When you hear words like ‘introvert’, ‘sensitive’, and ‘gentle’, it might bring a certain image to your mind. For many, it might create a negative picture. Weakness. Less than ideal.
At first glance, when set upon the backdrop of a busy, hostile, ‘dog-eat-dog’ world, it seems foolish to do anything but learn to adapt and fit in to it.
But this supposes that this culture we are building is good for us. That busyness, competition, and reactivity, are natural and healthy. And that there is no alternative.
The problem is, we are creating a world that is drowning in dissatisfaction, stress, and unhappiness. People are lonely, overworked, and on the edge. And despite being more connected than ever, we are increasingly isolated from one another.
The good news?
We get to choose whether or not to subscribe to this way of operating.
The better news?
If you feel this dissatisfaction and frustration then you can rest assured that you’re not alone. There are millions of people who are searching for a completely fresh approach to life. A gentler way, making space for authentic creative expression, sensitive engagement with the world, and life-giving relationships.
I love helping people grow in self-understanding and self-acceptance, so that they can truly flourish into who they are. I have been inspired by Stoicism, Minimalism, Adlerian and Jungian Personality Psychology, which all influence my thinking and writing.
I’m not interested in boxing people in to pigeonholes, or with labels, and stereotypes. Though I think we can use things like Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, and other personality tests, to direct how we begin to understand our preferences and ways of operating deep down.
Labels can help when they assist in self-awareness and self-acceptance. But they can become a hindrance when we become attached to them, defined by them, and use them to distance ourselves from others.
If you want to contribute to a more self-aware, sensitive, and compassionate world take root, then you’re in the right place. I don’t have all the answers. All I have is a deep longing to see people one another, the world, and themselves much better that we’re doing now.