Sacred space

Most of us can probably think of places which feel special to us in some way.

Silence

‘Silence is essential. We need silence, just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light.’

Nourishing our spirit – Part 2

Last week, we looked at setting aside a place in our home which symbolises our intention to nourish our spirit. Just as important as creating a place is to create time.

Nourishing our spirit

‘Nourishing our spirit’ is the final of Christopher Germer’s ‘Five pathways to self-compassion’.

Befriending our feelings – Part 2

Emotions are natural responses to the changing conditions of our lives. We put unnecessary pressure on ourselves if we feel that we ‘should’ be happy all the time.

Befriending our feelings

Many of our emotions, especially the very powerful ones, are connected to the bonds we feel with other human beings.

Pathways to self-compassion

‘Although our personal experience may tell us otherwise, self-compassion is the most natural thing in the world.’