Tag Archive | friendship

Soul mirrors: healing emotional wounds through relationship

Soul mirrors: healing emotional wounds through relationship


Dearest readers, I have long been interested in the quest for self-love and the healing of the emotional body. It is so fascinating to me how we attract into our lives the exact mirror of our own emotional state in the people we encounter. If you pay close attention, you will see the patterns. Every […]

Soul contracts and “bad relationships”

Soul contracts and “bad relationships”


Dearest readers, We have all been conditioned to feel as if we are either lucky or unlucky in love, but I personally believe that luck has nothing to do with how our relationships turn out. Nor, most likely, does love have much to do with what we call romantic encounters either! What’s love got to […]

Remedies for loneliness: the importance of sharing and intimacy

Remedies for loneliness: the importance of sharing and intimacy


Dearest readers, An unforeseen and preventable tragedy recently occurred in my work place. One of my younger coworkers, M. (aged 27) took his own life during the holiday break. He was a quiet young man. Respectful, thoughtful, intelligent. A model employee who was always on time and who played by the rules. His college major […]

In search of: adult human being


Dear readers, I have long been an admirer of the work of Carl Gustav Jung, the founder of depth psychology. He understood and defined the collective unconscious, and he clearly explained how themes and archetypes of human behaviors are shared by peoples and cultures all over the world. He also understood that all  human beings […]

The layers of friendship


Hello readers, People always say that humans are social animals. I don’t know if other animals suffer from solitude, but I do know that our faithful companions, dogs, let us clearly know when they crave our attention. A dog knows that she needs to be touched, and she clearly communicates her desire and most of […]

Friendship and identity


Hello readers, People, including me, are full of ideas, opinions, and after a few or several years of living on this planet, we use our personal experience, exposure to family, media, friends, and other other influences to construct a view of how we think the world should work and where we belong. One of my […]

Friendship


Hello readers, There are many ways to relate to the world and its many planes, material and spiritual. The upheavals we are experiencing as a nation with regards to police brutality, racism, gay marriage are interesting to examine. More than one person has noted that forty or fifty years ago, neighbors knew one another by […]

Are you alone for the holidays?


Hello readers, Tradition holds that holiday celebrations are a time for families to come together.  For those whose family ties are broken for one reason or another, and for those of us who live in cultures in which caring for strangers, outcasts, and loners is little important other than symbolically, the holidays can be a […]

Krill: A Short Story


The beach was littered with glass eyes.  Not the kind that fit into the orbits of human skulls, but rather the type that look like buttons adorning the faces of ragdolls.  Seagulls homed in on the sandy strip, lunging for tender tidbits of raw flesh, hoping to satisfy their cavernous appetites. The air was calm […]

How Can I Help? Using Personal Experience to Assist Others


Hello readers, Free will is an important, if not essential part of being a human being.  This means we are all free to make mistakes or to ask for help if we need it.  Giving advice is often counter-productive for this reason.  If a person is ready and receptive to the fruit of others’ experiences, […]

The Carrot of Hope


Hello readers, Hope is an essential although elusive ingredient to human life.  As children, we may rejoice in the moment more effectively than do adults, but we still emulate and aspire to the power and effectiveness of adulthood. This too is a form of hope.  My grandmother told me when she was about 90 years […]

An Attitude of Friendship


To be a friend is to share a connection, to feel that what we are living and experiencing is validated in the reflection of another being in our presence.  To be available for friendship is to be open to anyone or anything other than our self.  We all get tired of our own company, and […]