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Brian Arthur Solomon

Brian Arthur Solomon has written 318 posts for U-Yäh-tal Empowerment

CLOSING 2015 by Paulo Coehlo

One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in […]

AN APPROPRIATE CHRISTMAS GIFT

Personally, I no longer attach much importance to mass celebrations like Christmas, though I appreciate the social function it and others fulfill as they bring family, friends and the greater collective together in a remembrance and celebration of love made manifest. I acknowledge with much gratitude that this is a time when we are invited […]

Light a Candle for Peace

Dear Friends around the globe, I am taking this opportunity to invite you and your loved ones to join me and my friends in lighting a candle for peace; the candle becomes a focus and our personal intention to break through the barriers to peace. Peace IS! With this intention we commit to Peace in […]

Service is NOT Self-sacrifice

ARE YOU DRAWN TO SERVE? “To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart.” — Pearl S. Buck ‘Tis the season for giving for many people around the world. But perhaps for you, giving doesn’t have a season. You are drawn to serve others and/or life EVERY day, […]

Mum’s Most Generous Parting Gift

“Dying is a time of living. It’s time to reclaim this rich time of life.” – Dr. Ira Byock For most of us, death is understood to be a ‘remote’ possibility, sometime, just not today. It is that uninvited guest we’d rather scrap off the list of the ‘uninvited’ all together. If we dare, even […]

Help – David Whyte (READ)

HELP is strangely, something we want to do without, as if the very idea disturbs and blurs the boundaries of our individual endeavors, as if we cannot face how much we need in order to go on. We are born with an absolute necessity for help, grow well only with a continuous succession of extended […]

What Message Did You Most Need To Hear, But Maybe Did Not? (READ)

Posted by my friend Roger Arendse from Eagle Coaching on Google+ and on Facebook recently. WHAT MESSAGE DID YOU MOST NEED TO HEAR? “One word frees us from the weight and pain of life; that word is love.” — Sophocles In exploring the enneagram, Riso and Hudson have identified ‘lost messages’ that we needed to […]

Live with Abandon (READ)

For as long as I can remember, this question has accompanied me as I have navigated my way through my personal life circumstances and varied states of mind. Recently, and more particularly today, I have again been invited to a more conscious and deeper contemplation of this radical thought: If the outcome of any of […]

Reflections on Compassion (READ/WATCH)

Since I now have a knowing that I most probably would be feeling what you’re feeling and doing what you’re doing if I believed what you believed about life, I desire to be and do for you what I would desire others to be and do for me if I believed what you believe. – […]

Reflections on Empathy (READ/WATCH)

If I believed what you believe about yourself, about life, about other people, about the world, I would most probably be feeling what you’re feeling and would have to do what you’re doing! – bas “Contemporary researchers often differentiate between two types of empathy: “Affective empathy” refers to the sensations and feelings we get in […]