Posts tagged "personal growth"
Happiness Is An Inside Job

Happiness Is An Inside Job

Happiness is an inside job. Really?  Here’s my backstory.  When my grandkids turned six, I gave each of them what we called at “Tree Book” — a little book actually made of wood, which seemed appropriate because the idea was to have a place to record sayings and experiences that would help us grow, like...
How Do We Create Balance in Our Lives?

How Do We Create Balance in Our Lives?

Balance has been very much on my mind these days.  How DO we/I create balance in our lives? At times it feels like a juggling act: balancing family, care of close ones, ones in needs, one’s body, service — locally and further afield, attention to what’s needed at home and in the wide world.  ...
Self-Loathing: Feeling It, Healing It!

Self-Loathing: Feeling It, Healing It!

The experience of Self-loathing is the pits! Well do I know. ‘Self-loathing is that underlying feeling that we are just not good: not good enough, not good at this, not good at that, not good at … . It can be subtle, we may …compare ourselves to others,…find fault with ourselves, put ourselves down, we may...
Our Words, Our Thoughts, Are Energy

Our Words, Our Thoughts, Are Energy

Among philosophers and physicists is a theory that the fundamental nature of reality is energy. On a more day-to-day level, this would mean that our words, yes, even our thoughts are energy too. When I first read this on the Daily Om, by Madison Taylor, it startled me.  Our words, our thoughts, are energy?  Even if it’s...
Fear, Fledging, Flying

Fear, Fledging, Flying

Fear, Fledging, Flying — this trilogy occurred to me as I was watching the “teen-age” Great Blue Herons in the colony just outside our window.  What incredible bodies they have!  To think they grow from an egg to all but full-sized in a couple of months!  I don’t know if herons feel fear.  But when...