50 Ways to Boost Self Awareness

Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got. – Janis Joplin Be Mindful Express Gratitude every day Resist being a perfectionist Forgive others Think abundantly Stay motivated Increase concentration Still the mind Exercise patience Gain from other cultures Look towards the heavens Open your heart to new experiences Grow through adversity Don’t follow the crowd Embrace …

Reading the Sky

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. – Kierkegaard The past couple of weeks the area around my apartment has been claimed by a rather large crow. The bird acts as a sentinel against the neighbors’ awful free-ranging cats. It caws furiously at the cats. If you let your cat …

Change Your World

…Re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency – Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass) It is time to release yourself from the chaffing bindings of disagreeable preaching, teaching …

Manifesting Change

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end. – Krishnamurti Currently we all face an uncertain future for ourselves and our loved ones, for our friends, coworkers and strangers alike. We all are in this together. A cloud of unknowns has descended upon us. There are …

Making Positive Connections

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. – Noam Chomsky This is no time for pessimism, hatred and fatalism. Globally, societies are being disrupted and lives are being threatened. Humanity …

Being Mindful

Our feelings are our own. They are tuned to the pitch of our soul. We cannot judge another’s feelings only their emotional expressions. And so we should treat one another with kindness and understanding if we too desire the compassion of others. I suppose throughout my life I have been an idealist. I have seen …

Live in the Here and Now

Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. – William Blake Life springs forth from the energy we create. Taking responsibility for your life grants you control over your present and future. Accept the thoughts you have and shine your glorious light into the shadows. In time you will increase your power to stand strong …

Choose Today to Change

The title comes from the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. When I taught her work in my university Literature and Poetry classes, I discovered she was inspired by a very spiritual foundation. Connecting our lives to the metaphysical realms deepens our horizons and broadens our appreciation of life. But days upon days psychically locked alone with …