Perhaps you’ve heard: “Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind.” In a lyric composed many years ago, I wrote:
There’s no getting around it:
the world is what you make it to be.
You see and hear, yes you perceive,
and then the mind such stories it weaves!
Our minds are very powerful human computers! And their job is to think. That can be a very good thing. With our minds, we solve problems, explore possibilities, and vision the future we wish to create.
Our thinking minds, however, if left unguarded, can guide us astray. Continue reading “What are you thinking?”
Today I pulled this inspiration card:
and found it filled with food for thought. What I’d like to focus on now is: Continue reading “Perception, Seduction, Reality?”
Do you want to have a positive and powerful impact on the world around you? Do you want to influence others? Do you want to be a “change agent”?
If you answered yes, then I hope you will ponder deeply these two quotes:
Hurt people hurt people. ~ Sarah Crawford
Read it again if you need to. People who are hurt or are hurting, often hurt others and often unintentionally.
Transformed people transform people. ~ Richard Rohr
Read that one again. If you: Continue reading “Are you a change agent?”
Recently, I wrote about the power of listening and suggested four steps to help you improve your own deep listening. There are two other perspectives on listening that I’d like to address here:
- being a good listener to oneself
- moving beyond the impasse of broken connection in an intimate relationship
Sometimes, in relationship with someone we care deeply about, listening stops. Continue reading “Listening Power … continued!”
Listening, really present, deep listening is a gift that many of us never really receive. Think about it: when was the last time that you shared with another person or group and did not experience interruptions, fixing, opinions or “I know what you should do!”?
If you’ve had the gift of being listened to deeply, what was that like? What do you notice when you are able to share who you are and what is important to you in the moment and simply be heard?
How about your listening skills? Continue reading “Listening power …”