Our problems and pain are universal and increasing, and the solutions to the problems are and always will be based upon universal, timeless, self-evident principles common to every enduring, prospering society throughout history.
Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right. It's not logical; it's psychological.
Each of us guard a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them.
We can't live without eating, but we don't live to eat.
Happiness - in part at least - the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice waht we want for what we want eventually
Perhaps a sense of possessing needs to come to come before a sense of genuine sharing.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.
Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.
All the well-meaning advice in the world won't amount to a hill of beans if we're not even addressing the real problem.
We not not our feelings. We are not our moods. We not even our thoughts.
If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control - myself.
The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.
As you care less about what people think of you, you will care more about what others think of themselves.
We see the world, not as it is, but as we are??or, as we are conditioned to see it.
If you want to have a more pleasant,cooperative teenager, be a more understanding, emphatic, consistent, loving parent.
The core of any family is what is changeless, what is going to be there??shared vision and values.
At some time in your life, you probably had someone believe in you when you didn't believe in yourself.
When air is charged with emotions, an attempt to teach is often perceived as a form of judgment and rejection.
It is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will forgive mistakes, because mistakes are usually of the mind, mistakes of judgment. But people will not easily forgive the mistakes of the heart, the ill intention, the bad motives, the prideful justifying cover-up of the first mistake.
Attending church does not necessarily mean living the principles taught in those meeting. You can be active in a church but inactive in its gospel.
When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.
It's not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.
The reflection of the current social paradigm tells us we are largely determined by conditioning and conditions.
Begin each day with the blueprint of my deepest values FIRMLY in mind then when challenges come, make decisions BASED on those values.
Love is a verb. Love - the feeling - is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions. So love her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her.
There's no better way to inform and expand you mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature.
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