For many of us, it can be difficult to accept the parts of ourselves that we do not like. We are often at war with ourselves, constantly fighting with the voices in our head. Maybe we struggle with the way we look, maybe we struggle with the way we act, maybe we struggle with the … Continue reading How to Accept Yourself Without Losing Yourself in the Process
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
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
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
Now more than ever is an important time to reflect on all of the things that we are grateful for. Gratitude is a practice and an attitude that we can consciously cultivate every day of our lives.
A lot of people who recognise the many benefits of mediation wish that they had enough time in their day to sit down to meditate. For many, the demands of work and family mean that there really isn’t enough time in the day for an hour of guided meditation or even the two 20-minute blocks that I … Continue reading 15 Minutes for Meditation Before Bed