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Compassion and Suffering

As a trained therapeutic counsellor, compassion for me is a word that is soaked in empathy. It includes creating a sacred space to listen without judgment and having my clients’ best interests in mind. It involves knowing that my clients already have all the wisdom and inner resources they need and my job is simply […]

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Let’s Clear Out The Old Fuddy Duddies + Set Our Cool Dudes Free…!

Lets Clear Out Our Old Fuddy Duddies + Set Our Cool Dudes Free…! You know we are all made up of many aspects right? Some we have learned, some we have been conditioned to be, some we take to be the ‘real me’ ….and all are based on good old fashioned fear, lack and resistance […]

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How Can You Find Your Real Self?

How can you find your real self?  It is an interesting question …. Does it mean that the real self is somehow missing or elusive or that it is in hiding somewhere and invisible or that it has been forgotten? To find something, it needs to have first been lost or buried or forgotten. In […]

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The Flow of Life: Are You For or Against?

In which direction is the stream flowing? In which direction are you … ? If you are flowing in the same direction as the stream then you will find that life is easy. Things will happen the way you want them to, almost without any effort on your part. Everything will flow into your life […]

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How to Manage Emotions

Today I want to talk about managing emotional states Is it true that when we are in an emotional state, say anger or sadness for example, there is nothing much we can do about it, apart from wait for it to go away? I used to feel like that myself  at one time (until I […]

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Why Meditating is Important

Things are not always as they appear We may have heard this saying many times, but what does it actually mean? What we see on the surface is not all there is. It is pointing to something deeper, something beyond the surface, to a deeper quality or essence. It is pointing to the possibility of […]

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Spiritual Insights – Reflective Awareness and Gratitude

What do you associate with the word ‘gratitude’ ? I know in childhood that it can often be associated with lots of ‘shoulds’ or heavy inuendos: “You should be grateful I did x, y, z for you”, “I worked my fingers to the bone to get you into college”, “It hasn’t been easy for me” […]

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