Living conscious… to not just know in our intellectual mind, but also to attune to our emotional and somatic experience. It is to pay attention to the happenings of our physical, emotional and spiritual spaces. And I am reminded of this very recently. I rarely dream, or should I say, I am rarely aware of … Continue reading In a dream…
This is a song from the "Suddenly Seventeen" movie soundtrack. The Chinese lyrics are poetic and nostalgic! I hope you get the gist from my less-than-poetic translation :-). https://youtu.be/Tv-3nwFVchM 黑夜而闪耀 我 Shining in the night, I am 流云却不走 我 Passing clouds won’t overwhelm me, I am 转眼就开花 我 Blooming in a blink of an … Continue reading I am
I re-read "Eat, Pray, Love" following a conversation with a girlfriend. This Elizabeth Gilbert memoir swept the world, well the Western world, by storm in 2006 when it was published. I read it then, was rather nonplussed, and shelved the book in my collection. I had no idea why I was compelled to re-read it … Continue reading Eat.
Spending a weekend learning about camera and sound recording doesn’t leave much room to ponder about life. The session though was informative and creative… lots of fun. In video recording terms, sounds are either signal or noise. There is a measurement – a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that works for any recording. SNR is used to … Continue reading Signal/noise… life
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
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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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 117 with prompt words - Lark, Rush The lark, so I am lead to believe, is a creature of flight with great symbolism in mythology. All species live in northern and eastern Australia, with only the horned lark to be found in North America. Only male larks sing and with great musicality, … Continue reading #Haiku Challenge 117 @RonovanWrites
I am humbled, again. There are many joys in my work as a psychotherapist yet few would beat this. It is a privilege each time a client enters the therapy room and engages with me in the therapy process. I am entrusted with one’s deepest feelings, darkest moments, fearful thoughts and liberating actions; in one’s … Continue reading The box of a past
************** The final thing the old woman said was this. “You are a creative soul. The time is ripe for you to grasp what is written in the stars. If you stay, it will kill you. And no matter what you do, you will always have enough.” She could not believe the words. Her life … Continue reading A woman reborn
This feels different, and it feels right. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin It wasn’t until I was in my 22nd year that I first travelled solo. Despite having lived away from home for many years by then, I was reserved, conservative and … Continue reading Going away to come home
Our sense of self is defined at the point of and through our contact with another. We are changed at every moment we interact with our environment be they people, systems, nature… We are many selfs and we are one.
Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday It still amazes me how often I begin writing certain of the direction, only to find myself lost. Then I have to stop and ask myself, "am I really lost?" I get to explore my belief systems, my values, my priorities - to ask myself if I truly … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “The art of writing”