took a vow of non-violence. Then he asked the 450 people in the room to take the same vow. The video shows them all taking the vow.

The vow is very simple: “I take the vow of non-violence; in my speech, my thoughts and my actions.” The goal is to get 100,000,000 people to take the vow. You can take the vow at: www.itakethevow.com.

On February 1, 2009 (my mom’s birthday) I took the vow.

What’s most fascinating to me is the resistance I’m getting from people when I ask them if they’ll take the vow. One psychologist friend insists that humans are “hardwired” for violence and that will never change. Therefore she refused to take the vow. My Christian and Jewish friends say that when rockets are fired at your family you must bomb their family in self-defense. Another friend said, “Well, when I take a vow I never break it. Therefore I don’t want to take a vow that I may not be able to keep! (Oh yeah, right, what about your divorce!) Then there’s my favorite: “What if a big bad bogie man was raping my wife and slaughtering my family? Do you expect me to just stand by and tell the monster that he won’t get any resistance from me because I took a vow of non-violence ? Sorry Michael, I’m not taking your vow!”

I believe that a vow of non-violence is far and away distinct from physical survival or self-defense. Some of my heroes did what others would consider violent actions. But I believe they were taking advantage of a “teaching opportunity” rather then consciously breaking their commitment to peace:
Teaching opportunity: Jesus violently crashed the markets in the temple.
Teaching opportunity: Gandhi used to whack his devotees over the head with his walking stick.
Teaching opportunity: George Harrison and his wife Patti were great examples of a life committed to non-violence. Yet in a desperate attempt to save my favorite Beatles’ life, she hit the attacker over the head with a lamp…teaching him a lesson he’ll never forget!

I believe that a vow of non-violence is a place to come from, a powerful stand, a way of life. Yes, if the boogie man was going after my wife Nancy you can be sure I’d bust him over the head with a lamp—but only after all attempts at negotiation failed.

Even Gandhi says,: “We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.”

So are you willing to take the vow of non-violence? If not, why not?
 What are your thoughts on “The final days of violent war as we know it? ”
Do you believe that we are “hardwired” for violence and that will never change?

I look forward to your comments.

Peace & Love,
 Michael

COMMENTS


Posted By Robert Cooke
stew in it
You’ve managed to pull off another mind-bending, angst-ridden blog that has me stopped in my tracks. The truth is, after reading your article, then watching the Chopra video, I still remain undecided as to whether or not I’ll take the vow. Let me stew in it for awhile.


Posted By Sarah McMullen
reek of annihilation
A Vow Against Violence as it Pertains to War About 15 years ago I walked into the Midnight Hour bookstore on the 3rd Street promenade in Santa Monica. I was drawn to a book with a medieval tapestry image on the cover and it was titled “Into a Dark Woods Wandering,” by Hella Haasse translated from Dutch to English decades after Haasse died. It turned out to be the first of many historical books I would read – almost all of them involving war and violence. Let’s face it: you really can’t delve into any chapter in history without finding wars, battles, random acts of violence, revenge, political acts of violence etc. etc. So, here I am in the middle of the Battle of Agincourt and the Hundred Years War between France and England and I am completely fascinated. From Agincourt, in no particular order, I have been to Alesia, Actium, the Highlands, Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Normandy, and Iwo Jima, to name a few. From ancient to medieval to modern, I continue to be intrigued with history, and I have to admit that the battles, the weapons and the warfare utterly draw me in as if I were there. The only problem is that I COULD NEVER DO IT. It is inconceivable to me to imagine actually handling a longbow, a saber, a bayonet, a grenade or a sword in one hand with a big shield in the other, entwined in hand to hand combat. So, on that level I can definitely take the vow against violence. I’m reading “American Creation” by Joseph Ellis, which focuses on pivotal moments in our young nation during and after the American Revolution. The sheer reality that thirteen colonies (with ultimate help from the French) won an eight- year war against the most powerful nation on earth, enthralls me. So, if I had been alive in the last quarter of the 18th century, I would not have taken a vow against violence as it pertains to war. It’s shocking to realize that just 78 years later we would turn that violence on each other in some of the bloodiest battles in history. If I could turn back time as it pertains to war, I would surely have taken a vow against violence. I would have also taken a vow to watch the post-war zealots more closely. And I would have broken my vow against violence to throw John Wilkes Booth over the balcony before he had a chance to commit his tragic act of violence. Naturally I’m thinking about Lincoln now, as we honor his 200th birthday. And I would not have taken a vow against violence as it pertains to World War II. Could there be a term “necessary violence” if you are fighting demonic dictators? I dare say all of our founding fathers and revered historical figures would be shaking their heads at the current acts of violence as they pertain to war. The implications of modern warfare are SCARY. They reek of annihilation. I would take a huge vow against violence if the other guys would. I would try to replace “necessary violence” with superhuman attempts at negotiation (sorry Cheney). We could save lives. We could save money. WE could save land, air, seas. WE could get out of the woods. We might even be able to save our souls.


Posted By Danny Nashville
unnecessary harm
I take the pledge. I am striving for nonviolence toward others and no unnecessary harm to animals. I’ve just given up dairy to go with my longtime unwillingness to eat commercially processed meat. As for people, defense of self and others is excluded. I found the opening paragraphs of this piece to have some relevance to your latest piece. Kant’s Categorical Imperative is essentially the Golden Rule.


Posted By Dave Sturges
100th monkey
I took the vow. I may not be the 100th monkey but at least I can help carry the flag up the hill.


Posted By Jeanne Montrose
No Vow!
I will not take that vow. We must stand strong and fight aggression, fight injustice and fight for what we believe is right.


Posted By Michael Mollura
very real fears
It’s funny I expected to see some blog about the music business and instead it was a series of philosophical contemplations on the nature of existence. You have always been a huge inspiration for me and certainly have played a big role in my current journey towards attaining my Ph.D. in psychology. Subjects like this one in your blog on non-violence are what we are trying to tag in our studies. Yes, it’s true there are many psychologists who contend that we are hardwired for violence. Adler’s view of the psyche is that the Ego pushes behavior towards aggression. But then there’s Carl Jung (my new Guru these days) who suggests that the soul has and always will be moving towards individuation and wholeness. As long as man continues to remain chained to the ego-consciousness he will be needing to bow to the will to power. I agree with you that there is a paradigm shift in the works and that is the work I am up to while I go for my Ph.D. It’s really about changing the myth of the country and the world and shifting the conditioning process. It is happening, but it does take every one of us to create the change. It begins with all of us being part of a collective consciousness and looking out for another. These are strange times indeed. Fortunately, consciousness — love — light — and being of service — is a way of moving past the very real fears of what it means for all of us to be on this planet wondering who might try to put out or steal our fires. With that there is Baba telling us, “the fire burns within which can not be stolen or ever put out.” I have taken the vows of non-violence and have lived up to it in every possible way. I hope others do the same.


Posted By Jeff
immediate reaction
Fascinating blog cuz As a recent victim of my own violent crime I’m not taking the vow now. The blog was very thought provoking and my immediate reaction was hell ya, I’m in ! But, I want to able to make that promise to god ;-) and I will when I’m ready, maybe my moms b-day !!


Posted By Val
Would love to take the vow
Hi Michael. I would love to take the vow, however, if it came down to self defense or defending the physical safety of my family, I would without any doubt, use violence. SORRY. Love, Val


Posted By Patti
Lightworkers
I read your blog “The TUG of war and The Recurring case for Non-Violence” on Feb. 13th, then on Feb. 15th I received my monthly Lightworker’s Letter and it mirrors exactly what you are blogging! Far-fr’%&#*-out my wise ole’ friend. You say: “For the first time in the history of humans we may now be at the crossroads of a real paradigm shift in our evolutionary DNA because the notion of non-violence may finally be at our doorstep.” They say: “Your journey has taken you to a time and space which has brought you to a critical junction. Your evolutionary path has placed blinders over your eyes causing you to walk around bumping into one another. Now the blinders are starting to come off—you are finding that you are god…The magic now begins because as this takes place, humanity will begin to form a united Earth” Also, they announce that there is going to be a Lightworker’s Event coming to Big Bear Lake, California.


Posted By Daveed
The vow
The vow is for non violence ( not against violence as phrased in some of the comments, there is an immense difference in the phrasing since being against will actually allow it to persist. What is important to understand is that in taking the vow for non violence it is the intention that is paramount.

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• UBUNTU (0:39)
• IT’S PERSONAL (0:23)
• Breakfast With Champions (1:13)
• Todays Forecast (0:15)
• Oh No! It’s Cracked (0:17)
• DRUNK MONKEYS (0:29)
• When Your Bones Grow (0:41)
• HIGHWAY 1 (0:23)
• TWO VIDEOS, 3 LESSONS
• TAKE IT PERSONALLY (0:17)
• The Next BIG Step (0:13)
• DON’T FLINCH! (0:19)
• The Pixar Pitch (0:35)
• FREE COOKIES (0:23)
• Oh, That Story (0:29)
• THERE’S NO EXCUSE (0:43)
• TWO GENIUSES (0:21)
• DAWDLING (0:29)
• CRAZIES RULE (0:49)
• OLYMPIC HEAD GAME (0:53)
• PACK OF LIES (0:19)
• WORK ON IT (0:27)
• WHACK THE PARROT (0:37)
• Hard To Explain (0:19)
• Seduced, Wooed & Choked (0:17)
• ROLLING IN THE DEEP (0:29)
• RIDE THE ROCKET (0:31)
• Hunker Down, Take Heed, Get Muddy (0:29)
• Better Safe Than Sorry (0:13)

2013 Posts:
• 7-Ways To Make 2014 Better
• Refried Art (Read time 0:29)
• Don’t Bogart The Good Stuff (Read time 0:30)
• YOU'RE GROUNDED! (Read time 0:25)
• Beat The Bush! (Read time 0:27)
• BREAKDOWN (Read time 0:19)
• 30 DAYS! (Read time 0:21)
• THANKS!
• WHAT RU WAITING FOR? (Read time 0:19)
• Ahead Isn’t Far Enough (Read time 0:27)
• The Field (Read time 0:37)
• Knee Jerks (Read time 0:23)
• What’s At Stake? (Read time 0:27)
• #1 Hit (Read time 0:41)
• ZIP LINE (Read time 0:43)
• GRAVITY (Read time 1:27)
• See’s Candy (Read time 0:31)
• NO SH%T! (Read time 0:57)
• FLYING SOLO (Read time 0:53)
• Consider The Ganesh Factor (Read time 0:27)
• Fishing In Your Private Pond (Read time 0:27)
• Why It's Taking So Long (Read time 0:53)
• Best Pizza In The World (Read time 0:51)
• 1st Impression  (Read time 0:19)
• Smart People Are Dumb (Read time 1:13)
• THIS WEEK (Read time 0:31)
• Must-Have, Must-See (Read time: 1:17)
• R U APPROPRIATE? (Read time 0:21)
• Screaming To Get Out! (Read time 0:49)
• Dangerous Assumptions (Read time 0:41)
• BLEACHERS FILLED (Read time (0:57)
• I'M NOT RIGHT FOR THIS (Read time 0:47)
• REDO (Read time 0:27)
• BRAVER, STRONGER, SMARTER (Read time 0:47)
• Sins Of Artists & Treps (Read time 0:29)
• Modus Operandi (Read time 0:49)
• A Dozen Mid-Year Reminders
• Isn’t It Ironic? (Read time 0:27)
• MY WAY (Read time 0:19)
• FILL THE VOID (Read time 0:27)
• SLOW DANCING (Read time 0:39)
• KILLING THE GOOD STUFF (Read time 0:27)
• A PETTY REMINDER (Read time 0:31)
• THE BIZ (Read time 0:57)
• TIME BANDITS (Read time: 021)
• Gatekeepers Begone (Read time 1:00)
• Spaced, Frozen & Dogged (Read time 0:31)
• EAT LIGHTNING (Read time 0:57)
• QUESTION & DOUBT (Read time 0:51)
• THE RIGHT THING
• SHOWTIME (Read time 0:51)
• OBSCURE BARVERY ( Read time 1:07)
• LEAP OF FAITH (Read time 0:29)
• That Time’n Thang (Read time 0:57)
• LIVING WITH ANTS (Read time 0:27)
• ROMANCING THE STONE (Read time 0:51)
• PLAYING SMALL (Read time 0:51)
• FLY IN THE RED ZONE
• ART + COMMERCE (Read time 0:43)
• A FLEETING GLIMPSE (Read time 0:47)

2012 Posts:
• 7-Ways To Make 2013 Better
• MIRACLE ON 34th (Read time 1:13)
• FAIL-SAFE
• FOLLOW THE LEADERS (Read time 0:39)
• ABSENCE OF FORMULA (Read time 0:51)
• Beginners Mind (Read time 0:43)
• 35 DAYS (Read time 0:47)
• THANKS!
• INDUSTRY MELT DOWN (READ TIME 1:37)
• Your Tired Strategy (Read time 0:27)
• FADE TO BLACK (Read time 1:27)
• DEEPER TRUTH (Read time 0:47)
• Blow Away Distraction 2012
• Unseen Unsold (Read Time 0:49)
• FILIBUSTER (Read time 0:30)
• Got Something To Prove? (Read time 0:37)
• R U OUT OF YOUR MIND? (read time 1:13)
• NO BIG SPLASH (Read time 0:27)
• Modus Operandi (Read time 0:49)
• DETACH (read time (0:31)
• PLAY BIGGER (Read time 0:17)
• DON’T GIVE UP (Read time :037)
• ALL TOGETHER NOW (Read time 1:03)
• R U READY? (Read time 0:47)
• EVERY SINGLE DAY (Read time 0:51)
• The New Marketing Dept. (Read time 0:23)
• O Captain! My Captain! (Read time 0:57)
• THE WORKHORSE AND THE FILLY (Read time 0:21)
• KEEP YOUR BOOTS MUDDY (Read time 0:37)
• When UR Best Effort Fails (Read time 0:29)
• STEEP CLIMB (Read time 0:27)
• SILENCE OF CHAMPIONS (Read time 1:13)
• WHY IT’S NOT WORKING (Read time 0:31)
• THE BUCK STOPS HERE (Read time 0:51)
• WE ALREADY TRIED THAT (Read Time 0:29)
• CHOOSE ONE (Read time 1:09)
• COMMIT NO PETTINESS
• LEGWORK (Read time 0:15)
• ARTISTS vs. ENTREPRENEURS (Read time 1:03)
• 5-YEAR SURPRISE! (Read time 0:43)
• MID-YEAR TO DO LIST (Read time 0:53)
• ALL IN (Read time 0:33)
• WHAT IF NOTHING CHANGES? (Read time 0:21)
• WADDA JACKASS! (Read time 1:07)
• WHAT ARE U SO AFRAID OF? (Read time 0:57)
• DON’T THINK! (Read time :31)
• Why incumbents rarely invent the future (Read time 1:13)
• THE BOX (Read time 0:33)
• STAND UP IN THE BOAT! (Read time 0:27)
• YOU’RE DREAM’N! (Read time 0:57)
• KNOWING (Read time 0:33)
• CONCEALED CONCERNS (Read time 0:47)
• TAMING THE $$$ BEAST (Read time 1:17)
• FAKING IT (Read time 0:17)
• STAYING POWER (Read time 0:47)
• 0:20 SECONDS OF INSANE COURAGE (Read time 0:51)
• GRASS (Read time 0:41)
• WITH BLOODY FINGERS I WRITE ON (read time 0:27)
• I'LL DO ANYTHING BUT THAT! (Read time 0:47)
• ASS ON THE LINE (Read time 1:37)
• MARKETING BLUES (Read time 0:47)
• THE LONG RUN (Read time 0:39)
• CREATIVITY TO THE RESCUE (Read time 2:07)
• THE RACER'S EDGE (Read time 0:41)
• NO WAY NO HOW! (Read time 0:27)
• THE SMART MONEY (Read time 0:25)
• YOU’RE CRAZY! (Read time 1:19)
• DANCING WITH YOUR DEVOTEES (Read time 0:39)
• LIBERTY!
• NO DOUBT (Read time 1:17)
• WHAT EVER YOU DO, DON'T TURN AROUND (read time :39)

2011 Posts:
• GRAND FINALE!
• 2-DOZEN WAYS TO MAKE 2012 BETTER!
• DEAR PRUDENCE (read time :43)
• COMPLAIN ALL YOU WANT! (read time :23)
• IMAGINE (read time :57)
• WEEKENDS (read time :33)
• PIXAR LETTER (read time 1:03)
• RESISTANCE CAN KILL (read time 1:37)
• AMATEURS vs. PROS (read time :57)
• REQUIEM FOR A HONEYMOON (read time 1:09)
• CAN YOU FEEL IT? (read time 1:47)
• BRANCUSI'S VICTORY CRY  (read time :57)
• SAIL AWAY (read time :43)
• ARTISTS RULE! (read time 1:23)
• USE IT OR LOSE IT (read time :53)
• START HERE (read time 1:27)
• UNCERTAINTY (read time 1:19)
• STOPPED BY CALAMITY (read time 1:37)
• ART (read time :57)
• AUDACIOUS & UNSTOPPABLE (read time 2:37)
• WRITERS BLOCK (read time 1:47)
• BLOW AWAY DISTRACTIONS (read time :31)
• WAY OF THE CREATIVE WARRIOR (read time :27)
• GOOD BYE LADY LUCK (read time 1:53)
• CONFIDENCE IS EVERYTHING (read time 1:23)
• DEADLINE OR DIE! (read time 1:53)
• THE WIZARDS CLOCK (Read time :47)
• CREATIVE PRIVACY (read time :43)
• THE KOBE IN ME (read time 1:13)
• READY, SET, GO! (read time :47)
• EVE OF DISTRACTION (read time 1:29)
• KEEP YOUR FEET UP! (read time 1:09)
• JUST ONE MORE FOOT (read time 1:57)
• MY MUSE DOESN'T CARE (read time :39)
• MISUNDERSTOOD (read time 1:19)
• DUMP IT! (read time 1:19)
• IS IT WORTH IT? (read time :49)
• THE 24 HOUR RULE (read time 2:21)
• MONK ON THE MOUNTIAN (read time: a lifetime)
• “IT” (read time 1:37)
• BORN TO SHOW (read time 3:37)
• THE STING OF REJECTION (read time 1:13)
• LESSON FROM A ROCK STAR (Read time 0:27)
• THUMB POWER (read time 1:59)
• EXPOSING THE WIZARD (read time (1:13)
• HEY, WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? (read time 1:37)
• THE WAITING WARRIOR (Read time 0:41)
• PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK (read time :57 sec)
• AUTONOMY HIGHWAY (read time :35 sec)
• LIMPIDITY (read time :45 sec)
• WHY I MEDITATE (read time 1:00 min)
• YOUR SHADOW AGENDA (Read time 0:59)
• WHY I SOLD MY BUSINESS (read time 6:33)
• BARENAKED PROBITY (read time 1:47 min)
• THE FANTASIES OF POSSIBILITY (read time 4:17 min)
• THE TUG OF WAR (read time 5:09 min)