Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool some of us into thinking we’re evolving and growing when all we’re growing is our ego. Walking the spiritual path properly is a very subtle process: it is not something to jump into naively. There are numerous sidetracks which lead to a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality; we can […]
Who… …benefits from this? …is this harmful to? …profits from my emotion? …makes decisions about this? …is most directly affected? …have you also heard discuss this? …would be the best person to consult? …will be the key people in this? …deserves recognition for this? What… …are the strengths / weaknesses? …is another perspective? …is […]
Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe, say, or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.
Help your child foster awareness by saying: Notice how… these rocks are slippery, that branch is strong. Do you see… the poison ivy, your friends nearby? Try moving… your feet carefully, quickly, strongly. Try using your… hands, feet, arms, legs. Can you hear… the rushing water, the singing birds, the wind? Do you feel… stable […]
I think generally people have things that are more within their personal purview that are more difficult to deal with and they are avoiding… and that generally, the way they avoid them is by adopting pseudo-moralistic stances on large scale social issues so they look good to friends and neighbours.
Dr Jordan B Peterson
You know who you are.
Keep this thought handy when you feel a fit of rage coming on—it isn’t manly to be enraged. Rather, gentleness and civility are more human, and therefore manlier. A real man doesn’t give way to anger and discontent, and such a person has strength, courage, and endurance—unlike the angry and complaining. The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.