Category: Defining the Self

Mission Statement

Pendulum

Sometime in my twenties, I wrote a mission statement. I found it. Surprisingly I still like it and do my best to adhere to it, though I’d strike commandment #6, mainly due to the word “ought.” That one’s right up there with “should.” Follow… Continue Reading “Mission Statement”

The Herd Mentality

cows

Lately, I’ve been mulling over the “herd mentality.” In marketing, the herd mentality is an extremely useful tool to use and understand. Essentially, we buy things, or buy into ideas, when our herd does, or the herd we wish to align ourselves with do.… Continue Reading “The Herd Mentality”

Way-finding

sailboat

“It’s called way-finding, princess. It’s not just sails and knots. It’s seeing where you’re going in your mind, and knowing where you are by knowing where you’ve been.” – Māui, Moana   “…knowing where you are by knowing where you’ve been.” A beautiful line… Continue Reading “Way-finding”

Liminal Space

doorway

  Airports, stairwells, escalators, elevators, doorways – the places that are meant for coming or going, not being. Liminal space is also a frame of mind in which we are in a period of transitioning. It is that time when our entire life has… Continue Reading “Liminal Space”

The Foundation of Hate?

Revelation: having hatred for others implies hatred for the self. Something to ponder… And, as a point of reference – hatred can include the following: 1. Over-generalization (ex. one bad encounter w/ someone means their entire race or culture is bad) 2. Mind-reading (assuming… Continue Reading “The Foundation of Hate?”

The Dark Night of the Soul

Let’s just get this out of the way, the ascension process…. it can really suck. Two weeks ago I spent several days in complete despondency. I hid myself away, turned off my phone, and laid around watching movies but not connecting to anything I… Continue Reading “The Dark Night of the Soul”

Life Makeover

I bet there’s been times in your life you just wanted to yell out to the universe “re-do!” And technically, we do get our “re-do” moments throughout life. We all have those scenarios and characters that appear to be on repeat in our life:… Continue Reading “Life Makeover”

The Bullshit We Tell

”   …a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying presumptions.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socratic_method) Though I’ve heard of Socrates, it wasn’t until about 15 years ago that I began hearing about… Continue Reading “The Bullshit We Tell”

Shattering the Illusions of Self

We spent our childhoods figuring out who we are. We’ve padded our adult life with things, jobs, situations that reflect that which we think we are. And, if you’ve read the last three posts, you’ve focused even more on the Self and the many… Continue Reading “Shattering the Illusions of Self”

Breaking Out of Your Box

  I’m going to tell you a little story about me. About eight year ago, I fell in love. Seven years ago, we parted ways and I ended up with  a man whom I really didn’t love but moved in with anyway, knowing I… Continue Reading “Breaking Out of Your Box”