I had a blast chatting with my friend Amanda Goins on her podcast, Heightened Life.
By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel This one will be rough. Today, we’re looking at the song One More Light by Linkin Park. You probably know this band for the nu-metal style of music they became famous for – heavy guitars with rapping, scream-singing, keyboards, and turntables – or the tragedy that befell them in … Continue reading One More Light: Loss, Grief, and Love for Life
Credit: meaningfullife.com By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness I think creativity and the transformation of consciousness have more in common than most people think. My fellow creative minds probably know what I mean, and we feel like something’s missing if we aren’t hard at work. It’s as if creativity feeds the soul. Writers don’t feel … Continue reading Creativity Feeds the Soul
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness Are you afraid to take the next step in your work, your relationship or another area of life? Many people who are ready for this next step tend to hesitate, and they stay on the same level they’ve always been at as a result. We can avoid this by … Continue reading Awareness Diminishes Fear
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness Following my post, 5 Things We Can Appreciate About Rastafari, I’d like to share five snippets of inspiring lyrics from conscious reggae artists and groups. While the purpose of reggae for most Rasta musicians is to express their faith, the topics discussed in reggae music aren’t limited to spirituality … Continue reading Musical Wisdom: 5 Inspiring Lyrics from Conscious Reggae Songs
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness I really appreciated a recent post from Thousand Thoughts that encouraged people to be open to having more than one passion in life. Not everyone has only one passion, the author tells us, and some people discover other passions later in life. “While it’s true that there are people … Continue reading Why Limit Yourself to One Life Purpose?
Credit: jennifertwardowski.com By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness This is a very personal piece, and it’s a follow-up from my last two articles about finding our purpose. My wife is basically my therapist, and I think she deserves a paycheck for all of her help. I talk to her about most of the things I … Continue reading Fear and Resistance: Signals of Creative Evolution
Quote from Robert Byrne. Credit: encoretampabay.com By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness I’d like to follow up from my piece yesterday and encourage us all to get serious about our purpose. Let’s figure out how we want to help the world, because it needs people who are willing to pursue their dreams and help others … Continue reading What’s Your Purpose?
Credit: Truthinoptions.com By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness In some ways, I feel disconnected from my spirituality. I feel like I’ve fallen off of the path in the past couple of months, and I’m realizing that I need to make some lifestyle changes for the sake of my spiritual evolution. It’s easy to get caught … Continue reading The Next Level: Returning to My Roots
Credit: PicMonkey By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness I feel compelled to ask all of you what creativity means to you. What comes to mind when you think of creativity? It is just something that entertains us or pleases our senses, or do you think it could help us spiritually evolve? If you read my … Continue reading The Link Between Creativity and Spirituality