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

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

Is Courage the Answer to Fear?

What is the answer to fear? Fear, when we get down to it, is just a set of bodily sensations. It might be an odd sensation in the throat, or a sick feeling in the stomache. We know fear through our bodily reactions. The sensations of fear are uncomfortable so we may tend to avoid . . . → Read More: Is Courage the Answer to Fear?

Procrastination is Fear in Fancy Dress

It might look like something else, but procrastination is fear dressed up. It might be disguised as something exotic or as something very interesting, but it is still our old friend fear.

We may dress up fear in colorful clothing, when we procrastinate, by offering ourselves various interesting, or even ‘urgent’, distractions. These are just . . . → Read More: Procrastination is Fear in Fancy Dress