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Cause no harm simple idea far-reaching consequences If we can not yet love unconditionally we can start now to live by this principle, diligent in our thoughts, words, and deeds to never cause harm to another– including ourselves!

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Afraid to Show Emotions

We are not allowed to cry slam doors in anger admit we are afraid show hurt. The very core of who we are is a human with emotions, yet we have cultures and personal restraints of expressing our feelings. I … Continue reading

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Benefit of the Doubt

Sometimes I give others the benefit of the doubt because I try too hard to believe they have no reason to be hurtful. I no longer want to do this. We all have sad stories to tell yet they never … Continue reading

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Submissive

There are many forms of submissive behavior. Emotional dependency is a tricky affair. It causes one to be vulnerable exploited manipulated Do not roll over and show your belly for surely the aggressor will claim another victim.

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Self-Doubt

All of us suffer from low self-esteem at times. We doubt ourselves compare with others and find ourselves lacking not enough of this or too much of that feel defensive at the slightest criticism Let us know our personal strengths, our value … Continue reading

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Over-Conscientiousness

In the past, I have tried to be open-minded, to respect the other’s right to their opinion and lifestyle. At times, though, I have crossed the line, too willing to give the person the benefit of the doubt, to allow … Continue reading

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The Disease–”to please”

Is there a pill to cure us from the need to please? Where is the line between being agreeable or having a desperate need to please? Again and again we feed this need to gain the acceptance and approval of … Continue reading

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Naiveté

I have a certain naiveté even after all these years. I find it hard to accept that others can be cunning, devious, even ruthless, thus fall into the trap again. I don’t think it is because I need to be … Continue reading

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Manipulation

Underhanded behavior based on deception and hidden intent, manipulation can be passive or aggressive… its aim is the same…to control another, to gain at the expense of someone else. Beware of those who use deceptive, even abusive ways of getting … Continue reading

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Nobody Loves Me

Being unloved or unlovable is an illusion for our Creator loves us beyond measure, even when no one else seems to!

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Resentment

Do not act with spite nor hold a grudge. Resentment is the worm in the apple that eats away its heart, leaving the fruit rotten in its core.

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Flattery

How ugly is ingratiation flattery has no friends it is quickly tarnished bitter to the tongue Superficial charm is not charming, rather speak with sincerity, love and compassion, or not at all

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Hypercriticism

Never a kind word we quickly point out the faults of others and cover our own mirrors. Wounds from words can last a life time. Better to cut out your tongue than forever crush the spirit of another. Speak only … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy

  I say I believe in fairness, love, justice but practice them not. I brag about my principles but forget them in the hour. Oh, hypocrisy, how you plague our steps until we are blinded to our faults but never … Continue reading

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Noble Knight

I want to be the noble knight, to tell the truth, protect the honor and lives of those in need. Gallantry is my code of action, courtesy at all times. Strenght comes to those who are disciplined. Noble bearing have … Continue reading

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I Forgot

Somehow, the memory faded helping me forget a harm but also a favor. Absent-minded have I become, no longer storing every day trivia such as where I laid my glasses, teeth, or keys. My friends laugh and I smile knowing … Continue reading

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Bravery

Courage is the willingness and ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty. He who has courage experiences all that the non-courageous does but has learned how to act positively in spite of these threats. Fortitude comes with practice and with … Continue reading

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Power of Fear

Perceived threat past, present, future freezes us, causes us to run or turn and fight Phobias, irrational fears, or rational fear based on true danger can fill us with dread, anger, panic. It can protect us by alerting us to … Continue reading

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Despair

Do not give into despair confront your fears knowing that we are of the Divine, loved beyond measure. Ask that your fears be changed to faith and live in the Light of the Lord, our Creator.

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Giving Respect

Give esteem to others have regard for opinions and conduct of all. Avoid rude conduct which is but an act lacking respect. One must also respect one’s self for failure to do so scars one’s understanding own value. Chivalry, the … Continue reading

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Humility

We err in thinking humility is self-hatred. Rather, it is thinking of others instead of yourself, understanding that the needs of others must be considered as well as your own. Humility is also giving others their due credit, not glorifying … Continue reading

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Self-Defense

The world is not free of aggression, ignorance, fear, greed. How does one neutralize violence while honoring the idea of “do no harm?” Can we see that there are no enemies for each is a part of the Divine thus … Continue reading

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Charity–River of Love

Unlimited loving kindness is the perfection of the human spirit reflecting the true nature of God from whence we come love toward all there can be no less Be generous with your love open your heart pour out the unending … Continue reading

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Temptation

Leave temptation better yet do not go where it lingers Practice mindfulness self-control moderation respect the rights of others as well as your own and your days will be filled with peace and joy.

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