The Age of Awe

Let's share this age of awe together and share what we love and our passions and curiosities with one another and change the world.

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Animals Have Emotions

Animals do have emotions.  

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A Case for Silence

In a world where busy lives and stress the the calendar it is becoming more and more important to find periods of quiet spaces to clear the clutter so you can listen to yourself truly think..

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To find Clarity

This post could be really long as I have a lot of thoughts on Isolation and the seeking of clarity, the importance of being comfortable being alone and understanding true loneliness

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What is a seeker?

Are you a seeker?

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The Instagram Generation

am an avid photo taker.  I always have a camera on me.

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How To Experience Oneness

Sadhguru talks about Experiencing Oneness with all life..

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Walking For Peace

I came across this video about Satish Kumar who walked from India to Washington DC as a peace activist with no money, but instead as a pilgrim for peace.  In this brief video he talks about diversity.

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Bird Friendly Native Plants

Spring is springing here in Georgia - though I am personally hoping for some cold weather yet.. I can definitely feel my gardening thumb itching to dig in the soil and plant things.

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Why Closer is not Always Better

This Article from Audobon is an interesting perspective from a photographer on getting close to animals and the impact it has on them.

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Power of a Meaningful Life

I recently mentioned I have been considering the word happiness and the pursuit of happiness as an endeavor that has troubled my spirit for a long time.

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Should you feed the birds?

This is a question that comes up often in conversations I have with folks.

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A Seed is Potential Life

' .. A seed is potential life.  Very Important but it is a state of stagnation..

~Sadhguru

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Chinese New Year

What does this year look like compared to last year's Fire Monkey?

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Some thoughts on Emapthy

 In reading this article from the Greater Good on Empathy I was impressed to read

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The Top 10 Things Most People Do Not Know About Meditation

Top 10 Headlines often grab my attention - especially Top 10 Things I don't already know - this means to me there is information I have likely not read or is not all that easily accessible to me through books and basic 'googling'. 

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Storytelling Animal

Last Friday I posted a video from Alan Watts proposing that our lives are not journeys - they are moments coming and going.  If we are seeking to be present in the moment we cannot simultaneously also be thinking our lives are a journey.. A process. So, Jason Silva, adds the interesting concept of us being the storytelling animal.    He suggests the 'Hero's Journey', called as such by Joseph Campbell, is that we are evolved to tell the story of life on Earth - how we fit on this planet.  I propose they are both correct.  And thus is it our mission - one of the many great paradigms of life to both be on the journey and be present to the moment.  

To understand that life is happening constantly and how our lives are part of that happening.  Because we communicate we do so in the form of story.  In order to make sense of the moment - at least until we learn to stay within it all moments, which is either death or enlightenment, we create the stories to help us comprehend our emotions and world.  We have to have the stories because we are on a journey to make it all connect and in doing so we have to be in the moment fully to connect..  Perhaps, our job as mammals - as human animals is to be the historians of earth.. the piece of the puzzle who connects it all.. What if we owned that responsibility?

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Can we change the past?

We are all in control of the story that we create in our minds and how we create those stories is based on many factors

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