Blog – Mark Van Der Gaag

[MWM – 027] Struggling to Gain Control?

Struggling to Gain Control? Are you struggling with a behavior, habit or way of being that is causing you pain, suffering, lack, or loss of any kind? There is a simple way out. Stop trying to dominate the behavior and liberate it instead. Inside the darkness – that which we judge as bad & wrong within ourselves […]

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June 15, 2020

[MWM – 026] The 3 Simple Rules for Success

The 3 Simple Rules for Success  I used to own & operate pay-per-climb climbing walls in beach towns on the east coast. It was a really fun business that taught me a lot about the world.   For me, my climbing walls were all about helping people face their fears and self-imposed limitations in order to […]

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June 7, 2020

[MWM – 025] Feeling Anger vs. Being Angry

Feeling Anger vs. Being Angry  Let’s talk about anger.   Most people confuse the feeling of anger with its expression. And because many people express anger through rage, which causes harm, we have come to believe that anger itself is bad.   Anger is not bad.  There are many times when anger is very appropriate.   Anger is simply […]

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June 1, 2020

[MWM – 024] Your Authentic Swing

Your Authentic Swing Last Monday, when talking about The Power of Pause, I mentioned the 3 P’s – Passion, Purpose and Path.  Since then, the 3 P’s have come up in my coaching work on numerous occasions. So, I thought I would expand upon it today. First, let’s make an important distinction between the two minds… The […]

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May 25, 2020

[MWM – 023] The Power Of Pause

…that we have, for the most part, forgotten to step back, take a breath and allow ourselves to be fully present to the many miraculous moments among the flowers and fields that we fly. The Miraculous Stillness  I ran into a friend today. He was extremely excited to share with me his recent miraculous and […]

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May 18, 2020

[MWM – 022] The Calling

The Calling   You are a constellation.   We are all made up of the same energetic stuff. But just like a constellation of stars, your stuff is arranged in a very certain and particular order that no one else shares.   Similarly, though we all share the Universal Function of bringing Heaven (Happiness) to Earth… …you are […]

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May 11, 2020

[MWM- 021] The Reluctant Surfer

The Reluctant Surfer    Imagine a surfer who prays every day for the BIG WAVES. But when they come, he complains about being overwhelmed, paddles back to shore and waits for the waves to pass.  DUDE? REALLY?  Then when the water is once again calm, warm and comfortable, he paddles back out, lays on his board and… […]

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May 4, 2020

[MWM – 020] Master Your Mind

Why is it important to master your mind?  Imagine this… The year is 1850. The Western sun is beating down on your wide brimmed Stetson, six-gun strapped to your hip, a well-worn bandana slapping at your neck… And you’re being chased by bandits! Hootin and hollerin, guns a blarin, they’re coming for ya! Luckily, you […]

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April 27, 2020

[MWM- 019] The Turning Point

How are things going with you?  It has definitely been a challenging time for me, as I know it has been for many people.   The social distancing and staying at home response to the pandemic has removed many of the activities that typically serve to keep us well distracted.  This situation has basically forced us […]

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April 20, 2020

[MWM- 018] Love is for Giving, not for Getting.

Love is for Giving, not for Getting. What if all of the seeming lack, loss and suffering in the world is the result of 2 major misunderstandings?  What if knowing the truth about these 2 things would undo all distress & deprivation forever? Wouldn’t you want to know The Truth? Consider the possibility that our 2 biggest problems are: 1) We don’t […]

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April 13, 2020
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