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You are perfect just as you are; there’s no need to change anything except the thoughts in your head that say you aren’t good enough — anonymous

I had a lovely chat with Deborah Baron on my IC show this week on all manner of subjects. We found that we had so many things in common. We talked about our shared interest in Kabbalah and how there are many similarities between this ancient mystical form of Judaism and the 3 Principles. This is also true of so many of the world’s other leading religions and spiritual disciplines. …

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“Behind every young child who believes in himself, is a parent who believed first” — Matthew L. Jacobson

This week on my IC show, I had a lovely conversation with Danny Cobbin. In addition to being a father to two teenagers, he is also a father to two-year-old twins. Having come across the Principles within the last year, I asked him how the Understanding had impacted his parenting.

Danny describes the difference between raising his teens and his twins as night and day. He also expressed how grateful he is that he came across the Understanding when he did. Although Danny’s relationship with his sixteen-year-old daughter had always been good, it has improved exponentially since coming across the Principles. He said that when his daughter would visit him in the past, he would tell her what to do and what books she ought to be reading. These days he is a lot more present with her. He cherishes the time they share, and their conversations have deepened. …

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The secret is that you are already a completely whole, perfect person. You are not damaged goods; you are not incomplete, you are not flawed, you are not unfinished, you do not need remodeling, fixing, polishing or major rehabilitation — — Mavis Karn

I had a magical time with Mavis Karn on this week’s Insightful Conversations. Mavis has such a lovely quality to her. After forty-plus years of sharing the understanding of the Principles, Mavis speaks from a place of pure love and wisdom. When I listen to her, I can’t help but fall into that beautiful space within myself.

In addition to Mavis’s remarkable work over the years as a 3 Principles teacher, she is also well known for a letter she wrote back in 1998. The letter, entitled The Secret, was a gift she gave to a group of young incarcerated boys she had worked with for over two years. …

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I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time — — Anna Freud

I had great fun chatting with Lana Bastianutti and Linda Ford on my IC show this week. Both Linda and Lana had been coaching for many years before they came across the 3 Principles Understanding.

Although their practices had been thriving, they both felt that something was missing. They loved working with their clients but felt that there was something else they could be doing to help alleviate their client’s suffering. …

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Our inner Wisdom is persistent, but quiet. It will always whisper, but it will never stop knocking at your doorVironika Tugaleva

I had the chance to chat with the lovely Maria Iliffe-Wood on this week’s Insightful Conversations. Maria, a seasoned coach, and author, has recently added coaching fellow-writers to her repertoire. Writers who want to get their books out into the world but feel blocked or overwhelmed by the process.

I was fascinated to hear how coming across the 3 Principles has impacted Maria’s skills as a writer and how she works with her clients. I love Maria’s honesty. She describes how, in the beginning, writing was not something she always enjoyed. …

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“Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.”- Anne Wilson Schaef

I had a great conversation with Andrea Morrison on this week’s IC show. We talked about a subject that many of us humans experience: ‘imposter-syndrome’ and feeling ‘not good enough.’ Even though Andrea was a highly successful Barrister and a mother of 3 young children, she still thought that she was falling short somehow. It didn’t matter how hard she pushed herself; she always felt that she wasn’t a good enough mother or a competent enough Barrister. …

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Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behavior is a sign of suffering rather than maliceAlain de Botton

In preparation for our upcoming VIVA Event Talk entitled ‘Help I Behaved Badly in My Relationship, Now What?’ I interviewed my fellow presenter Philippe Bartu. To illustrate the point of our talk, Philippe shared a story about a recent situation that had occurred between him and his wife, Cristina, where he felt that he had behaved badly.

It had started about six months earlier when he began to suspect that Cristina was suffering from Orthorexia. Orthorexia is a term used to refer to someone having an unhealthy obsession with healthy food. As Cristina became hyper-vigilant about the food she was eating, he became hyper-vigilant about monitoring her behavior and judging her choices. Once he saw what he was doing, he immediately backed off and apologized for doubting her judgment. …

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“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open”— B.K.S. Iyengar

I had a great conversation with Dr. Anne Curtis on my Insightful Conversations show. Anne, a medical doctor and a sexual relationship therapist retired after 25 years, feeling disappointed and burnt out. She said that looking back on her medical school training, as interesting as some of the material was, she felt that it was a complete waste of time. She shared how frustrating it was for her to be part of a profession that didn’t take the whole spectrum of what it means to be human into consideration. They didn’t learn anything about nutrition or take in someone’s emotional or psychological states. …

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You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you; none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul — Swami Vivekananda

I had a lovely time with Marty Lipsky on my IC show this week. Marty was one of the original students of Sydney Banks. He met him back in the mid-seventies when Syd was just beginning to share his enlightenment experience with others. Marty had been a spiritual seeker for some time. He’d studied with a Zen Buddhist Master, and as much as he enjoyed his studies, he still felt that something was missing. While he was hanging out with his Zen friends in Vancouver, a poster caught his attention. …

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I kiss her on the forehead and make her a promise. It stops here. With me and you. It ends with usColleen Hoover

I had a wonderful conversation with Christina Brittain on this week’s IC show. Christina describes herself as having always been a spiritual seeker. She was raised by her single mother in a household where conversations about spirituality, meditation, auras, and the meaning of life were the norm. When she was only two years old, her mother took her to see a shaman. Given her background, it seems only natural that as an adult, Christina would be drawn to energy healing modalities and spiritual philosophies. …

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Insightful Stories with Del Adey-Jones

Hi, I’m Del, a 3 P Practitioner, Mentor, Speaker, Blogger, and Podcaster, who loves to inspire others to live a happier, more fulfilling life. deladeyjones.com

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