Feeding Your Four Mouths

We humans walk around deaf, dumb, and blind to a secret of human anatomy. You might think that the great minds of modern science would have discovered it, but no! So, I’ll bust the secret open.

Contrary to popular opinion, you have four mouths, not one! Four!

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Listening Within – Lifting the Veil of the Authentic Self

We are so very much more than what we take ourselves to be. Like a water skeeter bug which skates atop pond water, we skate the surface of our lives, ignorant of the depths immediately below.

So why would we wonder why our lives seem barren of depth or empty of aliveness? Why would it puzzle us that despite our intelligence and best efforts, we remain entangled in seeming intractable personal problems?

The logic of our situation is impeccable.

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Radical Self Acceptance to Become Whole

Pulling out of a Dutch Bros. coffee stand the other day, I found myself idling behind a car whose bumper sticker read, “God bless everyone – no exceptions”. Yes! And, while we’re at it, how about God bless all parts of everyone, no exceptions. A discussion on behalf of psychological wholeness….

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Personal Authenticity and Presence

We commonly understand personal authenticity to mean being oneself. While this is so, we can understand what it means to be one’s Self in different ways. The practice of presence points to what may be a deeper experience of authenticity.

The human condition is the context which frames an understanding of the import of presence. In brief, you and I are asleep – metaphorically – to our deeper nature from which authenticity originates.

Everyday a myriad of stimuli drown our awareness: innumerable thoughts, feelings, sensations, outer events and interactions. One thought, feeling, or sensation leads by association to another and another and another ad infinitum keeping the hamster wheel of inner imagination and self-talk turning ceaselessly.

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Following the Law of One’s Own Being

Often we hear the phrase, “be true to yourself.” Persons interested in living authentically naturally favor the idea. Yet rather than be content with parroting the phrase, let’s take a closer look at what it might mean and how we might be so true.

Let’s begin by imagining a cat and a dog. The qualities of cats differs significantly from those of dogs. These qualities are innate; they express differences in the very nature of these two species. There’s just something about the nature of cats and dogs which make it hard to mistake one for the other.

So it is with persons. Imagine now several different friends of yours. Each friend expresses a different, innate “characteristic quality”. Were that quality to be expressed in sound, it might be a unique tone. Were it expressed in color, it might be a distinct hue. It seems as if Being plays at exploring its infinite variety by endowing each with a unique characteristic quality.

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