Self-acceptance is important for psychological and spiritual wellbeing. But accepting yourself or your situation doesn't always go down well with others. I guess that's why they call it a 'personal journey'.
The simplest and most treasured gifts are free, in monetary terms, that is. But would it still be Christmas? Just a thought experiment.
There are two types of people in the world, I've [...]
There is something on the horizon. We all see it [...]
With time, expertise can become outdated, and knowledge obsolete, whereas wisdom grows over time. What's more, you never know where you'll find it.
Heraclitus said "The sun is new each day." Nothing stays the same. Not us, nor others. To realise this, we have first to see that it's possible.
Having the courage of your own convictions, living according to your principles, being true to your values... These noble-sounding epithets can be simply expressed but are much harder to live by. There is no reward and not much recognition. On the contrary, you have to go against the flow, be misunderstood, and even at times written off. The wosrt thing is you'll never know if you were 'right'.
There is no manual for living to train us to do it well, and no diploma to say that we are ready for what life could throw at us. We may not be able to fix the things that get in the way of our happiness and fulfilment, but that needn't stop us being happier and more fulfilled. Don't all rush, there's plenty of time. Why do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow.
Sharing things that give you pleasure is generous and it's good to be magnanimous, but be careful not to over-share.
Dependence has become synonymous with inadequacy in the pop-psychology lexicon. This is flawed thinking because we are necessarily dependent of each other for fulfilment and even our existence. Denial of this fundamental truth causes all sorts of problems not least that it weakens, rather than strengthens, the social bonds that we rely on for our wellbeing.