Silver linings

I am sure there will be many who will use this time of year to reflect on their year and their past whilst they’re trying 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 still need to convince myself on both. Those fleeting …



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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 actually aware that every time we say something we’re being critical, self-critical at that? We perhaps need to be aware that is what we are and not take offence if someone happens to mention that is what they think we are.

Negativity wasn’t something I was consciously aware of, but the older I got the more conscious I was of the family dynamics. It was easier at that point to see where all the negativity was coming …

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30 Dec, 2011


The first step in developing compassion is empathy, because without empathy we can’t have compassion. Sadly, not only do we not practice compassion, but we fail to show empathy to those who need us to empathise with them.

The following suggestions may also help:

  • How we are on the inside is more important than how we are on the outside;
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29 Dec, 2011