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Choose to be positive

Choose to be positive

Nov 2, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young   • With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. – Max Ehrmann, Desiderata. Do you know anyone who seems always to be negative? Has anyone said this about you? Negativity is caused by our perception. Perception means what we perceive, what we see. It is the lens through which we see...

Living with equanimity

Living with equanimity

Sep 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young •  Equanimity (Latin: æquanimitas having an even mind; aequus even animus mind/soul) is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind. – Wikipedia When I read this...

Evolving beyond judgment

Evolving beyond judgment

Jul 15, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young •  The more you know yourself, the less judgmental you become. – Aniekee Tochukwu The definition of the word “judgmental” is to be overly critical or too quick to criticize others. I notice how ubiquitous this tendency is in our culture. Judgments are usually stated as facts and one can easily see how erroneous the...

Personal growth – out of the maze into amazing

Personal growth – out of the maze into amazing

Jun 2, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young   •  So many of my clients are keen on personal growth. They want to change old patterns and evolve to a new level. They have read the books and understand the principles. They try to recognize and avoid ego reactions, think positively and visualize what they want. The problem is that some of them have been doing...

Reverse sexism is divisive too

Reverse sexism is divisive too

May 7, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences, then love has a chance to blossom. – Nikhil Saluja There is a subtle – and sometimes not so subtle – kind of discrimination we do not hear too much about. It is the way many women talk about men. It is as if women are far superior to men, who...

A journey through infidelity

A journey through infidelity

Apr 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young •  There comes a time when the pain of holding on becomes worse than the pain of letting go. – Unknown I am thinking of two similar client cases that demonstrate the struggle that can emerge when there has been infidelity in a marriage. I will blend them into one. It starts when she meets a man with whom she thinks she...

Assertion or aggression?

Assertion or aggression?

Mar 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. – Robert Louis Stevenson Recently, a reader asked me how one finds a balance between being kind and nice and being assertive. It is an interesting question because it assumes one...

Choose to feel happy

Choose to feel happy

Feb 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young   A miracle is a shift in perception … it can happen in an instant. – A Course in Miracles Sometimes life events affect us in a negative way. I often hear my clients say, “It’s just not fair!” The way they are treated at work is not fair. The way mom treats her adult children is not fair. It’s not fair that...

Resilient or overwhelmed? Accepting change without fear and worry

Resilient or overwhelmed? Accepting change without fear and worry

Jan 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill Sometimes, our lives can feel completely overwhelming, especially if things are going wrong. Actually, it is not life that is overwhelming, but rather our emotional response to what is happening. Even at that, it...

Repeating patterns in life

Repeating patterns in life

Dec 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Reincarnation occurs because we decide that we haven’t learned enough lessons. – Sylvia Browne “That’s the story of my life!” This comment is made when a negative event seems to parallel many others in one’s past. In my clients, I often see patterns or themes that have run through their...