Why I have begun to hate the idea of success and creating success - how I have adapted this to be about helping to create secure people instead.
Everyone has biases, idea and opinions - if you say you don't you are either lying to yourself or not self-aware enough. It's impossible to create change and support others form this place. Once you are secure you can have a voice for other people.
Why others see personality theory as limiting. They are only trying to put you in a box not give you the tools to navigate through life. My own journey my work has taken to hopefully being obsolete.
Personality has the potential to total change self-understanding and community understanding. It is the most palatable form of difference. I get annoyed when I read anyone who talks about personality theory in a limiting way - those are their limitations, not yours.
How do we rise above judgement and validation? Why do we listen to people with little blue dots beside their names? What I resonate within the biography Gwendolyn Brooks and the words of James Baldwin from 1960 Fifth Avenue, Uptown: a letter from Harlem.
This is not last weeks news - I'm not moving on until we have created real change.
One real and one imaginary conversation thining about how we have switched off our feeling way of processing the world - the implications of this especially when it comes to justifying behaviours. Are we using justify to understand or to excuse? The differences in the reasons we look for root causes of behaviours.
As always companion writing (expression is the real intelligence) can be found on drnaoiseoreilly dot org
"Everything must come from the heart, must be lived." Pina Bausch
I've seen so many lists of what I'm supposed to read to educate myself on black lives. Why Is Alice Walker on so few? If I made my own list she would be top with Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, and James Baldwin. And those are just my starting blocks.
Why are we so afraid of authentic? What happens when we lose roles in society? The parameters and boxes we so love. Why are teens struggling so much in liberal societies? This is my next body of work and I'm just starting to talk out the ideas and form the thinking.
Essays in Awareness are the companion to my thinking found on drnaoiseoreilly dot org
Expression the ability to end all abuse. The chasm left inside by not being able to read and write. How we victimise people's literacy which allows others to hide behind their insecurities. How we are breeding narcissism and insecurity in the world. What it means and effects to not be able to read, write and express your feelings constructively.
If you only ever listen to one podcast by me - this is the one which tells you why I've devoted my lifes work to expression.
How to break controlling patterns in children. How to restore balance in the home. How to break the cycles that didn't break for their parents.
What consistent behaviours do you need to have as a parent? What to expect fallout as a result.
How is this relevant to what we are watching unfold across America currently? Why have we had generations of controlling people who are drawn to professions where they can abuse this need? why my books are starting to feel like manuals for a better humanity.
Some parents are really struggling in their own homes to raise very controlling children and we are not talking about it. Society rewards their behaviours outside the home and they are struggling to find the balance within.
Why do Black writers speak to me on a level like no others? Why is there a correlation for me in illiteracy and race? Why have I spent years using examples from Black history and culture to show difference in every way? Why we have to want difference to finally have history. What Zora Neale Hurston's writing means to me.
I've written various companion pieces in the last few weeks on Essays in Awareness on drnaoiseoreilly dot org
So the summer camps have been cancelled. Here is why I'm excited about this too. And here are some suggestions of what you can do instead!
Nailing open book exams. Why I am excited to get beyond regurgitating knowledge. Why this might be the change we need. Why are university exams so much better than school ones. The Experience Effect explained.