Tag Archive | self-awareness

Everything is perfect

Everything is perfect


Dearest readers, The concept that everything is perfect right now, not only in our lives, but in the world, is a challenging concept to swallow. But it is also very relaxing to realize that we need only to shift our perspective on what we are experiencing to dramatically change the quality of our life experiences. […]

Healing from image addiction

Healing from image addiction


Dearest readers, As we move deeper into the ascension process, awakening from thousands of years of trauma, mind control, psychic attacks, and inter-generational familial and institutional emotional, mental, and physical abuse and neglect, it is time to take stock. All human beings across the planet are deeply wounded on multiple levels and dimensions. It is […]

Women and self-love

Women and self-love


Dearest readers, Why is it so easy to love a dog, a cat, a flower, even a dress, a tree but so hard to love yourself? Why are humans so hard to love? Women always talk about looking for love, but love is not something that exists outside of self. The nature of reality is […]

Monster: How Mass Shootings Can Teach Us How to Heal Ourselves, Our Societies


Dearest readers, There are many reasons why violence is so prevalent in the United States and around the planet today. Violence is an outward projection of our individual inner states of being as well as an accurate portrait of our collective state and how we use our consciousness to create the realities in which we […]

Self-love, self-empowerment, and charity


Dearest readers, We all know in our minds that it is good to be kind to others. It is good to treat others as we wish to be treated. These are moral concepts that we have been taught since we were little. Share your toys. Don’t be selfish. Yet at the same time, as we […]

I can’t complain: how pop psychology keeps reality at bay & how to create true happiness


Dear readers, Being human is hard. We are complex beings with complex emotions. Happiness or contentment are often elusive in a world fraught with difficulties, including solitude, a struggle to survive financially and raise a family, and the desires to be truly free and creative, to be healthy, and to be part of a community […]

In search of: adult human being


Dear readers, I have long been an admirer of the work of Carl Gustav Jung, the founder of depth psychology. He understood and defined the collective unconscious, and he clearly explained how themes and archetypes of human behaviors are shared by peoples and cultures all over the world. He also understood that all  human beings […]

Happiness & health: making choices between reality & illusion


    Dear readers, Many people look for recipes and formulas from outside of self in order to pursue that elusive goal our society claims is necessary for happiness. Staying or appearing young, vital, and energetic becomes a goal when these qualities should be the effortless byproducts of leading a life in harmony with self […]

Self love, body image, and the power of thought


Hello dear readers, Although it still feels as if we are living in a world in which we are atomized – separated from one another and even from our own inner self, in fact, our true nature is very different from what our families and cultures have taught us about being human. Most of us […]

Stand up for yourself…on back pain in America


Hello readers, So many of us, including myself, suffer from chronic pain. The most common chronic pain is back pain, and generally, because we live in a material world and a materialistic culture, we attribute our aches and pains to material causes. I sit too long at my desk, staring at the computer. I spend […]

Going viral…thoughts on disease, globalization, and working with nature


Hello readers, A lot of us have grown up under the specter of the AIDs virus, and more recently Ebola and Zika have been wreaking havoc around the world. These viruses are not new, but they are evolving, and the globalization of travel and economics as well as global warming have contributed to these phenomena. […]

Feeling superior: antidote to feeling vulnerable?


Hello readers, People who value compassion are generally people who realize that life is a struggle for most of us. Some of us battle with health issues. Others struggle with domestic violence, poverty, drug or alcohol addiction, unemployment. There is no life that unfolds without challenge. When we look inside our own hearts and accept […]

Looking inward and getting away from fear


Hello readers, Humans are very emotional creatures. We like to think of ourselves as primarily rational beings, but for most of us, our emotions run the show – whether it be conscious or below the surface of our awareness. In fact, the most logical people who stubbornly assert that they live only by the facts […]

Yin and Yang: the political divide in America


  Hello readers, In America, we live in an either/or world. Either you are an individualist (a Republican or Libertarian) or you are a progressive socialist (Democrat). Did it ever occur to anyone that a person who is concerned about social issues may also be an independent, self-responsible person? And how about those Americans who […]

My life will get better: on hope and disappointment


Hello readers, Good parents know how to teach their kids to deal with frustration and disappointment, because not to do so is unkind to children. Parents who don’t delay gratification and who rush to fulfill their children’s needs and desires even before they have the ability or luxury to feel a little discomfort, are truly […]

What do Buddha, Jesus, and C.G. Jung have in common?


Dear readers, I’ve written about how co-dependency is encouraged in our culture and relationships, so much so that most people don’t even notice how their relationship to self and to the world is permeated by drama and the inability to face one’s own shadows and pain honestly. Numbed by overwork, entertainment, and countless distractions, we […]

Where do I belong?


Hello readers, I’ve spent a big chunk of my life thinking about belonging and identity, and also about love of self and others…mostly because my own mother and father were never able to love me for myself and eventually cut me off from the family in every way. They tried to make sure that I […]

Why kindness matters


Hello readers! I am about 200 or so pages into book 2 of The Century Trilogy, “Winter of the World” by Ken Follett.  What is so compelling about Follett’s portrayal of our recent history in this epic series is how he helps the reader to see the primary motivating factors at work in human nature through […]

I sprained my ambition ( a poem)


the day the neurosis became a puzzle piece enlightened the driving force fueling that endless thirst for love and acceptance revealed lost its power Do I wish it was still a darkly felted mystery sullen, concealed velvety with desires unfulfilled and so years later the clarity of the single track long ago demolished ambition and […]

Nationalism and Fundamentalism: Two Faces of Fear


Hello readers, Many of us around the world have been closely following the news during and following the terror attacks in and around Paris, France that killed over twenty people, including the majority of the editorial staff of satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, three police officers, and four Jewish civilians, as well as the perpetrators of […]