Compromising Creates Conflict

Compromising our values so as to avoid conflict, in spite of our hopes, beliefs, or desires, creates dissonance not resolution. Avoiding conflict at the cost of what we hold true is neither a win for us nor for those to or for whom we compromise. Compromising on the truth, on our truth, leaves that truth…

Anchors of Self Deception

That which we believe has propelled us forward may, in fact, be exactly that which has held us back. We do not and can not know everything about ourselves or the world we live in. We all hold onto false beliefs as a matter of self-protection because too much truth, regarding our flaws, our fragility,…

Tell Stories That Inspire

The truth alone may be sufficient, but the truth told as a story is compelling. The truth, presented as a set of facts, may be important and even necessary, but it is also boring, as easily memorized and repeated as it is forgotten. The truth with context, however, with a story surrounding it, becomes much…

Truth and Peace

Peace is found beyond belief, within the grey areas of truth and contradiction. Living with a mindset that rejects contradictions to our perceived truth puts us in a constant state of conflict, both internally and externally. It puts us in a place where we are reactionary towards that which disagrees with what we hold true….

Giving In Means Missing Out

Going along with that which is easy, may cause us to miss out on that which is right. Acquiescence is an act of negative ego and unhealthy self-denial. When we acquiesce, we give up and give in, often to some decision or some path that we do not agree with. Acquiescence means going with the…