Cool pictures. :-)

She Takes A Photo: 6.5 Years | Beckie0

I just wanted to share this because I found this woman’s approach to her own mental health problems to be utterly refreshing and a welcome break from the usual uncomfortable silences that surround them.  Nice will be the day when we can talk about mental disorders, whether our own or those of friends and family, with less ignorance and more openness, and less tiptoeing. Much respect to this woman! 

Written with emotion, introspection, and thoughtfulness. Much food for thought.

QUESTION: I wish I could get to a state of compassion for those who have hurt me, especially my family. I truly do. Perhaps I need to work harder for an answer as to how to feel compassion, because I do understand that compassion has to happen before I can forgive. I really struggle with this, can you give me some advice?

HTRYV ANSWER: In order to give compassion and forgiveness to others we must first have compassion and forgiveness for ourselves. We need to love, honor and respect ourselves and the current feelings and emotions we have even if they are painful, negative energies. When we acknowledge our painful energies and we choose to release the masks of denial we will put ourselves in a place of power to access and process through the stored emotional energies in our energy fields that no longer serve our highest good…

Children Full of Life (1 of 5)

"In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a fourth-grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo, learn lessons about compassion from their homeroom teacher, Toshiro Kanamori. He instructs each to write their true inner feelings in a letter, and read it aloud in front of the class. By sharing their lives, the children begin to realize the importance of caring for their classmates."

Definitely found myself teary-eyed while watching this…and feeling a lot of respect for this elementary school teacher.  

Yes!! :-)