Quiet contemplation

I use ‘quiet contemplation’ as a tool to help me strive for inner peace. Having peace not only represents our inner perceptions, but how we deal with our life and the people in it.

Inner peace may also comes from how we deal with our perceptions. It represents a quietness, a quietness that incorporates love and respect that we have for each other, despite any political, cultural and religious …

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30 Aug, 2012

Emotional patterns

Emotional patterns from our early years can often stay etched with us throughout our adult life. Different emotional patterns may form, depending on the different influences and those can bring about different emotional patterns in us.

For example, if someone is overpowering and we don’t know how to react when that person is around us, we may become more submissive. Behaviour traits can run in families. How many of us stop to question …

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29 Aug, 2012

Keeping a perspective

Something inspirational:

“The first step to becoming a more peaceful person is to have the humility to admit that, in most cases, you’re creating your own emergencies. Life will usually go on if things don’t go according to plan. It’s helpful to keep reminding yourself and repeating the sentence, “Life isn’t an emergency”.


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26 Aug, 2012

Lashing out

As a child, I was less than careful with how I used to say things. Looking back it wan’t my fault. Anyone not knowing they had a disability, would also be angry.

My mum would often say ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything.’  But children don’t always know why they may present a certain way, unless they are told. They may often blurt things out without …

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25 Aug, 2012

Greener Grass

When I look back at what my grandparents had, my generation had more, but in comparison to my children’s generation, as a child, I see now that I had very little.

Our grandparents lived the simple life without the lifestyle, or opportunities. I was lucky to have a better lifestyle in comparison, but had no opportunities. When I look at society now, I see a different world …

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24 Aug, 2012

Time out

Today I don’t seem to be able to think straight, let alone write. The last few days have been so stressful, I am really not sure how I feel. A life on a dessert island seems a viable prospect right now! I am so tired of dealing with stressful situations, pertaining to family issues. Rant over. I am …

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23 Aug, 2012

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