I had an interesting experience recently when I visited a cafe with a close friend for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown began and I become ill with that virus. I had been noticing the effects of anti-social isolation (btw: which previously was considered a severe punishment reserved for particularly badly behaved prisoners) on … Continue reading The healing power of conscious company
"Having a daughter does not make a decent man. Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shortly before she died I was graced to be able to unconditionally apologise to my wife and soulmate for all the words I had said … Continue reading What does it mean to be a decent man?
Until we awaken from our sleepwalking slumber party – the experience of life for many – we usually either indulge our judgements of other people as being right or wrong, good or bad (for example, acting them out through road rage and domestic violence), suppress them, or attempt to change and get rid of them. … Continue reading Why be grateful for people who judge you?
All negative emotions arise from a prior thought whose origins lay somewhere back in our past. But trying to "think our way out" of these powerful emotions never works. So instead of thinking, one of the most effective, albeit paradoxical, ways to release these feelings is to feel the feelings fully and completely. This requires … Continue reading Feel the Freedom of Emotional Intimacy