How authentic are we? In part one of this three-part series on authenticity, we’ll share its definition, its five states, and various examples of those states.
Does the idea of moving forward from the “comfort” of something we know, into the “discomfort” of something we don’t, seem frightening? If so, today’s article will take a closer look at our discomfort, then help us move through it by applying a healthy dose of faith.
When we’re up against resistance, it may feel like trying to move through a gale-force wind and getting nowhere. Have any of us been in a hurricane or strong storm with whipping winds? What about in our personal life? Were there times when we did all we could to try to move through the windy words and stonewalling of someone else’s resistance to our ideas or ways, yet we got nowhere?
No matter how we play this game called life, most of us get a kick out of hearing, “You’re Right! BINGO!!” and “You WIN!!!” Yet, it’s inevitable that we’ll also hear the opposite—that we’re off base, we’ve missed the mark, and we are wrong. In today’s article, we’re going to look at how to find the joy in being wrong.
Regardless how perfect, ordinary, or tragic our childhood, parents place an indelible mark on who we are: our DNA, strengths and weaknesses, hopes and dreams, beliefs of what’s possible, level of self-esteem, and even our hope for the future. In today’s article, we’ll explore how to pick up the reigns where our fathers left off, and ride our personal chariots, also known as bodies, into the sunset of life, also called empowerment.
Beauty blooms throughout our struggle to transform. Amidst the challenge, we might not have support from family and friends, and we might feel alone, crying out to the universe… are we THERE yet? How much longer do we need to be in this cocoon? Are we ever going to break out of our shell? And what comes next?
Have we ever loved someone who did not love us in return? Whether it’s a friend, sibling, parent, or lover, unrequited love is a form of abandonment. Feelings of abandonment can be traumatic, and limit our perception of ourself and life. They can also limit our ability to give and receive love. Today’s article is about how we can heal and free ourself after abandonment, and attract new, different, and more enjoyable life experiences.
If we feel or believe that we’ve been abandoned by someone we love, the loss and grief that we experience may be so intense that we might dive into distraction, protection, or both. Whether we seek solace in drink, food, drug, work, gambling, sex, the nearest quiet cave, or something else, these types of choices are like a Band-Aid on a chainsaw wound. They don’t cover or heal us, and they leave us open to further injury and infection.
In today’s world of hyper-sensitive reactions to issues of perception, feathers can get ruffled. Today’s topic of abandonment is, at the very least, a touchy subject. Why? Because the perception of being abandoned is an opinion and perspective. For example, a child may feel she was abandoned by her parents. Meanwhile, her parents, having done no self-reflection, defend their style of parenting and feel that their child was given everything.
Sometimes, we may seek more love or a different kind of love from our mother than she can give. In today’s article, we’ll gently look at ways to allow ourself to receive a satisfying love that makes us feel nurtured and whole from within, without seeking it from our mom.