Category Archives: Current 02 – Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness: My Introduction

While my first step on the journey of conscious evolution involved coming to know myself as interconnected with others and all of creation, my next step was to learn more about my own inner life. Continue reading

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Aware of Our Essential Self

Barbara Marx Hubbard, in her 2001 book, Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence, attempts to take us to a new understanding of the self. I admit I am still working on fully integrating her vision, but I am attracted to it because of its holistic nature, and its ability to bridge the divide between science and religion. Continue reading

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Self-Aware of Our Split-Hemisphere Brains – Part I

One of the happiest and most helpful moments in my life happened as I was flying one afternoon from Chicago to Denver. I’m happy anytime I can look forward to spending time in the mountains of Colorado. The helpful part was reading in the magazine provided in the seatback pocket by the airline an article on time management that mentioned a book by Lee Silber Continue reading

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Self-Aware of Our Split-Hemisphere Brains – Part II

This thing about humans evolving into beings with two separate brain hemispheres charged with functioning in completely different, yet collaborative ways holds a special fascination for me. Continue reading

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Self-Aware As Emotionally Intelligent Beings

In recent decades many researchers have critiqued the traditional approach to understanding human intelligence, saying that the standard measure of IQ (Intelligence Quotient) is far too narrow. It does not take into account the full range of ways in which humans are “smart,” as Howard Gardner argues in his theory of multiple intelligences. In this post, I offer a brief introduction to the work of Daniel Goleman, Continue reading

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Self-Aware of Our Multiple Intelligences

Recently, I have been studying the work of Howard Gardner on multiple intelligences and also that of Daniel Goleman, who has researched what he calls our emotional intelligence. I have taken several assessments intended to offer insight into how well one has mastered each of the intelligences considered by these theorists. Continue reading

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An Invitation to Come Home to Ourselves

The quote above by Linda Weltner is printed on a small scrap of colored paper I have had lying on my desk for more than a year now. I don’t even remember when or from where I clipped it. Its message, however, touched me so deeply at the time that I placed it reverently among the other special symbols and photos that sit on my writing desk. Continue reading

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