Pity, Sympathy Or Compassion: How to Help

Pity, Sympathy Or Compassion: How to Help

Q. When I encounter someone in pain—physical, emotional or otherwise, I tend to have strong reactions. I think of how unfair it is for someone to suffer or I get into pitying them. I feel sorry and start to feel sad. I hear people talking about sympathy and compassion...
Untold Stress Because of “Coming Out”

Untold Stress Because of “Coming Out”

 Q.  About five years ago when I turned 27, I came out as a lesbian to my parents and family.  They immediately grilled me about my attraction to other women and whether I had really given men a chance. I told my story of discovering my sexuality and that I had even...
Sensory Experiences Vs. Spirituality

Sensory Experiences Vs. Spirituality

 Q.  I have become curious about desire and eros in my life.  I am a person who feels strong energies in my body such as heat, pleasure and a kind of buzzing vitality. I especially feel these sensations when I am excited about something new, when I  am listening to...
Finding A Personal Vision

Finding A Personal Vision

Q. I notice that my behavior is a reaction or in response to others’ needs or responsibilities that I feel I have to fulfill. So I become very task-oriented and do not feel excited about projects or future possibilities. I often have creative ideas but do not seem to...