Loneliness

  It seems that the deepest attachment we have is to be seen and heard and affirmed by others, and unless we get that, we don’t feel we’re worthwhile. In fact, in our culture, we define ourselves as social beings, so if we don’t have contact with others, how do...

Everything is interdependent

We don’t need to be great philosophers to see that everything around us functions in dependence upon everything else. If we start to think more deeply it’s evident that we can’t isolate anything; there’s nothing that doesn’t rely upon something else for its existence....

Giving and receiving forgiveness

To forgive others when they have harmed us is a brave thing to do. It releases anger and resentment, opens our hearts, and heals relationships. But what about asking for forgiveness when we have hurt others? What’s involved? Asking for forgiveness implies...

We’re not someone else’s other half. We’re our own person.

In all cultures and throughout history it seems that everyone has to find a partner. The rightness of this is such an assumption that we think it’s abnormal not to have one. Well, let’s look at it. On the upside, there is nothing more marvellous than having a dear...