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The Essential Purpose of Sleep

Soo Young Lee - Updated: September 23rd, 2017    Views 49

There is an essential purpose to sleep that we cannot deny. Proper rest gives us the perspective to work through big and small challenges throughout our day. It also gives us the energy to put our plans into action.Every day, I do my best to be present for my little boy who is 19 months old. This means paying attention to his needs, his sleep schedule, his moods and desire for connection. It means...

Rewinding Memories

Soo Young Lee - Updated: September 23rd, 2017    Views 83

We never want to be stuck in the past, but the narratives and memories of our personal history provide a great deal of insight into who we were and who we can evolve into.To continue my Inspired Ramblings project for October, I chose an excerpt from the book, A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson.This morning while sitting outside with my dog, I read these passages about par...

Our Deepest Fear: How to Have Honesty with Yourself

Soo Young Lee - Updated: September 19th, 2017    Views 50

I love inspirational writings. There is this phenomenon that occurs for me when I read them.It’s a slight awakening to something I once knew within my heart and had forgotten or even worse, something I knew to be the truth and denied.We so often in life deny our own truths due to the control and will of others. This is a deception we place upon ourselves in order to be accepted or to fit in...

How to Avoid a Half-Lived Life

Soo Young Lee - Updated: September 23rd, 2017    Views 50

Illustration by TamypuThere are ways we can avoid the complacency of a half-lived life. It takes vigilance and constant practice but it is so worth it. Each day, we can work toward our personal goals and add some fodder to our bucket list.Each night before I go to bed, I cannot help but feel the events of the day in my body. If the day is fraught with inner conflict, my muscles are filled wit...

Distractions From Life

Soo Young Lee - Updated: September 23rd, 2017    Views 49

Distractions come in many forms and often disguise themselves as “important,” but are nothing more than habits we develop which can keep us from fulfilling our true purpose in life.When I was a kid in the 70’s and 80’s I remember the thrill of Saturday morning cartoons. I loved shows like Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry. They would play an episode and then about five commerc...

All-Sidedness: Flexibility of Mind and Body

Soo Young Lee - Updated: September 22nd, 2017    Views 48

A balanced individual lives from a sense of all-sidedness that allows for an open approach to interacting with the world. An all-sided person bends like the bamboo in the storm but finds one's strength in flexibility.In the Gurdjieff esoteric tradition, humans want to strive to have “all-sidedness” in various situations in their lives. It is the ability to be flexible, to be ...