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Allowing Life To Grow Organically

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Surrendering allows us to let life unfold naturally. It is not giving up. It is easing up. Motivating ourselves to move through the day while allowing some room for give and take. For the surprises. Slowing down, allowing creative ideas to bake a while, not forcing the outcome. There is a freedom in that. Letting it go and watching it grow. Trusting that all truth will reveal itself and that creativity takes time. Trusting the […]

Better Things to Ponder, Metacognition & The Story Telling Mind

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I agree with Teal Swan, the reality is that for the most part people are not emotionally safe to be in relationship with. That includes me right now. For the moment, I should wear a warning sign for although I may be smiling on the outside, on the inside, I am a grieving ball of swirling pain and confusion. WARNING: Imminent Danger. Wounded. Hold Space. Step Back. Let Be. I wonder how many other people […]

To Know The Truth

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Don’t deny your world. Your world does not need saving, it needs more of your loving care.  It’s begging you to pay more attention to the details. Pay attention. Accept this moment for what it is. Suffering is just the refusal to accept what is. Healing is really just letting yourself feel your most suppressed feelings and recognizing that these feelings are fleeting. Each day we must go to war and fight the good fight. […]

Overcoming The Fear of Not Being Good Enough

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It usually happens when I declare I am going to learn something new.  Like right now, I am learning how to film and edit with Adobe Premiere Pro. Hours can go by and I don’t even know what happened. I am so involved in the process. Struggling through learning something new on After Effects, I look up and it’s 11 pm. My Fitbit app telling me it’s time to get some rest.  I like this […]

Making Sense of it All & Finding the Answers We Seek

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If I dig deep enough – all the way to the very core of my inquiry, a big part of my quest is about making sense of it all. Searching for the answers I seek, I have a difficult time understanding that not everything in life is logical.  Most of it is a mystery and yes, it is with a great sense of gratitude that I respect that there are miracles happening every single moment […]

Deep Self Awareness & The Numbness We Call Normal

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It’s pretty damn simple really. It all boils down to how we experience our lives. How alive we are in the moment. How we show up. How we experience life depends on how conscious we truly are.   The question is, how deeply awake we are as we experience our life. If we were radically honest with ourselves and woke up enough to notice, we’d admit that the majority of us are just sleepwalking children. Everything we […]

Whatever it Takes. Four New Ways to Grow Today

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Surrender and Slow Down Expect some pain today. When faced with problems during the day, I like to think of them as growing pains. You see, the counter-intuitive (and funny) thing about embarking on the path of personal growth is that it’s not going to be all cake and cookies. Read: 7 Harsh Truths About Personal Growth. However, whatever you do, don’t add to your pain and problems. Slow down, see life as it is, not […]

Selective Perception & Mental Gymnastics

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Sunday seems like as good a day as any other to start thinking about ways I can strengthen my mind. To start with, I stumbled upon this smart list of  brain training, mind-soothing exercises. A Mind Clearing & Expanding List of Good Thinking Skills The truth is, the quality of your mind determines the quality of your life. I have to diligently guard what enters my mind. Note to self: stave off the temptation to randomly search […]

Your Smile is Your Super Power

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This morning I imagined what the 80 year old version of myself would tell me, if I asked her, “What do I do now?” “What should I focus on?” What wisdom would she have, nearing the end of her life? What would she have focused on today? She’d tell me to bike more, write more, film everything. Tell everyone I love how much I love them. Hug more, kiss more. Squeeze them tight. Use my creativity […]

You are the Eyes of the World

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From Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay on Behavior and the wonderful expressiveness of the human body. Wise men read very sharply all your private history in your look and gait and behavior. The whole economy of nature is based on expression. The face and eyes reveal what the spirit is doing, how old it is, what aim it has. The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul. . . An eye can threaten like a loaded […]