Written to illuminate, inspire, and empower readers of all ages, the words of The Freedom Anthem of Your True Self are superimposed over a captivating backdrop photo from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Leelanau County, Michigan (United States). The area was named by ABC’s Good Morning America in 2011 as ‘America’s Most Beautiful Place.’ Providing eleven keys to personal happiness and fulfillment, it is being released in association with two major calendar events, one of which, International Self-Awareness Month, is based on the wisdom of Socrates’ advice — “Know Thyself.”
As Jim Cathcart (Cathcart Institute), sponsor of International Self-Awareness Month states, “Self-Awareness leads to Others-Awareness and then to the acceptance of and caring about others. How do you make the world a better place? Get to know yourself and make a better you.” Initiated in 1998, the purpose of International Self-Awareness Month is to place a spotlight on the value of knowing oneself.
Personally inspired by the natural beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lenard said, “In a geographical area that invites joy, contemplation, and personal renewal whether through an actual visit or reflecting upon a photo, the concepts of self-awareness and the true Self can more easily emerge.”
Self-awareness is invaluable because as one becomes more aware, observation and understanding of feelings and behavior of oneself and others becomes possible. This can provide a gateway to personal freedom because as one is no longer held hostage by the reactions of the ego, the true Self can begin to emerge. While each person’s process of increased self-awareness and personal mastery is individual, three keys to creating the freedom and opportunity for life change The Freedom Anthem of Your True Self inspires are:
1. Noticing feelings, emotions, and body sensations.
2. Observing the spectrum of personal emotions and behavior from stressed to joyful.
3. Making time to unplug and wrap oneself in Silence, tuning into the inner Self.
Harvard Health Publications research by authors Ronald D. Siegel and Stephen M. Allison states that becoming self-aware, or mindfulness, helps people “focus on their present experience rather than on fear of the future or reliving past negative episodes.” It is through the awareness of oneself in the present moment that meaningful change can occur by moving beyond the ego’s shackles of future-oriented fear and worry, and the counterproductive negativity of living in the past.
The Freedom Anthem of Your True Self supports the reader in their journey toward unbridled freedom, happiness, and fulfillment by presenting universal truth. It can be viewed and downloaded as a free gift at http://www.divineriches.com.
About: Catherine Lenard teaches universal principles that illuminate and empower through seminars, speaking, writing, design, and consulting services. Her most recent book is Divine Riches—Unveil Your Power, Create Your World, “Your Guide to Creating The Life You Deserve.”