Ross Bishop

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Life Isn’t What You Think!

So you’re doing your life, working hard, being a good partner, raising your kids and being a loving friend. Someday the kids will leave home, you’ll retire – and other than grandchildren, what will you have? What will your life have really been about?
POSTED ON: July 19, 2016, 10:35 am BY Ross Bishop

Living In Two Worlds

Most of us live in two worlds. There is the adult world with your job or career, your kids and family. You have built a fairly nice life for yourself there. Most of the people in this world are loving and kind. They care about you. It’s not a perfect world, but you get by.
POSTED ON: March 15, 2016, 1:30 pm BY Ross Bishop

Living In The God Space

The dilemma is in getting to the God Space. When you live from the ego, earthly existence is a series of difficult bumps that come with bruises. It is easy to feel victimized and unloved, but nothing could be further from the truth. Those bumps and bruises are opportunities for you to challenge what is true, especially about yourself. (Note: beliefs are different from Universal Truths).
POSTED ON: August 23, 2016, 10:40 am BY Ross Bishop

Feeling Inadequate

In school you may have read Coleridge’s, “The Rhyme of The Ancient Mariner.” It is a poem about a mariner who, in his arrogance, killed an albatross that was believed to have brought his ship and shipmates good fortune. Being a superstitious lot, the mariner’s mates made him wear the stinking carcass of the albatross around his neck as penance for his intransigence. As long as he wore it, things went badly for everyone.
POSTED ON: April 12, 2016, 9:50 am BY Ross Bishop

Being Happy

If I were to ask you if you were happy, you would probably say, "Yes, mostly." After all, you are doing OK. You've built a life that accommodates your needs and doesn't push you where you don't want to go. You've made compromises to get to where you are, and challenging those compromises means upsetting the apple cart and you're reluctant to do that. The word is - accommodation.
POSTED ON: October 3, 2016, 9:50 am BY Ross Bishop

The Ironies of Life

There are several important ironies in the process of life. The FIRST IRONY is that in this moment you cannot be any different than you are. Beliefs do not change precipitously. They must be chipped away. You came to your beliefs through a good deal of pain and struggle, and you’re not going to just toss them over on a whim. Controlling the pace of change is also a shock-dampening mechanism, as a good deal of change at once can be overwhelming.
POSTED ON: June 13, 2016, 2:45 pm BY Ross Bishop