Soulful Sunday

Soulful Sunday 101

This week I’m starting a new series called Soulful Sunday. Its purpose is to remind us of the beauty of our soul. There may be quotes, poems, or musings about our soul and what feeds our spiritual being. Although Awesome Stories nourishes many of us with stories of inspiration and hope of a better tomorrow,…

The Taste of Love

The Taste of Love ~ gazing at the twilight sky immersed in a sea of beauty every pore is filled with the taste of love vibrating in harmony at one with life free at last ~

poetry, art

Lightness of Being

Lightness of Being ~ ~                                                                              © e.marschan-hayes imagery my spirit wakens the lightness of being flows art…

intentions, goals, 2017, New Year

Intentions 2017

Intentions 2017 I like intentions better than goals. They offer a direction without being fixed on a set goal that often provides momentary happiness if at all. I agree with the perspective that our process is more important than the goal or results. And even more important than the actions, intentions, goals or process is…

imagination, poetry

Floating Away

Floating Away sunset awakens fanciful dreams as ethereal as clouds floating away to kiss the night with whispers of beauty and flight ~ while mind wanders the heart remembers kisses from Hafiz and Rumi dancing upon my soul intoxicated with light ~ P.S. This poem was inspired by Trini of The Inscrutable Paths of Spirit and…

flow, photography

Finding the Flow

There is a pace that aligns with the flow of life. The pace that works for me seems to be a balance of awareness and engagement. Too much engagement (doing) and I lose myself to the experience, which can be fun, but doesn’t seem like flow for me. Too much awareness (being) and I get…

Being, grace, connection

Simply Be

More and more, I feel the most profound experience we can have is to simply be. Yes, we are here in bodies to create, love, touch and connect. And underneath these needs and desires, I believe we yearn for the profound connection of simply being. When I think of my nephew and nieces, I want…

allowing, flow

The Year of Allowing

I’m a little pencil in the hands of God who is scripting his love letter to the world. – Mother Teresa I’ve decided to make this the year of allowing, with a new years resolution to allow more and strive less. By allowing, my life will naturally open to more peace, joy and richness. Much…

Ultimate Success Formula

The Ultimate Success Formula

Every day we are bombarded by messages to read, review or buy the latest formula for success, whether in business, personal development or relationships. I’d love to give you the ultimate success formula, the last one that you would ever need, but in my experience they rarely work. And yet the paradox of life is that they often do work. Ultimately…

Just Be Now

Just Be Now

Most of us have heard the phrase Be Here Now. In fact for many of us it has become a sort of mantra for living in the now. We remind ourselves and friends to “Be Here Now”. Ram Dass popularized the phrase in his book of the same title. His book was an inspiration to many on the…