Posts Tagged "Awareness Institute"


The next step is always up to you! A Warm Invitation by Shannon Eddy Feb 6, 2017 Well, 2017 is shaping up in ways that none of us expected and have ever experienced. As surprising national and global upheavals continue, we are all being challenged to stay present, centered and focused on the priorities in our lives. Over the years of doing this work, I’ve heard repeatedly from great teachers that the world we see is simply a...

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Asleep in Fear or Awake in Love by Shannon Jan 2, 2017   I wake up many morning to a feeling of unease…dis-ease. Disease. The disease of fear. The persistent feeling that…Something. Is. Wrong. It goes on ad infinitum when you begin to be aware of it. We rename it anxiety, depression, jealousy, greed, anger, pride, control, blame, apathy, despair. It’s one thing to live in fear,  ignorant of this state in yourself. However, when...

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Grace by Anonymous Dec 15, 2016 After a recent Wednesday evening at the Awareness Institute, I was holding in some unexpressed feelings and seriously looking towards escaping out the back door, when a friend suddenly appeared in front of me and put her hand on my shoulder. She leaned in towards me, looked me in the eyes and sweetly asked, “How ARE you?” in a gentle, open and wide-eyed way, with a soft smile. I instantly dropped into a...

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How you do Anything is How you do Everything by Rebekah May 5, 2016   I recently spent a Sunday morning working in a friend’s garden and learned a lot about myself (and how I do life) in the process: I’m afraid of gardening. I know it sounds weird, or silly, or trivial, but it feels true. When I walk towards a garden bed, I feel trepidation. It’s the unknown. I couldn’t (and still struggle to) tell a common weed from a budding...

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Stress-Nothing more than Fear in Disguise by Meghan October 18, 2015 I have lived the majority of my life feeling a constant anxiety that I had labeled just a necessary “stress” of living. Even in the simple everyday tasks of waking up, getting ready for work, and showing up on time, my mind continually found ways to fear the outcome of how I may somehow mess up or do something wrong: I might take too long, be late, give a...

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