Dealing with repression

As a child, I held back and kept my emotions to myself, partly because no one was listening and partly because my childhood wasn’t a happy one. It was my coping mechanism.

When we talk about ‘repression of emotions,’ we are talking about holding our emotions back. It’s a means of survival so that we don’t have to deal with uncomfortable emotions. It’s a technique …

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31 Mar, 2012

The eternal sceptic

Many of us may know someone who lives and has made an occupation of being an eternal sceptic. People who may continually choose to question, or throw doubt on another person’s knowledge.

Anyone who is an eternal sceptic, may have his or her own opinions, may discredit what’s being said and may usually want to carry out their own research before they consider or believe the facts, knowledge or …

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30 Mar, 2012

Judgment and Spirituality

As someone who is spiritual, I have never made anyone believe what I believe, or judge someone for what they believe. It’s simply not my way.

As individuals we grow, and we evolve. Who we are today is not who we will be tomorrow, or who we were yesterday. We all have a soul and every soul has a spirit. It is important for the soul to have spiritual …

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27 Mar, 2012

Why we shouldn’t conform

I used to feel guilty because I felt I should have been stronger, instead of conforming to what others wanted. Now I feel compelled to write from my own viewpoint why I think it’s important not to conform, if what’s being asked of us isn’t right and why we should learn to follow our own path.

It stands to reason that when we live by our own values and principles, we can live a more peaceful life with less stress in it …

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26 Mar, 2012

Defining our life

Something inspirational:

“As you emphasise your life, you must localise and define it. The more truly and earnestly you come to do anything, the more clearly you will see you cannot do everything. He who is truly good must be good for something. To be good for everything is to be good for nothing.”

PHILIPS BROOKS

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22 Mar, 2012

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