The power of forgiveness and unity

The power of forgiveness and unity

When experiencing loss it is normal to feel grief. When a loved one is taken from you by force, it is normal to feel anger. Farid Amhed lost his wife, she was one of the victims in the Christchurch massacre. His response is forgiveness.

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The pain is connected to the story

The pain is connected to the story

We are by nature autobiographical beings we are storytelling animals, we filter our experience and make sense of our world according to our unique point-of-view. The story is always being told from someone’s point of view. What’s more, it is an evolving narrative. In this instance evolve the narrative from victim to victim-no more. This won’t alter the facts about what happened and it will make a profound difference to the experience of the abuse survivor. It is a shift in perspective. The pain lives in the story. 

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The Power is in the Present moment

      Being Present is being here now Human beings are time travellers of sorts; we are rarely present. Instead we travel to the future and back to the past and then back to the future and back to the past, all the while the present moment is squandered. This...

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The Link Between Foresight and Responsibility

Remember, the above the line behaviours are pro-active and conscious. This means there is a high level of self-awareness and perhaps even situational awareness. The fact that responsibility is a conscious act makes it possible to predict, (not catastrophize) what is likely to occur given a particular set of circumstances. Further, we are all forced to live the reality we create for others. If I actively and consciously engage in a set of behaviours that are detrimental, then make no mistake, there will be consequences. Those consequences will be reaped and are directly attributable to those actions. The question is how willing are you to responsible for the impact of those behaviours? Responsibility is a willingness to be answerable to or for something. No-one can make you BE responsible. You take that on yourself.

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