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

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

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

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

Today I Begin A New Life

The price of greatness is Responsibility.Winston Churchill A New Life The following is an excerpt from the best selling book by Og Mandino: "The Greatest Salesman In The World.” In this classic self help book, Og describes 10 scrolls which are important to overcome doubt, fear, procrastination and low self confidence. Why would I suggest … Continue reading Today I Begin A New Life

Fear

The dreaded emotion of fear is felt by all.  No one has never not experienced the grips of this force.  Yet, there are a select few who act in spite of this perception.  Why do I suggest perception?  Because fear is manifested in the mind by the thoughts or impressions we have in our memories … Continue reading Fear

Adversity

Adversity is a facet of life. It is universal and impartial. Everyone has experienced a time of difficulty, a time of distress, a time of misery, a time of suffering, and a time of loss. It is safe to say that life is suffering. What would happen if you viewed any adversity, setback, heartache, or … Continue reading Adversity

Meaning

 What's your Meaning? My search for meaning is the source of success or failure.  Understanding, perception, and past experience shape my decisions.  These decisions affect my attitudes which in turn determine what kinds of results I experience.  It is difficult to comprehend that circumstances outside of me do not determine the experience of my inner … Continue reading Meaning