Click to register for The Hidden Gifts In These Changing Times: 5 Keys To Mastering 2024 I am sharing this piece by David Whyte because of his beautiful articulation of the deeply felt experience of living, especially in gratitude. Please visit his website for more of his writings and programs. They are worth your time and investment. I…

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End Disappointment Bullying

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Click to register for The Hidden Gifts In These Changing Times: 5 Keys To Mastering 2024 We all know what it is like to feel disappointed. It is a feeling of being let down. That means that we had reason to expect something other than the result that we received. So disappointment does not just…

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How A Joy Practice Makes Your Ego Your Friend

The Cambridge Dictionary defines the ego as your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability The definition of the ego varies according to who is defining it and there are many different perspectives about it. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, in psychoanalysis, the part of a person’s mind that tries to match the hidden desires (= wishes) of the id (= part of the unconscious mind) with the demands of the real world is how they define ego.  Many spiritual traditions define the ego as a part of us…

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The Most Important Of Beliefs To Change

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There is one belief that is the most essential belief you need to change if you want a permanent shift in your life. Where Do Beliefs Come From? Sometimes, it can seem that beliefs come from our minds. They seem to appear out of nowhere to tell us which end is up. Beliefs can have…

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A Joy Practice Eliminates Withholding


Have you had the experience of someone withholding something from you? There are many kinds of withholding. When people mention it, sexual withholding often comes to mind, but withholding is a much bigger and more important form of abuse than we may realize. Withholding affects us on many levels. It hurts trust in any area…

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Hierarchy: Why Conformity Is Not Cooperation


When we experience rejection, sometimes it is based on something remiss in what we have done, but too often, it occurs because we do not conform to societal norms. However, we rarely get a direct and honest explanation for our rejection. When we are not conforming, many will feel threatened because the security of the…

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Loyalty: A Mixed Blessing


I remember when I was young, feeling very confused about the rejection I experienced from those around me. It did not make sense. What was wrong with playing with the girl next door, or wanting to read or do other activities like scouts, or having a Barbie doll? Yup, no Barbies allowed!  It is natural…

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Why Is The Good So Threatening?


We live in a world that focuses on the bad and seems to believe that ideas about badness are more real than ideas about goodness. This is a huge mistake and one that affects us in many negative ways. Once we rectify this mistake, we can feel freer and happier. So many people struggle to…

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Setting Boundaries For Responsive Sensitive People


For a long time, just like other sensitive people, I searched for ways to make myself feel less. Everyone else thought I shouldn’t be so affected by the world, that it wasn’t normal. And believing that it was abnormal to feel so much, I tried to contain it.  Experiments With Self-Protection I tried to push…

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The Missing Link For Sensitive People

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Sensitive people connect with the energy around them because their nervous systems are designed to operate in a highly engaged way with everything in their environments. This is not a bad thing, in fact, the sensitive person’s awareness can be exceptionally valuable. In order for that to happen, however, sensitive people need a specific type…

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