On relationships: don’t try changing him/her

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:28+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|

Just felt like sharing a few wonderful quotations on intimate relationships. They relate timeless universal wisdom in different ways: Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed ~Albert Einstein  Einstein and his second wife Elsa Löwenthal who was also

Transpersonal Psychology presentation: Self-realisation in Rumi’s psychology

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:28+00:00 March 20th, 2015|

Transpersonal Psychology is gradually gaining more interest and it is my privilege to be giving a presentation this coming Wednesday for the Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group (TPIG) of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). The details from Dr Jonathan Tandos; Acting National Convenor TPIG APS; are below. Self-realisation in Rumi’s psychology: Journey of transformation from ego self to

Dear Rumi…Tell me about forgiveness

By | 2017-12-15T22:42:50+00:00 September 30th, 2014|

Rumi Calendar – Response to the September Question White doves and Mpatapo, the Adinkra symbol of reconciliation and peace. [1] Tell me about forgiveness. Why should I forgive and how? Why is there so much hate and revenge? Thankfully one can still witness many instances of compassion, humanity and cooperation. Nevertheless it seems

Love hurts…it has to…to wake you up!

By | 2018-01-15T22:28:58+00:00 September 20th, 2014|

This is a follow up post from last month’s “Dear Rumi, What is true love?“.  I am writing this to emphasise three things: Firstly that the “capital letters True Love” is not something other worldly, it is not something higher and separate from us to achieve, it is our fabric and true nature; we only need to be able to experience ourselves as true love. Secondly ...

Beautiful words & harsh realities. “The Other Wise Man”

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:30+00:00 September 13th, 2014|

This; another wonderful story by Henry Van Dyke; is dedicated to the dear reader who so authentically and bravely expressed her inner conflicts resulting from the outer conflicts that she sees around her. She exposes a real conflict that many of us face, should we be honest with ourselves. This is the deep chasm between

Dear Rumi…What is True Love?

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:30+00:00 August 30th, 2014|

Rumi Calendar - Response to the August Question What is True Love? Why are there so many unhappy relationships and broken hearts? Love which is based on just a pretty face; is not true love, it ends in sheer disgrace.  ~Rumi [1] [See also the follow up post "Love hurts...it has to...to wake you up!"

Why We End Up in Bad Relationships

By | 2017-12-14T16:36:42+00:00 August 7th, 2014|

  [Reblogged from Psychology Today] Written by Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D., Grant H. Brenner, MD, & Daniel Berry, RN, MHA A truly intimate relationship is a deep, free, and responsive connection with another person who really matters to us. But when the other person matters a great deal to us, we also feel vulnerable to