The vision that calls us to service and reverberates in our innermost being, might initially awaken a feeling of inadequacy because it’s fulfillment invariably requires us to personally transform and reach a state higher than our present one. Thus, the perception of the great distance between what we are and what we must become to … Continue reading The call of the vision
What makes anything a challenge to us is that we have simply not developed or refined the inner qualities needed to overcome it with ease. To someone who lacks height and leaping ability, running toward a fence he must scale to avoid harm would be a challenge, but not to the person who has the … Continue reading What is a challenge?
The life of the visionary is valorized by many, without most really understanding how lonely and difficult the path is that such persons must tread. How much diligent and silent work without external recognition or understanding must occur behind the scenes. How many tears must be shed, sorrows that must cut the heart, but also … Continue reading The path of the visionary
In life there is always a way, for every difficulty there is always a solution. The only variable is how clear, focused and determined we are. How committed are we to invest the energy needed to find it and tread the path. Naysayers only reveal their own limitation of vision, whose counterpart is the doubt … Continue reading Clarity
Sometimes we find ourselves amid an experience that severely challenges us and which a solution appears far off, so we cannot immediately change it. We look in all directions and know there is no easy way out, and to overcome this trial will cost us something. Although such moments can be bitter and difficult, they … Continue reading Moments of trials
Food for thought: He irritates me so much! : How do feelings work? Feelings = thoughts + instincts. Thoughts assign definite meanings to instincts through the experience of feeling. Thus, behind every feeling is a causative thought. No man can generate thoughts for another person, because that would require entering their soul and using their … Continue reading He irritates me so much!
Computers are comprised of hardware and software. Hardware is the wiring, physical components, and frame of the computer. But software is the finer program used to operate the hardware. Electricity interacts with the hardware and specific codes to produce the software. The brain and mind are similar. The brain is the hardware, but the mind … Continue reading What is the mind?
Food for thought: “A thought just struck me”. To strike is to impact from without. A thought “striking” us means it entered our mind from somewhere, and only thereafter was recognized. But before it “struck” us, it must have existed somewhere. Before rain strikes us, it exists in clouds and travels through the air. When … Continue reading A thought just struck me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daqYZepxUBI&feature=youtu.be I sent you reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor! What does this mean? Since we cannot properly use what we do not understand, having any misunderstanding of the teachings of Jesus will cause us to live inwardly apart from their true meaning. But since spiritual values can only be gained through lively application, … Continue reading Food for Thought: I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor!
The reason the same quality we exhibit affects us more when we see it in others is that we do not offer others the same consideration (or excuses) we give ourselves. For example, when we act irritably or rudely, we subconsciously excuse ourselves or mitigate our actions by creating a storyline in our heads such … Continue reading Life as a mirror