Author Archives: Susan L Hart

Begin with Love

Love is the fundamental center of our universe.
Hate and fear try to worm their way in and take
over, time and time again. Experience says that
every time they do, the best of the human spirit
rises up to say no.

Want to help building a better world right now?
Make a pledge to always begin from a place of
love and the results will astonish you. The dark
has no real tools to fight love. Loving yourself
enough not to hook into your own dark side is a
very strong beginning. That’s how they beat us.


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Living Consciously

Do you feel lately like you’re being swept
along against your will in a tidal wave of
“fate”? The dictionary’s definition of fate:
“The course of someone’s life, or the outcome
of a particular situation for someone or
something, seen as beyond their control.”

We are part of everything around us,
including those big events seemingly out of
our control. We do have a say in our
destinies, but, this requires firstly that
we start living consciously.

The bigger the external problems seem,
the more apt we may be to engage in denial
or escapism. Confronting what is uncomfortable
may seem like too much work in the short
term, “I’ll deal with this tomorrow…”, but in
the long run that’s how we claim our lives
and start living them intentionally and fully.

There is no time like now to claim your life.

This article offers interesting thoughts and tips
about living consciously:

The Importance of Living Consciously


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A Reverent Life

Reverence for life feels like it is in short supply these days.
We are each instruments of change. When we love life and
embrace the beauty, when we make that an essential part of
our lives every day, our lives become sacred. We bring
reverence to the world.


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Becoming Civilized

Are we a fully civilized society? We assume
because we have advanced forward in linear
time that it is naturally a given we are also
more progressed in terms of our knowledge,
wisdom, and sophistication. But are we?

How sophisticated is it to indulge in the kind
of social behavior we witness in society at
the moment? As our buildings get taller and
our computers become faster, we are forgetting
the fundamental human skills needed to build
a truly great civilization. In short, we are
losing touch with our humanness, our decency,
our respect for the Earth that serves us.

There are societies we label as primitive that
have or had a much greater grasp of the ethics
and integrity of a respectful and fulfilling
society. I suggest that it is time to put our
inflated egos aside and learn from them, in
order that we may incorporate some of their
higher principles back into our modern life.

Related posts:
Civilized | Are We?
Reverence for the Land and Each Other


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Your Contribution

Life is not about what we can take from
it; life really begins with what we
contribute to it.

What real meaning is there in “me, me, me”?
The big house any person managed to earn
with the sole goal of pumping up their own
egos, to gain status and impress their friends,
will prove meaningless on their deathbeds.

The real question to be answered  is,
“Is the world a better place because I
spent some time here?”

My other post today: Farewell, Friend / Live Fully


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