New capacities are really growing.
You might even call them love.
Truly forgive others for not being what you would hope of them.
They are struggling.
They don’t know how to do it better just yet.
They have fear.
They need your compassion. Continue reading “a list”
A friend of mine and fellow writer told me she doesn’t like that term. ‘It feels thick, clumsy,’ I think she said.
‘Exactly!’ I thought. ‘That’s right’ When we’re in the grip of soul congestion then our heart feels shrouded and wooden. We can’t feel or we over-feel what is going on. We shift between panic and low moods, excitement and despair. We need a soul decongestant but we usually just give in to a familiar reaction instead. Continue reading “clearing soul congestion”
wait, you do not need to move now
wait, you are exactly where you need to be—
and the branch that crashed to earth behind you
and your car which needs repair Continue reading “wait”
One of the exercises that I find most useful in my own life and offer to others who are experiencing emotional stuckness, is to imagine an encounter with a feeling. It may be one that’s bothering us, like grief or frustration, or perhaps it’s one that we’re seeking to encourage; one that doesn’t come so easily to us. The task is to picture the emotion as a character and interact with it. Continue reading “meeting trust”
These three areas fascinate me. How do I resist moving into blame and shame when something goes a bit pear-shaped?
What’s wrong with the shape of pears anyway?
How do I notice when I’m tempted to blame somebody, something or even myself, ‘How dare he/she/they/I???’ Continue reading “blame, shame and forgiveness”
When we allow ourselves to lift guilt from the deep inner place where it seems to prefer to dwell, we can experience a hint of the relief that allowing ourselves a fresh relationship with its darkness may permit. We may also sense the stagnation that it seems to enforce. Continue reading “guilt”
may not be the reason we do them. Yes, very cryptic, but I think you’ll understand what I mean if I give a few examples.
An insightful young woman recently shared with me about attending a meeting in Brisbane. Continue reading “why we do the things we do”