Reflections on What it is To Be Human

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When we are present to what’s happening around us and how it makes us feel, we are reminded of what it is to be human: To struggle, to suffer, to learn, to grow, to love, to transform, and to lose. For the past 2-3 weeks, I’ve dealt with mysterious hives coming and going and been confronted by the vanity that I typically feel I’ve risen above. Meanwhile, I learned I will be an Aunt to a baby girl this Fall. Today, as I headed out for a run in Central Park, I discovered an elderly woman had died and her body was being taken away. Life, death, and birth surround us. When we open our eyes, we recognize how we are all connected through our shared emotions, experiences, and milestones. Then when the train conductor gives us a hard time, we can forgive more easily. Who knows what he’s dealing with in his life today.

The ups and downs of these past few days has me reflecting on how we show up for ourselves and those around us in both the good times and the tough one’s.

Remember: The keepers of wisdom in our culture are the people who have experienced the most difficult things in their lives & the view from the edge of life is much clearer than the view that most of us have. Listening is an act of love. Sitting and being present with someone doesn’t happen that often. It’s one of the most profound ways to tell someone we love them.

Here is a link to one of my favorite healers & teachers Rachel Naomi Remen on Listening Generously:

http://www.onbeing.org/program/listening-generously/124

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Where Have I Been? Letting Life Live Through Me

April 2014 Newsletter

It’s been a full, energizing month, and I’m excited to share 3 of my favorite new discoveries with you.

  1. Move The Crowd: Entrepreneurial Training for Next Generation Movers and Shakers
  2. Susan Cain’s A Manifesto for Introverts
  3. http://socialmedia.biz/2014/01/06/2014-conferences-social-media-tech-mobile-marketing/


Besides loving my 1stNTEN, Nonprofit Technology Conference, experience in March, the highlights have been creating the Embrace Yourselfie online space for promoting self-acceptance and self-care to women everywhere. Add me on Facebook, if you’d like to join us (we’re nearly 300 strong!)

Priscilla Munoz (conscious entrepreneur friend) and I are gearing up for our 2nd Desire MappingVirtual Club meeting with our friends from all across the US. (Check out herlatest project bringing together 50 New York City High School students to create change in their communities.)

About Schur Consultations
Jocelyn Schur is a fundraising consultant, entrepreneur, speaker, Best-Selling Author of “Speaking Your Truth ~ Courageous Stories From Inspiring Women” , and transitions coach for young women. For a complete bio visit:www.JocelynSchur.com
All Best,

Jocelyn Schur

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How are you letting life live through you?
Whether it’s spreading your values through parenting, nonprofit work, or paying it forward to a stranger, how are you letting life live through you in service to the world?

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