Being Here Now. Hill Country News February 22, 2018

By Chuck Robison

In the Fall of 1971 I found my copy of Be Here Now, Baba Ram Dass’ classic introduction to Eastern Thought. I read it, and put it in a prominent and safe place in my library. From time to time, as powerful lessons arrived in my life, I would pull it out and discover that Ram Dass had added deeper understanding in my life with this magic book.

Here’s what I have learned so far.

Now was a big lesson. As a history major, I was and still am a person of deep nostalgia and reverence for the past. I can go there at the drop of a hat. I’ve spent my life taking notes and pictures and keeping memories….some pleasant and some not so.

I am also an early member of the World Futurist Society. I spend a lot of time in the future. Looking at trends, speculating about where we are going and sometimes discovering that I see a future that others do not see which reveals itself in time. I have trained myself to see as far into the future as I can possibly see. My concern for the place America finds itself in today is grounded in the fact that I can see a road we are taking developing into a major tragedy for America and the world.

It has taken me a long, long time to drag myself into being Present. But what a change it has brought in my life. The Past and the Future do not exist. Frequently the past turns out to be about guilt and the future about fear. In any case, you cannot be in either.

Living in the present allows me to see and feel and observe and participate in an authentic and complete fashion. In the present, I need hold nothing back. It is the only place where I can live life at 100 percent and at the speed of light.

Over the past two years I have begun to understand Being. Early on I received a heavy dose of needing to achieve. And I’ve done ok. But being driven to achieve all the time brings with it a belief that if I am not making and doing, then I am of no worth. So that leads to a life of constant striving, missing the mark, being disappointed and feeling the need to constantly strive for more.

But now, after only forty more years, I am beginning to understand that my willingness to just be, to just be present, reveals a huge secret. The Universe has a plan for me and has prepared me to accomplish that plan, and will provide all I need to complete the plan.

It’s the opposite of striving. As I become willing to just be, I find that my future and my role and my accomplishments find me, rather than my striving for them. They come as wonder-full surprises.

All of a sudden life has become almost childlike. Now I live spontaneously and even fearlessly. I am constantly reminded of the 1988 movie “The Incredible Lightness of Being.”

Being is an altered state, a higher dimension, a blessed discovery. And I am grateful God has allowed me to live long enough to learn this.

Ruth Miller discusses where we are heading and how we are all creating The New Spiritual Culture.

Ruth Miller holds six graduate degrees ranging from theology to computer science. She recognizes she is an anthropologist and is spending her time on the question: How do we create a new culture. She discusses some of that in this interview plus a lot more. You will love here!

Joe Lam interviews Chuck and Karen about how they got to this point in their business.

Joe Lam, Head of the Austin Chapter of the Institute of Noetic Sciences interviews Chuck and Karen about the first fifteen years of their business and their plans for the future. This is a revealing interview with Chuck and Kare as they reveal some of the secrets of the past fifteen years!

We interview Jim Rigby before a live audience at Unity of the Hills on February 15, 2018

This complete interview will be up and available for viewing by Thursday, February 22, 2018 on this site!

Come and See!

Rigby is a Presbyterian Minister in Austin Texas. In 2007, Jim was named “Texas Public Citizen of the Yearby National Association of Social Workers for his work on gender, economic, and racial issues.

Jim has written for Huffington Post, Common Dreams, and other sites, but now his focus is on this blog, as a place for a deeper discussion of the relationship between religion and politics.

Is it possible to affirm our different religious (and nonreligious) worldviews in ways that do not lead to intolerance and oppression, or does religion lead inevitably to superstition and sectarian violence? Can we affirm the core values of our own group, and yet, still be good citizens of the world? It is an open question.

Chuck and Karen will explore these questions and more with Jim at a live taping off our interview at 7Pm on February 15 at 7 PM at The Unity Church of the Hills. Come and Join the seekers for this powerful event.





There will be a love offering at the door with a suggested amount of $10 or you can make your contribution using this donation button above:

Unity Church of the Hills is located at Address: 9905 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750
Phone: (512) 335-4449

Our 2018 New Years Card

Greetings to one and all. Here’s to a GREAT New Year!

Dr. Don Edward Beck, Ph.D. interviewed by Chuck and Karen

We interviewed Don Beck in Dallas on December 4, 2010. In the interview, he explains Spiral Dynamics, his role in the evolution of South Africa including his work with Nelson Mandela, his contribution to the movie Invictus, his work in Palestine and most important, his spiritual path and growth. The last 15 minutes are worth the price of admission all by themselves. This is a MUST SEE video. Enjoy.

Don Beck Interview from Chuck Robison on Vimeo.





Ruth L. Miller, PhD to be interviewed by What If It Really Works? on January 4, 2018 at Unity Church of the Hills

We are delighted to have Ruth L. Miller joins us on January 4 for a live audience interview at the Unity Church of the Hills located at 9905 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin TX 78750 at 7 PM

Come and see. This will be a bright and powerful event which very well might change your life right here at the beginning of this New Year.

Here is an example of what you can expect:

Gerald Kline at 95. Cattleman and War Hero

At 95, Gerald Kline is an active and successful Cattle Man and has a dramatic story of how he helped win the Second World War in the Pacific Theatre. You will be moved by this man’s story, his bravery and his humility. In awarding him the Silver star, the Citation states he is “Worthy of the Highest Praise’. Once you see this video, you wil agree!

Jan Blevins Discusses the results of her work with Plant Medicine. 2017-11-14

Jan presented her findings to a small group in Austin, after spending a week in a Costa Rican jungle with indigenous teachers skilled in using Plant Medicine to promote deep personal spiritual growth.

Her candid and spontaneous presentation will give you a glimpse into the growing awareness that as we connect fully in with our environment, we find room to explore and expand our souls and our connection to all of creation.

This is a challenging presentation and one that will lead you into a time of real questioning.

Enjoy!

Chuck’s Sermon at Unity in the Heart of Austin, April 30, 2017

Chuck was the Guest Speaker at Unity in the Heart of Austin and this is the presentation: