On forgiveness. Sometimes in therapy, the focus turns to forgiveness. This is because peace and resolution to current pain is often the outcome of meaningful forgiveness work. But I understand it can be really hard to truly forgive those who have hurt us or those we love. Perpetrators of pain. When we have been wounded […]
A weekly blog of philosophical musings from Symantha.
Encouraging a compassionate curiosity about life and human existence.
Flower Power. Consider a bunch of flowers. Variety is the spice of life! Our differences should unite us not divide us. What makes me, or you unique, are the very things that make the world a vibrant more interesting place. I was thinking about this whilst arranging a beautiful hand tied bouquet I had been
478 Breathing Technique Give your soul a breather. The video to demonstrates the 478 breathing technique. When you take a fast, deep breath in, your heart rate quickens slightly and then when you breathe out slowly, the heart rate slows. Repeating the process assists this and as the heart rate settles and slows, endorphins are
Apart AND together Alone and Thriving When out walking I regularly pass this scene. A neighbour’s front garden had a minimalist design with stone chippings and a central point with a large tub growing several alpines. I would smile at the fact that some way from the central tub, a renegade seedling had taken root
It’s Elementary! I know, the words “It’s elementary, my dear Watson” do not actually appear in any of the books, but it was too nice a title to dismiss. What today’s musing considers is the mindful mind. Minding What We Put In Our Minds Let me be quite clear from the outset, I do not
Broken Hearts. Broken Hearts Are Everywhere. We have all seen the movies we know what a broken hearts look like. Stories of unrequited love painting an easily recognisable picture of the iconic broken heart. Cinematic beauty depicting water-colour sadness and loss in daubs of glistening tears and wistful sighs delicately streaking across our screens in
Blue skies and the blues, guys. Lockdown Fatigue. The months have turned into years, since we first learnt about Covid 19 and began our first faltering steps to deal with a pandemic. It would have been apt to have felt depressed then. At the point where our liberty became restricted, we learnt to work from
Achievement Does Not guarantee happiness. Happiness and Diversity of Self. Achievement does not guarantee happiness. Diversity in the workplace and the wider world is given a lot of air time and consideration as it should. But how often do we honour diversity within ourselves? In other words, when do we allow and acknowledge all the
Perception and Reality. Carl Jung Had Insight. I think that this little unassuming quote, so easily passed over invites a lot of consideration on the nature of perception and reality. Irrespective of Jung’s theories or any reference to dream analysis I am considering the words in isolation. Just pondering on them as a stand-alone and
Helpless is not hopeless. Perhaps you’ve had a knock back. You’re pootling along in life, nothing out of the ordinary particularly happening, nothing particularly remarkable, just the usual usual. You’re getting on with your life, in your way, day by day. Regular laughter, minor frustrations, irksome ponderings, magnificent musings, just the regular, usual, comfortably normal