I see a lot more signs of enlightenment, awareness and conscious living in today’s mainstream society lately.
I wonder why that is?
Are people simply tired of the worlds events weighing down their mood and overall happiness?
Are we starting to ask/wonder why living the “more is all I need” lifestyle is not as fun as it used to be?
Is society finally starting to to do some self-evaluation?
Are we on a path to enlightenment becoming mainstream?
Can enlightenment be obtained by the masses? Amid the chaos of gun violence, bombings, war and climate change…….. enlightenment rises?
I named this space on the internet “Creating A New Earth Together” because I want to help those looking for a path to awareness and enlightenment find the path. I don’t claim to be able to help people much beyond that. How can help when my journey has just started? My hope is I can help a few people find their path and then maybe they will help a few people and so on. Nothing more, nothing less.
I did not expect to see so many mainstream people around me start looking for their path to something beyond the chaos. I’m talking about people that I have never spoken to about anything remotely related awareness or enlightenment.
How great is that?!?!?!
The question now is how do we all make the rather confusing and sometimes complicated information about awareness and enlightenment fit into a more mainstream understanding?
How can we simplify things? How can we help each other relate to what enlightenment and awareness really is and how personal and unique it can be to each one of us?
These are the questions I have and I search for answers to every day.
I will share more as I discover these answers. My guess is it’s all much simpler than I think.
I have recently started a new site based on a future project. Creating A New Earth Together is not going anywhere, this is simply a new project that will run side by side with this one.
I hope you stop by from time to time. It is new so things are just getting underway.
The content is based on a very personal subject…..gratitude.
The site is called Granular Level Gratitude.
Hope to see you there……
A Grateful Guy!
POOLSIDE MOUNTAIN VIEW
Photograph by The Cambrian Hotel
This is the breathtaking view from the outdoor pool at the Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden, Switzerland. Situated amid the pristine scenery of the Swiss Alps with mountain views in every direction, the year round destination is also within walking distance to the closest ski hill.
I voted for “The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer”.
What book will you vote for?
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. Jon Kabat Zinn
I use a bunch of apps on my iPhone. I have several apps that track things…..I’m kind of a tracker.
Just recently I started using this app called Lift.
The premise is easy in that you enter a good habit that you want to get into. This is the first thing I liked about this app, it tracks building good habits instead of trying to end bad ones. I always look for the bright side of things so I don’t feel comfortable focusing on my bad habits. I would rather attempt to replace my bad habits with good ones. Fits how my brain works better.
One of it’s best features is it’s interface. Very simple to figure out and the app offers you up some very good suggestions……good habits to try and develop. I really like the way it provides some insight into how many people that are also using the app are tracking a particular good habit. For example: Currently the app tells me there are 22,316 other people tracking their good habit of meditating daily. By the way, they do all look to be daily habits but I could be wrong as I am still new to it. Another good habit people are working on right now is to stop drinking soda……there are 10,169 people doing that.
I think it is also very nice that you can see others check in on how they are doing with their good habits and give them props and make comments. Nice touch.
Being able to control the notifications the app sends me is very handy indeed. I have total control over when it tells me I have new props from other people and several other interesting points of data.
Finally, there is a super cool feature that I really like which is the ability to fully customize when and how often the app nags you to stay on top of your new good habit.
There are several things I like about this app and that’s why I decided to share with you all. I hope you like it! Oh…one more thing…..It’s FREE!
If you jump on look me up @daddyhastime (my Twitter account for the book I am writing)
The winners of the Seventh Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest were just announced, and the top 12 finalists are just as remarkable as years past. With over 3990 voters, Pierre Dalous (User: Kookburra 81) took home top honours with his photograph of European Bee-eaters.
Round 1 of voting began in mid-January with Round 2 commencing in early February.
I guarantee with 100% certainty this book will improve your life like no other book you will ever read. Strong comment? Actually, maybe not strong enough. This is a very important book that has the power to change you overnight as it did me.