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Congratulations and welcome to friends, family and others who have found something of interest in my blog. The reason that I have created this blog is to share some of my experiences regarding my own journey of writing and publishing my autobiography. I am really excited and motivated about this whole process. I hope that what I write about is interesting to you and thank you for your encouragement and support.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Become aware!

Why do you do things you know aren’t good for you?  How many of you already know what things upset your mind, body or spirit and yet you still continue to do them?  And how do you know that they aren’t good for you?

I think if we are all truly honest with ourselves, each and every one of us already knows what is good and bad or right and wrong.  Not only are these things taught to us by our families and society, but we are intuitively aware of these things. Our mind, body and spirit constantly give us feedback, signs and warnings when things aren’t right.  It’s just that we have become so disconnected, unaware and numb to these signs that they go by unnoticed and we become immune to their presence.

I recently posted a comment on Gratitude Log stating that I was grateful for all of my senses that I have available to me.  Sight, sound, taste, touch and smell.  Our senses are one of the first things in our body that receives a signal that things aren’t right.  How many times have you heard all of these old clichés?

“I’ve got a gut feeling about that”
“It leaves a bad taste in my mouth”
“I can feel it in my bones”
“It just doesn’t sound right to me”
“It just doesn’t look right”
“My ears are ringing”

Now some of you might think that they are just old wives tales, but I think that some of those old wives were pretty wise old girls and they knew what they were talking about a lot of the time. 

It’s only us in today’s fast paced rat race who continue to; 

Our bodies are forever giving us all of the signs that we need to see, hear and feel what’s right and wrong. 

We spew and we poo,
We smile and we frown,
It goes up and it goes down,
Our tears flow and our colour goes,
We cough and we splutter,
We’re so busy, we get dizzy,
We sweat and we fret,
We shake and we fake,
We don’t stop until we drop,
We end up with snot and then that’s our lot!

So next time instead of opening your mouth to take yet another pill, to overcome the side effect of the last pill, try to listen to your own intuition and open your eyes to what your mind, body and spirit is already telling you.

Until I talk with you next time, keep your ear to the ground and I will keep my eye on you!  Enjoy!  


  1. The book The Power of Now goes into great detail about some of comments regarding roles and awareness. I highly recommend that you check it out. :)


  2. Hi Joy,

    Well done on your blog! I couldn't agree more with your sentiments in this post. Too often do we ignore what our bodies, minds and hearts are trying to communicate to us! I believe most people would benefit from a concerted effort to be kinder and more compassionate to themselves and others as well. Part of this compassion involves listening to whatever message that is communicated.

    Whilst I'll admit that it's easier said than done... I wholeheartedly believe it's definitely worth the effort in the long run.

    All the best :)