“We have a spiritual longing for community and relatedness and for a cosmic vision, but we go after them with literal hardware instead of with sensitivity of the heart. We want to know all about peoples from far away places, but we don’t want to feel emotionally connected to them.
We are showered with information about living healthfully, but we have largely lost our sense of the body’s wisdom. We can tune in to news reports and know what is happening in every corner of the world, but we don’t seem to have much wisdom in dealing with these world problems. We have many demanding academic programs in professional psychology, and states often have rigid requirements for the practice of psychotherapy, and yet there is undoubtedly a severe dearth of wisdom about the mysteries of the soul.” – Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul
If you’ve ever wondered where all your time went,
if your days are impossibly full,
if you wish you had more than 24 hours in a day,
I beg you to consider whether you’re doing what’s necessary to nourish your soul.
As Moore says in the quote above, we often inundate ourselves with information about the world. We seek answers through pills. We seek connection through technology. We distract ourselves from our own problems with the problems of the world.
Temporarily, it fills us. Long-term we grow further and more distant from our inner wisdom. Eventually, we don’t even recognize our own selves.
Instead of escaping your problems by immediate remedies and the promise of instantaneous relief, I hope this week’s post will inspire you to listen to your body’s wisdom and take your precious time to reveal what you need most right now to soothe what hurts, repair old wounds and to take care of yourself.
Robin Williams and Childhood Emotional Neglect
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – Could childhood neglect be responsible for Robin Williams’s tragic end? Dr. Webb shares the painful and powerful consequences that being emotionally neglected as a child has on your life.
How to Be the Parent You Wish You Had
(Bonding Time) – If you were abused or neglected as a child, being a parent brings its own set of unique challenges. To prevent making the same mistakes your parents did, read these 5 tips.
8 Steps to Launching or Relaunching a Psychotherapy Practice
(Private Practice Toolbox) – The traditional model of running a thriving practice just doesn’t work these days with a decrease in reimbursement rates and a new need to manage social media. These experts share what you need to know to launch or relaunch your business in 2014.
My sobriety depends on treating both alcoholism and depression
(Depression On My Mind) – What has Christine learned in 16-years of sobriety? According to this, it’s been a continual journey in the importance of taking care of yourself.
Do You Want to Avoid the Next Fight?
(Parenting Tips) – Excessive fighting isn’t just harmful for your relationship, it’s proven to be troubling for your kids. To help you fight fairly and avoid destructive conflict, try these relationship saving tips.
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Uyemura, B. (2014). Best of Our Blogs: September 5, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 18, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/09/05/best-of-our-blogs-september-5-2014/