Dr. Wayne W. Dyer on Feeling Good

    Ray: Is feeling good a significant spiritual goal? Wayne: The No. 1 principle in the universe is “I intend to feel good.” Feeling good is what you should be doing every day of your life. A friend of mine visited Swami Muktananda back in the 1970s in India. As my friend was going…

Eckhart Tolle: You Are the Now

    Ray: What can help people better understand the now — what the present moment really is, and what they really are? Eckhart: Most people equate the now, the present moment, with what happens in the now. They think there are many different moments, thousands of moments every day, because different things are happening every…

Marianne Williamson on How Our Lessons Are the Same

    Ray: As you talk to people around the country, what’s surprising you about what other people are and aren’t concerned about in themselves? Marianne: I wouldn’t say that anything is surprising me. It’s fundamental to the body of information and knowledge that I’ve dealt with my entire adult life that there’s really only…

Byron Katie on starting to do The Work

Ray: You say when people start to do The Work and ask whether their thoughts are true, it’s best to do it on paper. Why? Katie: Because the mind is tricky. If you don’t write down your stressful thought, the mind will slip and slide around it. The mind is very clever. It will start…

Brian Froud on Sticking with the Fairies

Ray: Given the resistance to the subject matter of fairies, it must have taken some endurance and perseverance to stick with it. Brian: Looking back, it seems like it was an incredibly brave act for me to do. But once you step onto the fairy path, it’s almost like there’s no way off. You have…

R. Carlos Nakai on Moving People with His Music

Ray: Given your wide playing range of so many mu­si­cal styles, what informs your choic­es when it comes down to re­cord­ing any particular album? R. Carlos: Oh, that’s an easy one. Much of what I do is playing not from my disciplined, schooled background — say that I can play a series of 60 fourth notes…

Lisa Nichols on Beauty and the Color of Your Skin

Ray: Lisa, you said you struggled to love the skin God placed you in. How common is that struggle among African Americans, even today? Lisa: I think it is very common when we are younger. People of other cultures may go through various things in their teen and young-adult years, but that is one of…