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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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Author website: SusanLHart.com


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.


Author website: SusanLHart.com


Be Yourself

As Oscar Wilde so succinctly put it,
“Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”

Society has this need to shape and
mold us, to make us “be acceptable”.
Perhaps this has never been more
strongly true then it is right now.

Becoming our most authentic selves,
learning to be true to ourselves, is
sometimes a lifetime journey. But it
does not have to be! We are not born
with the masks that society encourages
or demands that we wear. We acquire
them to “get along” and to “fit in”.

Look to nature as an example. There
are no games; nature is authentic.
No giraffe is wasting his life hating
his “too long” neck and trying to be
the best zebra ever.


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Author website: SusanLHart.com


Nature’s Reflection

Nature offers many opportunities for
reflection and contemplation. Each aspect
of Earth’s beauty has its own personality
and message, reflecting us back to ourselves,
bestowing realizations that we may not have
come to in any other way.

The Earth is our teacher, when we tune in.

Related posts: Moonstruck and
Earth’s Moods | Nature Therapy


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Author website: SusanLHart.com


Gaia Awaits You

Gaia the Earth Goddess

I step from boat to island shore
and she is waiting.
A warm soft wind gently
caresses my face,
the alluring scent of green
delicately fills my nostrils.

She seduces me.

A gleaming azure sky
calms my agitated mind.
Supple trees drape
the curving roadside,
a satin emerald cloak
befitting the Goddess.

She shimmers for me.

Brilliant sunlight dances
on a turquoise ocean.
The water glitters with diamonds,
coaxing me to play,
graceful sea birds soar overhead,
calling me to be free.

She sparkles for me.

Exotic languorous lizards
ancient as all time
meander lazily on my path.
They scoff at all clocks!
Finally I relax into her
warm tranquil rhythm.

She soothes me.

Time slips away and
becomes meaningless here,
no demands, no expectations,
she loves me without condition.
She feeds my soul
with her enduring grace,
her heartbeat is mine,
and mine becomes hers.

She saves me.


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Author website: SusanLHart.com