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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Making Each Day Fresh


Sometimes I think of the days of my life as exquisite and pristine plants that come into being each morning anew. Or as pearls in the string of days in the years of my life. I am afforded the opportunity - as we all are - to nurture this plant, to care for it and bring it into rich fullness. All that is needed for this to happen is that we regard our days as gifts rather than hours to endure until evening rolls around or as a series of hours to tolerate until the weekend or a special event or vacation time come knocking. We also need to recognize that if our lives are undergoing difficulty and turmoil, pain and desperation, we nevertheless have the opportunity to make the days of our lives gifts, even if only in our inner world, which is where we always have the ultimate choice ... if we so desire.

We thoughtlessly scatter these gifts - our days - throughout the years of our lives, rarely giving much thought to what we are so mindlessly throwing away ... our very life, because what is our life if not a succession of hours and days?

When I see an image of a dew-covered lush green leaf or flower such as that depicted here, I am always filled with the immensity of nature's freshness of each new day. That plant or leaf may be gone at the end of the day, but a new one springs forth the next morning.

To view our days as precious is a step in the right direction. The choice to recognize that we may elect to nurture them into verdant life is ours to make. And by making such a conscious choice we enrich our lives. Annie Dillard put it beautifully: "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives".

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Libros por Gabriella Kortsch (español) ... ahora en todo el mundo en Amazon en versión bolsillo y Kindle



Note: If you are wondering why this blog is now only appearing on alternate days (excluding Sat/Sun), it is because I also post on my other blog on the others days. That other blog is The Tao of Spiritual Partnership, so named for another one of my books. Click here to visit the blog and/or to sign up for the feed. 

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Finding Light in the Dark


Many people traverse large portions of their lives in darkness. I'm referring to darkness in the sense that it appears as though nothing will improve, in the sense that nothing seems to make sense anymore, that they have done all they can and yet nothing has worked in the way they had hoped for - and these are not depressed individuals, but rather, individuals who have not yet recognized that there is always some type of light. And of course the moment that a minute fraction of light is found, a portion of the darkness must give way to it, and it is immediately not so penetratingly black anymore.

The dark night of the soul that so many authors - old and modern - have written about (St. John of the Cross, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Moore, and Gerald May, to name only a few), is not a place everyone necessarily arrives at, but it is a place, that if you arrive there, requires that you examine yourself in ways you may not have done before. And examining yourself in these ways, may lead you to that ephemeral (at least initially), and then more lasting and sturdy recognition of the divine self within that Joseph Campbell (and many others) writes about so extensively in his collected work.

This faint recognition then, might be the glimmering of light in the darkness that may - as it is steadily sought and wooed and believed in despite the darkness - grow to a strong and brilliant light that will never again permit access to such complete darkness into an individual's life. Darkness yes, but never complete. Some of the light will always be there as a guide on the way to even greater light.

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Also visit my book website: www.gabriellakortsch.com where you may download excerpts or read quotations from any of my books (también en español / auch auf Deutsch). My latest book Emotional Unavailability & Neediness: Two Sides of the Same Coin is available globally on Amazon in print & Kindle. You can also obtain it (or any of my other books) via Barnes & Noble.


Books by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch (English). Available globally in paperback or Kindle e-book versions


Bücher von Dr. Gabriella Kortsch (Deutsch) ... JETZT bei Amazon (Taschenbuch oder E-Book) erhältlich 
DEINE SEELE UND DU
  

Angefangen mit Rewiring the Soul - auf Deutsch: Deine Seele und Du, jetzt weltweit erhältlich als Taschenbuch oder Kindle E-Book (Blog hier), werden auch meine anderen Bücher in Zukunft auf Deutsch bei Amazon erhältlich sein.

Libros por Gabriella Kortsch (español) ... ya disponible en Amazon en versión bolsillo y E-Libro para Kindle

     

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Note: If you are wondering why this blog is now only appearing on alternate days (excluding Sat/Sun), it is because I also post on my other blog on the others days. That other blog is The Tao of Spiritual Partnership, so named for another one of my books. Click here to visit the blog and/or to sign up for the feed. 

My blog posts are also featured on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest & you can find me on Instagram