Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.
Who are we? Who are you? Who am I? These are referred as "existential" questions. What exactly is an existential question?
Looking it up online, I find this definition: "a question concerning the essence of what it means to be alive". OK, fine! And part of me says, so what! In the sense that maybe we need to be more concerned with our present existence and our future, rather than gazing at our belly-button and wondering about what it means to be alive. Maybe what is needed is less "wondering", and more being and doing. So this week, we do look at who we are, and also at what are we going to do about it!
We start off with "Your Identity — The Most Important Paradigm" and follow that with "There’s No App For Enlightenment". It seems sometimes like there's an app for everything... but some things we just have to do for ourselves. And enlightenment is one of them, as is making tough choices for ourselves and for our planet. We can't job that out to an app or to someone else. Luckily you have the tools we need, and "Your Mind Is Your Best Resource: Reflect and Let Your Mind Go To Work".
Some of the things we have to change involve our immediate environment, our living space, so we bring you "Tips For Reinventing and Invigorating Your Space To Manifest Happiness and Prosperity".
We also have to make some inner changes and some changes in our attitude, and that includes recognizing who we are as shared in "Claiming the World Anew: The Divine As You and As All Things". No one can heal our inner child, or take our place in the stage of life. That's something that only each individual can do. And for that, we have to discover who we are and live it. A very important part of our life, if not the most important, is walking our talk on "The Path Of Self-Realization: Living True To Who We Really Are".
And walking our talk includes taking part in the world around us and thus this week, we have launched a new section on InnerSelf entitled "Remember the Future on 3rd of November". In this new section, you will learn about the issues and what's at stake in the November 3, 2020 US Presidential election. We won't be telling you what horse to pick in the race, but rather give you the information you need to make your own choices. Forces are at play to stop you from having a say in your future, and as it is in personal growth, the choices are ours to make, and the power is in our hands. To make good decisions, we need good information. That is what we will bring you in this new section. One of the articles in the section is by our own Robert Jennings, "Why We Need Many Dangerous Women To Save The World". The picture with the article features Sally Field and Jane Fonda... two "dangerous" women... they must be since they were both arrested in Washington DC lately.
This new section will include articles that appear in other categories on InnerSelf as well as some specific only to this section. So "Remember the Future" and inform yourself as to what is at stake and what can be done to create a better world.
Even the planetary energies support us all in our quest. Here is some info from the "Astrological Journal for the Week" "This new lunar cycle will inspire many to take a stand, speak loudly, and perhaps even demand to be heard. How we each use this influence depends on our core values, and how we want to direct its powerful energies."
I am reminded of the Bob Marley song, "Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights..." This is another thing that we must do for ourselves. We must take a stand as to who we are and what we want to create. It's a wonderful opportunity to create the world we know can be and needs to be.
Please scroll down for the featured articles in this new issue of InnerSelf, and also the recap of all the articles that were added to the website during the week.
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
♥ Your InnerSelf "To Do" List ♥
♥ If you shop at Amazon, please use this link: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=innerselfcom Your cost is the same and we receive approx. 5% in commission.
♥ Share the InnerSelf articles and the Daily Inspiration with your friends on social media and otherwise.
♥ We also welcome (and invite) feedback... To send us your comments, hover over the "This and That" item in every page's top menu, and click on the "Contact Us" button.
NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
***** articles and videos added daily *****
Written by Darren J. Gold
You have an identity. Everyone does. You likely don’t recognize it or would struggle to describe it. But it is there, buried deep within your program. Your identity is the aggregation of dozens (if not hundreds) of beliefs about yourself that you have accumulated over the course of your life.
Written by Frank Pasciuti, Ph.D.
There’s no app for enlightenment. There’s no bypass to its attainment. But it is a worthwhile state toward which to aspire. And keep it mind: as you make progress along the way, you will incrementally derive the benefits.
Get The Latest From InnerSelf
Written by Jason Caldwell
Reflection and contemplation aren’t just for lazy Sunday afternoons. They are the means by which incredible solutions are discovered for impossible problems. Your mind is your best resource. It’s a catalyst for miracles.
Written by Marla Stone
Creating good energy and flow instantly makes a room intriguing and enchanting, but it does more than that. How living spaces are arranged will help you relax and become more creative in manifesting your goals.
Written by Paul Selig
Written by Ora Nadrich
We may be hurried or impatient to get to our "destination" but once we're there, what is it that we think we will find? We will find ourselves, and that means whatever "realizations" we've had along the way.
Written by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
by Patricia L. Foster
In the last few months, schools all over the country have closed because of outbreaks of norovirus.
by Chris Bryant
Most people in the UK are committed meat eaters – but for how long?
by Andrew Morris
Cars are changing – fast. But are innovations such as autonomous and flying cars a bright new dawn, or just a wild pipe…
by David Ray and Gareth Kitchen
All life on Earth has evolved to cope with a rotating planet which results in the predictable transition between day…
by Sara Wyn Jones, et al
Should parents be spoon-feeding babies special pureed baby foods or could they just join in with the family and feed…
by Stephanie Laura Bond, et al
Catastrophic fires across the globe are increasing in both frequency and magnitude. The bushfires in Australia, fuelled…
by Andrew Barron
How did homosexuality in humans evolve? Typically, this question is posed as a paradox.
by Richard Holden
In the coming decade we might see radically larger numbers of jobs lost to automation, thanks to advances in machine…
by Greg McDermid, et al
While many climate solutions require leadership from governments, we also need changes within regular households, which…
by James Zborowski
The shortlist for that category is, for the 87th time in 92 ceremonies, all male, and some might say, all rather macho…
by Leonard Schalkwyk and Jonathan Mill
Scientists believe that it may be possible to distinguish between two types of age: biological age, a measure of how…
by Jean Twenge
Major depression among teen girls in the U.S. increased even more – from 12% in 2011 to 20% in 2017.
by Margherita T. Cantorna
Winter is upon us and so is the risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections.
by Tim Birkhead
Between the summer of 2015 and the spring of 2016, a marine heatwave swept the northern Pacific Ocean that was hotter…
by Wayne Wilson
Reading in the back seat can make you feel sick because your eyes and ears are having an argument that your brain is…
by Jane Parker
Don’t underestimate the power of your nose. It makes our everyday eating experience pleasant and interesting and it…
by Megan Arnot
Globally, on average, women experience the menopause at around the age of 50. But there’s a great deal of variation in…
by Connor Wood
Chimpanzees, human beings’ closest animal relatives, share up to 98% of our genes. Their human-like hands and facial…
by Katie Siek
Wearable fitness trackers have less accuracy when used in certain ways.
by Joshua B. Grubbs
Those who are the loudest in their morality may not be the most moral among us.
by Helen Norton
When regular people lie, sometimes their lies are detected, sometimes they’re not. Legally speaking, sometimes they’re…
by Gang Chen
Biosolids – primarily dead bacteria – from sewage plants are usually dumped into landfills. However, they are rich in…
by David King
We tend to notice mucus only when it’s abnormal and the sticky fluid is expelled from orifices.
by Robert Reich
The same forces that are driving massive inequality between the top 1 percent and the rest of us are creating a vast…
by Anthony Veal
The pressure to fit family and personal commitments into the few hours between getting home and bedtime is arguably the…
by Rebecca Waller and Nicholas Wagner
Two new papers may provide new insight into a set of behaviors known as callous-unemotional traits.
by Liza Selley
Up to 55% of roadside traffic pollution is made of non-exhaust particles, with around 20% of that pollution coming from…
by Constantine Gidaris
A 2019 surge of gang-related shootings in Toronto motivated the Ontario government to commit $3 million to double the…
by Sean Beer
When it comes to finding a sustainable diet, there are many contradictions. A concept such as food miles can be helpful…
by Isabelle Côté
Noisy reefs are a very good thing. So good, in fact, that we might be able to use the sound of healthy coral reefs to…
by Alan Cowen and Dacher Keltner
Researchers have surveyed more than 2,500 people in the United States and China about their emotional responses to…
by Diana Coholic
With art, you have all the colours in the world to share your thoughts,” wrote one youth in the Holistic Arts-based…
by Joanne Orlando
The most prominent reason users of all ages reach for their device is not to work, but to “zombie check”.
by Laxmi Prasad Pant
For over a quarter of a century, United Nations climate negotiations have failed to reach a legally binding treaty.
by Caroline Spence
Like a B-movie for a post-Brexit era, consumers in Britain may soon be unwillingly cast in the 2019 blockbuster, Attack…
by Kristin Heineman
Having seven days in a week has been the case for a very long time, and so people don’t often stop to ask why.
Written by Pam Younghans
This weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read this week's journal here
It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
HELPFUL INNERSELF LINKS:
Please use this link to shop at Amazon:
Your price is the same, and we get a commission :-) which helps us defray the costs of running the website: servers, bandwidth, program updates, etc.