Tag: guruism

personal development

Benefits To Bad Guruism?

Tony Robbins. Eckhart Tolle. James Altucher. All self-help “gurus” with a tendency to be more interested in self-promotion and your pocketbook than actually helping people. I’ve often railed against these purveyors of “guruism”, where they place themselves as some sort of saint of personal development and tailor their messages (if not their actions) to ensure …

philosophy

Process, Not Product

Life’s been a little turbulent lately.  Money’s woefully tight, with more bills and debts begging for attention all the time.  I suffered a personal loss, as my grandmother finally laid down after years of slowly disintegrating.  Professionally, work is a mess.  I find myself increasingly disengaged as my patience for other people’s bullshit and unwillingness …

philosophy

Presence

Presence is one of the critical components of flow, mindfulness and ultimately, bliss, or so every book that even touches on meditation or focus will remind you. They’re not wrong, but finding the right way to get that across to yourself can be difficult. First, you’ve got guys like Eckhart Tolle, who take the concept …

personal development

Actions And Words

I get shit for it sometimes, but I enjoy self-help, personal development books. Yes, I know most of the practitioners are saying nothing new.  Yes, I know most of them are shysters. Still, there’s a fascination in it.  I don’t believe in the law of attraction or the power of positive thinking or that kind …