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- Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.
“Self-esteem is the modern name for ego, for the delusion that is at the core of all misery.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
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Two (2) exceptions to the above copyright notice.
- You can follow the rules on either the page “Tao Teh King” of Lao Tze or the pages of the books of the “New Testament” on how the information on those pages may be freely distributed according to Project Gutenberg.
- The purpose of copyright is not only to protect monetary rights, but also to protect the integrity of the author’s work: the work is not corrupted, diluted, or altered by others.
Again, thank you for your consideration of others’ rights.
- Some pages contain an advanced method or technique that requires personal responsibility, insight, self-awareness, and the ability to bear psychological discomfort.
- You are advised to consult with your doctor or any treating health practitioner before attempting to practice or use the information on our website pages.
- The responsibility for the use of any methods or techniques presented on this website rests solely on the person who uses that method or technique and not with the publisher, writer, website host, or owner of this website.
- The information on this website is provided for insight only.
3 Main Reasons Why We Don’t Want You to Use Our Techniques
1. We cannot assess if you are ready to use them or not.
2. We cannot assess if you are using them in a healthy, productive, or useful manner.
3. We cannot assess if you are obtaining the professional guidance and support that many of these techniques require in order to be effective and safe.
- Garden will teach you an easy and effective system of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT & REBT).
Quotations from Various Sources
“A fool is only a fool because he won’t see he is a fool.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” —James Joyce
“But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” —Hebrews 12:8
“By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future benefit.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 194
“Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.” —Proverbs 15:5
“Failure doesn’t have anything to do with your intrinsic value as a person.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 206
“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” —Hebrews 12:6
“If we eliminated all errors, we would also eliminate much discovery, art, insight, learning, and creativity that results from facing errors.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?” —Hebrews 12:7
“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:” —Proverbs 3:11
“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.” —Julien Green
“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” —Norman Vincent Peale
“When receiving correction, the wise seeks to learn and the fool seeks to justify with excuses.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
Quotations from Scripture
“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:” —Proverbs 1:5
“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” —Proverbs 11:14
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” —Proverbs 12:15
“Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.” —Proverbs 12:20
“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.” —Proverbs 15:22
“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.” —Proverbs 19:20
“Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.” —Proverbs 20:18
“Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.” —Isaiah 16:3
“Extol not thyself in the counsel of thine own heart; that thy soul be not torn in pieces as a bull [straying alone.]” —Ecclesiasticus 6:2
“As timber girt and bound together in a building cannot be loosed with shaking: so the heart that is stablished by advised counsel shall fear at no time.” —Ecclesiasticus 22:16
“Give not over thy mind to heaviness, and afflict not thyself in thine own counsel.” —Ecclesiasticus 30:21
“A man of counsel will be considerate; but a strange and proud man is not daunted with fear, even when of himself he hath done without counsel.” —Ecclesiasticus 32:18
“And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it.” —Ecclesiasticus 37:13
“Let reason go before every enterprise, and counsel before every action.” —Ecclesiasticus 38:33
“Gold and silver make the foot stand sure: but counsel is esteemed above them both.” —Ecclesiasticus 40:25
Related Pages of Free Information
- CBT, CT, & REBT Cognitive Psychotherapies: List of Pages
- Coping Skills: Free Help
- Counseling Issues: Free Help
- Emotional Responsibility & Maturity: List of Pages
- REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy): List of Pages
- Responsibility Issues: Shoelaces Parable on Responsibility
- Self-Esteem Issues: List of Pages
- Thinking Skills: Seven Thinking Errors of CT
- Unconditional Self-Esteem
- Read for diagrams and maps of how people play games with your mind and heart.