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

Wisdom Brings The Gift, Courage Allows Us To Use It

The goal of this blog is to give you, the reader, hints, tips, and whatever else, to help with knowing your mind better. Knowing the self is to know one of the best things.  One of the key elements that this blog cannot give you, though, is the element of courage. Courage is something that is within you. It’s there, trust me. I’m not trying to give some sort of a “rah rah” speech or anything (I hate “rah rah” speeches), but I state a fact: Courage is present. Courage is your ability to look a situation, straight in the … 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

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