Fear Is A Choice

People who want us to be afraid will go to great lengths to ensure that they get what they want.  What they want, however, should not be factored into our sense of happiness, contentment, or peace of mind.  If we allow them to manipulate, distract, or agitate us, they have already won.  Worse still, if…

Self-Centered Pain

We often underestimate just how painful self-centeredness can be.  It seems like it will serve us.  It feels like it will make us happy.  Getting what we think we want all of the time should make us happy, after all.  Quite often, however, this strategy backfires on us.  In order for us to get what…

Anger’s Sunk Cost

Anger tricks us.  It tricks us into believing that it will help us to overcome our problems, but the truth is that it only makes them worse.  It tricks us into thinking that it will bring us closer to that which we seek while simultaneously moving us further and further away from it.  It tricks…

Lazy Emotions

Fear, anger, and frustration are lazy emotions.  They are easy to acquire and difficult to be rid of.  They require nothing from us.  They give us the illusion of safety and protection without us having to take any action.  Courage, on the other hand, requires effort.  It requires vulnerability and risk.  Courage demands that we…