Archive for June, 2014

An Unexamined Life

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Search for Meaning

Many of us sail through life impervious to the choices we make each day. Such decisions are often made without even second guessing ourselves. We discover that many of these choices are programmed, that is they are devoid of conscious intent. As time goes by we may pause and reflect how such choices were made, perhaps realising that we have not been as present after all.

Socrates, the Greek philosopher and founder of Western Philosophy coined the phrase, “The unexamined life is not worth living” circa 470 – 399 BC. There have been countless explorations of this passage over time. Whilst I do not wish to analyse the phrase in this article, I do however wish to offer my thoughts on how we can live a virtuous life through regular self-examination.

Do You Have Something To Look Forward To?

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Sometimes life seems to go by in a blur… I get busy, there are always so many commitments and it would be easy to just let life happen to me, rather than to take charge of it.

I think we all get there at times, we have work commitments, we have jobs that need to get done at home, we have commitments to the people in our lives, we have hobbies and sports that take our time too.

It can sometimes feel a little overwhelming.

One of the tricks that I like to use is to have something special to anticipate.

  • It could be a vacation.
  • It could a new “toy”… like a car, a motorbike or anything special for you.

Relationships: Why Do Some People Attract People Who Can’t Love Them?

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

While some people will only know what it feels like to be with someone who can love them, there are going to be other people who only know what it feels like to be with someone who can’t love them. And this is going to mean that each person has a radically different experience on this planet.

So when the latter takes place for someone, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will stay together, as their connection to the other person could soon come to an end. And if the other person can’t love them, then this is surely the best thing that could take place.

Out Of Balance

Relationships: Why Do Some People Repeat Unhealthy Relationship Patterns?

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Just because one is with someone who looks different to the person they were in a relationship with before, it doesn’t mean that their experience is going to be any different. And if ones last experience was generally healthy and functional, this is not going to be something that one is going to complain about.

However, if the relationship they are now in reflects their past relationship and this was a relationship that was unhealthy and dysfunctional, then this is going to be incredibly frustrating to say the least.

This could also apply to someone who is currently taking a break from relationships. After having one unhealthy experience after another; one may have come to the conclusion that it is better to be single than to keep having the same painful experiences or that they need to do something different.