Tag Archives: self-deception

If desires are controlling your life, then you’re not controlling it.

If feelings, desires, and opinions are running your life and defining your identity, then you aren’t the one in control of your life. Freedom is power over feelings, desires, and opinions, not surrender to them. Compulsive feelings and desires can … Continue reading

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False prophets & self-deception

False prophets come in all shapes and sizes, wearing political and religious disguises. They stir up anger and hatred toward people, ignoring that, “God is love.” Perhaps the worst false prophet is self-deception. When circumstances prove false prophets wrong, they … Continue reading

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Thoughts to calibrate pride

Some of my thoughts about pride: When people are open and honest with each other, pride melts away and is replaced by heart-felt love and compassion. Pride and conscience can’t work side by side. One always overrides the other. Pride … Continue reading

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Dishonesty’s 10 Dirty Downers

1) Dishonesty does not change reality. What is, is. What isn’t, isn’t. Calling an elephant a “cow” does not make it one. 2) Dishonesty destroys your view of reality leading to frequent self-deception and denial. A dishonest person confuses his … Continue reading

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