Judgment is not necessarily always harmful. "Don't judge me!" could be both a powerful liberating statement and a misguided one creating misunderstanding and separation. Have you ever wondered what judgement actually is? If it is just harmful, then how can we know good from bad and legitimately express our preferences in life and in our
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
Rumi Calendar – Response to the September Question White doves and Mpatapo, the Adinkra symbol of reconciliation and peace.  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
I would like to re-post an excerpt of this article from the PsychCenral site because it is a necessary and useful technique for our mental health as well as for advancement on our self-realisation path. I do encourage you to read the full post though. A Technique for Feeling Painful Feelings [By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S.]
We are True Love. Love of the truth is the ultimate love, it is the most rewarding and the most hurtful. Its path is through personal relational love, a wild dirt road, meandering through the joys and hurts of relationships! This is a follow up post from last month’s “Dear Rumi, What is true love?”.
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
If someone asks you 'How are you feeling?' are you able to go beyond the 'I feel good' or 'I feel bad'? You should not be surprised to know that for some people that's the limit of their level of connection with their feelings. For some others it can go a little deeper; they might
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  [See also the follow up post "Love hurts...it has to...to wake you up!"
The viral charity phenomenon is based on some sound psychological principles. [Reblogging from Psychology Today] By now, you have likely either participated in or at least observed others take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has swept the nation in recent days. It is amazing how popular this trend has become overnight. Who would have guessed
[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 injury,