Radical Acceptance

“Pain is not wrong. Reacting to pain as wrong initiates the trance of unworthiness. The moment we believe something is wrong, our world shrinks and we lose ourselves in the effort to combat the pain.” – Tara Branch There is a sense of freedom in accepting things as they are. A sense of liberty isContinue reading “Radical Acceptance”

Bridging the Gap

“Like the physical, the psychical is not necessarily in reality what it appears to be”― Sigmund Freud Someone asked me recently what is the difference between Spirituality and Psychology. I took a pause and surprised myself with the answer, “I don’t think anyone can give you an absolute answer today. I can only tell you howContinue reading “Bridging the Gap”

Fear of Abandonment

“When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life.”― Alexandra Katehaki A friend and I once got into an argument after a misunderstanding. Instead of giving her the benefit of doubt and taking the time to understand why the conversation had spiraledContinue reading “Fear of Abandonment”

Self-Acceptance

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama  Unwillingness to accept me has been a major part of my life. As a kid and well into my adulthood, I hated myself for who I was. I always felt like I was the odd one out whenContinue reading “Self-Acceptance”

Serendipity

“Serendipity will take you beyond the currents of what is familiar. Invite it. Watch for it. Allow it” ― Jeanne McElvaney I know it’s strange to have a favorite word but I can’t help it, “Serendipity” has been my favorite word for as long as I can remember. Apart from its beautiful sound, the meaning ofContinue reading “Serendipity”

Saying “Yes” To Ourselves

“I invite each of you to let go of your fears for just one day and say YES to life… say YES to love… say YES to You! You can always go back to saying ‘no’ another day.”― Alaric Hutchinson We all pursue happiness in different ways. Famous saints, authors, speakers, and professors, speak about theContinue reading “Saying “Yes” To Ourselves”

Toxic Relationships

“When you get out of it, you realize how toxic it actually was.” ― Steve Maraboli A toxic relationship can be romantic as well as platonic. In this blog, I will focus on something called a Trauma Bond (Source: How to Recognize and Break Traumatic Bonds ). Before I proceed, let me acknowledge that recognizing and leaving anContinue reading “Toxic Relationships”