Discover the many good reasons for having animals in your life.
“Until a person has loved an animal a part of the soul remains unawakened.” ~Anatole France
People who love animals know that there are many very good reasons to have animals in your life.
Love and Presence
Animals who have been loved . . . → Read More: Why Have Animals In Your Life
Does the fear of making a mistake immobilize you when you need to make a decision?
Do you ever have trouble making decisions? Which rug to buy for your floor? Which couch to choose? What color to paint your walls? What you feel like doing on your days off? What kind of work you . . . → Read More: Do You Have Trouble Making Decisions?
Do you allow your natural kindness to shine forth?
“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness . . . → Read More: Where Kindness Comes From
Are you aware of the feelings you cause yourself when you attempt to control others rather than love yourself?
“I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.” - Thomas Jefferson
When your intent is to control others, are you . . . → Read More: Does Controlling Others Make You Feel Happy?
Do you have an expectation that if you were emotionally healthy, you would not feel hurt in the face of others’ judgments or uncaring behavior?
This is not true! Let me explain.
When you are emotionally healthy, you are less likely to be devastated by others’ behaviors, because you have learned to not take them personally. But your heart can still feel loneliness and heartache in response to others’ unloving behavior.
It is very important to learn to lovingly manage these core painful feelings of the heart.
The feelings of loneliness and heartache have vital information for you about what is going on with another person. They tell you whether the other person is open or closed, loving or unloving. You need this information in order to make good decisions about how to take care of yourself around others. Continue reading “How Can I Not Get Hurt By Others’ Judgments?”