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Monday Musings & Motivations — Part Sixty — Awareness

I remember the first time I became of aware of me. A sense of myself; separate and aware of my existence, within a group of others or a part of something else. I was in first grade. My teacher was Miss Hilda. She had red hair, fair skin. Her teeth were crooked. Two prominent front … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations – Part Fifty-Nine – Finding My Zen

Due to Monday being a holiday and as a follow-up to my wildly popular (not) Unraveling My Zen post, I thought I’d post my Monday Musings today. It’s about ways in which I try to find, capture, and hold on to my elusive Zen. Zen is kind of like Wi-Fi. You know it’s there but … Continue reading

Unraveling My Zen

I’m a big believer in Zen in the western world way of being it, living it, finding balance. As in: “An approach to an activity, skill, or subject that emphasizes simplicity and intuition rather than conventional thinking or fixation on goals.” After all, our intuitions have guided us since we’ve walked the Earth. We sometimes … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations – Party Fifty-Eight – Professions

We humans are preoccupied with professions. Hopefully, our professions not only feed our families, but our hearts, minds, and spirits as well. Maybe it’s the obsession with profession (and what others think of them) that gets in the way of fulfillment. Many moons ago upon graduating high school, I had a scholarship to go to … Continue reading

Say What Now?

“Let it bleed and we’ll cut it,” the man said. When you read those words, what is your initial reaction? Do graphic images come to mind? As I’m exploring more ways in which to move characters through a setting or place, argot (rhymes with target) or jargon comes into play so that the scene and … Continue reading

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a·ware·ness
əˈwernəs/
noun
noun: awareness

knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.

concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development.

Synonyms: aware, cognizant, conscious, sensible, awake,realization

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