A foggy day…

The mysterious mountains this afternoon was engulfed in fog. As I drove through the fog, the view barely visible 5 meters beyond, the mystery of what’s within the purple grey hues teased my imagination. Looking out the windscreen, I saw the outline of trees hidden in the breaths of this ancient magnificent land. In that … Continue reading A foggy day…

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The truths

"Just as there exists in writing a literal truth and a poetic truth, there also exists in a human being a literal anatomy and a poetic anatomy. One, you can see; one, you cannot. One is made of bones and teeth and flesh; the other is made of energy and memory and faith. But they … Continue reading The truths

Back on the wagon

Meditation, mindfulness and a good therapist… that should set me straight for the rest of my life 😀 Seriously though, everyone needs a sounding board, someone who would listen without judgment and one whom we trust would do so, someone who knows us and gives us space and the occasional “push” for us to realise … Continue reading Back on the wagon

Feeling mellow

After a "busy" time, today I had time to chill. I have written "busy", not busy, because most associate busy with frenetic activities and stress of the harmful kind, usually delivered with a roll of the eyes and perhaps a sigh. Well, not so in my case. My "busy" days in the past 4 weeks … Continue reading Feeling mellow

@FTThum #BookReview ‘Insight: The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World’ by Tasha Eurich

Lit World Interviews

I have a particular interest in self-awareness, so reading this book is for pleasure and professional purpose.

Title:      Insight: The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World
Author: Tasha Eurich
Publishers: Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pages:   357
Genre: Non-fiction, Psychology, Self-help

What’s it about?

Author, Tasha Eurich, begins with a lament on  the self-delusion of today’s people, identifying blindspots to how well we know ourselves.

An organizational psychologist by profession, Eurich claims self-awareness is THE meta-skill of the 21st century for success. In a world of operating in the shallows and privileging opinions of the external world, self-awareness separates the achievers and mediocrity.  She referred to studies which showed self-awareness to be lacking despite claims by many leaders to the contrary. The “cult of self”, Eurich states, prevents us from approaching with humility and self-acceptance to truly seeing ourselves.

Insight expounds what insight is, referring to internal self-awareness

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Solitude – Community

I have posted quite a few "things" about solitude, and wrote about what it is and why we need it.  It was even in a poem. Here are Parker Palmer's definitions of Solitude and Community which are truly compelling. And I so agree. They are states of being, not doing. What do you think? Solitude does not necessarily mean … Continue reading Solitude – Community

Where you plant your feet

  Ever thought, where you plant your feet? How have you influenced these places you found yourself; and how have these places influenced you and the life you live? Are you aware how you come to be at these places? External circumstances beyond your control? Or a personal choice to be there? Or a non-conscious … Continue reading Where you plant your feet

Blessings and lessons

Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.~Deepak Chopra Beginning today, I will create a new future by creating a new me. No … Continue reading Blessings and lessons

There is no ‘7 steps’

Here I am referring to the many articles and books somehow implicitly promising to make a ‘better’ me once I have traversed the steps laid out – to be an effective communicator, an altruistic entrepreneur, an inspirational manager, a dynamic rain-maker, the domestic goddess, a more exciting lover, etc. But there really is no ‘7 … Continue reading There is no ‘7 steps’

A walk in nature

I took a walk today... to clear my mind of all the should-haves, could-haves, must-haves, must-dos, ought-to-dos, ought-to-bes...  There is no one-thing that disturbed me, yet the turbulence in my mind created a lot of noise. The walk took me passed dogs frolicking and barking (at me 😉 ), rustling golden leaves of autumn enjoying … Continue reading A walk in nature