6 results for 'beliefs'
...However, it can also mean what religious, political, and socioeconomic status you belong to and believe in throughout your entire life. And as the ol’ saying goes, “We are what we are born into.”
But what about individualism?
When you think about where you were born and the beliefs your parents or guardians raised you with, more than likely, you grew up living with those same traits. A child born in say, India more than likely will be Hindu or Buddhist; one in America, Christian, Catholic, or Jewish; the Middle East, Muslim. And political views, it usually comes down to... (more)
Bigfoot, God, and Ghosts share one common factor that nobody can deny, they truly are, in all basics, just myths. I can hear it already, ringing in my ears, questioning me where I can get off making such a statement. So, I will give y'all my answer in advance this time and it is this, prove me wrong. I don't usually like bogging down my blog with my own personal opinion of God but I found myself having a particular conversation with a neighbor of mine this weekend. I will say, based on my own observations, that he is very self-immersed in being a devout believer in God. How do I know? Fair... (more)
...years later. She had told him she didn't want him to come around anymore if that was all it was going to be about. He was welcome to come visit anytime. But to do so meant he would have to accept HER religion the same as she accepts his. And that meant not coming over to challenge her beliefs. But to be a loving family member and visit for the sake of being interested in you as a person. But they can't do that. It's always about the conversion. They are compelled and in fact indoctrinated, to not only save us one and all, but to not otherwise socialize with worldly (according... (more)
"They are tossed to drunken heights, only to be brought down into a sludge of headachy despair; their arrogance gives way to humiliation at the next curve of the switchback." —Patrick White
It is easy to lose sight of oneself as the most powerful person in one's life. Reinforced by the masses and the media, we forget our power to create our lives and control our emotions.
After years of thinking and living this way, one becomes a feather in the wind.
When things are good they feel exuberant, invincible and can even become self-aggrandizing or haughty. On the ego's... (more)
Imprisoned within the walls of unhealthy competition, criticism, self-doubt and insecurity, are crowds of people waiting for some illustrious person, authority or event to choose them.
For some, a love interest holds the jailhouse key. For others it's a career opportunity, title, status, money or accolade. The prisoners believe that being chosen will prove their talent, loveability or enoughness. They are certain that happiness is on the other side of being picked.
Who or what must select you for you to finally feel good enough, successful or complete?
No one... (more)
Truly great success is not the product of putting in the tremendous effort required to become good at something in which one is innately mediocre. When it comes to achieving excellence in a given task or field, one who is naturally good at the thing has a tremendous advantage.
We tend to seek to improve the things we are weakest at because we want to overcome perceived inadequacies. At best, we will improve and become better at a given task, but we will never be great at it. This approach serves us up to the point that we become competent in written expression, general mathematics... (more)
« previous next »