I’ve had a few moments of clarity in my life when I realized a truth about myself and how I should live my life. An important turning point occurred when I was deciding my career path and facing my fear of failure pursuing the academic path. Actually, I confronted this fear more than once while in … Continue reading Fear, Disappointment and Failure
That inward journey is scary. You never know what you will find. Will I like what I discover about myself? Will I hate it? Will I find that I’m fundamentally flawed and deficient if I go there? Perhaps we can agree that even the most saintly heart on the planet experiences envy, greed, selfishness, aggression, … Continue reading Taking the Fear Out of Self-Awareness
By: Guest blogger, Rahmel (Ray)mond Reeves (Age 15) Fear. What is fear? Is it a feeling, thought or decision? Where does it come from? Does it come when you think about your next report card, or does it comes when you think about love? Many fears come and go but the main topic that scares … Continue reading Fear?
According to actual research, or maybe just urban legend, people fear public speaking more than even death. Speech class in college didn’t really bother me. Yes I had to make a fool of myself (potentially) in front of a small group of students, but they were strangers and I had nothing at stake except my … Continue reading Facing Fear – It Ain’t All Bad
I sometimes choose fear and blame over love and joy. Perhaps, so do you. Have you said these words recently? “I am wrong,” “I made a mistake,” “I was thoughtless,” “I love you,” “I need you,” “I’m sorry.” The words that reflect a willingness to show vulnerability are so difficult for some to say. Why … Continue reading Eeny Meeny Miney Mo – I Choose Fear
“I’m not sure I want to do that,” “I’m not ready for that,” ”I just need to do it this way,” “It’s not so bad.” World: meet my unacknowledged fear. My unacknowledged fear wears a clever mask so I can hide it from myself. I camouflage it because I’m not ready to recognize it, much … Continue reading Fear: Friend or Foe?
How do you make decisions? Are you analytical or intuitive, or some combination? In the past I would usually relied on intellect and analysis to make decisions, using my brain to guide me. The trouble with using my brain as the primary tool for decision-making is that the brain is driven by fear, and my … Continue reading Guidance Versus Intuition, and Love
Spirit is different from religion in the sense that religion tends to have a governing organization subdivided into smaller units such as churches, temples, or synagogues, a philosophical structure, and specific practices. My knowledge about religion is pretty much zero though I’m a cultural Christian given I was born and raised in a country with … Continue reading What is Spirit? (According to Susanna)
In Part 1, we discussed the Thinking-Feeling spectrum and the presence of the dynamic interplay between T-F despite our T or F preference. If we only factor in one set of data, we are unaware of the unseen influence of the other half on our internal experience and our external world view. My own experience … Continue reading Part 2: Thinking-Feeling Spectrum – Our Alien Brain