Even if gentle, we need to stand up for ourselves to be wise.
Despair, the loss of hope, is a transitional state on the way to acceptance. It shows that we have wishes and desires. As we age, that transition often becomes easier.
It’s not easy to stay peaceful under pressure. Here are four abilities we can cultivate to make it a little less hard.
Assertiveness is very much a question of a right relationship with the self.
Finding the confidence to be authentic is a constant negotiation between your inner self and the outside world, with you as empathic mediator.
What steps can we take to push back, when those with power or influence over us are making our lives difficult?