Sometimes the urgency and overwhelm of a situation can make us forget what seems obvious to us in our saner moments. Here is a short list to help retain a more measured perspective during such challenging times. 1. Centre Yourself. Disentangle from past experience, future projections and other matters currently on hand. Become fully present. … Continue reading 11 Crisp Reminders To Help With Difficult Situations
Do you find yourself struggling in a close relationship? Many of us do. Despite a long history of spiritual or healing practice, it is not uncommon to yet feel stuck in at least one challenging relationship. Whether this be with a family member, friend or anyone else, it may seem like this is the one … Continue reading How To Dissolve A Long Standing Grievance
We are hardwired and habituated to giving attention to data that matches our beliefs. The stress of cognitive dissonance, or finding information contradictory to our beliefs, leads us to dismiss or neglect information that challenges our belief systems. Our survival instincts also tend to heighten the importance we give to our adverse experiences. So unknowingly, … Continue reading What If Life Is Working For You And Not Against You?
In playing the role of a parent, a caregiver, a supportive friend, a healer, a mentor and the like, one of the most delicate balances to achieve is that between ‘being’ and ‘doing’. The meaning of these oft used spiritual phrases are likely best understood through personal experience. Theory cannot restrain the empathy or impulse … Continue reading Are You Being Supportive Or Intrusive?
Do you see the same person in the mirror everyday? When you look at your close family and friends, do you see the same people everyday? To do that would be to deny the experience, growth and natural evolution that has been an ongoing process in one's life. Nevertheless, we tend to lock ourselves and … Continue reading Blinded by Familiarity