Our Vocabulary

Words are the symbols by which we live. How often do we allow them to rule us, rather than we them? Here’s an example: How awesome is “awesome”?  It seems like there’s an inflation factor in the use of words.  People, nowadays, are always seeming trying to make things better or more attractive than what they are. The use of the word “awesome” is one of the words that prove my point. If we were to stumble upon something that is truly awesome, what words would we use to describe them? We wouldn’t really have anything, as that word has … Continue reading

What Love Is or Does

What Love Is or Does… Thoughts by ten people with smarts infinitely greater than mine: “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~~ Lao Tzu “We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.” ~~ Nietzsche “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” ~~ J.A. Baldwin “Love in its essence is spiritual fire.” ~~ Lucias Annaeus Seneca “Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which … Continue reading

Chocolate’s Got It Goin’ On…

…and you might too, if you eat enough of it (But not 25 pounds of it (You’ll see)). To many, chocolate is that dark, magical, mystical answer to life (Imagine Madeline Kahn singing “Sweet Mystery of Life.”) (Well, ok, maybe not). But I hope you get the drift. Psychologically, chocolate is great, but, then again, I’m a guy. For quite a few women, from what I’ve read and been told direct from the source, is that women claim it’s fantastic! Again, I hope you get the drift. Men are not quite as influenced by the effects of chocolate as women … Continue reading

“I Am” Versus “Am I”

“I am” versus “Am I” are thoughts that can lead us down the road to a better understanding of ourselves.

We grow up hearing things about ourselves that come from so many different people. These other people give us their limited subjective opinion of us as a human being. The problem is, many of us grow up believing their words to a great degree. Enemies, angry people, friends, relatives, CLOSE relatives, all have something to tell us about who we are in regard to being human. Many receivers of those messages adopt those views and ultimately take those thoughts away, limiting their lives by saying “I am a ‘this’,” or “I am a ‘that.'” Without thinking critically, we grow up believing these lies that are put into our heads. Continue reading

Belonging vs Belonging

Did you know that “belonging” helps to strengthen us, in life? There is a very negative view regarding “belonging,” though. In relationships, quite often we might think, “I belong to you” or “You belong to me,” and yet, there are people who hear the word “belong” and will shut down any further chance of carrying on with that particular conversation, with the thought, “I DON’T BELONG TO ANYONE!” This is unfortunate. Many people are scared of becoming objectified. They want to maintain their personal autonomy and integrity. They also have a very distorted view of what it means to belong … Continue reading