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Stuck in a “bad marriage” with yourself?

Everything you say to yourself, you also say to the divine life within you.

The tone of the day, and the whole shape of your life, shows up in how you think about yourself when you look in the mirror first thing in the morning. This is when any tendency to judge, blame, criticise, or . . . → Read More: Stuck in a “bad marriage” with yourself?

Loneliness and Self-rejection

When we reject part of ourselves we feel rejected.

It can be very tempting to push away the parts of ourselves which we do not approve of. Yet, I notice that when I judge part of myself and push that part away as being “not okay” somehow, then that part feels pain. Guess who . . . → Read More: Loneliness and Self-rejection

Loneliness and Forgiveness

We feel most lonely when we are not a friend to ourselves. We feel most abandoned when we abandon ourselves. We feel most rejected when we reject ourselves.

Lack of forgiveness can isolate us from other people and create loneliness in our lives. If we have a store of unforgiven material it can make . . . → Read More: Loneliness and Forgiveness

Making Connection: Eye Contact II

I got a fun and interesting response to the article about eye contact, so I have posted it below for you to enjoy…

— Ah! One of my favorite topics; eye contact. This is yet another area that affects the genders somewhat differently, though I absolutely concur with the overall power of eye contact. (At . . . → Read More: Making Connection: Eye Contact II

Making Connection: Eye Contact

A lot of the skills we need in connecting with others can be developed as we go about the ordinary business of our daily lives.

It is well known, for example, that eye contact is one the main ways that connection and attraction is felt between people. Good eye contact generates a kind of electricity . . . → Read More: Making Connection: Eye Contact

Overcoming Shyness

It can seem like such a minor thing to label something as ‘shyness’. It makes it sound like it is no big deal. However, if we look at the missed opportunities and the loneliness and isolation that can come from shyness we can see that it is no minor thing. Shyness is a big and . . . → Read More: Overcoming Shyness

Healing Your Aloneness, Erika Chopich, Margaret Paul

I like the clear and insightful ideas in Healing Your Aloneness. The book takes a very unusual approach to aloneness (or loneliness). Rather than taking the usual rather superficial angle, which seems to boil down to encouraging people who want to overcome loneliness to ‘get out more’, it shows ways to resolve the underlying issues . . . → Read More: Healing Your Aloneness, Erika Chopich, Margaret Paul