When Someone Close To Us Is Struggling

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What to do when someone close to us is struggling in life?

We have tried to help them as best as we can, with ideas, support and practical help, but they don’t “get it”. Or maybe we are not even in contact with them to do that much.

It can be painful watching them suffer, especially if we feel there are things “out there” that they could find helpful, but they aren’t interested.

A proverb featuring a horse and water might spring to mind.
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Love Gives Us Life

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A couple of weeks ago Janni Lloyd wrote the following in a comment on this blog…

The more we open our hearts to each other, embrace our differences and, in so doing, love all aspects of ourself, the more aliveness our physical body has.

Thank you Janni for leaving these beautiful words! I’d like to explore this concept further, and this is how I see it… [Read more…]

A Magic Trick For Relationships

wand1.jpgI have a magic trick that always works for me in relationship problems.

This is a trick I mainly use in my relationship with my partner Frank. It applies to any kind of relationship, and I use it on other ones too, but for me this trick has come into focus from using it in our life-partner-type relationship. It’s something I’ve used when I have been feeling exasperated, sad or plain desperate about either a specific event or some ongoing thing I’m not happy about.

My experience from using this trick has been to see transformation of the problem… into a non-event or even into a miraculous opposite—some of the developments have amazed me.
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Together Forever

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“Living forever” is about being with our loved ones forever, in life. And being with our friends and everyone else who has decided to stick around.

It’s funny how immortality is so often portrayed as a curse in our culture. The poor ol’ immortal person gets to grow older and older and all their friends and family die off and they are left wandering around in eternity all alone, old and miserable. It never seems to occur to the creators of these stories that an immortal person might happen to have an immortal family.
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