personal growth is creative personal growth. It is about exactly what it
says, growth. It is not about becoming more good or a "better" person, it is
about gaining more autonomy, becoming more authentic, more genuinely who we
Personal Growth leads to inner richness, the ability to have empathy, but it
varies from the simple idea of 'being good'. A genuine person has no need to be
malicious towards another, they would only harm themselves. But it is still not
the same as 'being good'.
religions seem to have some adjunct against the mistake of going after 'being
good'. Christians say, 'The path to hell is laid with good intentions' and
Buddhists say, 'It takes all the wisdom of the wise to undo the harm done by the
we are experiencing, we can grow through it if we accept it. There is no point,
for instance, trying to be happy, if we are experiencing grief, but by embracing
our grief, rather than pretending it is not there, we become deeper richer
people. Likewise there is no point in pretending you love someone if you do not.
You'll only confuse them and yourself.
personal growth is about coming to trust yourself and finding ways to help you
to change habits you would rather be rid of. It is about becoming real and more
alive in every moment, regardless of what that moment is bringing.
personal growth is about becoming more of who you are. Someone once said, people
grow for the same reason as the amoeba...irritation! And perhaps that is so, but
it is equally so that we grow because we have the potential to grow, without
that potential we would not feel the irritation. By learning to trust our own inner resources we can let go of the
irritation and become authentic creative beings.
help Finding help that helps. Alternatives to AA help. NewYou
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Management Develop healthy ways to solve your problems with anger, while at
the same time recognise we all need our anger to protect ourselves and stand up
and Forgiveness It is natural to feel anger when we believe we have been
wronged. It is also natural to forgive. Forgiveness heals the person who
Assertion Training is a skills training where
we can learn to get our own needs met and make our own choices while not denying
the same rights to others. Great for confidence for everyone and for people
struggling with either a problem of over passivity or too much
The foundation of Good Communication. Without good boundaries it is impossible
to have good communication. Throught them we can learn to communicate accepting
Power of Anger In this article Adel Rubio describes how taking a different
approach to our anger can transform it into a positive and transformative
and Cancer: This article
was particularly written for
women and cancer and is called
Angels and Bolters. It
desctibes the various ways which
people can react to the news.
While I think it particularly
applies to cancer, it also will
be of interest and help to people
suffering any kind of misfortune
where we would like some support
and is I think quite accurate
of stereotype but also quite
real ways in which people react.