I came across something called the Map of Consciousness in a book I’ve been reading recently – Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins. In it he talks about the different emotional levels we operate on. He presents them in a way I’ve never seen before – as a kind of ladder that we can climb. Starting with depression at the bottom … Continue reading The Ladder of Enlightenment
Agreeableness breaks down into Compassion and Politeness. Compassionate people are the caring, loving types. They are sympathetic towards other people’s feelings and take an active interest in their friends and families lives. Polite people are very careful with their words. They have a deep respect for authority and hate to seem pushy or impose their will on others. On the surface agreeableness appears to be … Continue reading Agreeableness: The Sacrifice of Self
“Your perception of me, is a reflection of you. My reaction to you is an awareness of me.” – Unknown. What do you do when you look at yourself in the mirror? Maybe you comb your hair or have a shave. Maybe you brush and floss your teeth. Maybe you correct your posture. Maybe you examine the look in your eyes and evaluate your mood. Perhaps … Continue reading The People Mirror Effect
“You are damaged and broken and unhinged. But so are shooting stars and comets.” ― Nikita Gill If you have read some of my previous posts you are aware that I did not have an easy childhood…but then who among us has? You work with what you have, not what you wish for. I knew I was broken from a relatively young age. Throughout my journey … Continue reading We Are All A Little Broken
What is with us humans? Why do we have a tendency to trivialize other people’s problems, but when they happen to us, it’s the end of the effing world? We compartmentalize for our friends: Hey, at least you don’t have to worry about: the political nature of Academia; gas prices; sibling rivalry; no buffer zone; working in retail; limited vacation time; being too skinny; student … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On The Unwritten Page.
Why do we get jealous? It’s inevitable, really. Because for a time, in one way or another, we all feel it. She’s so much skinnier than me. *pout* He has a summer house he never even uses. *scowl* They pop out a kid every other year. *eye roll* Why, Dear Reader, can’t we simply be happy for other people? Why does the success of others … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On Jealousy.