What is the ripple effect of your emotional bearing?
Cynthia (pseudonym) came to me in a state of inconsolable distress over an act of cruelty that she had seen on television. She recalled how the images haunted her every waking hour and how she felt utterly distraught.
The event that had so […]
If you were halfway through writing a book and I decided I would help you by sitting at your keyboard and adding a few chapters, how would you feel? Probably one of the politest responses you would manage to squeeze out, would be, “What on earth do you think you are doing? You don’t understand […]
If life becomes an extension of the financial ledger system of debits and credits, when everything that we do for others or that others do for us become entries into our mental ledger, we are closing the portal to expansion and the freedom to create. In our attempts to keep the ledger balanced […]
“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.” ~ Paulo Coelho
Have you ever wondered how much effort goes into judging […]
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. ~Eckhart Tolle
When anger controls us, we have given our power away and migrated to the victim camp which is a colony of the father state, Fear. Yet if we retrace the steps to just before the eruption, when we still had our power, we […]
It’s at times like these that our own behaviour and emotional roller coaster can leave us reeling […]
Today, I am happy to address the point raised by a reader in response to yesterday’s blog on complaining.
If a situation displeases you and you feel that it impacts on you negatively, you have three options. You can do nothing while complaining and continuing to suffer; or you can do your best to change […]
Paragons of pessimism – we all know at least one who is established in an unofficially existing career of Complainer; one who will never fail to complain about the dreadful thorns no matter how beautiful the rose is. I had an elderly relative who appeared to exemplify this vocation. In fact, I often used to […]
“Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow.” ~Henry S. Haskins
Cast your mind back to when either you were a toddler (if you can remember those days) or your own child was toddling. When a child trips over a toy, […]
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung
The shadow or ‘shadow aspect’, according to Jungian psychology is the part of the unconscious mind which contains our […]