The most common concern I hear from students is usually expressed in one of two ways. The first is, "I can’t meditate. I just can't." The second is a variation on the first theme, which is the idea that meditation is something you have to do every day for 30 minutes in a quiet room. Neither of these concerns are necessarily what they seem.
Meditation is not a one-time thing. It is a way of living and a way of learning how to be in the world. It is about learning how to observe our thoughts and feelings, how to avoid getting lost in them, and how to observe these ideas and emotions without judgement.
One of the central tools of psychosynthesis is the exploration and integration of a person's subpersonalities. To ensure its survival, the ego has developed a complex network of subpersonalities that enables it to fulfil its specific needs. The subpersonalities are the functions of our ego that are specific to a particular individual and serve to … Continue reading Finding the Voice of the Self: Psychosynthesis and Intuition
Living with intention means taking conscious actions that are in alignment with your deepest values and passions. It means walking through your world with a firm focus, a clear vision, and an unwavering gaze. It is about consciously choosing your thoughts and behaviours rather than allowing your thoughts and behaviours to be a product of … Continue reading How to Live Intentionally
Discovering your inner creativity begins with looking inside yourself. It is about understanding your feelings, your emotions, your past experiences, and your patterns of behaviour. As you learn to tune into the voice of self-doubt, silence it and listen to the voice of your inner wisdom, you begin to find your true voice and express yourself as you wish.
Photo by Jatin Baghel on Pexels.com The term Psychosynthesis refers to a process of psychological and spiritual development that takes place at the conscious and unconscious levels of the human psyche. Psychosynthesis was developed by the Italian psychiatrist, philosopher, and esotericist Roberto Assagioli (1888-1974), who was influenced by the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl … Continue reading What is Psychosynthesis?
What are you grateful for? Listing and affirming gratitude is one of the best ways that we can begin to bring positive change for ourselves and those around us. As we begin to become more aware of the many blessings already present in our lives—from the small things, to the overlooked things, to the big and important … Continue reading 17 Powerful Questions for Connecting to Gratitude
It's extraordinary the number of positive changes that come to us as we begin to connect more fully to an expression of compassion and kindness. I don't mean only compassion and kindness towards others, but also self-compassion and feelings of compassion and kindness towards ourselves that enable us to live openly and freely. As we move … Continue reading Self-Compassion and Unconscious Contracts
Mindfulness doesn’t merely teach us to centre our minds in the present, but to powerful reorient ourselves to the full timeline of our lived experiences. In doing so, we learn to recognise our experiences of the world around us in powerfully transformative ways. While some may start with the concern that mindfulness is a selfish turn inward that … Continue reading The Mindfulness Principles
I’ve kept a daily journal for almost twenty years. It’s served many different purposes throughout the years, but has always offered me many benefits and has become a regular part of my daily ritual. In The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron suggests to her readers to begin each morning by writing three pages of stream-of-consciousness writing in longhand form. The … Continue reading Journaling to Support Creativity