awareness

March 22, 2017

Don’t be a Jerry Maguire: You’re Whole Already

Did You Get the Perfect Relationship? Have you ever (however fleetingly) thought what life would have been like if you’d been with someone else instead of the one you’re with? For some this is a constant question, always wondering what it would be like to “trade up”. Still others might view relationships like a perpetual Easter egg hunt; always on the look-out for the next one. How about good old Jerry, his epic desperately uttered lines of “you complete me” where one half is always limping along looking for the other […]
April 13, 2017
Children playing hide and seek in a park in the fall.

Discovering Hidden Parts of Self Through Awareness

Hide and Seek is Only Fun When Someone Finds You We all have our favourite emotional hiding spots. The “best” ones are the activities, vices or jobs that make us forget we’re hiding in the first place. In the past I’ve sometimes referred to myself as, Hiding in Plain View, and I was. For years I was kind of like the “lights are on but no one’s home”, person but dragging myself from place to place was not the highest commitment I could have made. At first I didn’t know […]
April 13, 2017

Meditation: Awareness is Not for the Ambitious (it’s for us lazy folk)

Occasionally my BFF and I discuss “peoples” work ethic vs lazy tendencies. Her view is that most of us are lazy. Occasionally concerned she might be referring to me I usually defend the notion. It should be noted she is dedicated and hard-working and also noted, generally speaking, I am not. In cultivating awareness working does not work but laziness does. Working at expanding awareness is like working at getting a good dream, you can’t think about it or plan on it. Those things don’t work in fact it seems […]
April 13, 2017
A black silhouette of a man with a light bulb in his head.

Intuition: Psychic Abilities or (plain old) Awareness?

When someone suggests we’re intuitive, or “have intuition” it’s flattering to think we might have special mind powers–for the moment anyway. But really, all we’re doing in that one flattered moment is comparing our intellect with our perception of what we think might be magical thinking (with maybe some insightful luck thrown in). Intuition, which is really just a slightly expanded sense of awareness, is perfectly natural and every single living thing has “it”.  The real myth is thinking intuition is a part of the intellect at all. Intuition is […]