Your Arguing…

I don’t want you to agree with me on this.  I don’t want you to disagree, either. I want you to understand what it is that I am saying. Any person, with any amount of knowledge or understanding, can either agree or disagree to an argument that is presented. It doesn’t take a whole lot to do either. It does take something, though, to understand. An argument is typically defined as : a statement or series of statements for or against something : a discussion in which people express different opinions about something : an angry disagreement (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/argument) Think about … 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

Doing The Right Thing

The person you love. –> |——–|——–| <– The person you hate (Ok, maybe just not like so much). Two labels. It’s easy to do the “right” thing to the person who wears each of those labels, isn’t it? Raise your friend up and tear your enemy down, eh? What happens when it’s not so easy to do the right thing, though? What happens when you have to tell your friend or loved one that they need to correct the path that they’re on? Tearing your friend down is never easy, is it? Discipline is never easy… from either side. It’s … Continue reading

The Obsessiveness of Love

I came across a question that has sort of developed into this answer. It has to do with “desiring” someone… or something. Originally, it came across as one person pursuing another, and then being rejected by said second person. I responded to that original question, and then this second question was posed. Here’s how it went: Here’s her question (I’ve paraphrased it, in order to protect the author of the thought): **”How can people get themselves out of the cycle of obsessive thinking? To get out of that way of thinking or feeling? We just can’t tell someone that I’m … Continue reading