Tagged with " selfhelp"
Nov 15, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

These spiritual window-shoppers

These spiritual window-shoppers

by Rumi

These spiritual window-shoppers
These spiritual window-shoppers,
who idly ask, ‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking.
They handle a hundred items and put them down,
shadows with no capital.

What is spent is love and two eyes wet with weeping.
But these walk into a shop,
and their whole lives pass suddenly in that moment,
in that shop.

Where did you go? “Nowhere.”
What did you have to eat? “Nothing much.”

Even if you don’t know what you want,
buy something, to be part of the exchanging flow.

Start a huge, foolish project,
like Noah.

It makes absolutely no difference
what people think of you.

Nov 7, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Introvert update: going places alone

Introvert update: going places alone allows me to meditate on the environment and how to interact with it, but without the extra complexity of my internal circle meshing with that space in impossibly complex ways. Good for introverts – can get acclimated. Maybe being out in the world alone is how to become a leader. Get good at life by engaging with the world head on and alone.

Oct 13, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Spiritual Bypass

“Spiritual bypassing, a term first coined by psychologist John Welwood in 1984, is the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to avoid dealing with our painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs…┬áIt is a spiritualized strategy not only for avoiding pain but also for legitimizing such avoidance, in ways ranging from the blatantly obvious to the extremely subtle.” (read more)

Aug 18, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

In order for us to transcend the narcissism in our political system, we have to transcend our own codependence.

Aug 18, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

The introverted codependent

The introverted codependent needs social interaction for sense of self worth, needs solitude for self care and re-energizing. Mutually exclusive, hard to find balance. But also leads introvert to be more social than they would otherwise, sometimes at the expense of self care. Long term, learning social skills is good but must learn also to take solitude and find self worth outside of others.