Category: Using symbols

Leaves on the tree

Where does one leaf begin and another one end? In a photo like this some of the leaves are clearly outlined while others appear to blend together. We can use this as a metaphor for the boundaries between people. With our loved ones we have blurred boundaries, but if someone is a professional they should Read More …

From the top of the mountain

Self-reflection is about looking at things from another point of view. It’s finding the outsider perspective or choosing to be the unprejudiced observer of yourself or others. If I stand on a mountain top I get a broader perspective of what is in view. If other people stand on their summits I might see them Read More …

Cool observation and warm compassion

Reflection is a reverse image of something in a mirror. Self-reflection is a gentle investigation into the inner self so that we can understand ourselves and make changes if necessary. This is not self-criticism or self-justification. It is looking at ourselves with the cool eye of observation and a warm compassionate heart. I like this Read More …

Whose books do you write?

We were invited to a meeting with the bank manager which began with a questionnaire to update their records. After going through the usual stuff about where we live and when we were born, the manager asked me what I did and I told him, “I’m a retired homeopath and I write books.” He glanced Read More …