The destruction of self-deprecation

In our efforts to subdue our ego, many resort to self-deprecation.Sometimes we put ourselves down to test if anyone will be willing to disagree with us, thereby hoping to receive acknowledgement or appreciation that would otherwise not be forthcoming.At other times, we put ourselves down because we try to convince ourselves that we should not…

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Gratitude is the sister of faith

When faced with trials, there are too many who surrender to coping with such trials instead of persevering to overcome them.Purposeful perseverence is called for when we find ourselves in situations that are weighing us down.No matter how little our resources or ability to influence the outcomes, using that little that we have while having…

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Enjoying the deferral of death

"When we go through life waiting for our struggles to be recognised, to be seen as the walking wounded, or the ones that survived, we become defined by that survival. We become survivors. Survivors don’t enjoy the sweetness of life. They simply enjoy the deferral of death." From The Egosystem in the chapter titled Recognise…

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