To Belong

“A community is a union of persons…who share in mutuality their most precious possessions – themselves.” – John Powell, S.J. Today, I conclude my exploration of John Powell’s “five essential steps into the fullness of life.” Part 5: To Belong Where do you call ‘home’? What and whom do you belong to that you considerContinue reading “To Belong”

To Believe

“Fully alive people discover meaning in their lives.” – John Powell, S.J. Today, I continue to explore John Powell’s “five essential steps into the fullness of life.” Part 4: To Believe If you’ve ever worked for a leader who exuded authentic belief in a cause, you were likely swept up in that belief as well.Continue reading “To Believe”

To Forget Oneself in Loving

“Fully alive people learn to go out of themselves in genuine caring and concern for others.” – John Powell, S.J. Today, I continue to explore John Powell’s “five essential steps into the fullness of life.” Part 3: To Forget Oneself in Loving You can’t love somebody wholeheartedly if you don’t love yourself. I did notContinue reading “To Forget Oneself in Loving”

To Be Oneself

“Fully alive people are liberated by their self-acceptance to be authentic and real.” – John Powell, S.J. Today, I continue to explore John Powell’s “five essential steps into the fullness of life.” Part 2: To Be Oneself Sometimes I think I matured in reverse. My memories of high school in particular are a series ofContinue reading “To Be Oneself”

To Accept Oneself

“Fully alive people accept and love themselves as they are.” – John Powell, S.J. This week I am going to explore each of the five elements of John Powell’s “essential steps into the fullness of life.” These steps, as described in his book, Fully Human Fully Alive are: 1. to accept oneself 2. to be oneselfContinue reading “To Accept Oneself”

Fully Alive

In Fully Human Fully Alive, John Powell writes: “…fully alive people are those who are using all of their human faculties, powers, and talents. These individuals are fully functioning, in their external and internal senses. They are comfortable with, and open to, the full experience and expression of all human emotions. Such people are vibrantly alive,Continue reading “Fully Alive”