Love Thy Enemies? Who’s The Genius Who Came Up With That One?

January 27th, 2018

Love thy enemies? That’s a tall order. To say the least. But it’s actually the wisest thing we could do for our own peace of mind. The more bile and bitterness we can expel from our mind, replacing them with thoughts of harmony, good will and grace instead, the happier we as individuals will be and the faster our entire world will crawl its way out of the mud and into the Light of universal tolerance, acceptance, compassion and peace.


It’s Not My Fault! He Made Me Do it!… NOT!

January 24th, 2018

Just because someone provokes us or pushes our buttons, it doesn’t give us the right to behave badly. We have a choice to act appropriately or not, regardless of how other people treat us. It behooves us to take responsibility for our actions regardless of how badly other people behave.


Does Love Heal All Wounds?

January 23rd, 2018

If, despite being hurt, abused, victimized, abandoned, etc., you find a way to release your resentment, your anger, your harsh feelings towards the person who hurt you, and practice this repeatedly as the negative thoughts return to your mind, you will train your mind to let go of the pain and your wounds will heal. If you insist on hanging onto thoughts of victimhood, this will neutralize your efforts to heal. The past is gone. Give it no power. Love as much as you can wherever you are. Let go of judgments and attack thoughts as well.


Why We Don’t Set And Maintain Boundaries With Abusive People In Our Lives

January 21st, 2018

Many of us don’t set and maintain boundaries with abusive people in our lives because we fear that rather than cooperate with what we are asking of them, they will choose to end the relationship, which then brings up issues of abandonment within us which generates anxiety and perhaps depression as well which we fear we will not be able to deal with. Consequently, the abuse continues, our emotional needs continue to be unmet, and we experience ongoing anger, resentment, and dissatisfaction.


Want Our World To Heal? It Starts With You!

January 20th, 2018

Regardless of how powerless we feel about the chaos, the confusion, the anger, the negativity, the fear, the violence, etc. that defines our world right now, there is something that we can do to pave a path towards national and international peace: practice principles of honor, integrity, compassion, empathy, generosity, and forgiveness as much as you can from wherever you are. All minds are joined and every thought we have that is peaceful and loving has an effect on the collective unconscious and moves all of us out of the darkness and towards the Light.


Riffing on Levels of Learning, Open-mindedness, Confirmation Bias and Other Stuff

January 13th, 2018

There are two levels of learning involved with my videos. One level is to provide people with tools to effectively and successfully navigate their lives, their health, their relationships, their psyche, etc. And another level involves the spiritual realm, helping people to increase their awareness of Love’s presence within themselves, within others, within every aspect of our world… And then I segue into open-mindedness vs confirmation bias, and some other stuff.


How To Handle Toxic Relationships and Deal With Difficult People

December 31st, 2017

Set boundaries. Validate, then counterpoint. Choose your battles. Everything is love or a call for love. Do you want to be right or happy? Anger hurts, forgiveness heals. Treat others as you wish to be treated.


Don’t Ignore Red Flags in Relationships

December 23rd, 2017

Pay attention to the red flags in relationships. If you have a sense, an intuition that something isn’t right, that the answers you’re getting don’t really make sense, don’t sweep your suspicions under the rug. Face the music. Confront your fears. Confront your red flags. Ask questions. Because if you don’t, then the red flags are likely to reveal themselves down the the road after you have invested a great deal of yourself, your time, and your resources in an ultimately unsatisfying and unsustainable relationship.


Defense Mechanisms Damage Relationships

December 18th, 2017

Defense mechanisms like denial, displacement, projection. and rationalization damage relationships and make it difficult to repair them because they interfere with effective communication. Gaining insight into the ways our unconscious defense mechanisms rule our perceptions, thoughts, feelings and behaviors allows us to be more objective and honest in our discourse with others, the end result being greater understanding, compassion and healing.


A Call For Love

December 17th, 2017

I’ve discussed this idea in the past, how everything that people do is motivated by love or a call for love, so the only appropriate response in any situation is to extend love. A number of people have not understood this, have misinterpreted it, have suggested that I am encouraging people to extend love to toxic, dangerous predators, which is not even close to what I have been talking about. This philosophy is best applied to relationships where there is a foundation of love, and yet an argument erupts with a lot of anger, raised voices and name-calling, all of which are extremely counter-productive if one wants to resolve the conflict in a loving way that doesn’t generate more resentment and unhappiness.


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