“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people”. Spencer Johnson “Every lie is two lies. The lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it”. Robert Brault If you … Continue reading Personal Integrity, Honesty, and Trust.
“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another”. Thomas Merton Our ability to both experience and … Continue reading Reflective Functioning and Relational Trust
I’ve missed connecting with everyone this month. I’ve allowed myself to get sidetracked and haven’t taken time for the joy of reading and sharing. As I settle in this morning, I find my brain still distracted by work and the … Continue reading The Power of Belief, and its Impact on Self, Other and Larger Society.
As we enter 2022, I (like many) am thinking of the state our world and committed to continuing to navigate it with some sense of inner calm. I am reminded of The Parable, The Wolves Within also known as The … Continue reading The Wolves Within. Wisdom for 2022.
This month I have chosen to share an excerpt from Friedman’s Fables. His thought provoking and symbolic stories, found in the book Friedman’s Fables, encompass the many complexities and dilemmas of human relationship. The fables, ambiguous in nature, are designed … Continue reading The Bridge: Friedman’s Fables
I am thinking this evening, as I do many evenings and know many of you do, of the state of our country and larger world. After listening to President Biden’s address to Congress and the nation (April 28th, 2021) I … Continue reading The Intergenerational Transmission of belief and its role in Systemic Racism.
Human relationship is one of the most, if not the most important areas of our lives. It is through relationship, in our earliest and formative years, that we learn about ourselves and others. The foundation of our own capacity and … Continue reading “Wounds of Mattering”, Missed Connections Found in Our Internal Dialogue.
It’s not always audible, but some believe it is always there. A shaded and hidden aspect of the self. The undesirable, rejected, part of human nature that (in one form) makes itself known through projection onto others. The understanding of … Continue reading Shadow’s Voice: Red Man, Blue Man.
It is painful to be seen. This very truth places its foot right in front of healing. For most of us when we think of exposing our truths (the very things most of us have spent a life time running … Continue reading Courage: Perspective on Shame
It is not essential that you do not make mistakes. It is essential that you do. Learn from them, grow from them, do not repeat them, repair with others if they will allow this, forgive them if they cannot, and … Continue reading Every new day brings opportunity!