One of my all time favourite quotes is „The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.“ from Joseph Campbell, an American author.

I like to think that it is a real privilege to be a human being. From all my experience, and I’ve been through some difficult times, rising above suffering is an immense privilege.

No doubt, when you’re stuck in times of pain, you never know what good comes out of it in the end or what you need to learn from it. When life drags you down, it’s not a punishment. The more resistance you show, the more difficult it is to face the circumstances and move on.

There are things in life you cannot understand, and don’t need to understand. Indeed, there is suffering which goes beyond words. And there are people who are true leaders, who show us with their attitudes, kindness and exemplary attitudes that life is worth living and that there is a purpose why each and every one of us are here.

It’s been my claim to peal back the layers of who I really am. This ever-continuing process brings with it so much love for life and joy of being. I recommend it to everyone, it’s what I practice with my clients and it’s what I wish for all human beings.

I want you to feel good, no matter what you look like, no matter how old you are.

I want you to be playful and passionate, mischievous and naughty.

I want you to unleash all of you into the world.

I want you to be able to lose control and let go like crazy.

I want you to go to places you have never before seen, inside your spirit, inside your dreams.

I want you to unleash all of you and be all of you.

In return I will be all of me and unleash all of me as I give to you what I have to give.

Stand your ground, it’s sacred!

Ruth Bleakley-Thiessen

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ruth now lives in the north of Germany. She studied Communications Design in Kiel and worked as a freelance designer, illustrator, and artist. She is also an accredited Journey Practitioner and compliments her work with workshops, programs, coaching and is the author of several books, including "Woman Rise and Shine - a guide for women who want to be themselves", "Flown the Coop - a simple guide to dealing with transformation when the kids leave home" and "Nuffin" - a children's book.