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Contribution: 6 Things Your Heart Needs to Hear You Say About the New Year 2013
Contribution can be small or great, but even your smallest contribution can change a person’s life, and make your heart grow. Being able to contribute makes you feel valued, and strengthens your self-esteem. You are a unique and amazing individual. You have inside you a source of strength and wisdom waiting to be shared… Continue reading Contribution: 6 Things Your Heart Needs to Hear You Say About the New Year 2013
Praise and Criticism – A Story From The Monastery
I’ll never forget the rather amusing altercation between two of the monks at the monastery one day involving buckets of water! Giving and receiving praise and criticism can play havoc with our emotions if it goes unchecked. Both Brother Matthew and Brother Simon (names changed for anonymity) had been engaged in an ego-game of criticising… Continue reading Praise and Criticism – A Story From The Monastery
First Days Outside the Monastery #3 – Mobile Phones
I knew that mobile phones had become more popular during my stay in the monastery but I hadn’t realised just how much they were part of everyday life. Having got on to the train which would carry me away from Skanda Vale and into my new life, I settled down in my seat expecting a… Continue reading First Days Outside the Monastery #3 – Mobile Phones
Are You Living By Your Values?
Are you living your life with purpose and direction? Do you have a clear sense of where you are going and what things you would like to do or achieve? Are you doing the things you love? If you answer yes to these questions then you are almost certainly living by your values. What was… Continue reading Are You Living By Your Values?
Stress: Do you React? Or Do you Respond?
We all have routines in our daily lives that we perform in an automatic way. Whether it be driving our car to work, having lunch at certain times and in certain ways, or the way we reach for the pen at our desk every day which has been sitting in the same pen holder. In… Continue reading Stress: Do you React? Or Do you Respond?
First Days Outside the Monastery #2 – Monochrome World
Negotiating the dilemma of the train ticket was the first wordly transaction I had to make by myself since leaving the monastery. After that I turned from the ticket counter to face the doorway which led through to the platform. Now that I had successfully secured my means of passage I was able to breathe… Continue reading First Days Outside the Monastery #2 – Monochrome World
First Days Outside the Monastery #1 – Doubts
I’ll always remember what the woman behind the ticket counter at Carmarthen train station said to me the day I left Skandavale monastery. It had been one of the biggest decisions of my life to leave. Of course after 11 years of commitment there were some doubts about whether or not I was doing the… Continue reading First Days Outside the Monastery #1 – Doubts
Respect: Top 10 Ways We Can Lose it
Have you ever felt surprised or shocked when someone treated you with a lack of respect for no apparent reason? You may be the best at your job, and maybe even acknowledged for your skills and competency at what you do but still find yourself frequently on the receiving end of disrespectful behaviour. If that… Continue reading Respect: Top 10 Ways We Can Lose it
When You Can’t Change Things Try Changing Your Perspective
Any given situation can be looked at, or interpreted in different ways. Your experience of life is determined not by your circumstances, but by your perspective of those circumstances. Quite often we are unable to do anything about our circumstances, which may be lead to suffering on our part. But with a little conscious effort… Continue reading When You Can’t Change Things Try Changing Your Perspective
On Being a Good Coach
In order to help another your own life should be based on a solid foundation. A good coach is someone who is consciously working on themselves, continuously trying to grow and improve.