Are You Awake?

Via on Jan 16, 2012
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“The single journey through consciousness

should be participated in

as fully as possible by the individual,

no matter how dangerous or cruel or terror-filled

that experience may be.

We only go through it once…and so

we must do it fully conscious.”

~ Edward Albee

I love the idea of reincarnation. I think it’s beautiful. Some days I just feel so full of ideas, and dreams, and things I want to do, places to go…I don’t know how I’ll ever do it all this time around.

But in reality, even if it happens–I’ll never really know. What matters is what we’re doing now. What matters is being awake, being present, and being of benefit this time–not next time. Are you awake?

About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


2 Responses to “Are You Awake?”

  1. Eric says:

    What will you do with this short and precious life?

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