Giving ourselves control

I’m not sure how long I was in counselling, before I decided to come out of counselling. I had literally got to the stage where something just wasn’t working for me.

The tools I needed to help me deal with my issues weren’t happening, so talking didn’t help. To some extent talking made me more frustrated. After years of counselling, I came to realise it was …

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31 Dec, 2013

Making excuses

Excuses are reasons we create to defend the way we behave, to avoid acting on something we should be dealing with. Excuses are simply a means of negating responsibility.

We can either continue to make excuses, or we can put things right and get our lives back on track. We’d rather talk ourselves into making excuses, than deal with what we know is the truth. We make …

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30 Dec, 2013

The Sunday blues

I don’t know whether anyone else has memory of the Sunday evening blues, but it seemed very real to me, when I was little. At the time I never understood why by Sunday evening I was beginning to feel so miserable.

After initial research, I found out it’s all to do with a combination of the weekend coming to an end, with the anticipation of 5 days of pressure until the weekend again. Unfortunately, work and school …

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28 Dec, 2013

A Christmas poem

Something inspirational:

“Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It’s lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It’s higher thought and a greater plan. It’s glorious dream in the soul of man.”

WILFRED A. PETERSON (The Art of Living)

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26 Dec, 2013

Inner conflict

We have a bad day, not because someone is irritating us, but because we feel bad. That’s because the feelings we have that arise out of conflict are often tied to unconscious thoughts, not yet realised that continue to block our awareness of the bigger picture.

If we were to unravel what goes on behind our unconscious thoughts, we would understand why we’re in conflict with ourselves and why what we feel generally has nothing to do with anyone else …

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23 Dec, 2013