Do not worry about the sins of others, think only of the sins you commit. For we are each responsible for our own sins, not the sins of others. This is not to say one shouldn’t try to help others in need of assistance or guidance, just that we shouldn’t judge or condemn others for sins since we too ourselves are sinners. Preaching of hellfire and damnation only causes fear and chases away those who need salvation. We are all in need of salvation of course, just some know of the way to salvation, some do not and some just are too scared of making the leap of faith. I am not saying we shouldn’t make others aware of the consequences of sin, just we must be preachers, teachers and messengers of the good news.
Salvation is the name of the game, not condemnation.
Why do we allow the opinions of others to effect our self-image, emotions and outlook on life. We tend to seek acceptance and reassurance from others, we learned this behavior as children. We need to see that though opinions of others have meaning and some weight, that our own opinions are just as important if not more so when it comes to our self. Others do not know you as you know yourself and they usually judge you on preconceived notions based on just one if not a few encounters they had with you. They don’t know your heart or mind, they have little fact or evidence to support their impression of your personality.
Even those that have known you for years still may not truly know who you are truly. Sometimes we do not even know ourselves as good as we should. We tend to be like a chameleon and change with the crowd and circumstances around us to blend in. We try to blend in and we rarely show our true selves out of fear of not being accepted or loved. The problem with being a chameleon or being a person who tries to fit in by putting on a mask is that we are never accepted or loved for who we are. Thus we are not accepted or loved at all, for they love the part we play not for who and what we are.
We try to kid ourselves they love us and accept us even though they see a disguise not our true image. But deep inside we will know is all a lie and falsehood. So it is far better to be loved and accepted by a few as who and what we truly are then to be loved and accepted by many for who we are not.
Be yourself, Believe in yourself and Be true to yourself. Worry not of the opinions of others and love yourself for who you are.
Just get up and get it done, there is enough time to rest and have fun after its done. Don’t allow your ego or your desire to overload your senses to get in the way of what be done. Flee from procrastination and embrace responsibility, for procrastination only brings either more work to do later or more complications to deal with. Have your fun, but remember to get what needs to be done beforehand.Responsibilities first and then rest, relaxation and entertainment. Keep it balanced and keep it prioritized. If you can find the right balance and do so with a happy heart you may find contentment and peace. We all have our part to play and job to do in life, we also have our time to play as well as rest.
Not all of us can carry the load alone, share the load of others when you can. One day it may be you that needs a helping hand. Find joy in giving and in helping.others. and find contentment in that which you have been blessed with.
When you head out to work or school today, ask yourself are you going to let the moods and attitudes of others to affect your own? Set out with a positive attitude and do not allow the moods and attitudes of others affect you negatively. Don’t allow your self to be a reactive personality, instead become an action based personality instead. Take control of your life,and emotions as well. By doing so you will have far more control of where your day and life is heading. Worry little about the opinions of others and concentrate on having a positive attitude, outlook and self-image.
Most people tend to be on a rollercoaster emotionally and mentally due to the fact they allow outside forces to manipulate and/or alter their mindset. There will be ups and there will be downs, the tick is not to allow your self emotionally to overreact to them. Find confidence and temper t with contentment, for it’s better to be happy with what you have than to worry about what you don’t. A good phrase to say when you start to get to high or low emotionally is “it wont last” for it brings you back to the reality that nothing last forever be it good or bad. This keeps your worry and anticipation to a minimum which keeps you emotionally stable and mentally focused.
Nothing will last forever, be it bad times or good. So worry little and don’t allow yourself to be overrun with anticipation. Be content in that which you been blessed to have and want not for which is not yours to receive.
There are those whom seek out love, acceptance and security in others, this is not a bad thing unless it is the only place you seek and find them. Some people can not find love, acceptance or security within their own being, this seems to create a very bad behavior pattern. They float from one lover to another seeking out what they think will fill the void within themselves. The void is the absence of Self acceptance, self-love and self security, even though we can temporarily fill the void with the love of a lover but it quickly disappears. It takes the love within ourselves to compliment and maintain love between ourselves and another, more or less you can not love someone else fully and completely until you learn to love yourself unconditionally.
We tend to over complicate our lives when it can be so simple and direct, Love thyself in order to love others, have compassion and forgiveness for yourself so that you can do the same for others as well. Shrink that overgrown ego to its natural and original size, for a big and boasting ego is but a mask to hide the insecure being within. Lift your self-image up to where it belongs, for you are as great and as small as any other person in this world. Take the wheel and stop letting circumstances, influences and other people control your path in life. Learn the difference between relying on others and using them as a crutch or a shield.Give and worry not about what you will get in return. Learn to balance the needs and wants of the self with the needs and wants of others. Wake up and live your life and stop walking through it in that semi sedated state in which many of us live in.
I am but a fool who seeks to understand and I find being right is far less important than knowing and finding the truth and It is the journey I see as the prize, not the destination.
- Wealth usually distracts one from a spiritual path (transientreflections.com)
- Realizing the fact we may be alone (onelifetimeblog.com)
- What happened to The Void (wordfrombeyondthevoid.ca)
- How To Be A Lover (mademan.com)
- Understanding Verse 150: To Know Thyself is to Mind Oneself (tshombeisms.com)
- Touching the Void (hopendreamn.wordpress.com)
- Insecurities (psnw123.wordpress.com)
- Void (squirrelhuahua2002.wordpress.com)
Sometimes we face an enemy within ourselves that has the goal of keeping us from succeeding in life in all aspects including spiritual growth. The enemy is our own lack of self-confidence and self-esteem. It is like having someone constantly whispering in our ear words of discouragement and negativity. I think we all face such an enemy every day within ourselves, just some of us have learned to ignore it or rise above its tactics. Even though we are individuals and have both self-realization and freewill we are also a biological computer of sorts. We are influenced greatly by our knowledge, wisdom and experiences we have had during our lifetime. This is where the enemy within finds its weapons and fuel, it seeks out our mistakes, regrets and weaknesses from our past. The only way to overcome that is to realize you have grown beyond those things and that you have learned from them as well.
Making mistakes is all part of the learning process, we are supposed to fail so we can learn , grow and move on to the next lesson of life. We are not supposed to hold on to our failure and make it a driving force within our lives. The enemy within is but the side of ourselves that never grew up and out of the sorrow and regret we had from our past failures. We need to learn to forgive ourselves for past mistakes and learn from them so we do not repeat them in the present or future. Put our past behind us but remember the lessons learned within it. Live not in the past for it exists no more, live not in the future for it has not yet come to pass. Live within the here and now, be the most you can be and embrace the present for it is where life is lived.
Yesterday is dead and gone, Tomorrow is but a dream yet to be realized and today is where the two meet. Today is the place and time we are meant to live in.
- Day 27 Menu- Joy, Mourning and Sorrow (thejoyfeast.wordpress.com)
- Drowning but Above Surface (55ckc.wordpress.com)
- Lookup… (robingrayservantleader.wordpress.com)
- Love Your Enemies (mybestessay1000.wordpress.com)
- Revolution Bitly #6 (johnettasamone.wordpress.com)
- Mistakes. (figure8misguided.wordpress.com)
- 2 Chronicles 19, 20; Revelation 8; Zechariah 4; John 7 (66books.wordpress.com)
What Drives you? The Possessions, Trinkets and Wealth? Power and control of those around you? Fame and popularity? love and the wellbeing of every living Creature? Are your goals and is your path one of selfishness or is it one of selflessness and compassion? Are you a Materialistic Individual or do you pursue the path of an Academic or of a Spiritual and religious nature?
These questions can only be answered by you and which you choose is solely up to you. Just think heavily on both the rewards and costs of each road you can travel. Though you can mix them a bit but one path must take prominence over the rest. For instance you can be an academic whom sole desire is power and wealth or you can be an academic whom desires nothing else but to be spiritual and religious. Wealth and Spiritual / Religious paths rarely mixes due to the fact wealth usually distracts one from a spiritual path.
What ever path you choose, walk it faithfully till its end, not saying one can not change their path, just its better to be fully dedicated to one path or the other than to switch aimlessly for you will get nowhere fast doing such. As I said the choice is yours alone so I can not tell you which to follow nor fault you on which you choose. It is a God given gift of freewill that gives you the ability and right to choose your own path.
Choose your path in life wisely and stay true to the path you have chosen. Try to walk it with as much integrity, compassion and understanding as you can.
- Are Esoteric Teachings Missing from Christianity? (jesusweddingthebook.wordpress.com)
- Discovering the Truth (cosmicmacduff.wordpress.com)
- Artists forge their own spiritual path at Promenade Gallery – Mississauga (allowinglove.wordpress.com)
- Meditation – Do try it! (trishbarcatta.wordpress.com)
- How To Begin On The Spiritual Path (anandasingapore.wordpress.com)
- Am I A Religious Person? (elephantjournal.com)
- Daily Teaching for Wednesday, November 27th (bishopcraig.com)
- Simply Being With Nothing to Be: A Commentary (edoshonin.com)
- Gyo-shin-ki Evolution (gyoshinki.wordpress.com)
Life is such a fragile thing, one moment it’s here and next it can be gone. How we wander through it as if we are going to live forever, how we take for granted our friends, family and those we hold dear to our heart. So wrapped up in our own life we tend to overlook the fact we are part of a world full of other people whom are on the same journey we call life. Most of us walk through life in a somewhat dream state, half awake and half asleep and blind to the what is going on around us.
We need to awaken from this state of partial sleeping so we can be a part of the wondrous thing we call life. We must take notice of every living creäture both great and small, for they all play a part in the grand scheme of this existence. Though we will probably continue to wander through life in a daze and live it without ever knowing how grand it is. Only the children know the true beauty of life, they can find happiness and love even in the worst of circumstances and environments. They can find forgiveness for the wicked, they can find love for the loveless and see the beauty in all that is around them.
Unfortunately they will grow up and lose this true sight and be blinded by the self and the illusion we are all separate and not a part of a whole. Thus we should care for one another as if they are ourselves. We all come from the same source of life so we are all the same in the end. No one is greater than another, to think one is greater than his brother or sister is but an illusion and can only cause us to have insecurities or help to increase those we already have.
So wake up and take not this life nor those whom you share it with for granted. Love and care for one another for we are all part of this great thing called life.
- It’s about being happy and secure in where you are in life (transientreflections.com)
- Just a fool in search of becoming a sage (barbierfamilly.com)
- Reassurance… (bunnified86.wordpress.com)
- The Light Beckons… (writersblocknot.com)
- 20 Things That You Should Never Regret If You Want To Be Happy (elitedaily.com)
- Gratitude… 11/28/2013 (sandymairart.wordpress.com)
- The Lure of Illusions (michaelcupo40.wordpress.com)
- In Which Our Protagonist Feels Lonely (darkestatknight.wordpress.com)
Giving thanks, Something we should do on a daily basis. We should be thankful for what we have been given and blessed with to have. In my past I have found myself thanking God then turning around and complaining about what I have been given. Seems petty and to me it seems as if I wasn’t truly thankful. Well of course those days are gone, I now truly am thankful for what I have and don’t think what I have is less than I need or deserve. That side of me back then was petty, selfish and unaware of how much I actually was blessed with. I think I just didn’t understand how to be thankful and didn’t know how much I really had to be thankful for back then. It’s okay to aspire to have better but you must be happy with what you have. Prosperity isn’t all about having the best or most of anything, it’s about being happy and secure in where you are in life and with the things you have been blessed with.
For happiness is found in the acceptance of the blessings you have already not in the gifts yet to be received.
- How to Raise Thankful Children (themommies.org)
- 14.5 (phillipbrande.wordpress.com)
- Gratitude: Thanking God For the Small Things (jeannetakenaka.wordpress.com)
- Gratitude in Life (jananeemaniam.wordpress.com)
- Practicing gratitude (livingingraceland.wordpress.com)
- Prayer For The Week: November 10 – 16, 2013 (sablakley.wordpress.com)
- Feel Good Series – Chapter 1 – Gratitude (shekhhassan.wordpress.com)
- Thank God It’s Friday! (athenammorris.wordpress.com)