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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

January 30, 2024

The focus for today is:

I take action to design a new future for myself and bring it into being.

Today's inspiration was written by Carl Greer:

You don’t have to wait for health challenges related to aging to awaken you to your potential for living a more fulfilling life and using your time more consciously, in ways that give you greater satisfaction. You can choose to do that now. Will you procrastinate, or will you begin taking charge of your time and your schedule?

If you’re ready to live more conscious of the limits of your time on earth, what one thing could you do today to become more conscious of your choices as you make them and the choices you’ve made in the past that didn’t turn out well? What could you do to free up more time for what you say are your priorities? What in your life is worth your attention but not receiving it?

Tomorrow starts today. What can you do to change, and how quickly will you take action to design a new future for yourself and bring it into being? 

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Designing a New Future for Yourself
     Written by Carl Greer PhD, PsyD.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of designing a new future for yourself (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
Perhaps our greatest roadblock in choosing to move forward is answering the question "What is best for me?" as "I don't know". Your little "i" may not know, but your higher self or greater "I" does know. So ask your higher self, or intuitive self, what is best for you. Another way around this blockage is to say, "If I did know what is best for me, what would it be?"

Our focus for today: I take action to design a new future for myself and bring it into being.

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RELATED BOOK: The Necktie and The Jaguar

The Necktie and The Jaguar: A memoir to help you change your story and find fulfillment
by Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD

book cover: The Necktie and The Jaguar: A memoir to help you change your story and find fulfillment by Carl Greer, PhD, PsyDCompelling reading for anyone seeking the courage to make more conscious choices and live fully awake, The Necktie and The Jaguar is a memoir with thought-provoking questions that encourage self-exploration.  Author Carl Greer—businessman, philanthropist, and retired Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist—offers an illuminating roadmap to individuation and personal transformation. 

Writing about his spiritual practices and reflecting on his vulnerabilities, he tells of honoring his longings for purpose and meaning, journeying to transpersonal realms, reinventing his life, and devoting himself to service to others while living with deep respect for Pachamama, Mother Earth. His memoir is an inspirational testament to the power of self-discovery. As Carl Greer learned, you don’t have to feel trapped in a story someone else has written for you. 

For more info and/or to order this book, click here. Also available as a Kindle edition.

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photo of CARL GREER, PhD, PsyD,About the Author

Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD, is a retired clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst, a businessman, and a shamanic practitioner, author, and philanthropist, funding over 60 charities and more than 850 past and current Greer scholars. He has taught at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and been on staff at the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being.

The shamanic work he does is drawn from a blend of North American and South American indigenous trainings and is influenced by Jungian analytical psychology. He has trained with Peruvian shamans and through Dr. Alberto Villoldo’s Healing the Light Body School, where he has been on staff. He has worked with shamans in South America, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ethiopia, and Outer Mongolia. He is the best-selling, award-winning author of Change Your Story, Change Your Life and Change the Story of Your Health. His new book, a memoir titled The Necktie and The Jaguar.

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