"All humans seek the illusive touch of another's Soul, which opens us to the sense of belonging to something bigger than the self. Dr. Kortsch has given us the true "tao" of relationship in this brilliant exploration of emotional tapestry. We will be grateful for this illumination of spiritual partnership for generations to come." Chris Griscom, Spiritual Leader, Author

"Eloquent and comprehensive, showing how your primary love relationship may be a sacred vessel that transports you and your partner to a place of mutual healing and expansion." Robert Schwartz, Author: Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born

"The Tao of Spiritual Partnership is a unique blend of wit and wisdom; Dr. Kortsch encourages us to take responsibility for our relationships, while recognizing and seizing the opportunities for our own personal spiritual growth." William Buhlman, Author of Adventures Beyond the Body

Friday, May 1, 2015

Nourishing the Soul

We go to inspiring seminars seeking to connect to our soul. We attend retreats, go to church, to mass, to temple, or to an ashram, we practice yoga, pray, or chant mantras, meditate, become mindful, and read books by those who profess to move us in the direction of our soul.

And then we walk down the street and see the Eastern European woman holding out her hand (in our Western European country) for money. or we see the South or Central American illegal immigrant working surreptitiously in the garden or house of our neighbour. Or we run into the colleague at work who always has the knack of annoying us. Or we are faced with a recalcitrant teen who happens to live under our roof. Or we have yet another call from our aging parent who once again repeats the same story that we've heard so many times before. Or we are greeted by an out-of-sorts spouse as we arrive at home.

And what do we do? Amazingly, all those inspiring seminars, retreats, church sermons, ashrams, yoga practices, prayers, mantras, meditations, mindfulness, and books fly out of our mind, and we lose our patience. Or we raise our eyebrows and make a face. Or we think thoughts of criticism, judgement, moral superiority, or even anger.

These moments - these situations we run across almost on a daily basis (these or others that are similar) - are our greatest opportunities to nourish and move closer to the soul. Why? Because at these moments we can remember to be kind and then practice it just one more time. As King Solomon put it: your own soul is nourished when you are kind.


Also visit my book website: www.gabriellakortsch.com where you may download excerpts or read quotations from any of my books. My latest book Emotional Unavailability & Neediness: Two Sides of the Same Coin is now also out globally on Amazon in print & Kindle. You can also obtain it (or any of my other books) via Barnes & Noble.

Books by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch (English)

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