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When is enough enough? How to be kind and still draw the line …

On the path to peace, we encounter the struggle for balance between being consciously kind and loving and tolerating the intolerable. The Guiding Principles of Reality teach us that Love is the answer … that there is a gift in every single encounter, including the most painful ones. The principles emphasize that we must give up blame to find the peace and resolution we seek. And so

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What does it mean to set boundaries?

Healthy boundaries are not  as much about drawing lines in the sand that then must be boldly defended, as they are the natural result of a mindset that comes from believing that we are safe, loved, and deserving of kindness and respect. If we expect to be mistreated, perhaps because that’s what we have experienced in the past, we will react defensively, which often comes

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Ending a Relationship Consciously

photo credit: h.koppdelaney I have a friend who recently ended her relationship with a man she’d been intimately involved with for some time. She told him: I stayed with you until I was at peace with what you could offer. I questioned my need for you to give me more and came to accept that what you offered was perfect – that the quality of

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“But They Need Me!”

photo credit: Stephen Glauser It can be difficult once we have identified ourselves as Rescuers to stop taking responsibility for someone we’re in the habit of rescuing. Exactly how hard it is to refrain from care-taking them depends on how much they have come to rely on, even expect us to rescue them. They may really believe it is our job to take care of

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