Category «Life»

Thoughts on suicide

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This past week I heard of two people who commited suicide. I didn’t as such know either of them directly however both had a place in the outskirts of my life. Both deaths impacted me. I feel a sense of deep sadness that both people reached such a hopeless place of despair that death seemed …

When it hurts

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“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” ~ C.S. Lewis Emotional pain hurts. It’s a dull ache, a tight knot, a throbbing that no pill can ease. It takes the joy out of life and makes it hard to believe there is …

Hopes and fears

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“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears” – Nelson Mandela Have you ever considered how much fear influences the decisions you make in your life? Fear gives us information that is intended to keep us safe. And it does a lot of the time, for example not putting our hand into the lions …

What makes us feel alive?

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“I did it for me,I liked it, I was good at it and I was alive” This clip is from the final episode of Breaking Bad where Walt discloses what it meant for him to actually start to live after learning that he was dying. In Walt’s case he gave up being a struggling chemistry …

Music and Life

Do you live your life constantly striving for something that seems just out of reach? You might think that when you meet the right person, or get the right job or find a bigger house that you will then be happy? This clip from Alan Watts suggests that the journey is to be enjoyed, not …