Posts tagged "self-awareness"
Two Wolves

Two Wolves

Recently I came across the classic Cherokee story of Two Wolves.  An elder is speaking to a grandson — about life, no less.  Two Wolves is particularly poignant for me because I know the experience of an internal push-pull so very well.  The push-pull of conflicting feelings, sometimes even values; wanting to be here but...
Famous: Not What I Thought

Famous: Not What I Thought

Famous: Not what I thought… Here’s the context. There are several personal crises in my life right now.  We are all doing reasonably well…I am, we are, holding the larger focus, and being in the moment, taking pleasure and joy in ordinary things, breathing deeply…you know the drills.  Oh, and humour.  We try to watch...
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...
Ripple Out

Ripple Out

My internet has been down for a week. What an unexpected opportunity to look at my addiction, to observe the many reasons and ways I reach for the keyboard! I noticed how indignant I was when I heard about the upcoming outage; how I simply expect to be connected to the world with the press...
Happy?  Happy… Happy!!!

Happy? Happy… Happy!!!

The theme of Happiness has been popping up (like popcorn!) in the last while.  In his most basic teachings the Dalai Lama says, ” All human beings are the same. “We all want happiness and do not want suffering.”   Well yes, we might say, but what is happiness, where does it come from…We can’t buy it, but...