Silver linings

I am sure there will be many of us who will use this time of year to reflect on our year and our past whilst we try to move forward into the New Year.

I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see this year go. As far as my own thoughts are concerned, where I have clarity and understanding about my life, I wouldn’t have been able to change anything …

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31 Dec, 2011

Being self-critical

Being self-critical stems from our core beliefs, which unless corrected will continue. But how many of us are aware that every time we say something we are self-critiquing?

We need to be aware this is what we’re doing and not take offence, when someone tells us we’re being self-critical and negative about ourselves. If you choose to look at something positively …

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30 Dec, 2011

Compassion

I believe that when we have compassion, we give ourselves the chance to be happy and that without it we can never achieve emotional or spiritual wellbeing.

The following steps are necessary and important:

  • The first step in developing compassion is empathy, because without empathy we won’t have compassion and without compassion we’ll have little of anything else. The problem is that most of us tend to think about ourselves, which stops us from reaching out and being compassionate towards others;
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29 Dec, 2011

Why we should reflect

I tend to use reflection as a tool to change certain aspects of my life, so that I can be calmer. It also helps me to understand my life better.

I think it is important to reflect on what we’re doing right, what doesn’t work, look at our past to see how we can make improvements and adjustments, so that we continue to improve as individuals …

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23 Dec, 2011