Curiosity has been called 'The Lust of the Mind'. Not a bad image, and on that also conjures up self-indulgance. Many great creators and thinkers have extolled the virtues of curiosity, and the value of keeping it alive. Like anything we think about though, we can fall into lazy habits that just don't do the job.
There is no such thing as a ‘communication breakdown’. We here about it all time time, but I think this is a an inaccurate and limiting term which does more harm than good. Here’s why.
It's not the differences in relationships that cause trouble, but the how those differences are managed (or not).
I was thinking about alchemy, the way you do, and [...]
Empathy vs sympathy. We can all learn – or at least be reminded – from this.
If you have ever done a meaningful interview with another [...]
Since when did you need to be 'qualified' to hep another human being. Social contact, warmth, a sense of belonging and supportive relationships are powerful healing agents. By contrast, the systems of care that we rely on are overworked, inadequately resources and, to many people, unavailable just when they are needed most.
We are constantly warned about cyber security and the threat posed by hackers. It's an interesting concept that can be applied not just to computers, but to us as well. Our inner security and peace of mind rely on us having clear values and a sense of who we are, so we don't become victims of emotional malware.
In a world where everything is connected the one thing that we find difficulty in gaining instant access to is ourselves. This causes all sorts of problems, but it's easily remedied. Being able to pay attention in a purposeful way is a good starting point.
We are all spiritual beings in that we have an [...]