InnerSelf Newsletter: December 7th, 2014

InnerSelf Newsletter

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 7th, 2014

December 7th, 2014

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.

As we approach the end of 2014 (yes, already!), we can take stock of where we are (and also of where we are headed). Our authors (see articles below) can help give you a new perspective on yourself and the life that surrounds you, and perhaps guide you in your introspective process.

We bring you a lot of reading material this week... enlightening, inspiring, mind-blowing, and motivating. We reflect on the ultimate solution to all our problems whether they are imagined or real. We look at "surrendering to what is", with a reminder that in Letting Go of The Experience of Resisting, Acceptance Is Not Approval. Surrender ranges from learning How To Change a To-Do List to a Could-Do List, accepting that Timing Is Everything, and using the Three Sane Choices When Faced with an Intolerable Situation.

The goal to all of this is Playing Our Part for the Planet (and for ourselves as well, of course, since we are all connected). To assist us in this process, Debra Landwehr Engle offers a six-word short-cut to Heal Our Fear-Based Thoughts.

Wishing you Illuminating and Inspirational Reading (and Viewing)... and Insightful Actions!

Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities" 

 Get The Latest From InnerSelf


How To Change a To-Do List to a Could-Do List

Going from a To-Do List to a Could-Do Listby Sam Bennett.

The nice thing about making a list is that I get the to-do chatter out of my head and onto a piece of paper. But there’s no way to prioritize. There’s no indication of how important anything is, how much time each task might take, and the order in which I ought to attack the list.

Read more: How To Change a To-Do List to a Could-Do List

Letting Go of The Experience of Resisting: Acceptance Is Not Approval

Letting Go of The Experience of Resisting: Acceptance Is Not Approvalby Jan Frazier.

Resisting is a tensing-against something. It gets revved up via some kind of mental handling (complaint, story-spinning, denial), leading to emotional distress. Whatever difficulty you’re experiencing in the presence of something you’d prefer hadn’t happened, resistance compounds the challenge...

Read more: Letting Go of The Experience of Resisting:...

Down the Rabbit Hole: Timing Is Everything

Down the Rabbit Hole: Timing Is Everything by Joan Cerio.

Fast-forward about 150 years from Alice’s time and we all find ourselves down a version of her rabbit hole. The Maya call this the lifetime of change. I like to refer to it as the lifetime full of lifetimes of change. How many “lifetimes” have you lived within this lifetime?

Read more: Down the Rabbit Hole: Timing Is Everything

How to Heal Our Fear-Based Thoughts

How to Heal Our Fear-Based Thoughtsby Debra Landwehr Engle.

I realized that peace was the complete absence of fear. It was the feeling of true, pure, untarnished love, the light that shines in all of us, free of any fear-based thoughts or beliefs.So I ask the question: Is it possible to experience that peace on earth? I’m not sure, but I think it’s worth asking for.

Read more: How to Heal Our Fear-Based Thoughts

Three Sane Choices When Faced with an Intolerable Situation

The Three Sane Choices When Faced with an Intolerable Situationby Don Joseph Goewey.

In his book The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle writes that people have only three options when they are presented with a situation that is intolerable: they can change the situation, walk away from it, or accept it. I’ve formed these three options into a tool I call Three Sane Choices.

Read more: The Three Sane Choices When Faced with an...

December 2014: Playing Our Part for the Planet

December 2014: Playing Our Part for the Planetby Sarah Varcas.

This month begins with an opportunity to look after each other and recognise the vulnerability of our shared humanity. We all have our own personal battles to fight, our fears and anxieties, shame and grief. No one is immune to these fundamental challenges...

Read more: December 2014: Playing Our Part for the Planet


Are There Better Ways To Measure Human Progress Than GDP?
Written by Ida Kubiszewski, Australian National University

Are The Suburbs The Happiest Place To Live?
Written by Matthew Swayne, Penn State University

eReaders Aren't Destroying Reading, They're Just Changing It
Written by Ryan Spencer, University of Canberra

Hi Tech Mirrors Are A Real Cool Answer To The Air Conditioning Problem
Written by Tim Radford, Climate News Network

What’s The Silver Lining of Your Worst Personality Trait?
Written by James Devitt, NYU

To College Or Not To College, That Is The Question
Written by Robert Reich

The Greening of Houston, The Capital of Oil Industry
Written by Brantley Hargrove, OnEarth

Weather and Disease Have Dealt A Costly Blow To Worldwide Olive Oil Yield
Written by Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network

Which Is The Best Country To Grow Old In?
Written by Asghar Zaidi, University of Southampton

Why The Poor And Elderly Are The Most Vulnerable To A Warming Climate
Written by Tim Radford, Climate News Network

Bad News For Hay Fever Sufferers As Climate Change Will Send Pollen Count Soaring
Written by Tim Radford, Climate News Network

Why That BPA Free Label Might Just Be Slight Of Hand
Written by Brian Zikmund-Fisher, University of Michigan and Laura Scherer, University of Missouri

Four Ways a California Police Chief Prevents Police Violence
Written by Steve Early, YES! Magazine

Compassion Fatigue Is The Cost Some Workers Pay For Caring For Others
Written by Amanda Lambros, Curtin University

Bankers Lie At The Toss of a Coin But Only When At Work?
Written by Andre Spicer, City University London

What Will The Next Financial Crisis Look Like and Are We Ready?
Written by Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley

How A Company Fired the Bosses, Went To A 4-Day Work Week and Thrived
Written by Cat Johnson, Shareable

Get Ready for a New Future: The End of The Arctic As We Know It
Written by Edward Struzik, Ensia

Why Do We Elect Politicians Who Support Policies That Hurt Our Economic Well-Being?
Written by Rabbi Michael Lerner, OpenDemocracy

 Can Banks Drain Your Account To Pay For Their Investment Losses?
Written by Ellen Brown, Public Banking Institute

Astrological Journal for the Week (updated Sunday afternoon)

Pam Younghansby 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 more

It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a 20/20 view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.


Being Right: I'm Right, and You're Wrong!
Written by Marie T. Russell

Are You Ready to Surrender in Every Moment?
Written by Aluna Joy Yaxk'in

Conflicting Desires: Can You Have Whatever You Want?
Written by MSI (Maharishi Sadashiva Isham)

Hearts Made Strong Are Aligned with Soul and Purpose
Written by Shirley Knapp and Nanette McLane

Balancing Life's Choices: How to Be Happy With Your Job
Written by Marie T. Russell

Awareness & Heart-Centered Consciousness Usher in a Golden Age
Written by Stewart Pearce

Healing the Past & Learning from the Future
Written by Linda Star Wolf


Click here for access to all videos.


donate now 2Click on the graphic to go to the donation form.

Donation | Daily Inspiration | Comments |
Previous Newsletters | Previous Daily Inspirations |
Astrological Journal
| Facebook | Twitter | InnerSelf Home

Please use this link to shop at Amazon
Your price is the same low Amazon price, and we get a commission :-) which helps us defray costs of running the website: servers, bandwidth, program updates, etc.


follow InnerSelf on


 Get The Latest By Email



The Day Of Reckoning Has Come For The GOP
by Robert Jennings,
The Republican party is no longer a pro-America political party. It is an illegitimate pseudo-political party full of radicals and reactionaries whose stated goal is to disrupt, destabilize, and…
Why Donald Trump Could Be History's Biggest Loser
by Robert Jennings,
Updated July 2, 20020 - This whole coronavirus pandemic is costing a fortune, maybe 2 or 3 or 4 fortunes, all of unknown size. Oh yeah, and, hundreds of thousands, maybe a million, of people will die…
Blue-Eyes vs Brown Eyes: How Racism is Taught
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
In this 1992 Oprah Show episode, award-winning anti-racism activist and educator Jane Elliott taught the audience a tough lesson about racism by demonstrating just how easy it is to learn prejudice.
A Change Is Gonna Come...
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
(May 30, 2020) As I watch the news on the events in Philadephia and other cities in the country, my heart aches for what is transpiring. I know that this is part of the greater change that is taking…
A Song Can Uplift the Heart and Soul
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I have several ways that I use to clear the darkness from my mind when I find it has crept in. One is gardening, or spending time in nature. The other is silence. Another way is reading. And one that…