Pam Allen

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Inner Sunshine

“Good morning!” said Jim, the store manager to the customer.  The customer scowled and offered a rebuke.  Now it wasn’t any ordinary sort of “good morning,” it was one of those irrepressibly joyful, vibrant, authentic greetings that showed the person offering it was experiencing life in that moment as a wonderful gift. What was going …

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Spiritual Retreats

So why would you go on a spiritual retreat?  Have you ever considered it?  What are they about?  Perhaps you would need to look at any of you ideas or expectations and be open to explore what was actually on offer.  There could be so many reasons to go and explore a spiritual / meditation …

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Inspiring

Who inspires you with their service to the community? A family member, a friend?  A more recent, public philanthropist? Fred Hollows, Mother Theresa? What is it exactly that inspires you?  The type of work that they are doing? The perceived ‘difficulty‘ of their work environment?  Their dedication to the job? Their tireless enthusiasm and hours …

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Adaptability

I recently watched a TV program about the ancestry of humanity. Ancient man to modern man. Neanderthal’s supposedly became extinct because they did not adjust to a global shift in temperatures and hence the requirements of different ways of gathering food, making shelter and clothing and moving about the landscape. They were stuck in old …

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Depth

How’s the depth of your personal relationship going?  What does that even mean to you? Depth. Some of the following words spring forth;  open-ness, honesty, availability, self reflection, giving-ness, sharing challenging communications for growth. What’s so good about depth you ask?  In my world the word depth means a feeling of incredible connectedness. A union …

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A new way of relating

(Above photo is from Bruno Torfs garden in Marysville VIC) Personal relationships with a partner, can be both amongst the most testing and the most exhilarating parts of our lives.  In the early days of our relating we may see our significant other through rose colored glasses and we sigh with the wonder that we …

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Why won’t YOU change?

A huge cause of suffering on the planet is wanting another person to change.           There is an epidemic of wanting other people to change, but unlike a dose of flu, this ‘disease’ is often undiagnosed. Imagine you are walking down the street one day and you run into an old …

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Perfection

When I feel for the word perfection there are a variety of ideas and images.  That which can’t be bettered, is the first.  A cake that comes out of the oven with perfect symmetry, texture and taste. If you are as old as me you may remember the name Nadia Comaneci.  She was a young …

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Psssst. Life Joyfully

Imagine that you were walking down the street one day and you see a poster on the wall advertising the following. Free seminar: Live joyously every day of your life regardless of health status, finances, employment, personal relationships or social interactions.  I wonder if you would go?  The sceptic may assume many things? What’s the …

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Apathy

Apathy……. Anyone got any apathy out there? If you were true to this cause then you couldn’t really be bothered checking. It’s all too hard………. it’s a tired energy…….  One of the favourite expressions of apathy is, “I can’t…. I can’t…. I can’t do it.”  It’s great at keeping us small…… Listless energy.  Sighs. Let’s …

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