Blogger uses bullying recovery as impetus for book
CANTERBURY, New Zealand – Author Ruth Anne Caukwell suffered a soul-destroying period of adult bullying through which time, support and writing helped her endure. The experience led to her new book, “Musings of a Blogger: Inspirational Thoughts for Your Life’s Journey” (published by Balboa Press AU), which is a collection of inspirational thoughts with workbook exercises relating to each chapter.
An excerpt from “Musings of a Blogger”:
What is life? All of us have asked this question at some point in our lives, and we all seek to find the answers—but are there any, and if so, what are they? Many seek the meaning of life through religion, science, or in whatever means they feel will fulfill, or answer, this question. So what is life? Life is different to each one of us, and the answers we seek can be simple if we only look to ourselves, look inwards, look within. In life, there is only what you know, not only of the world and how it functions but also the secret life within you. Our senses and what we see make up our entire beings.
By Ruth Anne Caukwell
Softcover | 7.5 x 9.25in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781504300490
E-Book | 166 pages | ISBN 9781504300506
Bullying is a Soul Destroyer…!
Bullying is everywhere in society and affects people from a young age right through to the elderly – it is not just a childhood happening as many adults have and are suffering at the hands of bullies!
Bullying comes in all shapes and sizes and in many forms:
- silence and even just a
Bullying is done by all sorts of people:
- work colleagues
- groups of people and even
Bullying occurs for many, many different reasons:
- self-esteem (high or low)
- unawareness and
- power and control…!
Bullying has many levels and can be:
- underhanded and sneakily done
- a ‘one-off’ or continuous occurrence…
but in whatever form it takes Bullying is SOUL DESTROYING…!
So Say… YES to NO bullying!
B = Brutal!
Bullying is brutal because it involves the destruction of a person’s confidence, self-esteem, freedom and rights to be who they really are!
U = Ugliness!
Bullying is ugly because it shows the dark side of human nature – a lack of respect and sadly the need for ‘one-or-more persons’ to hurt and bring another down!
L = Leverage!
Bullying is leverage because it falsely gives ‘one-or-more persons’ the illusion that they are better than another… it, in their eyes, gives them the ‘power’ and ‘control’!
L = Loneliness!
Bullying is loneliness as it isolates the ‘one’ from the ‘others’. It sets up many false self-beliefs as it destroys an individual’s very essence…!
Y – Yielding!
Bullying is a yielding, as it demonstrates the surrender of the’one-or-more persons’ to their baser, hurtful instincts – kindness, respect, honour and love become overshadowed as they yield and succumb…to the darker aspects of their character!
I = Isolation
Bullying is isolation for both the victim and the perpetrator/s as the:
– ‘one’ becomes isolated from who they really are in the belief that they are a lesser person and a nothing!
– likewise with the ‘one-or-more persons’ – they become isolated as, deeper and deeper, they fall within the shadow of the power and control that bullying seemingly brings!
N = Nameless
Bullying is about being nameless for both the victim and the perpetrator/s as:-
– the ‘one’ gradually loses their name and identity becoming just the ‘object’ for abuse!
– likewise with the ‘one-or-more persons’ as they too loose their name and identity becoming just the cause of both hurt and pain!
G = Gag
Bullying becomes a gag upon which to silence an individual… their hopes, dreams, laughter and their… very existence!
It leaves instead … a hollow shell!
Bullying is SOUL DESTROYING, but have hope as you can, and MUST, rise above it for… YOU are worth it!
My message to all who read this is this – if you are being bullied in some way, whether blatant or subtly… bullying is NOT OKAY and you are worth so much more!
You are precious and deserve to be who you are, so please seek help NOW! Hold out your hand, talk to someone and work together to break away from this soul-destroying cycle of abuse – I have done it and others have, so, you can too!
‘After a cold, harsh winter comes the warmth of summer.
Just as the night will herald in the day…
After every storm cloud that rolls across your sky,
there is left a clear blue vista for your eyes to look to, so…
know that through cold, harsh, dark and stormy times there waits the calm.
All you need to do is to look with eyes that see, reach out and grasp it with both of your hands’
My inspirational book – ‘Musings of a Blogger – Inspirational Thoughts for Your Life’s Journey’ is a book which will inspire you to make CHOICES that will be right for your life! The inspirational words… the connecting workbook (with it’s two amazing themes – The Hexagon of Life and the Parable of the Butterfly) plus, the Reader’s Group Questions are all written for you to choose to make a choice to ‘step out’ the sphere of Bullying …!
So decide today to take a journey of self discovery and find the freedom and peace that you deserve!
-Chapter two – ‘The Stoppers in our lives’ and chapter 1s of the workbook
-Chapter three – ‘What is fear?’ and chapter 13 of the workbook
-Chapter four – ‘Embrace change’ and chapter 14 of the workbook
-Chapter five – ‘Self-esteem’ – what are your values?’ and chapter 15 of the workbook
-Chapter six – ‘Challenging your though patterns’ and chapter 16 of the workbook
-Chapter eight – ‘Loneliness and Hope’ and chapter 18 of the workbook and,
– Chapter 10 – ‘Choices, chances and changes’ and chapter 20 of the workbook.
Images taken by Ruth Anne Caukwell (C)
- Books – ‘Musings of a Blogger – Inspirational Thoughts for Your Life’s Journey’
- Blog Posts – Are You Ruled by Fear or Do You Choose Freedom and Bitterness or Freedom – Which One Would You Choose…?
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