Worship me

Don't use religion to elevate your ego. By doing so, you use God to worship your ego, rather than subduing your ego to worship God. The appearance of religiosity in others misleads many to assume that they possess piety. Piety cannot be measured through outward appearance, only through experiencing a sincerity of action. Sincerity, if…

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The Arrogance of Forgiveness

My naivety has often led to prickly situations that didn't end well. Sometimes the prickiness of the situation resulted in the loss of what I assumed to be a heartwarming friendship. But the thing about conviction is that it makes it impossible to withdraw an unpopular sentiment in order to preserve the illusion of friendship,…

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Authentic Toxicity

Therapeutic expression has been elusive for some time now. Deliberately writing to finish a compilation of thoughts tends to constrain the thoughts themselves. It feels like herding cats, a sensation akin to seeking constructive engagement in a toxic environment. The benefit of a toxic environment is that it tends to provide sufficient distractions from the…

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