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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

2013 - Year of Community

What is 'community' you might ask?

One of the definitions The Free Dictionary offers us is;"A group of people having common interests"
"We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race."

The Roman philosopher, Cicero, defined 'community' as an natural manner in which humans relate to one another. in this joining-together; individuals create community through sharing of governance and benefits.

"We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging."
Patch Adams

       As humanistic physician, Patch Adams, points out; a "sense of Belonging" is the essence of what it takes to make community.

For this relatively brief post we are looking at what is community and how does

Dear fellow voyagers; our journey into enlightened living continues with the following powerful video, 2013 Year of Community !

This timely video is courtesy of Lee-Harris Energy, - (  (
,energy intuitive

After viewing Lee's video; what did you discover about the way in which he views our year 2013?

Empowering Thoughts on Community Building

"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
~Margaret Mead

When we become united in our understanding and purpose for community we see what Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist, was witness to; that true community is about changing our world for the better; including inclusion of all.

"Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."
Albert Einstein

As Einstein concluded, true community is about understanding each citizens needs and having the compassion to be inclusive with the rights and benefits for all.

“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.”
~Henrik Ibsen

As Ibsen, famed Norwegian playwright opines, collaboration is a fundamental key for community building. An enlightened community always includes collaborative leadership; in my view.

Why is it important to build enlightened community, at this time; you might query?

Our Earth is going through awakening mode, at this time. The old paradigm was deferential to individual rising up as leaders of others. The emerging paradigm is grounded in each individual awakening to her/his true power and purpose. This new paradigm seeks to awaken in each of us the awareness that enlightened leadership is self-leadership.

An enlightened person leads her/himself from within-out.
Thus enlightened community functions best with collaboration of involved individuals based upon the insights of each community member.

This is the type of community that will foster goals and aspirations that are both inclusive and synergistic!

What type of community are you seeking to live within?

What do you see your role being; in this community?

Thank you for engaging with me in our continuing dialog about authentic Living!

Dave Kenyon

Copyright © 2013 David N. Kenyon. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Authentic Living Works

"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it."  ~William James

If, as James suggests, authenicity of being requires 'that particular mental attitude' that is in alignment with the feeling of being deeply and vitally alive' how do you recognize the attitude and how do you develop it in yourself?

By adopting a focus upon living with authenticity; being true to the nature of you.

"The chief cause of human error is to be found in prejudices picked up in childhood."
~ Descartes

You and me; all of us were born into this life without prejudice. We learn it along our pathway through life as: social institutions, governmental institutions, family members, religious institutions and special interest groups all seek to provide us with a mental-emotional framework designed to enhance our individual and collective compliance with their goals and objectives.

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance."  ~William Hazlitt

When you are constantly being fed messages of intolerance you become conditioned to view your world through eyes clouded by ignorance. The special interest groups that peddle hate and prejudice are seeking to manipulate and control you by withholding the truth and substituting, in its place: lies, half-truths and distortions

It is the dawning of your awakening; time to take command of your mental-emotional environment. It is time to assert your influence over your life and affairs.

"In becoming fully human, we are called to be individuals. We are called to be unique and different."
~ M. Scott Peck

It's your time to tune in to living your life authentically.

What is authentic living and how do you achieve it, you might ask?

Boiling it all down to its core; authentic living involves accessing awareness of your true nature and living in accord with those insights.

Being able to access and trust your inner wisdom allows you know who you truly are and what it will take to make you happy.

Giving yourself happiness is a gift that continues to give a wealth of physical, emotional and spiritual benefits, These gifts are doubly powerful in that they are heart-centered created and received,

  • They require and provide enhanced and aligned vibrational frequency; which opens you to still greater mastery.
  • Each gift awakens you to enhanced self-perception; love in expression.
  •  These 'happiness gifts' forge a trusting bond between your heart-center and your inner wisdom; when these 2 are in alignment, the programming -imposed limits drift away as you are freed to engage life more fully.

Are you ready for Authentic living?  If so here are some powerful keys; remember you are the driver:
  • Focus your awareness upon what comes naturally to you.
  • Expect the very best from life; you deserve it.
  • Be vigilant in seeking insights into who you are.
  • Write down your insights into an insight journal; that will provide you with greater depth of understanding and growth.
  • Take note of those things you naturally do well.
  • Honor the feedback your emotions provide you; they are revealing your deeply held thoughts and attitudes.
  • Create a judgement-free zone in your relationship with yourself.
  • Live each moment as a joy-filled experience by intentionally seeking out experiences and relationships that make you smile.
  • Learn  to trust and rely upon your inner-wisdom as your guide.
These keys will assist you to turn up your energy frequency and to enhance your relationship with the universe. You are the master/mistress of your experience.

Let me close today's post with some powerful thoughts that I excepted from the 2013 Commencement address at Harvard by transformational figure, Oprah Winfrey who encouraged the assembled graduates to consider...

"...if you're willing to listen; to be guided by that still-small-voice, that is the GPS within yourself, to find out what makes you come alive; you will be more than ok. You will be happy; you will be successful and you will make a difference in the world."
~Oprah Winfrey

As always, please feel free to share this blog with those you are guided to and also enter into the dialog here by leaving comments; and, yes, authentic living works! Let it work for you.

Dave Kenyon

Copyright © 2013 David N. Kenyon. All rights reserved.