Tag: self-development

What We Resist, Persists.

If we’re feeling an emotion, but not allowing ourselves to express it, that energy will only build in our body over time. We can try to suppress it, analyze it, or busy ourselves in order to distract from it, but until we actually face… Continue Reading “What We Resist, Persists.”

Strength in Surrender

There is strength in surrendering to Life by allowing it to just unfold as it will. To letting go of our need to control and the expectations of how we think it “should” be. Strength in surrendering to what we’re actually feeling and allowing… Continue Reading “Strength in Surrender”

The Story of the Elephant

I was reminded today of a story I read a while ago about a child that was brought to the zoo, where he saw an elephant tied to a stake. He asks the animal trainer, “why doesn’t the elephant just use its size to… Continue Reading “The Story of the Elephant”

Rising Higher

Yesterday on my lunch break, I found myself lost in thought (as I tend to do) while lying in the grass under a tree. I was starting to get stuck in a loop circling around ideas and potential futures of where the world is… Continue Reading “Rising Higher”

All We Need Is a Spark

Even the smallest spark can lead to the brightest flame. All it takes is an idea, a flash of inspiration, a glimpse of potential to lead us in a better direction in Life, because if we can’t even see or envision a new way… Continue Reading “All We Need Is a Spark”

A Call to Men

In me, are all of the other men who have come before me. All those who have sacrificed their lives in the name of safety, of protection, of providing, of Love. Looking back through recent history, men have been sent to work on the… Continue Reading “A Call to Men”

The need for emotional self-responsibility

I feel like one of the most important things I’ve done for myself is learning how to objectively (and compassionately) observe my emotions. Often, when something outside of ourselves triggers us into a feeling, whether it’s anger, jealousy, fear, or any other uncomfortable emotion,… Continue Reading “The need for emotional self-responsibility”

Judgment fades in the presence of understanding…

… But in order to understand, we must first suspend what we already believe to be “true”. There are so many perspectives battling it out right now, with everyone thinking that theirs is ‘right’ and justified. We tend to believe our personal views because… Continue Reading “Judgment fades in the presence of understanding…”

Slow Down. Breathe.

There’s an awareness that comes from slowing down. Much like the difference between driving through a neighbourhood and walking: when moving at a slower pace, we pick up on more of the details. The finer, more subtle points that go unnoticed when driving quickly… Continue Reading “Slow Down. Breathe.”