Tag: unprejudiced observer

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 …

Getting the message

Over 20 years of practice as a qualified homoeopath, I’ve seen a variety of different patients. I felt compassion for all of them within the sacred space of the consulting room, but there were times when I got irritated with some of them. These were the patients who would phone me out of hours, or Read More …

Overwhelmed by a shopping centre

I don’t like shopping centres and I was with someone who wanted to take the time to enjoy both shopping and window shopping. Alone for a few minutes and hurrying through a department store to buy the one item I actually needed, I decided to try some mindful self-observation. The image came to me of, Read More …

i am finally learning the art of self compassion

‘Be kind to yourself! Instead of chastising yourself every time you are less than perfect, it is time to take a more balanced view. There will always be things we could have done better; we are human and therefore imperfect by nature. But alongside these you should acknowledge what you did well and give yourself Read More …

Invasion of builders

We had the builders here rebuilding the steps to the back garden which meant they had to constantly walk through the house carrying bags of sand and piles of bricks. It was only after they left and I relaxed that I realised what a meerkat state I had been in. I had liked the builders, Read More …

Go with the flow

‘Just go with the flow’ my spiritual advisor recommends, and when I’m on the crest of the wave, it’s really easy. Sometimes it feels like wonderful opportunities are opening up for me, I’m getting the inspiration I need and I can express myself creatively with ease and clarity. But other times it feels as if Read More …