Archive | January, 2017

Purposeful connections

31 Jan

I have always believed in the universe, how it connects with us and how those connections bring people into our lives, if only for a fleeting moment. I also believe why people aren’t supposed to stay, or why we’re not supposed to stay in other people’s lives.

People come into our lives, often with a message unbeknown to us, unless we’re aware of how the connection works. When it comes to life of course, some of us won’t consciously stop to think about …

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My different way of thinking

30 Jan

Unfortunately, because my brain is configured differently to that of a normal thinking brain, how I get to see things is back to front, like a rewired plug that doesn’t work. That includes any processes that requires forward or normal emotional thinking.

For me to get round that I use my intuition to bring my thoughts into a forward-thinking process and that helps me think in the same way other people think. As a child, I had no understanding of my …

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The human soul

29 Jan

Something inspirational:

“Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.”

EDWIN HUBBEL CHAPIN

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Our scathed lives

28 Jan

I don’t believe we all come through our childhood unscathed, that on some level we are all emotionally damaged. That where we have lessons to learn, some of us will learn those and others will simply choose to ignore theirs.

Along the way some of us may deal with misfortune, neglect or depression. That others may deal with injustice, trauma or abuse, but in order to deal with all of those things, we must use our emotions …

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Sleeping without dreams

27 Jan

Imagine a black sheet of paper in front of your eyes, with no lights, with no images, no memories or imagination coming through. That’s what I see when I sleep.

With extensive damage to the Cerebral Cortex, the part of the brain that is responsible for dreams, I can’t dream. Instead, my mind goes through a thought process that takes me through any …

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Our senses & being mindful

26 Jan

Mindfulness is an art, continually brought about through observations on a regular basis. For those of us who practise, taking note of our surroundings is a matter of course. I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t observing. Always in touch with my environment, always observing the world around me.

Our five senses: taste, sight, touch, smell and hear, which we employ unconsciously, enable us to experience the world around us. They’re all powerful forces that aren’t necessarily registered …

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An Abraham Lincoln quote

25 Jan

Something inspirational:

“I am a slow walker but I never walk back.”

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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Cacao & Almond Energy Balls

24 Jan

Cacao & Almond Energy Balls

This is a great recipe for a healthy energy ball snack, taken from themaedeli.com. I made them at the weekend and they are easy to make and taste delicious!

Ingredients:

100g of almonds

200g of dates …

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Working with an other’s ego

23 Jan

People who work from their ego will always make other people’s life difficult. Unfortunately, we can never get to know anyone whose identity and ego have become intertwined.

The ego stems from the conscious, from a person’s sense of self-importance that becomes over-inflated and who uses it to avoid dealing with their own issues. The ego allows a person to cut themselves …

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We can’t go back

22 Jan

‘We can’t go back to yesterday we were different people then.’ But I’m not sure I’d want to. I wasn’t the same person yesterday, or back then. I’m more emotionally comfortable now.

If I were to go back I wouldn’t know what I know now, I’ve grown in confidence. I wouldn’t be writing and  my life would never change because the people in it, would still be the same. To go back …

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