Desires are clingy! You probably want to get your own way from time to time. Maybe more often than you'll readily admit.
When I’ve been talking about grit I’m using it as a metaphor. Even in the toughest and most reliable mechanism can grind to a halt if dust particles and grit are left to bulld up.
The trouble with aspirations is that they can seem out of reach. But that's the way they should be isn't it? If they were attainable, we'd either have them, or we'd know that we've almost got them. They wouldn't be aspirations, they'd be something else. Aspirations can act like a guiding star, they tell us which way to go, where to direct our efforts. They are also abstract; things like happiness, wealth, wellbeing... and harmony. Aspirations shape our thought and actions, so they are about how we think and act, not about things we have.
It's not the differences in relationships that cause trouble, but the how those differences are managed (or not).
The table is a powerful symbol as well as a practical object. Magic can happen around your table, so lavish yours with care and attention.
An introduction to sophrology by Philip Carr-Gomm. Watch this video and learn a simple yet powerful technique. 5 minutes a day is all it takes.
We frequently abandon conversations before they really get started. Once sparks begin to fly – or we fear that they will – we back off. Yet that is precisely the moment to engage in discussion, but that would require commitment to overcoming the fears of our own imaginings. Our excuse is that that to keep talking will make things worse. It doesn't, if you go about it the right way. The trouble is, no-one ever tells us how to do it, so we grow up with childish notions about opposition automatically leading to a fight. That only happens because we make it happen by fighting.