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This week Awesome Stories brings you reflections on awakening. Awakening has been a very elusive idea and experience for me. This is a big part of why I declined to participate in Barbara’s collection of awakening experiences from bloggers on WordPress. If I’m being honest, I don’t feel worthy of being a model of awakening.…

Margaret Wheatly, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you healthy community, clean energy, feeding the hungry, and passion. Healthy Community  Margaret Wheatley explores some interesting perspectives on the paradox of community. She believes a healthy community must embrace our opposing needs for both individual freedom and connection to others. Both needs seem hardwired into our genetics and require a…

big dreams, balance, integration

Letting Go of Grandiosity

Letting Go of Grandiosity Lately, I’ve been noticing how some of my biggest aspirations actually hold me back from living fully. When I started the path of personal development, I wanted to find enlightenment. I didn’t just want to wake up or be more loving, I wanted to totally be like Buddha or Jesus! When…

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…

flow, achieving goals

The Paradox of Pursuit

We need focus in order to attract things in life. This is why we are told to set goals, visualize and take action toward our dreams. And yet, if we are overly attached to getting them, we often chase them away. I recently wrote a post on chasing happiness. Or sometimes we reach our goals, only…

Home Alone

This morning I woke up feeling down emotionally. I’m not sure why, but part of it was self judgment. My mind was telling me that I’m too isolated and haven’t done well at loving, the theme for this month’s project in my journey to joy. While it’s true that I spend many hours home alone, especially…