An Eye on Self

How do we see ourselves? How we see ourselves influences how we treat each other, including the reverence and respect, or lack thereof, we pay to Mother Earth, all living entities and sentient beings. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021

Our Temple

Our body is our temple so we have to revere, honour and respect it. Whatever we pay reverence to will be revered by others. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021

The Company We Keep

If we knowingly associate with people who lack empathy and respect how can we be alarmed when they misuse and abuse us. We have to vet the people we allow into our space. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

Letting Go

Letting go is not about living simply or letting go of the negative influences in our lives. I am sure we can attest to the fact that some of us harbour a fractured relationship with ourselves. We assume that we have to self sacrifice in order to get along. We lose ourselves in the process […]

Honour

Give yourself the honour you know you deserve. If when people look at you they see you as a bastion of respectability and honour they would be less inclined to besmirch you or your character. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

Waiting for a Saviour

If you are looking for a saviour know that you are the only saviour you need. You are the only one who can decide what’s best for you. If you neglect to be your own advocate how can you expect other people to respect and honour you. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

Respect

Respect for self, respect for others should be adhered to at all times. Life is not a pyramid scheme, there is enough for us all. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

Boundaries

We have to create boundaries in our lives or else people will walk all over us. There are people who have no respect for the sanctity of their fellow human beings. If we don’t value and respect ourselves how can we expect other people to respect us. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

Civility

  Some of us have been through hardships in our lives, but living through hardships shouldn’t make us devoid of civility.  Divisions are written into law by our law makers, but we are the ones who put into practice the divisiveness.  All of humanity including all other life forms deserves to be treated with civility […]

Bravado

When we unleash our brashness, arrogance and ineptitude on others it is not that we are showing how unmerciful and cruel we are; it is because we believe that our bravado would earn us the respect we seek and believe we are entitled to.   A life built on deception is like building a house without a […]