Neutral Observers – We Are!

August 2021

Welcome to my latest Mind-Meander, dear Reader :-))

Reality check: as fluttering seeds landing here and there, our thoughts are not ‘us’, and they generally remain ‘unedited’.

So, neutral observation of what we see, what we hear, what we feel, what we do as a result – and why we feel, think and do as we do – is crucial to any objective assessment of what shapes the everyday emotional landscape of our day-to-day.

Who are we, really, beyond or through the labels we do our best to project, those that separate us from others?

Who are we, really, beyond the labels we’ve accepted from others, those that make us feel less than interesting to be with, less than worthy of trust, love, affection or respect?

Our Present Is Not For the Faint-Hearted

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Neutral Observers? Yes, We Are!

Brisbane – Australia      Dear reader, I’m so glad you’re here, ready to read and reflect, ready, too, to share your thoughts on this new ‘mind-meander’. As I sit, fingertips on the keyboard in this, the moment underfoot, I have no idea why the current ‘breeze blown infiltration of thoughts seems to be about

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Who Gave Us ‘That’ Life?!?

Cont’d – from Neutral Observers Cast a Light on Purpose   We observe the choices we make as we dig our innate ‘purpose’ out of the muck. July 2021 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the iconic writer and philosopher explained over 200 years ago that, ‘In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a

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Neutral Observers Cast a Light on Purpose

Cont’d from Neutral Observers? Yes, We Are! Brisbane – Australia – May 2021   When it comes to one’s owns ‘purpose’, for the most part, we think about it in terms of doing our job as consciously as possible. After all, that job is the means by which we earn the money needed to make

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Squarely in the Saddle, We Sit

Conclusion of Who Gave Us ‘That’ Life?!?   July 2021   Eventually, once our neutral introspection is underway, slowly, with more of the true grit and heart-based determination that has reaped for us the positive aspects of our lives, we move towards our end game. A purpose-full life. A life well worth living. Instead of

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‘Ew’ Fashion – A touchy subject 😉

Brené Brown, an academic and public speaker of international renown, has spent several decades studying the topics of vulnerability, shame, courage, and empathy. According to her, ‘Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.’ Ultimately, it’s up to us. It’s up to

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Authentic Is As Authentic Thinks

August 2021 According to C.S. Lewis, the lay theologian author of The Chronicles of Narnia, ‘We are what we believe we are.’ Heads up: in these challenging times, of course, it’s nice to dig around uplifting messages that might encourage us to move forward with love for our selves, love for others – and with

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Authentic Is As Authentic Acts

Warning: ever since I embarked on this three-part fashion centred mind-meander, my darling partner, Myahr, has warned me to not come across ‘as an older woman out of touch with what it means to be a liberated ‘female’ in 2021.’ So, dear reader, hopefully, you won’t think that as you read on. But it’s true,

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Happy Is As Happy Thinks

Brisbane – Australia – June 2021   “So, why don’t people feel happy?” asks Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, P.H.D. (in psychology from Stanford), who has been featured on CNN, in the N.Y. Times and many other renowned news networks. In answer to her own question, she said, ‘Because our lives are clouded by our individual stuck

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Neutral Observers – So, Who Are We Really?

Cont’d from The More we Change, The More We Stay The Same … ‘The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are,’ said Carl Jung. And we could easily add, ‘The sooner that is achieved, the longer we enjoy living our authentic life.’ Bliss! But how to bring THAT on once we’ve

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Warriors We Are

Courage comes from our willingness to trust and be humble little blind mice in a maze. No idea in which direction lie the coveted morsels of cheese. No idea behind which are hidden the punishing electrical pulses.

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