Shackles

The highly competent and capable senior manager in a multinational company explained how he valued people’s appreciation.  “That helps me do my work well. When my boss is happy with me it makes my day. If he is upset or angry I am down all day. It’s the same story at home.”  “You have mortgaged more »

Legacy

A man in his thirties said throughout his childhood and teenage years his fights with his angry and authoritarian father had made life miserable for him. “Deal with your father wound,” the sage suggested. “Otherwise your conflict with your father will taint your other relationships too.” The man smiled in recognition because he was having more »

WHAT AM I GETTING OUT OF THIS?

A 55 year old social worker complained bitterly about the way she was being exploited by nearly everyone she encountered – friends, husband, children, several people at her work place, and extended family members. She spent nearly all her time and most of the money she earned on other people. At work others dumped extra more »

LOVE AND FEAR

One of the abiding mysteries of human relationships is how people who can hardly stand each other still remain married or in some such relationships. There may be abuse, discord, and distance leading to suffering to one or both parties. Yet the relationship seems to withstand it all. Here is a story that may throw more »