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Do You Use Spirituality to Avoid Living Life Fully?

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Many years ago I had an encounter with the most amazing spiritual teacher. I had been studying the works of Nisargadatta Maharaj and loved his work. And then something unusual happened that pushed me onto a new path. This post begins with the story of that experience.  Meeting Nisargadatta Maharaj ...
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What is The Aware Ego?

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Here's the Aware Ego in a nutshell plus an exercise to kick-start your Aware Ego Process. The Aware Ego is the ability to stand between opposite parts of yourself, experiencing and understanding both sides, yet not identifying with either. It is a place from where you feel the conflict between opposites. From an ...
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What is Awareness?

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Below is a brief definition and explanation of what awareness is, and of the difference between awareness and consciousness, and between awareness and the observing mind. Awareness is a state of consciousness where you can 'see' or witness yourself, as if you were looking at yourself from outside yourself. You need awareness in order to ...
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Heath Ledger and The Joker

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When actors play a character they can draw on their own inner selves to help bring the character to life. But what happens when an actor has to play a character extremely different to their usual self? My husband and I have been discussing how difficult it must be for actors ...
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Bask in the Light Without Getting Burnt

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There's an alternative approach to enlightenment, spirituality, transcending the ego, becoming one with a greater power, and the light-focused approaches to personal growth such as always following your bliss and thinking positively that doesn't lead to the suffering experienced by so many on those paths. A different kind of process exists that allows you to bask in the ...
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A New Approach to Activism – by Charles Eisenstein

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An inspiring story from Charles Eisenstein's blog about how conflict was resolved in a massive protest against fracking, near Byron Bay, Australia. The outcome was positive but how it happened unforseeable, and it required a new kind of approach to conflict. Activism in the New Story - by Charles Eisenstein Please ...
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Conflict Resolution in Africa uses the Aware Ego Process?

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The film Soldiers of Peace, narrated by actor Michael Douglas, is about individuals in some of the world's hot spots who are creating peace in their local area. It was interesting because the conflict resolution techniques which led to improved relations between previously warring parties were remarkably similar to those one ...
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Relieve Stress Naturally: Balance Your Inner Pusher

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The reason many people find it difficult to relax, to let go, or even to successfully do relaxation techniques that are meant to reduce stress naturally, such as meditation and deep breathing, is that they are identified with an energy pattern or inner self called the Pusher. This article introduces you to the ...
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Probability Waves, the Observer, and Personal Transformation

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This 5-minute cartoon (you don't have to watch it to read this post) illustrates how the behaviour of matter changes when it is observed/measured. This has implications for how we make decisions and choices, for our personal growth and transformation, and for how we respond in our relationships. T he experiment in ...
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Attachment Parenting vs Authoritative Parenting

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I identify more as an 'attachment parent' than an 'authoritative parent' but I've always wondered why people would raise their children in an authoritative or authoritarian way. So I did an experiment and got in touch with my own inner authoritarian parental energy to see what I could learn from it. The lessons were ...