Truth Demands Conflict

Giving in to others simply to avoid conflict puts us in conflict with ourselves.  We cannot please everyone else and ourselves simultaneously.  In most cases, acquiescing to the wants or demands of others in an attempt to make them happy, in spite of our own happiness, has the opposite affect on us.  It may prevent immediate…

Energetic Exchange

We must be careful what influence we allow others to have on our thinking.  It is easy to allow the wrong people to drag us down.  For this reason, it is imperative that we associate with people who add value to our lives, who help us to think and behave with more integrity, and for…

Damage Adds Texture

It is natural to fear being hurt and even to go to great lengths to avoid it, but pain is inevitable, unavoidable, and necessary for our growth and for the development our character. Pain, whether physical, psychological, or emotional, is part of what makes us human. Without it, we would have no motivation, we would…