Pleasure, Power, Purpose

What do you seek in life? Pleasure? Well, unfortunately, your pleasure can be taken from you.  Imagine what would happen if that were to occur. Depression, anxiety, hurt, doubt, darkness and a host of other things would await you. What do you seek in life? Power or status? Guess what… your supposed “power” or status can be taken from you at a moment’s notice. Imagine what would happen if that were to occur.  Depression, anxiety, hurt, doubt, darkness and a host of other things would await you. Do not think, for a moment, that your power cannot be taken from you. … Continue reading

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

Phobia This, Phobia That…

You know what I really like about strapping the suffix “phobia” onto the end of so many words… The words actually begin to lose their meaning, or actually mean nothing at all to begin with. Phobias are clinical conditions, and those who suffer from real phobias, as opposed to imagined ones, are being done the greatest disservice by those who have political agendas of trying to shame others by their use of words on a public that is unenlightened about the impact words actually have on the human psyche. If more people actually took the time to expand their vocabulary … Continue reading

Your Path IS Your Goal

When we are on the path of growth, we are already at the goal. Each day brings many goals. The goal to be a better person. A smarter person. A stronger person. A wiser person. A more loving person. A more patient person. At the end of the day, where have our paths taken us? And, there is no perfection. There is only another step toward becoming whole. This wholeness will never be achieved, though. But, this is countered by the fact that when we are on the path of growth and we strive for all of those characteristics, plus … Continue reading

The Words We Offer, The Gifts We Give

Ok, so after a week of working on the computer, and preparing for a speech contest, I’m able to get back on and put up a post.  This post is about a speech that I’m giving in the Toastmaster’s International Speech Contest. It’s a direct result of the work that I am choosing to do with helping people to understand how things affect their lives, as well as how their lives affect the environment (including other people). Words are probably (in my estimate) the greatest influence in our lives, after we begin to learn how to use them. Hence, this … Continue reading