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Benji Whitehurst

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About Benji Whitehurst

M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. I am a passionate life coach and group facilitator, with over ten years of experience. My approach to personal development is gentle and integral, and I believe that even the most difficult situations are workable. My specialties are conflict resolution, human sexuality, authentic relating, and dreamwork.

What I Fight For

Election season. You get more of what you fight against. The unwavering focus and energy of resistance strengthens what you seek to repress. Politically, my knight in shining armor was long ago deposed. I have since felt an angry void, unsure of what to fight for. Yet anger is an error in perspective. Little more than throwing punches at the deformed figures in a house of mirrors, anger carries an [...]

Discipline, Blissipline…

I felt heartbroken today at the gym. Fulfilling my duty to the elliptical machine, watching Serena Williams lose her tennis match, dozens of half-motivated exercisers pushing metal. Push the rock up the hill, slide it down, push the rock up the hill again… that is how it's done around here. My eyes settle on two workout buddies—nobody I know, yet impossible to ignore. The only color in a grayscale room, [...]

My Journey

First, let me say I hesitate to publish this online! I feel shy sharing my struggles and breakthroughs with so many thousands of people! As for the heavy stuff, let's just say you would not recognize me now, resurrected from the charred remains of years of overwhelming anxiety, heartbreak, and isolation earlier in my life. I learned quickly that the only way out is up and focused on personal development [...]

Black Magic Versus Flow

Headlines from my inbox today: “I admire rich and successful people. I am committed to being rich.” “How to Deliberately Design Your Awesome Future: Accelerate Your Manifestations by Connecting With Your Future Self in 3 Proven Steps” “How to use the Law of Deliberate Creation to consciously choose and attract more of what you want.”* Yet at what point is the so-called power of manifestation simply black magic, pulling into [...]

Waking from the Lucid Dream

While hover-walking above the trees last night, it dawned on you: “I am dreaming! This is a lucid dream!” You touched a branch, felt the tangible tickle as a fat pigeon flew through you. It was real. And your escapades began from there… for better or worse, what you did last night was real. And yet it feels hazy as you recall it... At the insistence of your alarm clock, you [...]

On the Frontiers of Belief and Faith

Whenever I would visit, Paquito's eyes would shine and exclaim “Así!” as he slipped into reenacting the ritual Holy Week procession in Antigua. Mirroring the men carrying La Virgen, the platform bearing the Holy Mary, he would hunch over and limp with his right hand bent awkwardly upward. After reliving the yearly penance ritual, he would grin joyfully and say, ¡Así, Benjamín! Paquito was an adult with Down Syndrome and [...]

The Koan of Personal Growth

For When You Lose Interest in the Things You Used to Enjoy You just packed it up into a box—perhaps you’ll need it later. Amazed at how small a box can hold 10,000+ hours’ worth of your efforts, you feel a tinge of regret. You want to still be interested in it—but aren’t. Faced with the choice between a novel endeavor and a farce of feigned interest, you choose novelty. [...]

The Good Life, As Portrayed by Dancing Emoji

You look at your calendar—red ink, blue ink, black ink; a crystal ball of your future in 30-minute increments, scheduled six months in advance. Your activities accumulate like puppies in a pile—there is always room for one more. Yet there is tightness in your throat as you contemplate your life. Why do I feel stressed? I do meditation, yoga, spend time with family and friends, my job is going well; [...]

How to Thrive When Change Goes Awry

What happens when Plan B… Plan C… Plan D… don’t pan out? What do you do when your transitions go awry? Before reading on, take a moment to notice what thoughts come up for you around this. Are things going as planned? What do you daydream about? How does your story go? _____________________________ Sometimes transitions feel like this: After months of careful planning you are skydiving through crystal blue skies [...]

Shenpa Burnout on the Path of Leadership

A fish hook drops down in front of you as you read this, baited with three pieces of paper offering:  Four-hour work week! Live the life of your dreams! Manifest your desires now! You bite the hook and are soon lifted into new realms, a fish out of water. Years later…….. You have now devoured personal development books and seminars and retreats. Your new life begins to flow... You get [...]