Posts Tagged ‘Forgiveness’

Mao’s Last Dancer

March 20th, 2010

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A great movie!  So refreshing to see an original storyline – probably because it is true.  It brought back fond memories of my travels off the beaten track in Asia, and also reminded me how precious our freedom is, and how lucky I am to be born in a country where we simply take this for granted.

A moving true account of the life so far of Li Cunxin – a Chinese born ballet dancer of international acclaim, currently living in Australia.  This movie managed to make me laugh AND cry – the measuring stick of a good movie in my book.

Denying Your Emotions Can Make You Sick

February 24th, 2010

It’s all very well to think positive and to choose to be happy, but what if you don’t actually feel happy and positive?  What if actually you really feel scared, angry, sad, disappointed, hurt? 

It has become common to view these so called negative feelings as bad.  It’s not socially acceptable to spend too much time being angry or bitter, or moping around being miserable.  In response to that we tend to then deny these feelings when they arise, but the problem is, by denying them they don’t go away, they just get buried beneath the surface.  And that, I believe, is dangerous and unhealthy.  Beneath the surface they fester, and eventually explode in some way – either emotionally, or physically.

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Live in the Now!

February 8th, 2010

Most people have heard the saying:
“The past is history, the future is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it’s called the present.”

However, how many of us spend a large proportion of our time either dwelling on issues of the past or striving to create a fantastic future?  We are missing the here and now.  While it’s worthwhile to reflect on the past, and to visualise the future, most of us would benefit from focusing more attention on the present.

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Damage Control – Surviving Your Mistakes

January 20th, 2010

Mistakes are an essential part of the learning process and an inevitable part of life.  We all make mistakes, but some of them are bigger and have more serious consequences than others, especially if they involve our work or our personal relationships.  So how can we make the most of our mistakes and learn from them rather than being crippled and devastated by them?

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Let it Go – The Art of Forgiveness

January 8th, 2010

Are you harbouring a grudge against someone, or something?  If you are, and you think this is affecting the other party concerned, then you are seriously misleading yourself.  The only person that you are hurting by holding onto these negative thoughts, is you!  Do yourself a favour and let it go.  The power and benefits of forgiveness is huge, but admittedly it is sometimes easier said than done.

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What To Do When Your Problems Are Actually Someone Else’s – The Art of Setting Boundaries

December 8th, 2009

Many clients come to me in despair with problems and issues that actually belong to other people – partners, children, friends, family members, work colleagues.  Often they’ve tried to get these people to change their offending behaviour and failed.  And therein lies the problem.  We can’t change other people, nor do we have any right to.  People will change if and when they want to and not a moment sooner.

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The Power of Positive Feeling

November 8th, 2009

Most people probably know that it’s beneficial to think positive.  To really reap the rewards, you need to take that a step further, though.  It’s not just about “thinking” positively, you need to “feel” positive.

We’ve all heard sayings such as “you reap what you sow” and “you get out what you put in”.  The basis behind these is that what we put out into the Universe is what we attract back.  So if you’re putting positive stuff out, you will attract good stuff back, and if you’re putting negative stuff out then you will attract more of the same.

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