It’s easy to live life on auto-pilot. Not really paying attention. Phoning it in.
But only by being fully conscious in the present moment of your thoughts, choices, desires, state of being, and actions can you genuinely know who you are.
Being self-conscious is being self-aware. Self-awareness is an inner listening of the Soul.
Listen intently, my friend. Listen consciously.
From The Little Book of Big Knowing by Michele.
Inspirational Heroes are different than normal heroes—if there can be such a thing as a “normal” hero.
Inspirational heroes ignite something within your spirit that calls to YOU specifically in some way. They help you to remember something important about yourself.
This reminder can feel kind of vague, almost like trying to remember a dream.
Or it can feel like a road sign pointing you in a particular direction that you didn’t remember you wanted to travel.
May sweetness soothe your soul when it needs rest.
May playfulness be your constant friend.
May your days be sprinkled with inner wisdom.
And your nights be filled with dreams of remembering your true-self.
May your heart sing to the drum only you can hear.
May love illuminate your way home.
May you easily follow the call of your soul.
Have you ever encountered a knowing that rocked your world? It was something that when you read it, heard it, saw it—you knew in the core of your being it was true.
For me, when I encountered the knowing that God does not forgive. It rocked my world.
God doesn’t need to forgive because Source never perceives us as wrong. Source sees us as whole, perfect, and divine. Source is never judging us or withdrawing its appreciation of us.
An old friend of mine, Scott Moore, passed away yesterday.
Scott and I haven’t been close for a long time. Years and life can do that to friendships. But he will always hold a special place in my heart.
You see, Scott was one of those people you randomly cross paths with that show you a new way of being.
He was the first free-thinker I ever met up close and in person.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you into something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wow! Emerson said it better than I ever could. One of my biggest challenges is the task of living my life uniquely in a world that has created a more narrow version of what it wants me to be. I hesitate to even use the word task because it makes it sound like a chore to create a life that feels really good.
I love this story and thought you might enjoy it too.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy,
Recently I had the honor to attend a talk given by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International, an author of nine books, and a master on the Bon Dzogchen buddhist tradition. Along with all of these accomplishments, he is also a humble, wise and effervescent spirit. He uplifts those around him by his presence alone.
During Rinpoche’s talk he spoke about the best gifts to give someone.
I recently stumbled across this quote from Walt Whitman and thought you might enjoy it too.
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men,