In Flanders Fields
May28

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye...

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Holding Sacred Space For a Friend
Mar24

Holding Sacred Space For a Friend

Have you ever experienced something like this? I sat together with a friend one night within the dark night of his soul. I held for him a greater truth, the essence of which he could not see. I held it until he was eventually able to shed enough of what no longer served him, and was able to see the spark of light that had been within him all along. It was the spark of his true spirit; his goodness and his gifts. It gave me pause. I...

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Depression
Nov23

Depression

Depression. It is something in our present culture we have difficulty talking about, yet each of us at one time or another have known someone or have been personally affected by depression. In the pit of darkness without a ladder, some remain frozen in this place for days, or weeks, or even years. It is the darkest night of the soul and perhaps the loneliest. One website page cannot do justice to the significants of this topic, but...

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Sectarianism & Racism
Oct30

Sectarianism & Racism

Is there a difference between sectarianism and racism? Sectarianism is a form of bigotry, discrimination, or hatred arising from attaching relations of inferiority and superiority to differences between subdivisions within a group. Racism is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races; prejudice,...

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Sounds of Silence – Then and Now
Oct07

Sounds of Silence – Then and Now

Where were you then. Where are we now? “Sounds of Silence” Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence   In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone ‘Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold...

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The Law of Reflection
Sep03

The Law of Reflection

We are all about go, go, go; we are about action; we are about getting things done. But if we don’t take time to stop and let the growth catch up to us, we miss what is there for us to learn. Where does a man start in a conversation about his own grief? Or does he? Or does he stuff it, perhaps for years? Where does a man go? Where can he go? Where are the answers? Video clips worth pausing for:...

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Boundaries
Mar13

Boundaries

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brene’ Brown Setting boundaries is an act of self respect and respect for others. It is the foundation upon which empathy stems. Empathy opens the heart to compassion, and within this we express our true nature of love. Three short video clips that speak to setting boundaries.  ...

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Focus: The Secret to High Performance and Fulfillment
Jan06

Focus: The Secret to High Performance and Fulfillment

Ever been “Pizzled”??? This video lecture is fascinating and informing. “Psychologist Daniel Goleman shot to fame with his groundbreaking bestseller Emotional Intelligence. The premise of the book, now widely accepted, is that raw intelligence alone is not a sure predictor of success in life. A greater role is played by ‘softer’ skills such as self-control, self-motivation, empathy and good interpersonal...

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How Do I Respond To Another’s Fear and Pain?
Aug08

How Do I Respond To Another’s Fear and Pain?

How do I put my Feelings and Actions into context with another person’s Fear and Pain? This is certainly a work in progress. What would you change? I invite your comments and your feedback. Deep Listening On Holding Sacred Space (video)...

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All About Empathy and Empaths
May31

All About Empathy and Empaths

“Empathy is the ability to read and understand people and be in-tune with or resonate with others, voluntarily or involuntarily of one’s empath capacity. From an excellent site – YourZen Growth – Empathy Definition: Importance and Benefits of Practicing Empathy in Everyday Life – “…empathy is having the ability to share another person’s feelings. This trait allows people to connect on more...

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