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3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2018

7 Steps to Take to Sanity


Daily Quotations from Kevin Everett FitzMaurice, M.S.

  • Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.
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#Wait #Spirit: 2018-04-18

• Negative feelings that wait on thinking will get worse.

• Negative thoughts that wait on thinking will get worse.

• Negative physical sensations that wait on thinking will get worse.

• Thinking will never evolve into Spirit no matter how long you wait.

• You always wait; therefore, wait on Spirit to cure and replace, not thinking or thinking about thinking.


#Life #Contact: 2018-04-17

• Life is contact and contact is affirmation.

• Do you make contact with your self or only with images of your self?

• Do you make contact with others or only with images of others?

• Do you make contact with nature or only with images of nature?

• Do you make contact with Spirit or only with images of Spirit?


#Narcissus #Self-Image: 2018-04-16

• What you love or treasure is what you spend your time on.

• You spend your time looking at your self-image like Narcissus before you.

• Like Narcissus, you cannot stop staring at your self-image; therefore, your real self wastes away and dies from starvation.

• What you worry about and give your attention to is your own image, not your self or the wellbeing of others.

• You want to look better and do what you think will make you look better mistakenly believing that others see the same self-image that you see.


#Equal #Responsibility: 2018-04-15

• The superior person is the person who continually finds areas of their life to take responsibility for.

• Childishness, dependence, lack of accountability, and victimhood are not paths to equality, maturity, or success.

• Feminists refuse responsibility for the plight of women and the nature of society without realizing that this makes women forever inferior to men.

• Feminists refuse responsibility for the plight of women and the nature of society without realizing that this makes women forever dependent upon men.

• In a secular society, the only safety for anyone is the equal responsibility of everyone for everything.


#Complain #Hypocrite: 2018-04-14

• If you are complaining about others’ lying, then isn’t it hypocritical to lie about others?

• If you are complaining about others’ anger, then isn’t it hypocritical to be angry at others?

• If you are complaining about others’ worrying, then isn’t it hypocritical to worry about others?

• If you are complaining about others destroying you, then isn’t it hypocritical to want to destroy others?

• If you are complaining about others badmouthing you, then isn’t it hypocritical to gossip about others?


#Opinion #Advice: 2018-04-13

• The fact that unsolicited advice is rarely appreciated might be attributed to a lack of diplomacy, presentation, timing, and other communication protocols.

• The fact that solicited advice is often not appreciated can be attributed to the ego more than to communication protocols.

• Consider the idea that people who are asking for your advice are actually asking for your praise.

• Consider the idea that people who are asking for your opinion are actually fishing for compliments.

• Since advice and opinion often include some negative viewpoints, consider asking people if they are looking forward to hearing something negative before you respond.


#Idol #Ideology: 2018-04-12

• To dehumanize anyone is to dehumanize everyone.

• To dehumanize an ideology is to dehumanize no one.

• To concretize, hypostatize, reify, or thingify a human being is to murder that human being as things and thoughts.

• To concretize, hypostatize, reify, or thingify an ideology being is to elevate that ideology into an idol or demigod.

• Human beings do not exist as thoughts, and ideologies do not exist as human beings.


#Try #Failing: 2018-04-11

• The team that tries the hardest to win will lose.

• To try to do your best is to ensure that you will do your worst.

• To try is to divide your energy and focus and so is to doom your results.

• Many judgments and sayings about failing speak only about some of the symptoms of trying.

• Trying inevitably becomes relying on thinking to do, and thinking cannot do so failure is the result.


#Being #Best: 2018-04-10

• There is no such thing as “your best,” but being under and hosting the best is an option.

• There is no possibility for you to do “your best,” because “your best” is an idea and you cannot do an idea.

• There is no possibility for you to be “your best,” because you do not have possession of anything called “your best.”

• There is no possibility for you to know “your best,” because “your best” is at best a description of some behaviors that are gone.

• Rather than focus on things and words for doing best, learn to amplify and magnify the Energy that is and does best.


#Best #Worst: 2018-04-09

• Often the best are culled from the worst.

• Those who have suffered the worst can advise the best.

• Those who have made it through the worst can give the best.

• Confess to being the worst and gain the chance of being the best.

• Those who were the worst and turned totally to virtue can be the best.


#Made #Aware: 2018-04-08

• If you think someone made you angry, then you are unaware of how and why you chose to be upset.

• If you think someone made you scared, then you are unaware of how and why you chose to feel anxious.

• If you think someone made you feel inferior, then you are unaware of how and why you accepted that identity.

• If you think something made you feel ashamed, then you are unaware of how and why you identified yourself as a social failure.

• If you think something made you depressed, then you are unaware of how and why you identified yourself as a hopeless failure.


#Unconditional #Forgive: 2018-04-07

• When you unconditionally forgive someone for everything, then that person has no power over your identity and feelings.

• When you unconditionally forgive some personal failing for everything, then that failing has no power over your identity and feelings.

• When you unconditionally forgive some conditioning or training for everything, then that conditioning or training has no power over your identity and feelings.

• When you unconditionally forgive some government, organization, or religion for everything, then that government, organization, or religion has no power over your identity and feelings.

• When you continue to blame, damn, and whine about some person, place, or thing, then that person, place, or thing maintains great power over your identity and feelings.


#Time #Heals: 2018-04-06

• Time heals everything when you use time to learn to accept everything.

• Time heals everything when you use time to learn to forgive everything.

• Time heals everything when you use time to learn to be grateful for everything.

• Time heals everything when you use time to learn to gain perspective on everything.

• Time heals everything when you use time to learn to understand your shared human nature in everything.


#Cause #Responsible: 2018-04-05

• If you claim that you cause your thoughts, then do you also claim responsibility for the nature of your thoughts?

• If you claim responsibility for your choices, then do you also claim responsibility for the results of your choices?

• If you claim that you are an independent being, then do you also claim responsibility for your independent feelings?

• If you claim self-autonomy, then do you also claim self-responsibility for your identity, feelings, experiences, thoughts, and actions?

• If you claim responsibility for your actions, then do you claim responsibility for your attitudes and moods or are they someone else’s actions?


#Choose #Winner: 2018-04-04

• Do you claim to be the coach, judge, referee, and trainer of your thoughts, then who will you declare the winner—your angry thoughts or your forgiving thoughts?

• Do you claim to be the coach, judge, referee, and trainer of your thoughts, then who will you declare the winner—your lazy thoughts or your productive thoughts?

• Do you claim to be the coach, judge, referee, and trainer of your thoughts, then who will you declare the winner—your anxious thoughts or your faith-based thoughts?

• Do you claim to be the coach, judge, referee, and trainer of your thoughts, then who will you declare the winner—your hateful thoughts or your compassionate thoughts?

• Do you claim to be the coach, judge, referee, and trainer of your thoughts, then who will you declare the winner—your depressive thoughts or your achievement-oriented thoughts?


#Victimhood #Power: 2018-04-03

• Victimhood is a devious and compelling way to abuse others.

• Victimhood is a devious and compelling way to avoid healing and helping others.

• Victimhood is a devious and compelling way to deny adulthood and responsibility.

• Victimhood is a devious and compelling way to escape constructive activities, maturity, and work.

• Victimhood is a devious and compelling way to rationalize harmful, immature, and reproachable behaviors.


#Immature #Mature: 2018-04-02

• Maturity is when you are responsible for your identity, heart, soul, mind, and body.

• Immaturity is when you blame others for your identity, feelings, experiences, thoughts, and actions.

• Maturity is when you use your abuse and suffering to fuel your reclaiming of your original nature.

• Immaturity is when you use your abuse and suffering to fuel your abuse of others whether as a perpetrator or as a victim.

• Maturity is the only way to regain and maintain your personal power; and maturity is also the only force to keep you from being manipulated or turning to hate.


#Logically #Reasonable: 2018-04-01

• If you move everything to the highest mental category, then all things are equal or the same.

• If you move things down the mental categories, then everything is different at some level.

• Learning when to move up or down the network of mental categories is learning how to use logic and reason.

• Use logic to maintain the integrity of categories by allowing for only right addition and subtraction.

• Use reason to add new categories when new discoveries, distinctions, and dualities are discovered to be real.


#Kindly #Undo: 2018-03-31

• No one can undo your past or self.

• No one can undo your peace of mind.

• No one can undo your service to virtue.

• No one can undo your compassion or kindness.

• No one can undo your recovery, rebirth, recuperation, redemption, reformation, rehabilitation, rejuvenation, renewal, return, or revival.


#Self #Other: 2018-03-30

• Seeing the evil in others is seeing the evil in yourself.

• When you attack any human being, you attack yourself.

• When you seek to destroy another, you seek a deeper destruction for yourself.

• It is impossible to criticize the nature of any human being without criticizing your nature.

• When you look into the darker side of human nature in others, that darker side looks back into you.


#Girls #Attract: 2018-03-29

• When girls wear clothes that accentuate their sexual parts, girls think they are being cute, but boys and adults think it is an expression of sexual desire.

• When girls wear clothes that emphasize sexual attraction and display, girls think they are being pretty, but boys and adults think it is to attract sexual activity.

• When girls wear clothes that allow skin exposure and touching, girls think they are being cute, but boys and adults think it is to attract sexual attention and recognition.

• When girls wear clothes that accentuate female differences, girls think they are being pretty, but boys and adults think it is to attract the sexual attention that will make them into women.

• When girls wear clothes that provide and show easy access their sexual parts, girls think they are being cute, but boys and adults think it is to attract sexual comments, desires, and looks.


#Self #Safe: 2018-03-28

• It is true that your ego is often not safe from human attack, but your self is always safe from human attack.

• It is true that your body is often not safe from human attack, but your self is always safe from human attack.

• It is true that your pride is often not safe from human attack, but your self is always safe from human attack.

• It is true that your self-esteem is often not safe from human attack, but your self is always safe from human attack.

• It is true that your self-confidence is often not safe from human attack, but your self is always safe from human attack.


#Purpose #Conversation: 2018-03-27

• Is the purpose of this conversation to inspire or to uplift? Then I should keep it going.

• Is the purpose of this conversation to share experience or knowledge? Then I should keep it going.

• Is the purpose of this conversation to be right or to feel superior? Then I should gracefully exit it as soon as possible.

• Is the purpose of this conversation to argue, fight, or upset someone? Then I should gracefully exit it as soon as possible.

• Is the purpose of this conversation to attack or defend a position or to judge another person? Then I should gracefully exit it as soon as possible.


#Seeking #Preventing: 2018-03-26

• Seeking love is preventing love, because seeking is not loving.

• Seeking riches is preventing riches, because seeking is not producing.

• Seeking peace is preventing peace, because seeking is restless, not peaceful.

• Seeking rest is preventing rest, because seeking is not resting.

• Seeking happiness is preventing happiness, because seeking is a form of worry and not the carefree attitude required by happiness.


#Seek #Rest: 2018-03-25

• Do not seek love; instead, love others and virtues and love will live inside you.

• Do not seek riches; instead, diligently perfect and perform your talents and your needs will be met.

• Do not seek peace; instead, stop making, planning, and preparing for war and peace will come by itself.

• Do not seek to rest your mind; instead, stop pulling and pushing on your mind and it will come to rest by itself.

• Do not seek happiness; instead, diligently perfect and perform your virtues and happiness will arrive without observation.


#Try #Doing: 2018-03-24

• Trying is hard.

• Trying is difficult.

• Trying is impossible.

• Doing is natural.

• Doing is effortless.


#Process #Thinking: 2018-03-23

• Thinking that is too fast is too hard to process.

• Thinking that is too large is too hard to process.

• Thinking that is too frequent is too hard to process.

• Thinking that is too personal is too hard to process.

• Thinking that is too disconnected or messy is too hard to process.


#Superior #Inferior: 2018-03-22

• Your complaint about your shame is suspect, because you use it for ego pleasure by feeling superior to yourself.

• Your complaint about your depression is suspect, because you use it for ego pleasure by feeling superior to yourself.

• Your complaint about your anxiety is suspect, because you use it for ego pleasure by feeling superior to others who don’t know to worry.

• Your complaint about your anger is suspect, because you use it for ego pleasure by feeling superior to others who don’t know to be angry.

• Your complaint about your rumination (brooding, looping, stuck, trapped) is suspect, because you use it for ego pleasure by feeling superior to those who are not as deeply aware of problems as you.


#Whine #Complain: 2018-03-21

• Your complaint about people whining is suspect, because you whine about their whining.

• Your complaint about how bad something is, is suspect, because you continue to dwell on it.

• Your complaint about others not respecting you is suspect, because you clearly do not respect them.

• Your complaint about others gossiping about you is suspect, because you are gossiping about them gossiping.

• Your complaint that the news and social media are full of negative information and viewpoints is suspect, because you continue to devote a lot of time to them.


#Speaker #Listener: 2018-03-20

• Self-talk claims to be you talking to yourself, but this requires you to be both the speaker and the listener at the same time or two people.

• Self-talk claims to be you talking to yourself, but this talk is often conflictual and argumentative requiring two or more opposing sides or persons.

• Self-talk claims to be you talking to yourself, but this is based upon the supposition that you require hearing your self talk to your self in order to think for yourself.

• Self-talk claims to be you talking to yourself, but the direction and motivation of these “talks” is often not in alignment with your desires, goals, intentions, or values.

• Self-talk claims to be you talking to yourself, but this requires you to be interested in a lot of mindless and worthless chitchat that you are not interested in and often prefer to ignore or drown out with activities or amusements.


#Mental #Noise: 2018-03-19

• Self-talk makes a lot of noise but never actually accomplishes anything.

• Self-talk never does anything despite its claims that it is becoming a better you.

• Self-talk never does anything but make noise despite all of its trying and whining.

• Self-talk never does anything but make noise despite all of its claiming, judging, and posturing.

• Self-talk never does anything despite appearing to be a source of feelings, motivations, and thoughts.


#Self-Talk #Control: 2018-03-18

• Self-talk switching to darkness (suppression) is not control, it is license.

• Self-talk switching to darkness (suppression) is not control, it is loss of control.

• Self-talk switching to darkness (suppression) is not control, it is avoiding or escaping something.

• Self-talk switching to darkness (suppression) is not control, it is procrastinating dealing with something.

• Self-talk switching to darkness (suppression) is not release or relief, it is guaranteed sorrow and suffering.


#Love #Ego: 2018-03-17

• They love thinking well of themselves; therefore, they love you as long as you feed that.

• Romantic love is based upon mutual praise that must crumble since no one but God can deserve praise.

• Your friend is your friend as long as they mainly feed your high self-esteem and not your low self-esteem.

• You might think that someone loves you, but what they actually love is your compliments that feed their ego.

• What passes for love is ego pleasure and what passes for hate is ego pain, but both ego pleasure and pain are based upon people as images and concepts and therefore are delusions.


#Time #Lost: 2018-03-16

• Time cannot be lost.

• Time cannot be found.

• Time cannot be saved.

• Time cannot be identical to itself.

• Time cannot be repeated because nothing repeated is ever exactly same as it was.


#Try #Ego: 2018-03-15

• Ego is claiming trying.

• Ego is trying claiming.

• Ego is claiming trying doesn’t try.

• Ego is trying claiming success at becoming.

• Ego is claiming trying is working to become something better.


#Game #Self-Esteem: 2018-03-14

This is a common four-step self-esteem game to make you accept yourself as bad thoughts.

1. Admit that you have a bad impulse, feeling, or thought.

2. You must try to change or control the bad to prove you are not it and are good.

3. Result, you fail as you must because you can only switch, not change or control impulses, feelings, and thoughts.

4. You are judged as being the bad and other bad self-concepts or self-images for failing to change or control the bad impulse, feeling, or thought.


#Label #Name: 2018-03-13

• Labels are not human beings.

• Names are not human beings.

• Images are not human beings.

• Concepts are not human beings.

• Actions, behaviors, categories, characteristics, constructs, crimes, descriptions, habits, judgments, opinions, personalities, thoughts, traits, types, scripts, stories, and styles are not human beings.


#Fear #Pull: 2018-03-12

• The pull of fear is stress.

• The plan of fear is greed.

• The potency of fear is distress.

• The purpose of fear is protection.

• The permission of fear is disorder.


#Relate #Problem: 2018-03-11

• Relating to problems is the problem.

• By relating to problems you maintain problems with attention and energy.

• By relating to problems you claim abilities and capabilities to change and control problems that you do not have.

• By relating to problems you identify with problems; thereby, you cannot get rid of those problems without getting rid of your identity.

• By relating to problems you put yourself in a position to try to change and control them; thereby, you feed problems with conflict until after repeated failures you suppress those problems into the safety of darkness.


#Experience #Silent: 2018-03-10

• Experience is silent.

• Experience is dangerous because it can contradict all conditioning.

• Experience that contains verbal portions is an interpretation, not an experience.

• Experience is that which you have less and less of as you become more and more conditioned.

• Even your experience of your mental babbling is not genuine as you babble that away too and only accidentally ever just listen or observe.


#Adult #Mature: 2018-03-09

• Do you enjoy giving more than receiving?

• Do you usually make the most of what happens?

• Do you make your plans work despite constant change?

• Do you direct your negative energies into positive efforts?

• Do you direct the negative energies that you receive from life into productive work?


#Victimhood #Equality: 2018-03-08

• Victimhood is not the path to liberty.

• Victimhood is not the path to equality.

• Victimhood is not the path to adulthood.

• Victimhood is not the path to independence.

• Victimhood is not the path to accountability, competency, maturity, or responsibility.


#Change #Painful: 2018-03-07

• People say change is painful, but what people find painful about change is exchanging claims for knowing for not knowing.

• When adults are talking about emotional or psychological pain, it’s a safe bet that they are talking about affronts to their ego a.k.a. self-esteem.

• When someone says, “You hurt me when you said that,” you can translate that to mean, “I identified with the ugly concept or image that you shared.”

• People will say things like, “I can’t stand that,” or “That was horrible,” which typically translates into, “That makes or made me look defective, stupid, unwanted, or worthless.”

• People will say things like, “That must have been painful to hear,” and if you read in-between the lines, then their message is that, that made you look defective, stupid, unwanted, or worthless.


#Do #Best: 2018-03-06

• Doing your best means that you pray to do all parts well instead of praying to skip or gloss over some difficult or strenuous parts.

• Being your best means that you pray to look good to others and you do what you imagine that will take.

• To be your best is to appear as your best self-concept or self-image, which means you live for pride.

• To be your best is to appear as your best self-concept or self-image, which makes you dead as some thought.

• To be your best is to appear as your best self-concept or self-image, which makes you your worst or completely ego-based.


#Desire #Action: 2018-03-05

• What steps will you take today to live the life you desire to live?

• If you were living the life that you desire, then what would you be doing? Do more of that now.

• If you were living the life that you desire, then what would you be thinking? Think more that way now.

• If you were living the life that you desire, then what would you be feeling? Choose to feel that way more now.

• Desire requires new habits if desire is to be realized. Wishing without working is not the way to accomplishing.


#Choose #Use: 2018-03-04

• The difficult parts of your history neither add to nor detract from your self, but they can be used to teach yourself to serve Virtue.

• Being victimized is a universal human experience that can be used to excuse victimizing your victimizers or to choose to live a better way.

• Your negative past is not something to be grateful for, but you can use your negative past to improve your present by understanding what not to do.

• Barriers, challenges, difficulties, hurdles, obstacles, trials, and tribulations can all be used for compassion and understanding or persecution and revenge.

• Suffering can teach you how not practicing virtue causes and increases suffering; thereby, teaching you to practice virtue especially when others did or do not.


#Receive #Reflect: 2018-03-03

• Stillness is a spiritual principle because your self needs to be still in order to receive and reflect (host).

• Quietude is a spiritual principle because your self needs to be quiet in order to receive and reflect (host).

• Nondoing is a spiritual principle because your self needs to not be doing anything in order to receive and reflect (host).

• Simple and single are spiritual principles because your self needs to be simple and single in order to receive and reflect (host).

• Humble and lowly are spiritual principles because your self needs to be humble and lowly in order to receive and reflect (host).


#Be #Simple: 2018-03-02

• To be is so simple that there is no path to it.

• To be is so simple that there is no method for it.

• To be is so simple that all movement is away from it.

• To be is so simple that there is no practice that can cultivate it.

• To be is so simple that there is no knowledge or wisdom that can capture it.


#Try #Being: 2018-03-01

• You are not being if you are trying.

• You are not being if you are claiming.

• You are not being if you are becoming.

• You are not being if you are some concept or image.

• You are not being if you are practicing or pretending to be something.


#Boundaries #Limits: 2018-02-28

• Is it kind to let your body suffer and die? How about to let your civilization or culture suffer and die?

• Is it compassionate to deny your body care when in need or sickness? How about care for your civilization or culture when in need?

• Is it peaceful to deny the necessary violence of your immune system? How about to deny the immune system of your civilization or culture?

• Boundaries and limits define and protect the body and every civilization—either maintain the necessary boundaries and limits or watch what they protect die.

• Each civilization and society defers to and is taken over by the dominant culture even if that dominant culture consists of a minority of its members.


#Talk #Anyone: 2018-02-27

• To talk about anyone is to talk about everyone.

• All commentary on human beings is commentary on all human beings.

• It is not possible to talk about other people without talking about yourself.

• When you are talking about a person, you are always talking about your person.

• The other person you are talking about has to exist inside of you as you in order for you to talk about them as a person.


#Free #Waste: 2018-02-26

• Free time can be spent on distracting or learning.

• Free time can be spent on entertaining or creating.

• Free time can be spent on relaxing or strengthening.

• Free time can be spent on escaping or skill building.

• Free time can be spent on avoiding or problem-solving.


#Annoy #Exist: 2018-02-25

• Because you are annoyed by me, it proves that I exist.

• Because you are annoyed by me, it proves that I control our dance.

• Because you are annoyed by me, it proves that I have power and purpose.

• Because you are annoyed by me, it proves that I can demand your attention and time.

• Because you are annoyed by me, it proves that I am important enough to have influence and significance.


#Clean #House: 2018-02-24

• Make your bed: If your thinking is not helping you to cope, then it is probably helping you to distress and stress.

• Put the trash out: If your thinking is not helping you to predict consequences and results, then it is probably helping you to anxiety and worry.

• Straighten your room: If your thinking is not helping you to prepare for the future, then it is probably helping you to stay stuck in the past.

• Sweep the floor: If your thinking is not helping you to find compassion and understanding, then it is probably helping you to blame, damn, and whine.

• Wash the dishes: If your thinking is not helping you to discover opportunities and solutions, then it is probably helping you to despair, discouragement, and resentment.


#Hate #Adopt: 2018-02-23

• When you hate a person instead of a behavior, then you introject that person.

• When you hate people instead of an ideology, then part of your ego becomes those people.

• When you hate a person instead of a belief or a habit, then you become that person in order to hate them.

• When you hate a person instead of a feeling, then you adopt your idea of that person into your self-esteem.

• When you hate a person instead of an attitude, then you add your image of that person to your personal Frankenstein monster.


#Internal #Abuse: 2018-02-22

• Would you let a religion emotionally abuse you the way you let self-esteem?

• Would you let a government emotionally abuse you the way you let self-esteem?

• Would you let a lover or a spouse emotionally abuse you the way you let self-esteem?

• Would you let a family member or a friend emotionally abuse you the way you let self-esteem?

• Would you let an employer or another employee emotionally abuse you the way you let self-esteem?


#Critical #Esteem: 2018-02-21

• Self-esteem judges you, but do you judge self-esteem?

• Self-esteem spies on you, but do you spy on self-esteem?

• Self-esteem abuses and criticizes you, but do you abuse and criticize self-esteem?

• Self-esteem records, studies, and tracks you, but do you record, study, and track self-esteem?

• Self-esteem compares, condemns, constrains, contains, controls, convinces, corrects, measures, rates, and tests you, but do you compare, condemn, constrain, contain, control, convince, correct, measure, rate, and test self-esteem?


#Get #Self-Esteem: 2018-02-20

• Self-esteem believes that you are what you get.

• Self-esteem believes that you are what you desire.

• Self-esteem believes that you are what you desire; therefore, what you desire has to keep increasing.

• Self-esteem believes that you are what you get; therefore, people get angry when they get bad or less.

• Self-esteem believes that you are what you get and desire; therefore, what you have and want are more important than you or anyone else.


#Reap #Sow: 2018-02-19

• Negative feelings about negative thinking lead to:

• Negative thinking about negative thinking leads to:

• Negative looping, obsessing, or praying leads to:

• Negative serving (host, time, attention) leads to:

• Negative results in experiencing, feeling, thinking, acting, relating, and positive-goal outcomes.


#Work #Wonderful: 2018-02-18

• Work is not demeaning, but how you think about work can be demeaning.

• If you think work is demeaning, then you avoid work to avoid demeaning yourself.

• Your mind makes working a heaven or a hell, but doing the work is in itself neutral.

• You mind working because you mind working, not because working is minding you.

• Work can require effort, strain, and the repetition of mundane tasks, but work never requires you to think less of yourself.


#Nothing #Identical: 2018-02-17

• Nothing is identical because nothing is identical to itself over time.

• Nothing is identical to itself because everything is constantly changing.

• How can a self-image be identical to you when it is not even identical to itself?

• How can a self-concept be identical to you when it is not even identical to itself?

• Deconstruct self-esteem and you find only the claims, lies, and pretensions of ego.


#Layers #Deception: 2018-02-16

• How many layers of thought is your self nullified by?

• How many levels of self-images must you go through to find your natural self?

• How many self-concepts is your self wrapped in and mummified by so that you never experience it anymore?

• How many slabs of stone (self-scripts) cover your authentic self so that you have become a walking tombstone?

• How many floors or stories of your high-rise ego (self-stories) would you have to descend to make contact with your original nature hiding in the basement?


#Thing #Death: 2018-02-15

• Self-esteem reifies self-stories into ego as self.

• Self-esteem thingifies self-images into ego as self.

• Self-esteem hypostasizes self-talk into ego as self.

• Self-esteem concretizes self-concepts into ego as self.

• Self-esteem mummifies self-constructs into ego as self.


#Feed #Problem: 2018-02-14

• Trying to suppress problems sends problems underground to work freely.

• Persecuting problems causes problems to resist and become stronger.

• Demanding problems disappear causes problems to pretend to be no longer problems.

• Whining about problems maintains problems while adding a new problem: whining.

• Trying to change or control problems provides them with the attention and energy problems need to grow.


#Worse #Problems: 2018-02-13

• Persecuting problems is worse psychologically and spiritually than are the problems.

• Whining about problems is worse psychologically and spiritually than are the problems.

• Demanding problems don’t exist is worse psychologically and spiritually than are the problems.

• Trying to change or control problems is worse psychologically and spiritually than are the problems.

• Trying to murder or suppress problems is worse psychologically and spiritually than are the problems.


#Problem #Violence: 2018-02-12

• Blaming people is emotional violence.

• Apartheid and racism are emotional violence.

• Despising and hating people are emotional violence.

• Damning and discrediting people are emotional violence.

• End emotional violence and end most of your problems.


#Heaven #Hell: 2018-02-11

• Inside your own space, you can have a heaven or a hell.

• Inside your own space, you can whine and worry enough to ruin any experience.

• Inside your own space, you can blame and damn in order to keep hate as your mission.

• Inside your own space, you can ruminate on negative experiences in order to keep them affecting you.

• Inside your own space, you can loop on any abuse, disadvantage, tragedy, or unfairness to keep yourself demotivated, discouraged, and victimized.


#Examine #Discuss: 2018-02-10

• In the world, the emotional violence of nagging people is rarely examined or discussed.

• In the world, the emotional violence of bossing yourself or others is never examined or discussed.

• In the world, the emotional violence of demanding what people do is rarely examined or discussed.

• In the world, the emotional violence of trying to control self or others is rarely examined or discussed.

• In the world, the emotional violence of trying to change self or others is rarely examined or discussed.


#Drive #Motivation: 2018-02-09

• Political correctness (PC) is driven by the right to inflict emotional violence, and not by ideals, goodness, or morality.

• Prisons are driven by the right to inflict emotional violence, and not by recovery, redemption, reform, or rehabilitation.

• Insisting on “being right” is driven by the right to inflict emotional violence, and not by communication, honesty, openness, or truth.

• Controlling and dominating children at play is driven by the right to inflict emotional violence, and not by guidance, parenting, or teaching.

• Emotional violence is driven by ego as a means to experience feelings of superiority.


#Persistence #Real: 2018-02-08

• Thoughts in the mind are not the mind, because the mind persists after them.

• Feelings in the heart are not the heart, because the heart persists after them.

• Sensations in the body are not the body, because the body persists after them.

• Sensations in the mind are not the mind, because the mind persists after them.

• Sensations in the heart are not the heart, because the heart persists after them.


#Justify #Violence: 2018-02-07

• Responding to violence with violence teaches violence.

• Responding to violence with violence justifies violence.

• Responding to violence with violence keeps everyone down.

• Responding to violence with violence multiplies violence (emotional and physical).

• Responding to violence with violence maintains the cycle and system of violence.


#Violence #Infects: 2018-02-06

• Violence as method produces violent results.

• People who want to harm outsiders will also harm their own.

• Those who believe in violence will become infected with violence.

• Those who use violence to get what they want will get a violent outcome.

• You cannot begin with violence (emotional or physical) and not end with violence.


#General #Exception: 2018-02-05

• Deceivers use exceptions to pretend the exceptions are a better generalization than an existing generalized rule.

• Rules are based on generalizations (not specifics) in order to have general application and relevance.

• Rules based on exceptions are foolish and unjust to the majority of events, people, and reality.

• Exceptions (specific variations) to rules prove the rules to be generalizations and so generally true.

• Generalizations are perfect for rules since generalizations are opposite from specifics, which can only refute a rule if enough specifics exist to become a better generalization.


#Make #You: 2018-02-04

• Sports cannot make you anything.

• Popularity cannot change who you are.

• Career cannot evolve or develop you into anything.

• Fortune cannot grow or increase you into something.

• Family, friends, and social interactions can affect who and what your ego is, but not your self.


#Ego #Composition: 2018-02-03

• Ego is composed of thought, but human beings are not.

• Ego is composed of narrative and story, but your self is not.

• Ego is composed of experiences and memories, but your being is not.

• Ego is composed of concepts and images, but your personhood is not.

• Ego is composed of characteristics, habits, and traits, but your human essence is not.


#Ideologies #Hurt: 2018-02-02

• Ideologies cannot have their ego or feelings hurt by criticism.

• Criticism poses no physical danger for ideologies.

• Criticism poses no physiological danger for ideologies.

• Criticism poses no emotional or psychical violence towards ideologies.

• Ideologies are not human beings or any kind of living being; therefore, ideologies are never hurt or threatened by challenges, comparison, criticism, deconstruction, discussion, disputation, examination, exploration, free speech, open inquiry, or questioning.


#Pieces #Parts: 2018-02-01

• Self-esteem robotizes you into habits and traits.

• Self-esteem dehumanizes you into partial experiences.

• Self-esteem breaks you into pieces and then claims you are one piece at a time.

• Self-esteem degrades and downgrades you into bits and particles of experiences.

• Self-esteem slashes and scales down your being into images and concepts of fragmentary experiences.


#Experience #Experience: 2018-01-31

• You cannot be an experience because an experience does not experience.

• You cannot be an image of an experience because an image does not experience.

• You cannot be a judgment of an experience because a judgment does not experience.

• You cannot be a concept about an experience because a concept does not experience.

• You cannot be a description of an experience because a description does not experience.


#Emotional #Violence: 2018-01-30

• The root of physical violence is emotional violence.

• Any promotion of emotional violence is a promotion of physical violence.

• Emotional violence has always been the problem, but people still try to use it as a way to end problems.

• Few are emotionally responsible enough not to respond to emotional violence with either emotional or physical violence.

• If you honestly (not politically), look at a problem like domestic abuse, then you will find that emotional violence is more often than not both the root cause and the maintainer of the problem.


#Living #Location: 2018-01-29

• You are a living location, not a description.

• You are a living location, not an interpretation.

• You are a living location, not an image of an experience.

• You are a living location, not a judgment of an experience.

• You are a living location, not a concept about an experience.


#Sex #Differences: 2018-01-28

• If there are no sex differences, then why do people want to change their sex and become sterile?

• If there are no sex differences, then why do transgenders want to be identified as one sex and not another?

• If there are no sex differences, then why do lesbians not want men who claim they are women?

• If there are no sex differences, then why do gay men not want women who claim they are men?

• If there are no sex differences, then why do lesbians and gay men not want transgenders for sex partners but only the real thing by birth?


#Emotional #Harassment: 2018-01-27

• Emotional violence is known to cause deeper psychological scars than either physical or sexual violence.

• Emotional abuse is known to cause more lasting psychological problems than either physical or sexual abuse.

• Emotional harassment is a more common and larger problem in the work-world than either physical or sexual harassment.

• Emotional problems are more frequent and serious, because humans are more emotionally aware of life than they are physically or rationally aware of life.

• We need to develop saner societies to address these emotional issues, because today’s societies would only make them worse since their solutions are always of the control, punishment, and suppression variety.


#Specialness #Pride: 2018-01-26

• Specialness is the way of entitlement and privilege.

• Specialness is the way of appearance and phoniness.

• Specialness is the way of ego and separation from others.

• Specialness is the way of pride with fresh adornments and new names.

• Specialness is the way to lose your connection with humanity so that you might exploit and mistreat others.


#Special #Nonsense: 2018-01-25

• If you think you are special, then you think you can do special things like live wildly with impunity.

• If you think you are special, then you think you are too special to have to be frustrated or inconvenienced daily like the lower classes.

• If you think you are special, then you think you can impose harsh measures and policies on society that will affect only the lower classes.

• If you think you are special, then you think you can do special things like live above and beyond customs, laws, morals, and rules that the lower classes are stuck with.

• If you think you are special, then you think you can promote political and religious ideas, practices, and systems that keep the lower classes down while raising the upper classes.


#Life #Meaning: 2018-01-24

• Those who claim there is no meaning in life are filled with their own meaning.

• Those who claim there is no meaning in life want to be considered meaningful.

• Those who claim there is no meaning in life are trying to give meaning to no meaning.

• Those who claim there is no meaning in life insist that their thoughts and words have meaning in life.

• Those who claim there is no meaning in life think that there is meaning in life to talk about its lack of meaning.


#Get #Serve: 2018-01-23

• What you drink with your attention you serve.

• What you serve with your attention you receive.

• What you receive you drink with your attention.

• Life can cycle up or down depending on what you amplify, magnify, and serve.

• You will not always get what you serve right away, but in the end, you will always get what you serve.


#Identity #Attachment: 2018-01-22

• What you eat with your identity you are.

• What you identify with, you attach to, and what you attach to, you must keep alive.

• If you identify with your job or family, then when your job or family ends you end.

• If you identify with your automobile or sports team, then your life is threatened if they are threatened.

• If you identify with your beliefs, then to challenge or question your beliefs is to challenge or question your existence.


#Essence #Self: 2018-01-21

• Essence is that which persists unchanged despite other modifications or variations occurring in a being, system, or thing.

• Self-esteem is modified and varies over time; therefore, self-esteem cannot be the essence of the self.

• Customs, habits, and personalities are modified and vary over time; therefore, they are not the essence of a person.

• Generalizations and labels can persist over time; however, generalizations and labels are thoughts making them not human beings.

• Concepts and images can persist over time; however, concepts and images are products of thinking making them not human beings.


#Risk #Moving: 2018-01-20

• To walk forward, you must step forward, to step forward, you must leave your last step behind.

• If you demand results not fail, then you ensure their failure by over-planning and overthinking them.

• Risking great failure and horrible mistakes is part of the path of great accomplishment and amazing success.

• Safety and surety are great for protecting children, but they are terrible for achieving, creating, and performing.

• Each step into the street is a risk, but if you want to move to the other side of the street, then you cautiously risk stepping into harm’s way.


#People #Change: 2018-01-19

• You might think that a person has changed, but what has changed is what you notice about them.

• People do not change, but people often change what doctrines and principles they follow.

• People do not change, but when a person changes one philosophy for another then their actions change.

• People do not change, but often people will change their thinking on a deep enough level to change their behaviors.

• People do not change, but people can switch to new attitudes and perspectives that will lead to some new behaviors and habits.


#Palestinian #Victimhood: 2018-01-18

• Palestinian victimhood magically confers rights to terrorism.

• Palestinians claim victimhood to claim the right to be perpetrators despite abuse not being an excuse.

• Palestinian victimhood, even if it was not based on lies and fake history, would never confer the right to use their own children as pawns in terrorism.

• Palestinian victimhood, though mainly a creation of propaganda and fake news, should not be used as an excuse for schools to teach children hate and revenge.

• Palestinian victimhood will never be seen as justification for not following the sane non-violence principles and teachings of Cesar Chavez, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and others.


#Journalism #Pigeonholing: 2018-01-17

• Journalism has become an exercise in pigeonholing.

• Journalism has become an exercise in creating conflict by reducing issues to competing either/or choices.

• Journalism has become an exercise in creating dissonance so as to attract an audience so as to attract advertisers.

• Journalism has become an exercise in discounting the positions of the opposition to the point of purposely losing their entire intention and meaning.

• Journalism has become an exercise in reductio ad absurdum when in fact the issues and sides are typically too complex for a reduction to absurdity or fallacy.


#Evil #Excuse: 2018-01-16

• The evil always excuse their evil actions by citing the evil actions of others, not the good.

• The immoral always excuse their immorality by citing the immorality of others, not the moral.

• The dishonest always excuse their dishonesty by citing the dishonesty of others, not the honest.

• The childish excuse their childish conduct by citing the childish conduct of others, not the adults.

• The immature excuse their immature behaviors by citing the immature behaviors of others, not the mature.


#Magical #Feelings: 2018-01-15

• The desire to control does not bequeath magical powers of control.

• Annoyance and frustration do not bestow special powers or rights.

• Feeling hurt or offended does not impart supernatural abilities or rights to change or control others.

• Feeling displeased or distressed does not prove that you are in the right, sane, or entitled to anything.

• Believing you are right and on the right side neither makes you right nor endows you with any rights.


#Results #Checking: 2018-01-14

• What are the direct results of your feelings on your life and relationships?

• What are the direct results of your attitudes on your life and relationships?

• What are the direct results of your habits and routines on your life and relationships?

• What are the direct results of your beliefs and thoughts on your life and relationships?

• What are the direct results of your conditioning and programming on your life and relationships?


#Gold #Mine: 2018-01-13

• You don’t bring gold into a gold mine.

• You don’t bring buckets of water to the river.

• You should serve the poor, not the rich.

• You should help the hospitalized and imprisoned, not the hoarding and indolent rich.

• Providing clothes, food, and shelter for those who don’t have them is more important than increasing those things for those who already have them.


#Ego #Ghost: 2018-01-12

• Ego is the ghost in the mind.

• Ego is the imaginary self running your life.

• Ego is the haunting of your mind with dreams of pride and shame.

• Ego is the hacker trying to steal your identity using your internal-internet passwords.

• Ego is the imaginary self composed of images and concepts that is regarded as a replacement and upgrade for your authentic self.


#Faith #Despair: 2018-01-11

• Despair is faith in death, darkness, and destruction.

• Despair is hope that death, darkness, and destruction will finally win and thereby provide relief.

• Despair is charity (kind thinking or positive claims) for death, darkness, and destruction.

• Despair is when you give yourself to the wrong side and champion its cause.

• Despair is when you realize that you cannot change or control things, but you still refuse to surrender control to God.


#Men’s #Fault: 2018-01-10

• If everything is men’s fault, that means women are children.

• If everything is men’s fault, that means women are impotent.

• If everything is men’s fault, that means women are not a part of society.

• If everything is men’s fault, that means women are helpless and pitiful victims waiting for men to rescue them.

• If everything is men’s fault, that means women have no control, effect, influence, power, or presence either on the planet or in social spaces.


#Suffer #Well: 2018-01-09

• The problem with most people is that they do not know how to suffer well.

• Successful people know how to suffer well in at least a few significant areas.

• Relationships end when both parties are unable to suffer well the inevitable conflicts.

• To suffer well, learn to use your suffering to serve and submit to virtue.

• To suffer well, learn to use your suffering to power transcendental goals.


#Use #Suffering: 2018-01-08

• You can use your suffering to be antisocial or to rebel.

• You can use your suffering to be a parasite or a victim.

• You can use your suffering to be lazy and to procrastinate.

• You can use your suffering to be a gossip, to backstab, to sabotage, and to destroy others.

• You can use your suffering to recognize the need to surrender control to God.


#Life #Act: 2018-01-07

• Are you role-playing through life?

• Are you acting an acceptable part when others are around?

• Whose life are you portraying when you are acting around others?

• Is your audience aware that your performance is not based upon your self?

• Do you realize that you are a poor actor of “supposed to be,” and if you started playing yourself, then you would get a better response?


#Duality #Triality: 2018-01-06

• There is no duality, only triality.

• A thesis and its antithesis exist only in relation to a nil-thesis.

• The existence of opposites requires a middle ground in-between them.

• Positive and negative dualities require a neutral space to separate them.

• You cannot define “high” and “low” without the existence of a state that is neither high nor low.


#Thought #Thinking: 2018-01-05

• Thought convinced thinking both that it thought and was thought.

• Thought convinced language that meaning was in words, not experience.

• Thought convinced language that definitions were evidence and experience.

• Thought convinced thinking that frequency, intensity, and duration were the criteria for truth.

• Thought controlled language to say what it was thinking without meaning because meaning requires experience.


#Cause #Correlation: 2018-01-04

• The adding together of ideas proves that they can be added together but nothing else.

• A collection of supporting ideas does not support the existence of supporting experiences.

• Expertly crafted and added together ideas amount to a collection of ideas but not to external evidence.

• Determining the causal relation between ideas is not determining the causal relation between external events.

• The correlation of ideas is neither the correlation of external experiences nor the correlation of any of the ideas with an external experience.


#Claim #Good: 2018-01-03

• The greater the good that people claim to be, the greater the evil they will do in the name of good.

• The more idealistic the political system in theory, the more tyrannical the political system will be in practice.

• There is no better hiding place for evil than positions and roles that are designated as representing the good.

• If you want to do evil and be accepted, approved, and rewarded for it by society, then do your evil in the name of good.

• The favorite excuses for doing evil: (1) you are doing evil by authority of the good; (2) you are doing evil for a good cause; (3) you are doing evil to prevent greater evil; (4) you are doing evil because evil was done to you.


#Less #Ego: 2018-01-02

• You can spend less time with ego, but you cannot lessen ego.

• You can abandon ego, but you cannot get ego to abandon ego.

• You can switch from ego to self, but you cannot switch ego from ego.

• You can shrink your investment in ego, but you cannot make ego less ego.

• The nature of ego cannot be mitigated, but ego can be covered and hidden behind justice, righteousness, and virtue.


#Begin #Again: 2018-01-01

• To begin anew you must renew your attitudes, beliefs, feelings, habits, and thoughts.

• To start fresh you must refresh your attitudes, beliefs, feelings, habits, and thoughts.

• To start over you must makeover your attitudes, beliefs, feelings, habits, and thoughts.

• To wipe the slate clean you must clean up your attitudes, beliefs, feelings, habits, and thoughts.

• To make a new beginning you must begin with new attitudes, beliefs, feelings, habits, and thoughts.


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