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”
I was leafing through a magazine in a café when I saw the ad. A well-known model scowled out of the page, her raised right fist featuring a tattoo of a lion’s head on the first knuckle of her forefinger. #DontCrackUnderPressure read the hash tag headline. Continue reading “letting the light in”
I’m a big fan of wonder tales, those tales collected by the Grimm brothers and all their universal variants. They abound all over the world. I adore Georgian fairy tales and those from China and Japan. I’m also a big fan of creating our own as healing tales for ourselves and for others. It’s something we playfully explore in soul support groups. Here’s one I wrote recently after seeing a late and especially fragrant rose blooming in the early morning. Continue reading “the girl and the rose”
How do I end, not as I have begun, but with an equivalent amount of attention and intention?
I am good at starting things; delight in the fresh page, new beginning, innovative idea, but I’m not so good at ending them well. Continue reading “getting better at the end”