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“A man is whole only when he takes into account his own shadow.” — Djuna Barnes

If you embody nothing else, take this in; choice is a superpower. You choose how you think, speak and act, the three only things you control in life. Every choice activates a chain reaction…

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“Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear, all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.” — Roy T. Bennett

Empathy is the ability to put oneself in…

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“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometime experience with places, people, works of art and the like, the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we are alone.” Charles de Lint

The concept of…

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Do you find yourself in periods where things just flow gently, or you are uncharacteristically short tempered or you are just drained and can’t do anything? Have you perhaps also noticed that these experiences are cyclical? Before I started my journey of reflection, I did not notice it. Before that…

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“The eye only sees what the mind is ready to comprehend” — Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost

The general attention of your mind is your mindset or bias. Some common biases are:

These occur through establishing patterns and behaviours based on our experiences. For example…

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“Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full, to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.” — Rumi

The collective consciousness…

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“Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full, to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.” — Rumi

The collective consciousness…

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“Time and again, we let the fear of loss overpower rational decision-making and often make ourselves worse off just to avoid a potential loss. Psychologists call this loss aversion, and it means we often tend to prefer avoiding losses at the expense of acquiring gains” — L. Jon Wetherein

You…

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“Don’t sacrifice too much, because if you sacrifice too much there is nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.” — Karl Lagerfeld

If you sacrifice yourself to your own detriment, you are a hero; that is the societal norm. However, the problem is that when you…

Christopher Lembke

I am an avid, if not frequent, blogger on the topics of healing, philosophy, society and humanity and how they might relate to business and ourselves.

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