10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEAR – HOW TO OVERCOME IT

Fear exists to keep you safe. It’s a tool you can use to make better decisions. It isn’t designed to make you inactive but to help you get the results you want. So embrace fear as something your brain is telling you there is something significant for you to overcome. It helps to name your fear, to clearly identify it. Know exactly what it is you fear. Talking with others about what it is you fear helps you put into words why you are afraid. The more you can verbalize your fear the more you can face it. Ignoring fear … Continue reading 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEAR – HOW TO OVERCOME IT

THE SEARCH FOR MEANING IN LIFE AND FINDING IT

Everyone’s search to find meaning in life is different.Yet there are threads common to all searches.1. The first step to finding meaning in life is realizing you have the freedom of choice. You can only findmeaning in life if you choose to search for it.2. Those who have defined their purpose in lifewill be able to endure almost any struggle,and overcome almost any obstacle.Having purpose motivates.3. Everyone has burdens to carry in life. Thosewho see burdens as opportunities to learn andgrow will be those who find contentment.4. Searching for meaning in life is a spiritual journey that calls for soul-searching,sacrifice … Continue reading THE SEARCH FOR MEANING IN LIFE AND FINDING IT

THE SEARCH FOR INNER PEACE – HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT

Everyone wants to have Inner Peace,to experience mental and emotional calmness, free of stress and worries, and afeeling of happiness and freedom to just be.Here are a few point to help yo achieve it.1. Realize that no one else can give you peace.it’s up to you to make it happen.2. Focus on viewing and accepting life as it is,not what you think it should be.3. Let go of expectations, especially what youexpect others to do for you to make you happy.Expectations almost always lead to disappointment.4. Let go of the past and any feelings of angerand guilt that you have … Continue reading THE SEARCH FOR INNER PEACE – HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT

HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND

If you’re like most people,you think about how you can bea good friend to others.But you spend little time thinking about how to be your own best friend.What’s interesting is that no one teachesyou how to be a friend to yourself.So how do you do it?You start by loving yourself.Perhaps that sounds trite but,in case you forgot,it’s the third part of what is calledThe Great Commandments:”Love God and love your neighborAS YOURSELF.”Right there it is…….AS YOURSELF.You can’t ignore it…..LOVE YOURSELF.Therefore, you accept yourself as you are,imperfections and all.You like who you are.You give yourself freedom to be yourself.You don’t try to … Continue reading HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND

PARABLE OF THE FROG THAT JUMPED TO FREEDOM

Two frogs were hopping along having a friendly conversation when they unexpectedly hopped into a deep well.  They jumped and jumped but could not jump out of the deep well.  Thus, they started to yell for help. A group of frogs came hopping by, heard the yelling, and looked into the well.  It looked like an impossible situation.  They concluded that the well was too deep for the two trapped frogs to escape and told them to give up and stop jumping.  It was useless to keep trying. However, the two frogs would not give up.  They kept jumping.  The … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE FROG THAT JUMPED TO FREEDOM

TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP

Over the years there have been many lists of “the seven deadly sins,” including one popular version by Ashley Cooper. Below is another version, only there are ten on this list instead of seven.  Each item on the list is POSITIVE in nature but, if used inappropriately,can destroy a relationship. TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP TRUTH — if it is used to hurt others. TOLERANCE — if it leads to apathy. LOYALTY — if it becomes blind obedience. LOVE — if it is given with conditions that have to be met. FAITH — if it becomes divisive. … Continue reading TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP

FREEDOM IS ONE SECRET TO HAPPINESS

We have so many FREEDOMS. It’s staggering. ONE of the secrets to HAPPINESS is the FREEDOM to CHOOSE. We can CHOOSE what we say, how we say it,, when we say it, and to whom we say it. We have the FREEDOM to set HEALTHY BOUNDARIES and CHOOSE to say YES or CHOOSE to say NO and CHOOSE to STAND UP for our RIGHTS. We can CHOOSE what we will ACCEPT and what we will NOT ACCEPT. The only thing that LIMITS our FREEDOM and, thus, our HAPPINESS is our failure to EXERCISE our CHOICES.     Continue reading FREEDOM IS ONE SECRET TO HAPPINESS