The Awakening Blog
Thanks for visiting my Awakening Blog, where I share short lessons on growth, change, and awareness every Wednesday morning. See below for some of my more recent posts. You can also join my email list and get these posts in your inbox every time they go live! I encourage you to join the conversation in the comments section. If you have a more personal concern and you’d like to reach me directly, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy.
What does it mean for you to relax and enjoy June, the beginning of summer?
Why can’t we prune the dead withered plants to make room for the new growth that needs and wants to be?
Restoration is a means of getting back to the original blessing of what’s been diminished or lost. Retribution is a reward and punishment strategy.
I’ve come to see that the only person I’m destined to become is the one I decide to be.
…the first butterfly sighting on this May day spoke to me of a transcendental moment…
To unlock the door of our heart and soul from the inside demands a complete reorientation of how we see the world.
Love is discovered in nurturance. It’s discovered in the flowers, the trees, the gentle breeze and feelings of caring relations.
If ‘nothing goes away until it has taught us what we need to know,’ should we not be looking at what we need to know?
Looking at life from the place of a smile is really different from that of a frown.
We humans seem to be a fickle bunch, as we find it difficult to be satisfied with what is.
It seems curious that the nature of life is change and the nature of most human beings is resistant to change.
In all the spiritual traditions I’ve engaged, darkness and light are a sacred unity: Birth, life, death and new life are a Oneness.
The path of transformation always involves the path of descent.
The shift of focus changed fear to love, anxiety to understanding, hopelessness to hopefulness and apathy to revelation.
I’d become so preoccupied with the outer world that I’d forgotten the inner world that Spring always points to.
Living with gratitude transforms the ordinary to the sublime and indifference to affirmation. It’s an attitude with altitude.
When we realize that darkness and light are a sacred unity, we become part of the cycle of Life where “there’s everything to hope for and nothing to regret.”
Love is Life. It’s the foundation of all spirituality, religion, psychology and even science when boiled down to its essence.