Thoughts on the Ego, Discontent, and Ambivalence

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When the ego through the means of guilt steers you into repeatedly doing something that you do not really want to do, in order to relieve the guilt for example; it often creates resentment. In summary, the ego and its perception (often miss-perception) creates the issue and offers one a solution, only to either repeat a similar situation or manufacture a new one. By similar egoic processes, even the good things in life must eventually, in the least, turn to a state of some sort of ambivalence. Things such as love, hope, and joy must either end, become boring, turn fearful, or turn bittersweet with problems. Continue reading “Thoughts on the Ego, Discontent, and Ambivalence”

Behind Every Problem…

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Behind every problem, there is a question trying to ask itself.

Behind every question, there is an answer trying to reveal itself.

Behind every answer there is an action trying to take place.

Behind every action, there is a way of life trying to be born.

~ Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith

Is the World Getting More Violent?

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The Dalai Lama’s book “The Art of Happiness in Troubled World” (the third in a series) has an interesting take on violence in general (and fear). Unfortunately, it more the writing of the psychologist, Howard C. Cutter, backing up the Dalai Lama with scientific studies than it is the Dalai Lama speaking. Therefore, it is a rather tedious book to read, but worth it.  Continue reading “Is the World Getting More Violent?”

The New Proclamation – I AM Free

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The New Proclamation – I will no longer accept appearances. I will no longer accept the world’s manipulations and lies. I will no longer accept sickness or the sickness others. I will proclaim truth, health, and wellness instead.  Continue reading “The New Proclamation – I AM Free”

Do You Really Matter?

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To think you are not what God says you are, or to think you are less than He says is not humility or modesty, but is actually a form of arrogance. It is you saying that you are right and God is  wrong.  Continue reading “Do You Really Matter?”

How and Why This Blog Started

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It was time. The book was ready to be written. Counting the ones never finished, I suppose it would be my fifth. This time, however, was going to be different. I read the writing courses, studied the rules, studied the material of some of the most successful writers, and better yet took a course by one of the best editors who had edited some of the best authors ever. All my typed notes on how to write a commercial success needed a two-inch notebook to hold them.

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