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Right to Joy - Blog Tag: awareness

Mad Woman Laughing: Poetry for the Spirit

Madness, as in the theme of my soon-to-be-published poetry book, is a relative experience.  For instance, the three weeks leading up to Xmas day can

Yoga Goes Beyond the Shape

Although many Western practitioners of yoga “come to the mat” to heal some aspect of their body, soon enough they learn of its holistic approach. 

Detachment is Not Indifference

Although most western-culture dictionaries treat detachment and indifference as synonyms, they have a crucial difference.  Their common element — non-reaction — is paralleled by indifference’s

In-to-me-see

Real intimacy is only possible to the degree that we can be honest about what we are doing and feeling.  Joyce Brothers How would you

Discovering Your Blind-Spots

Transformation occurs when we are able to expose our blind spots and release the unconscious but conditioned default patterns associated with them.  The challenge is

The Critical Path to Foundation, Flow and Freedom — Part IV: Creative Expression

Several weeks back, I began writing this four-part series in an attempt to describe a critical path for expanding one’s creative and spiritual growth.  Over many years of personal research, my experiences taught me that creativity and spirituality are intimately interwoven.  In fact, I often wonder if we are using two different words to describe the same “way of being.”   This series of blogs dabbles at demystifying our human “being-ness” by outlining four foundational pillars that liberate creativity — awareness, deep-felt experience, deep collaboration and finally, this blog’s topic, creative expression.

On Being Human — Joy is An Inside Job

In last week’s blog, I wrote about the five layers that comprise a human being — physical, energetic, mental/emotional, spiritual and joyful (my label).  Much

Living and Staying in Your Genius

Over the span of my consulting career, I met several people who illustrated the ability to envision new opportunities within environments where deadends were all