Ross Bishop

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Childhood

When presented with the opportunity to be compassionate, we often hold back. We go as far as we can, but we are often unable to love freely and openly. We become anxious and afraid. We fear that if we open our hearts we might be rejected. Why do we feel this way? Where does that come from?
POSTED ON: August 16, 2016, 4:00 pm BY Ross Bishop

Prejudice

Sometimes we just accept things without really looking at what’s behind them. Take prejudice for example. It is largely an oxymoron. You can’t dislike a whole race or group. It's not possible. You can dislike some of “them” for what they do - their morals, lifestyle, social values, etc. but not everyone in a group acts in the same way and to paint with such a wide brush is just plain wrong. Besides, how can you dislike someone for being who they are?
POSTED ON: April 12, 2016, 10:00 am BY Ross Bishop

The Mask

We all get caught in shame surrounding what happened to us at home. We end up feeling not good enough, unworthy, unlovable and a hundred other things. Now, we can’t be any of those things, but we can certainly believe that we are.
POSTED ON: June 15, 2016, 10:10 am BY Ross Bishop

Masks

Masks. What are yours? We all wear a few. You probably wear one for social occasions or dinner parties, one for meetings, another for friends, possibly one for your relationship. Or, maybe you just put on one and it never comes down . . . The question is – “Why do you need them?” Why can’t you just be yourself?
POSTED ON: July 13, 2016, 10:30 am BY Ross Bishop

Making Mistakes

Mistakes, errors, poor judgement, we’ve all made them, lots of them. We say it’s part of being human, and although that’s true, there is a lot more going on. I’m going to divide our “screw-ups” into two general categories – those where the ego gets involved and all the rest.
POSTED ON: April 6, 2016, 10:50 am BY Ross Bishop

Learning From Life

How concerned are you about what other people think? Some people worry about that a great deal. They are very concerned about things like social acceptance, whether others will like them, whether they are good enough – that sort of thing.
POSTED ON: September 6, 2016, 5:55 am BY Ross Bishop