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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

September 27, 2023

The focus for today is:

I change my priorities to be geared to
the people and the planet.

Today's inspiration was written by Christine Arylo:  

“Grow, grow, go, go, more, more, faster, faster” is causing us all — and the planet — to burn out just in order to keep up. And things need to change, now. We need to do things differently.

We can’t really know if we could have evolved differently as a society. Maybe the pace at which all this growth occurred, and the choices made, was how it had to happen to bring us to where we stand now. Maybe not. We’ll never know.

But if you look at the present state of humanity and the planet, and into the future — really look — this knowing becomes crystal clear: the consciousness that got us here cannot take us to what we need now. A society and market system that values domination, accumulation, and consumption, where the measures of success are rooted in profit and productivity instead of people and planet, is just not sustainable.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     3 Roots of Overwhelm, Burnout, and Self-Sacrifice
     Written by Christine Arylo.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of making your priority the people and and the planet (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
Our society has trained us to be great consumers. When I read of people paying a million dollars for a dress or something that belonged to a famous person, my first thought is always... I wonder how many people that money could have fed. Instead, it feeds someone's ego at the detriment of everyone on earth. We need to re-evaluate our priorities. Do we really need that new thing we are craving? Is it necessary? Would there be a better use for that money? It's definitely worth reflecting on.

Our focus for today: I change my priorities to be geared to the people and the planet.

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RELATED BOOK: Overwhelmed and Over It

Overwhelmed and Over It: Embrace Your Power to Stay Centered and Sustained in a Chaotic World
by Christine Arylo

Overwhelmed and Over It: Embrace Your Power to Stay Centered and Sustained in a Chaotic World by Christine AryloThe tasks and pressures never end in our culture, a culture built for burnout. But there’s a way to stop stressing and start thriving — to wake up to the underlying systems and unsustainable ways of working and living that sap your strength, drain you dry, and fragment your focus. Christine Arylo shines a light on the external forces and internal imprints that push you into overwhelm and self-sacrifice. She then shows you how to access your power to achieve what matters most, including receiving what you need and desire. You’ll learn to release the old approach to working, succeeding, and managing a full life, and embrace a new way that gives you clarity and courage to make choices in your day-to-day and overall life design that support and sustain you.

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About the Author

Christine Arylo, MBAChristine Arylo, MBA, is a transformational leadership adviser, teacher, speaker, three-time bestselling author, and host of the internationally acclaimed podcast Feminine Power Time. As the founder of the Feminine Wisdom Way, an online wisdom school for women, and Expanding Possibility, a feminine leadership consultancy, she offers teachings, mentoring, retreats, and trainings that have touched thousands of people on six continents.

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