Personal Authenticity Part 5: genuine relationship

One of the significant benefits of making a commitment to living more authentically, is the opportunity we give ourselves and others we encounter to engage in genuine relationship.  Personal authenticity can have a revelatory and revolutionary effect upon our relationships with others, inviting the other to meet us genuinely, and creating conditions that can prompt…

Personal Authenticity Part 4: being and becoming

The quest of developing personal authenticity is one that really implies a litany of questions that are both difficult to ask and difficult to answer: ‘who am I?’ ‘what is my context?’ ‘how long do I have to live?’ ‘what truly matters to me?’ ‘do the values I believe I have manifest in my actions?’…

Spirituality II: Developing an Existential Practice

In an earlier post I outlined an existential perspective on spirituality as a means of responding to existential needs and questions by recognising and forming a more meaningful relationship to the bigger context in which we live as human beings.  In this post I list some of the pragmatic aspects of developing existential awareness by…

Spirituality I: An Existential Perspective

“The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, […] experience by far the most painful tragedies: but it is precisely for this reason they honor life, because it brings against them its most formidable weapons.” Nietzsche A feature of the work that I do with people who request it, is helping them…