I’m life coach and weather watcher Peter Winslow. Today is the last day of winter, but you wouldn't know it around here—the weather is calm and cozy, with big white fleecy clouds billowing fancifully by. It'll be a warm day with cool breeze and I hope you're able to get out and enjoy it wherever you are. Simply beautiful!
Tomorrow brings the Vernal equinox, the point at which day and night last equal duration. Then the days grow longer and the nights, shorter. I often think of this as a metaphor for how much sunnier and warmer life feels these days.
Speaking of sunny dispositions, in the last few sessions of our Life Mastery life-coaching group we have engaged in a dialog about what the ego is, and we've come up with almost as many definitions of it as there are participants in the discussion. Many hold onto the notion that ego is a villain, a fraud, a detriment… or that it's something sinister used to exert one’s will upon others.
In fact, when ego and what we might call simple awareness are brought into alignment, they become congruent—and we become neither overbearing nor meek. We have a clear sense of our strength and the positive impact we have on others. This enables us to be more sensitive to them, which makes us more resourceful and more able to manifest our desires and intentions. In addition, the personal power that ensues allows us to extend deeper compassion and respect to the people we meet.
– Peter Winslow