Tag: wisdom

Singledom VS Coupledom

Singledom VS Coupledom

A close friend of mine in a long-term relationship has struggled over the years. The downs have been cataclysmic but then the highs have been soul-defining, she vulnerably expressed to me, openly sharing her emotions. Something I always admired about her and took pleasure in witnessing her bravery. How she naturally exposed herself, never worrying …

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Do You Know You’re in Love?

Do You Know You’re in Love?

The Angry Therapist on Psychology Today wrote an interesting article called This Is How You Know You’re in Love. I include a paragraph that made me sit up straighter and pay attention. Profound on many levels; however, so obviously simple at the same time.   There is a difference between feeling love for someone (caring …

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Never wrestle with a pig

Never wrestle with a pig

I think George Bernard Shaw has hit the nail on the head when it comes to other people’s bullshit…   I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.   There is absolutely no point, waste of time and energy, to engage in drama with …

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How little is needed to live a happy life!

How little is needed to live a happy life!

A New Year; a new decade; a year passed; another day; how are you choosing to spend your moments?   With time to kill, before meeting my writer friend, I browsed Oxfam books and picked up the first non-fiction book that caught my eye.   Meditations: The Spiritual Teachings by Marcus Aurelius.   Randomly, I …

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When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

A friend, who is 5 months pregnant, never thought she’d ever have a baby with the man she loved because of hard times, recently introduced me to Pema Chodron. Beloved Buddhist teacher, author, nun and mother, Pema Chodron has inspired millions of people from around the world who have been touched by her example and …

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Hungry For …

Hungry For …

She desires for a man to teach her.   An older man doesn’t mean he can teach a thing. If he learns nothing about what truly matters then how can anything be taught, passed on to another?   Wisdom isn’t always associated with age; age doesn’t always go hand in hand with being wise.   …

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Early Wisdom

Early Wisdom

The boy’s father rejected him at 9 years old. ‘You’re no good,’ he’d said 42 years ago. ‘A failure and I’m not sticking around to bail you out of trouble. Goodbye and good riddance.’   The child knew differently and refused to let such heart-shattering words bring him down. Suddenly he had something to prove.   …

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Wouldn’t Swap Him For The World!

Wouldn’t Swap Him For The World!

‘You look especially well,’ he said; his eyes, the colour of a perfect summer sky, twinkling, always sparkling eyes. He gestured with his hands over his face, and didn’t stop there: ‘You’re glowing, you look really fresh.’ He sat down on a plastic chair at the round table alongside my desk.   ‘I’m happy to …

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