Identity

Identity is defined as the distinguishing character or personality of an individual (Webster Merriam, 2022). Personality and individuality have a unique discrepancy. Personality is the “outward” appearance (mask) of what we display to others. Individuality is the essence or nature of the individual. This distinction explains to a degree why human nature does not see … Continue reading Identity

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

The visions we offer our children (people) shape the future.Martin S. II A minister’s (pastor’s) belief, implementation of Christian/psychology integration and definitional understanding of burnout and compassion fatigue, determines what self-care or stress management techniques are most effective. Defining the distinction of compassion fatigue and burnout is important. According to Hanley (2019) burnout is a … Continue reading Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Ask to Live the Prayer

Everything happens for a reason? No, everything happens on its own. The word ask means to imagine. Instead of dreaming and looking outside, why not look inside and awake? Intention instigates the propensity for karmic consequence in the infinite field. Through the intellect we hear about spirituality but how do we transcend experience? Without divinity, … Continue reading Ask to Live the Prayer

Ethnocentrism

Sociologist William Sumner coined the term ethnocentrism as a delusional belief (bias) that “our (cultural) group” is better than other groups. The in group or out group psychology of ethnocentrism can lead to pride or vanity for outsiders. In 2015, I reached a realization that alcohol had become a major influence on my behavior and … Continue reading Ethnocentrism

Spirit of Drink

I want to share an excerpt from the writings of Dr. Carl Jung that he wrote in a letter to Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Wisely, he states what a chronic alcoholic, who has lost hope is experiencing in the grips of alcoholism. "His craving for alcohol was the equivalent, on a low  level, … Continue reading Spirit of Drink

Anger

Anger defined is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. Living in today’s interconnected information world, there are countless opportunities to feed from the buffet of delightful entities, persons and media to generate this emotion.. How important is your mental wellness? When we view the word anger, it is part of the human scene. … Continue reading Anger

Humility

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.Carl Gustav Jung Humility is self esteem based in wholeness and fulfillment. Humility is the acceptance of myself and my shortcomings. I used to live two different lives, which forced my insides to be in conflict with my outsides. Until I … Continue reading Humility

Character

Thought and Character Silence is the cornerstone of Character. From the silence springs the thoughts that manifest. The aphorism, “ As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,” not only embraces the whole of a man’s being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out into every circumstance of his or her life.  … Continue reading Character

Flow of Life

CREATOR, I ASK YOU TO ENLIGHTEN ME WITH YOUR WISDOM. PLEASE STRENGTHEN MY CONNECTION TO THE ANGELIC REALM. THY WILL BE DONE.Laura Smith Some want to live a life that is filled with imagination, often misdirected, and leading to future problems. The lamp that burns within, cannot be extinguished. Listen to the voice that directs … Continue reading Flow of Life

Recontextualize Perceived Thoughts

Evaluate where you are Respond, do not react. Keep two books; bible and notebook of ideas, philosophies and concepts. I read the bible and newspaper everyday to see what both sides are up to. The God of the Mountain is the same One in the Valley. Dare to evaluate where you are. Read the New … Continue reading Recontextualize Perceived Thoughts

Use F words

FEAR, FAITH, FORGIVE, Focus Limiting beliefs affect even the most successful people. The first step to overcoming fear is to face them. If you can not make it go away, then dance with it. What if fear meant Focused Energy Abandoning Reality? Maybe you’ve heard that fear is also False Evidence Appears Real. Whatever the … Continue reading Use F words

Goals

Be strong and of good courage. Act for the best, hope for the best, and make what comes...If death ends all, we cannot meet death better.William James Are you satisfied? A part of human nature is to be dissatisfied.  How many of us hope and wish for something better?  Why is it so difficult to … Continue reading Goals

Optimism

Why choose optimism?  It is an instant reflex these days for most of us to snatch the negative out of any situation, circumstance, condition or relationship. The movement to avoid pain and gain pleasure is a systematic function of the brain.  For centuries, man has been conditioned and evolved into the pain-pleasure principle. The word … Continue reading Optimism

Expectations

An expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or be a result in the future. Given that definition, expectations are the reality in which I operate my life. Interestingly, the expectation is felt in the present moment. The event, situation, or circumstance has not even been established, and we momentarily feel the result … Continue reading Expectations

Focus

Focus What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become. Bruce Lee Focus is the central activity that runs my everyday experience. What I mean is that whatever I focus on, it becomes the lens in which I interpret my world. How do I control my focus? The mind is a world processing … Continue reading Focus