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Sadness, Melancholy and Being of Service

Sometimes we may feel a free-floating sadness or melancholy. It may not seem to relate to something specific and present in our own life. Perhaps it is our empathic awareness of the sadness in the world. There is much sadness … Continue reading

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Healing from Abuse

The abuse I suffered as a child was not as extreme as some people experience, and it was not as intense for me as it was for others in my immediate and extended family. And fortunately, the perpetrators were sometimes … Continue reading

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On Betrayal

Most of us feel betrayed by life in one or more ways; being mistreated as a child, losing a loved one, being abandoned by someone important to us, plans and dreams falling through. We may try to leave the pain … Continue reading

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Avoiding Pain, Seeking Pleasure

It is human nature to avoid pain and to seek pleasure. Yet, it is through accepting the pain that our life brings ~ a simple willingness to feel it, to give it voice inside ourselves ~ that we are able … Continue reading

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Step Outside Your Belief

Our minds may tell us that people who do things that we don’t like are not worthy of our love. That is just a belief ~ step outside the belief and love everyone. It is not so hard to do. … Continue reading

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