Ross Bishop

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Who is Running Your Life?

This may surprise you, but you don’t run your life. You might feel in control because you make the decisions, but what is it that guides and controls your decision making process? Where do all those different voices and influences come from? Are they all yours? And in the larger view, who or what decides what’s going to happen in a life in the first place?
POSTED ON: July 12, 2016, 10:55 am BY Ross Bishop

Having A Problem

OK, so somebody says something hurtful and it stings. Your feelings get bent out of shape and you fall into a downward spiral. Maybe you deal with the other person, maybe you don’t, but eventually you pull yourself together and find a way to keep going in spite of the offense. In any case, your focus is going to be on the event, on the other person, on what they said and on your shame.
POSTED ON: January 13, 2016, 6:15 pm BY Ross Bishop

Your Beliefs

Lao Tsu wrote that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If you think about the journey to enlightenment, the first few steps are fairly easy. First you peel away the surface issues that don’t mean that much. After that, you come to the issues that involve ego gratification.
POSTED ON: January 12, 2016, 10:25 am BY Ross Bishop

John of God

I have received a number of questions about my recent trip to see John of God. Most people want to know if he is real, and if so, what the implications are for their own healing process. Over the years, I have heard many stories about Joao (his real name), so that I was fairly certain he was legitimate. And, having been with him, I can report that yes, he is for real. I can understand people’s skepticism because I’ve been with Philippine and Hindu psychic “healers” who were great showmen, but complete frauds. So, healthy skepticism in these matters is always wise.
POSTED ON: February 16, 2016, 2:30 pm BY Ross Bishop

Making Bad Decisions

Where do your problems come from? They come from your “bad” decisions. What is a “bad” decision? One that is based in fear and anxiety. What creates fear and anxiety? The loss of something you are attached to – like your ego. What causes attachment? Belief – primarily what you believe about yourself. What do you believe will happen if you let go? Loss. Annihilation.
POSTED ON: June 14, 2016, 10:50 am BY Ross Bishop


Life is an endless parade of challenges. Decisions to be made, situations to address, things to do, opportunities to take, threats to avoid and problems to overcome. From a strictly human perspective life can be pretty bumpy. People get hurt, dreams are crushed, desires squelched. What causes us to do what we do? What motivates us?
POSTED ON: January 12, 2016, 1:10 pm BY Ross Bishop