Posted on Sun, 29 July 2018
I understand that many of us carrying around unhealed wounds from the past that occur in the present as neediness. We feel as though we have to hide our needs, fearing that they will engulf anyone who gets too close. Yet in our effort not to appear inappropriately needy, many of us have tried to shut down our needs entirely. The appropriate needs get thrown together with inappropriate ones and we swallow them all. Yet this, in turn only creates more hunger because it’s simply not normal for us to not have needs in our relationships with others. When we try to pretend that our needs don’t exist or treat them as though they were pathological we only feed the hunger in our heart that more intensely.
Human beings are not meant to live in isolation. We are here to have relationships. Nothing much gets accomplished in life...Read More
Posted on Sat, 28 July 2018
George Bernard Shaw once said that our “… worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them.” Most of us don’t walk around harbouring strong negative emotions such as loathing or rage. Yet the challenge for many is to overcome the apathy and indifference we have toward one another; to be available and attentive to those we pass in the aisle while out shopping at the supermarket, the co-workers we see daily in the hallways of our offices, the fellow travellers on the bus or train on our daily commutes and those acquaintances we regularly notice in our social and/or spiritual circles.
Our sense of community is fostered readily in the aftermath of any tragedy. Yet a sense of belonging must be cultivated and valued in and of itself for us to feel truly fulfilled in our lives. Einstein...Read More
Posted on Thu, 26 July 2018
Not too long ago, when a messenger brought bad news or news that a king or queen didn’t want to hear, their lives were at stake as these depots took out their uncontrollable rage on the messenger. This was never helpful to the situation, and people became nervous of and never wanted to be volunteered to become such a messenger.
Being a guide can feel a little bit like that on occasions as you commit to serving others. So being a guide is much like being a river boat captain. When people join you on the boat, they expect you to keep them safe. They will love you when things are movng in the way they like and appreciate the scenery they see. When the rapids hit, they will cling to you and pray you will see them through and gasp with appreciation at your skill and knowledge of the river (life, the universe and where we all fit within it) Then, they hit blame when the journey takes too...Read More
Posted on Sun, 17 December 2017
Wow! It’s almost time to wave goodbye to yet another year. As I look forward to a few weeks break from writing, I offer you a final post for the year – one that could honestly change your life.
Posted on Fri, 11 August 2017
Pennie ask me to write a blog about my experiences with Breath4LifeTM Breath Work because I had asked what I could do to help with Pennie’s vision of getting Breath4LifeTM Breath Work out to people who really need to know that there is a therapy that really works. My name is Tina and I’m 26yrs old and have been struggling with depression, anxiety and problems with eating since I was 13 years. A friend of the family told me a little bit about her experience of Breath4LifeTM Breath Work – so I thought I’d give it a try- I felt it was my last hope really – I’ve been through counselling and the CBT route, which I felt was like trying to stick a plaster over a gaping wound – not much good in my opinion. Psychotherapy also didn’t do it for me and my psychiatrist a waste of space quite frankly all he wanted to do was get my diagnosis...Read More