Category Archives: self-discovery

If you didn’t already love yourself, you wouldn’t . . .

Humans love themselves but we’re not so good at loving God and our neighbors. You love yourself because if you didn’t you wouldn’t: Self-love is no stronger than we are, but God’s love is as powerful as He is. Self-love … Continue reading

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What can decode me and my identity?

As long asOur thoughtsAre a messAnd our inner lifeIs full of stressWe know far lessAbout our identityThan we think we do. When you thinkOther peopleAre very different than you,It’s just not true.We all haveThe same identity–Human. Our prideTends to hideThe … Continue reading

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My selfie (me, not a self-made pic of me) gets me in trouble

“Me” is a tiny word that can cause treMEndous problems. An effective way to make yourself unhappy is to go through life continually asking, “Am I happy now? A missionless life is often unhappy. If you really want to pursue … Continue reading

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Ekklesia, like a support group, helped me heal

(I first wrote this for ONE Body Life’s blog @ this link.) Too many people feel like Alejandro Jodorowsky, a Chilean-French filmmaker. He said: “I am not a normal person. I am living in a normal body, but my mind … Continue reading

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Mental apps have terms & conditions

Be careful what apps you allow to be installed in your psyche! Don’t accept everything that pops up in your mental app store. When a tormenting app pops up in your mind, don’t agree with its terms & conditions. If … Continue reading

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Seeking self-satisfaction is an endless whirlpool of “me, my, and mine” — a downward spiral, swirling with discouragement, depression, and despair. The search for self-fulfillment is a misery making myth that sucks the life out of people, throwing them into a raging stream of self-sedation and mindless medication. The only rescue is the recovery of self-denial — passionately following a cause that is greater than self — losing yourself in serving others.

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Express yourself or suppress yourself?

Contrary to popular opinion, continual self-expression leads to depression, stress, and duress. For example, contemporary culture has opened the door to almost unlimited self-expression, yet, rather than producing widespread happiness and fulfillment, we have some of the highest depression and … Continue reading

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