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"To err is human; to forgive, divine."-Alexander Pope
This parable stars two children; however, if we adults examine our hearts closely I think we'll find bits of William and Hannah hiding somewhere deep inside them.
William and Hannah were next door neighbors which served them well, since ... Views: 47
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you’re riding through the ruts, don’t you complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” ~ Bob Marley
“Blame no one. Forgive yourself and others. ... Views: 46
Betrayal is a common occurrence. Research shows that a large proportion of partners betray their “loved ones”. A person thinking that his/her partner is “unique”, “special” and “exceptional” might stop thinking it after finding the partner has been unfaithful. After all, he/she has become “just ... Views: 60
I’ve been urging you to practice forgiveness. I asked that you forgive white society for their transgressions against us and I asked that you forgive yourself for getting caught up in the negativity that they have heaped upon us and turning it in on yourself.
But this begs the question, just ... Views: 45
In my last article, I told you that it is time to forgive those who have harmed us. I spoke not only of this generation, but the generations that lead to this generation. That’s a lot of work. It is challenging work. It is also rewarding work. But be aware that it is still work ... Views: 47
With summer approaching, I suspect there will be a lot of buzz about the best ways to travel with kids. Kid-friendly airlines. Kid-friendly airports. Kid-friendly hotels, and the like.
I wish someone would write about parrot-friendly travel. Parrot-friendly airlines. Parrot-friendly airports. ... Views: 51
Let’s face some facts. We have made tremendous progress in reducing the torments of discrimination and isolation and oppression as results of racism. However, there is still a very long way to go. We are still imprisoned more often, less well educated, dying faster, more underemployed, more ... Views: 58
Have you ever danced with someone who was in total control, who knew exactly when to turn and step to create a flowing movement of beauty and grace? When you allow the other person to lead, you accept their guidance and give up control. And together, you create a joyous sequence of steps that ... Views: 66
Be willing to forgive self. Willingness is the first step in forgiving ourselves. The act of self forgiveness helps us to let go of the past. This is essential as we continue to heal our past and move forward in our new life.
The Oxford English dictionary defines forgiveness as such: “to ... Views: 67
There are a few simple communication techniques that work like magic in relationships, whether with committed partners, friends, co-workers or relatives. One of the most effective is reassurance, which is simple to do, and calms both of you down, which allows your discussion move on without ... Views: 132
We've all heard the phrase "opposites attract." But what happens when that happy union of opposites starts to rub you the wrong way?
At my Soul Blazing Sanctuary, I often work with couples where one person is very intellectual and not interested in social activities, while the other person is ... Views: 62
Frequently I help my clients work through problems with their grown children. Sometimes, an offspring is angry about something, and the parent is at a loss for what is wrong or what to do about it. These struggles often have their seeds in things that happened long ago, when the child was young. ... Views: 143
Having a broken heart is one of the most painful experiences in life and when it happens it seems that you will never get over it. How to heal a broken heart seems even more challenging than the actual heartbreak experience because it is prolonged and re-lived over and over again. The knot in ... Views: 238
One of the most important things a person can do for their relationship evolution is cutting cords that still bind them to previous relationships and prevent them from completing those relationships in the highest of ways. Most people do not realize that when you have a relationship with someone ... Views: 210
Left unchecked, there are a handful of pretty normal bad habits that can turn into relationship killers.
The patterns of communication listed below can start innocently enough. You probably just don’t know any better. And for a while these cycles let out some tension and can be laughed off ... Views: 292
Isn’t it Time to Stop the Bio- Mother ~ Stepmother Animosity?
Your stepchild’s Bio-Mom (BM) will always be a part of your life.
Over the years you will both attend graduations, sporting events, family celebrations, marriages, births, grandchildren, illness or death of a mutually ... Views: 157
Your partner has said or done something that really makes you furious. You are outraged. You are hurt to the core. You cannot believe it! If your partner cared for you, they would never have behaved in such a way.
The person you have just started to date does not return your call in a ... Views: 164
“There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.” ~ Washington Irving
When you hold on to a grudge, or regret, you are holding on to negative ... Views: 162
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Forgiveness - by Don Neviaser, DBA Forward Motion For Life!
Practicing forgiveness is a two tiered path to inner peace that can diminish or eliminate emotional drains that no longer have a place in your life. One level lies in the ability to completely forgive others, which allows you to move beyond lingering negative emotions that may still be clouding ... Views: 230
You've done it. You've gone and ruined a wonderful relationship and you don't know what you can do now to fix it. That sounds a lot like what you're dealing with at the moment, doesn't it? You and your Leo man have had a falling out and you've taken all the blame on yourself. It's ... Views: 188
It can be scary and uncomfortable to say we’re sorry. To own up to the fact that perhaps we did something less than stellar and that it negatively impacted someone we care for.
We want to just brush it under the rug. To have it let go. To not have to meet and experience the discomfort of ... Views: 168
There is so much in the news of politicians, celebrities, and public figures with secret children born out of affairs. When I first heard Arnold Schwarzenegger interviewed on 60 Minutes last fall, and he referred to fathering a love child during his affair by saying: “It was the stupidest thing ... Views: 234
Many people suffer from the past of what their parents did to them, the negative events of their childhood etc. The purpose of this article is to present the reason why it is hard to release the past and end the perpetual limitations and suffering.
The concept of forgiveness rarely works, as ... Views: 209
You make choices each and every day. Some decisions are conscious and others seem to happen without so much as a thought, but you are still choosing.
You choose what time you will rise or go to bed, what you are going to eat or drink, what you are going to wear, what you are going to watch ... Views: 143
After those first wonderful few months at the beginning of floating on air, filled with love, looking radiant and having someone love everything about us we look back and say what happened?
Relationships change of course but the one factor we ignore is that when we are blinded by love we do ... Views: 237
Dearest Darling readers,
One of the greatest challenges for us is to ‘enjoy’ people and therefore ‘enjoy’ life. Other turbulences, do have an impact. They do leave lessons and scars. But, relationships gone wrong can leave behind deep throbbing hurtful wounds that blur vision of ... Views: 217
The need to seek revenge on wrong- and evil-doers is as ancient as Mankind. But people attempt to address their grievances in three ways:
The aim of this type of vengeance is to restore justice and, with it, the victim’s view of the world as orderly, predictable, ... Views: 337
Have you ever wanted to heal one of your relationships, and you didn’t know how or where to start? I’ve experienced some tumultuous upsets in some of my relationships over the past year, and wanted to find a way to heal the issue within myself before approaching the person involved. I turned my ... Views: 240
"All I want is an apology."
Even with the best of intentions, it's easy to mis-step. You're a few minutes late. You forget to bring home the radishes even though you promised. You get frustrated and raise your voice. You kick off your shoes by the door and someone trips over them. You ... Views: 112
You’ve been looking forward all week to watching the movie you had delivered magically to your TV, and tonight’s the night! You get comfy in your favorite chair, popcorn and soda at hand, and flick on the remote.
About a third of the way into the movie, you realize it’s awful! You don’t like ... Views: 207
Forgiveness is such a misunderstood term and subject. For many who have been traumatized, hurt, injured emotionally, mentally or physically the idea of forgiveness is difficult to grasp especially in the initial moments of the wounding. The most important idea that I wish to convey here is that ... Views: 198
Incidents of unfaithfulness are easily one of the top causes for breakups, and it's not hard to see why. It's extraordinary difficult to recover when you cheated on him - but not an impossible task. If you realize your error in judgment a little bit too late, you still have a chance to recover - ... Views: 201
Dr. Romance writes:
How do you feel when you walk into a public rest room and there are papers all over the floor, unflushed toilets, and wet toilet seats? How do you feel about drivers who tailgate, zip around the roads going over the speed limit, and hog the road?
Most of us don’t ... Views: 229
Dear Dr. Romance
I came across your name in an article on Yahoo titled "More Couples Sleeping Apart: Is This
Healthy?". My wife and I have been together
since for over ten years, and have 3 children. and my wife has a daughter from a previous relationship. We ... Views: 325
What is the message you would tell the world, if you had only 5-10 minutes? How do you condense a lifetime of lessons, wisdom and growth into such a short window? Obviously, you would have to write everything down, prioritize and edit, until you had a gem, highly polished and ready for public ... Views: 194
Breaking down the prison and letting the inmate free is one of the best things you can do to truly free yourself and create the life that you want or the relationship that you desire. You may say, “I am not holding any one in a prison,” but in reality everyone creates a prison—and the inmate you ... Views: 157
Forgiving self is a simple yet powerful jewel for self discovery. The act of self forgiveness helps us to let go of the past. This is essential as we enter our new beginnings in the year 2013.
The Oxford English dictionary defines forgiveness as such: “to grant free pardon and to give up all ... Views: 228
Depressed. Dragging. In a funk.
I woke up that way today at 4:30 a.m. There’s no good reason for it. I understand that I make my own reality, but I was having trouble turning off the funk. I got up, threw some clothes on in the dark and stumbled my way downstairs into the office.
I know that ... Views: 514
It’s not often I write an article with tears in my eyes but today is the day. My mother, Anna Mae, received her wings two years ago on August 29th. Unlike my father’s passing, my brothers and I knew the time was coming but still weren't ready to say goodbye. A friend of mine suggested we read ... Views: 206
Lament of Loss
“The time we had spent with someone.
The time we know, we are never going to get back.” (Muhammad Mohsan Zaki)
May the Blessings Be
Oh this is sad and so true - I wonder why we spend so much time hoping when the other has made it so clear that they don't want you. And yet ... Views: 323
The sensitivity to rejection is psychological and this is actually over sensitivity to the rejection procedure from anyone and this happens to people who are in a neurotic state of mind. The borderline cases of neurotic disorder are all about the suffering of the person who are working ... Views: 247
I don't know about you, but I love giving!
Not because of the thanks or the credit received by doing something kind for someone, but because you can't help but feel good right down to your toes.
Emmanuel Swedenborg said, "Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things ... Views: 140
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” - Lewis B. Smedes
Negative emotions consume you. They keep you from experiencing the good you desire, the good that is rightfully yours. Stored up negative emotions of anger, regret, resentment, and sorrow can ... Views: 261
It's one thing to stick up for yourself and others. But it's a different matter to get caught up in wrangles, contentiousness, squabbles . . . in a word: quarrels.
Similarly, it's one thing to disagree with someone, even to the point of arguing - but it's a different matter to get so caught ... Views: 178
Have you ever wondered how best to teach your children about love, forgiveness, faith, hope, intuition, or peace? What about attraction, appreciation and power? Or have you tried to discuss the Source, the Journey, and the Universal Mind? And what about visualizations and affirmations? These ... Views: 256
You have been invited to participate in a wondrous dance with the Divine! You chose the pace, the tempo, the direction and the form. The Divine supplies the very substance of creation to and through you for this creative dance. It is ongoing, ever-evolving dance of creation with the Master ... Views: 136
As a child, I loved to hear and read stories. Mythical creatures with magical powers, Kings and Queens and their children (of course I was the Princess!) and the Knights of the Round Table. How I loved to read about King Arthur and his Camelot. But for some reason, I always identified with the ... Views: 215
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Relationships can be devastated by simple, thoughtless things. Bad behavior will ruin your marriage faster than any temptation from the outside. Tina B. Tessina, PhD, "Dr. Romance" licensed psychotherapist and author points out the worst mistakes to ... Views: 486
After a breakup, the hardest thing you will face is to keep from pushing your ex boyfriend any farther away. You will be tempted to stay in contact with him and make sure he does not find another woman to take your place. However, this is a time when your emotions will be at their highest and ... Views: 729
JUST FOR TODAY
1. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that “most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Happiness is from within; it is not a matter of externals.
2. Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is, ... Views: 279