It’s one’s energy source itself that makes the difference in the end. From the environment to relationships, we rely on some form or energy—and all energy needs a source. It could be petroleum to drive an automobile. It could be a battery to drive something faster and simpler, but whether a battery is cleaner than gasoline depends on where the battery gets its energy.
Or, your energy could be your own source of personal power. Do you pollute those around you on account of your social energy? At the end of the day, it goes back to the source. · · · →
Everyone, sooner or later, tries to solve problems with hatred—everyone.
We usually don’t think about it when we do. Hatred is a kind of auto-pilot, a pattern we default to when it’s too hard to change, like a bad habit we explain away as not being a bad habit. Once we know we are in the act of acting in hatred, it’s not hatred anymore. Funny thing, hatred only operates when we don’t know it or refuse to admit it.
Hate is no answer though, as much as our habits would have us think. Be rational and don’t hate. · · · →
Don’t fall for it! Everyone has moments when we find dirt on someone or we catch an enemy at a weak moment. David could have killed Saul twice, which would have saved the kingdom from a megalomaniac who wanted to kill David. Then again, what then?
If David had killed Saul when chances came, many respected voices in the kingdom would have called it an “assassination”, possibly spiraling into civil war.
These small control chances we stumble across are opportunities to demonstrate our maturity; using them to dominate is just weak and petty. Don’t, and don’t fear those who try. · · · →
You can’t go through life feeling sorry for yourself, then expecting things to turn out well. You can’t feel sorry for yourself and expect that you won’t get sick or that you won’t somehow manage to create your own bad luck.
Self pity is an emotional storm cloud. It brings you down, maybe your immune system with it.
It can be hard—not nursing your wounds because others with greater wounds need greater attention, maybe even your attention. But, when you’ve put others’ needs and troubles before your own, something rises up in you from the inside making you stronger. · · · →