We all want peace — peaceful relationships, a peaceful life. We want an end to wars, bigotry, racism, and terrorism. Yet many of us, in our homes, workplaces and communities are struggling to have peaceful relationships with those we know. How can we ever expect that there will be peace in our world, when we … Continue reading The anatomy of peace
When something isn’t going well with a relationship or a project we tend to look out. He’s at fault! She needs to change! We might accept part of the problem but it’s common to justify putting off our change until we first see change in the other. Everyone waits. Nothing happens. Here’s what the … Continue reading The problem is me
“Everyone’s awkwardness shines a little brighter in an elevator.” Sammy Rhodes from his book, This Is Awkward: How Life’s Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection. You and I can be standing side-by-side, but because we don’t know each other there is this expectation and understanding that we will ignore each other. I can … Continue reading Awkward!
This week I was standing talking to two friends when another person joined us and started talking to just one of the group. I don’t know this person well but we have been introduced before and often see each other at other gatherings, so my initial response when she ignored us, was to think she … Continue reading Am I invisible?