"A revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering & transcendence. It not only lays out essential steps for inner freedom and joy but illuminates the way to true human potential." Paul Rademacher, author: A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world and practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd, author: Daring To Be Yourself

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How Far Does Your Responsibility Go?

It's not very hard to understand that we need to be responsible in our jobs, with our families and all those things we need to do every day, but it can be very hard to assimilate that we also - and perhaps much more importantly - need to assume full and complete responsibility for ourselves.

This means that we become responsible for how we think, for what we feel (or at least, for what we do with how we feel), for what we say, for what we do, and above all, for how we react to the things that occur to us in our lives.

I find that this particular message is one of the least popular of those that I share with clients (and family and friends), because it implies that there is no one left to blame. It implies that the buck stops with you. It implies that we all have to grow up and become very 'adult' in the way we view our world. Because it means that it is your responsibility to take good care of yourself, seeking first your inner balance, and then your inner well-being, no matter what you are faced with.

If so many well-known figures in the world were able to do it (as some may be quite tired of me by now, because I tend to repeat their names precisely because of how much they inspire), names such as Nelson Mandela who did not allow his 27 years in Robben Island to suffocate his spirit and make him seek blame and revenge, or Victor Frankl (author of Man's Search For Meaning, among others), who did not allow his years in Auschwitz and the death of nearly his entire family in the gas chambers to suffocate his spirit and make him seek blame or revenge, or Christopher Reed (once also synonymous with Superman), who did not allow his years as a quadriplegic after falling from his horse to suffocate his spirit and make him seek self-pity and victimhood. Gather momentum from these people, there are many, many others in our world that can help you find inspiration, and remember: we are responsible for ALL of our reactions to EACH of our experiences.

For much more about finding motivation and inspiration in our lives and about becoming aware of the choices and attitudes you have at all times in order to transform your life, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self (paperback or Kindle).

To download the first chapter, click here

From the Description on Amazon: Ask anyone, whatever their circumstances, if their life is vibrant, fulfilling, harmonious and happy. An honest reply is likely to be 'no', because to answer a truthful 'yes' is no mean feat. Only to grow psychologically and emotionally is not enough. And only to grow spiritually is not enough either. All three dimensions need to be developed in order to realize your full potential. If you are willing to assume total responsibility for the self and to start what is an on-going journey, you will quickly begin to glimpse the first fruits of the ultimate goal: inner well-being, freedom, peace, harmony and joy. This book sets out the pathway to self-mastery and self-discovery and walking that pathway will be the most exciting adventure of your life.

My new book The Tao of Spiritual Partnership is now also available in paperback format. The Kindle version will be released near the end of November 2012.

To download the first chapter, click here

From the Description on Amazon: More exciting than any other kind of relationship you have ever known, spiritual partnership is a path, a Tao, available to you so that you may transform your life. Spiritual partnership becomes background music to daily life allowing you to enhance the process of your growth and evolution.

This ground-breaking book addresses:

• relationship patterns that hold you back from a truly fulfilled life
• the strong connection between sexuality and spiritual partnership
• communication leading to true connection & lasting transformation of your relationship

It is precisely at the problematic crossroads so often encountered in relationships that we are offered the opportunity to create a new foundation based on mutual complementarity rather than need; a free relationship between two people who want to be together, rather than two people who need to be together. Needing another, we are told, is the measure of love, but for a fully conscious individual nothing could be further from the truth. And therein lies part of the secret and healing power of spiritual partnerships. 

Praise for The Tao of Spiritual Partnership 

“All humans seek the illusive touch of another's Soul, which opens us to the sense of belonging to something bigger than the self. Dr. Kortsch has given us the true "tao" of relationship in this brilliant exploration of emotional tapestry. We will be grateful for this illumination of spiritual partnership for generations to come." 
Chris Griscom: Spiritual Leader, Author 

“Eloquently and comprehensive, showing how your primary love relationship may be a sacred vessel that transports you and your partner to a place of mutual healing and expansion.” 
Robert Schwartz: Author of Your Soul’s Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born 

"The Tao of Spiritual Partnership is a unique blend of wit and wisdom; Dr. Kortsch encourages us to take responsibility for our relationships, while recognizing and seizing the opportunities for our own personal spiritual growth." 
William Buhlman, Author of Adventures Beyond the Body 

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