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Listening is loving

listening is loving positive provocations“The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich

In the movie, Hector and the Search for Happiness, Hector – a bored London psychiatrist – travels the world looking for the meaning of happiness.  Along the way, he scribbles and sketches the key points he discovers in his nifty travel diary.

While flying to Africa, he lovingly assists a fellow passenger whose brain is about to explode due to the impact of the high altitude pressure on her medical condition.  Hector directs the pilot to fly at a lower elevation, relieves her pain by applying a cold compress to her head, and listens to her story.

When Hector questions the effectiveness of his help, she says, “Listening is loving.” Continue reading


9 Simple Ways To Grow Your Compassionate Self

kuan-yinCompassion Comes When We Listen To The Whispers Of Our Hearts

When I drew the Kaun Yin card for compassion this morning and read the words:

“Release Judgements About Yourself and Others, Focus on the love and light that is within everyone”

I was drawn back to the question Zeenat asked in Compassion Begins with You: Do you know how to be compassionate towards yourself?

Then I thought about how I am compassionate to myself on a daily basis. Continue reading


Why Compassion Is Necessary for Your Own Happiness

Why Compassion Is Necessary for You Own HappinessMomentary burst of happiness can arise from external experiences like a delicious meal, the purchase of a brand new car, or the fervent interest of a charming beau.

But think about it for a moment.  How long does this type of happiness last?

What happens when your stomach starts to flip from the rich food you ingested, you discover a dent in that shiny vehicle, and your new flame suddenly stops calling you? Continue reading

How Compassion gives you Strength to Deal with Challenges

How Compassion gives you Strength to Deal with Challenges

“Time to begin treating yourself as you would want others to treat you.”

When we hear a story of a misfortune or challenge befalling a person, a family or a community our first emotion is one of profound compassion. We feel it in our hearts – their struggle, the effects the incident has on the people around them and it can cause us to feel deep empathy, compassion and a want and need to help however we can. It is not as frequent that when we experience a misfortune or challenge ourselves that we think and/or feel the same way. Our first go-to emotions might be denial, possibly to feel like a victim, an over analyzation and self blaming in the situation and sometimes even anger at ourselves or the circumstances. It seems we were not taught how to bring up that same compassion we feel for others for ourselves yet it is exactly what we need during those challenging times. Continue reading


Do You Celebrate Your Abundance Each Day?


“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into” – Dr Wayne Dyer

Those wise words from the late Dr Wayne Dyer reinforce the celebration message here today.

Abundance is a feeling and you can enhance your abundance by celebrating in the moment when an instance of abundance comes into your life.

The more you celebrate the more abundance you will see that you have. You will become truly conscious of the abundance that you have and begin to attract more into your life daily.

So how do you celebrate this abundance I hear you ask? Continue reading


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