Acknowledging Our Nature

Tuesday 31 July, 2012

We are not perfect. Far from it. We are able to love, create and nurture but we can also hate, neglect and destroy. When I witness human kindness I am deeply touched. Conversely, when I experience malice I feel dispirited. It is naïve to think we can keep the good and rid ourselves of the bad, but there is something we can do to improve humanity. We can acknowledge our nature. Acknowledge who we are.

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Confusion

Monday 16 July, 2012

I remember clearly where I was the first time I was told that confusion is a good thing. I was attending a cross-cultural counselling course in 1999 run by Karaj and we had both just arrived. We chatted outside for a while and I happened to say I was confused about something. He just said, ‘That’s good‘. I was intrigued. How could confusion be good?

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Make Yourself (Happy)

Tuesday 3 July, 2012

There is nothing unexpected about feeling negative when reflecting on who we are. It’s normal. It’s understandable. None of us are perfect, yet we live in a world which so easily offers the ideal of perfection; even going as far as to suggest we should strive for it because, ‘Look, others have it.’

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