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Fanning our rage

Fear is driven by need. The moment we give up on the need, the fear subsides. Our need to be significant to those who are significant to us drives most of the fears that may fan our rage at the world. But only for as long as we still have hope that there is a […]

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That empty bench…

The saddest scene for me has always been the abandoned park bench. It echoes with profound intensity the pervasive isolation that too many experience, but too few reveal. There is a shame that is carried upon the broken wings of abandonment that anchors us in that space between wanting to create beauty in this world, […]

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Elusive peace…

Peace…that elusive mist that needs to enshroud everything. Its absence creates the need to change the circumstances of our lives, so that we leave no space for nothing, needing every space to be filled with something. Some look to fill those spaces with trinkets and tokens. Others look to fill it with purposeful endeavours. But […]

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Enabling our oppressors

We only give others permission to disrespect us when we disrespect ourselves first. Disrespect of the self takes many shapes and forms including compromising our values for personal gain, accepting abuse from fear of abandonment, restraining our contribution from fear of rejection, and more. When treating ourselves with disrespect becomes the norm, accepting disrespect becomes […]

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Know your place

The value of knowing your place is underrated. So many impose themselves in the hope of acceptance, only to question the sincerity of the company they keep when they eventually earn that acceptance. Sometimes, we only discover our place after having invested in relationships that were never intent on embracing us the way we embraced […]

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Why wait?

The most common distraction that prevents us from reaching our goals is waiting for others to take responsibility for our wounds. I’m not saying that they may not be responsible for the betrayal or the hurtful way in which they treated us. No. What I’m saying is that waiting for them to own their contribution […]

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