The Truth About Weakness

Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher, said that all savageness or cruelty is a sign of weakness. I love this concept and it has inspired me to reflect on its truth. Our weaknesses are not confirmed when we are physically dominated by someone else. True, debilitating weakness reveals itself in those who lack empathy and intelligence.  People who express empathy and intelligence threaten the feeble-minded. Intelligence inspires bullying and acts of cruelty in order for the actual weak to appear stronger than their minds would otherwise have you believe. These people oppress in order to get their way. If they are … Continue reading The Truth About Weakness

The Truth About Victimhood

It’s true that anyone can fall victim to something unwanted whether it be illness, crime or nature, but it’s the labels we impose on ourselves that will determine whether we remain victims or forge ahead as conquerors, strengthened by adversity and accepting of what life puts before us. When the word victimhood is imposed on us it cultivates ideas of brokenness. It reminds us that we are incomplete and incapable. It denies the concept of strength and holds up false values attached to playing the role of victim. It reminds us again and again that we can’t operate and succeed … Continue reading The Truth About Victimhood

The Truth About Individuality

The struggle for individuality is real. It’s a sad irony that it persists only because we judge others and wage war against those we don’t understand. When we become threatened by the individual whose expressions run counter to anything we like or comprehend, it is easy for some of us to condemn them for it.   In turn, we are paid back by having to struggle with a desire to express our own nature, one that has become repressed and buried so as to avoid a backlash that we know exists. We know it exists because we’ve taken part in … Continue reading The Truth About Individuality

The Truth About Pride

If I were not a gay man, I would be accused of homophobia for saying this, but pride is not defined as a summer month celebrating homosexuality.  The media might have us believe that the only definition of ‘pride’ is purely associated with being gay and that after June we don’t need to think about it again until the following summer.  But there is pride in being gay, just as there is pride in being straight, bisexual or asexual. Pride is a wonderful thing that, thankfully, is not bound to one gender or sexual orientation. Pride has gotten away from … Continue reading The Truth About Pride

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

Inversion and selfishness are at the root of all lies. Lies are not just the inversion of truth, but the inversion and destruction of reason. A lying individual may take up the practice not just to get his way, but for reasons he views as being purely practical.  He may not be clever enough to get away with his fabrications for long, but there will always be more lies and excuses to justify them. A good liar not only lies to others, but to himself as well. The imagined practicality of telling lies offers the liar opportunity to proceed up … Continue reading THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

The Truth About Gang Theory

These days hatred is expressed much more openly, loudly and without thinking than is love.  Equilibrium then becomes largely unattainable and imbalance is accepted as normal. Even for those who don’t think in such terms or understand the Law of Polarity, they do feel the effects of imbalance and know that something is not right, that this psychic confusion is not normal. And that something is amiss. Imagine swimming with cement shoes and you desperately want to dive over into the deep end and enjoy the cool water there, but you can’t because you’ve committed to those shoes. You know … Continue reading The Truth About Gang Theory

THE TRUTH ABOUT CHANGE

I love change and have always been the one to feel excitement for anyone moving away or leaving a job, thrilled for the potential that adventurous people create in their lives. Thus, it’s no surprise that I feel some frustration when I see stagnation, lack of movement and fear of change–especially when there is complaining associated with it. One of the greatest illusions concerning change is that it is too often associated with imbalance. We sometimes think that change will throw our whole life out of whack, but the opposite is closer to the truth. Positive change (and we know … Continue reading THE TRUTH ABOUT CHANGE

The Truth About Awareness

I think about the word awareness often and it occurred to me that not everyone understands it in the same way. For some it is an ability to discern truth buried amongst falsehoods and misinformation. For others it is something imposed on us by a system that always seems to be telling us about things it thinks we have no clue or opinion about. Unlike grassroots education that can utilize symbolic imagery, awareness is rarely brought about through government or corporate sponsorship and is not about colored ribbons we can pin to our chests or rubber bracelets that tell everyone … Continue reading The Truth About Awareness

The Truth About Virtue

Virtue is undefiled purity. It is a gift of love. It is a gift imparted to those who feel acts of kindness and empathy. Virtue resides in the heart of man, not his brain. You see, virtue is not a determination of what you consider to be ‘good’, virtue is just doing it without thinking of its rewards or how it might benefit others. The truth about virtue is most easily accessed by looking at what it is not. Virtue is not about seeking! It is not about trying to find the most obscure and disenfranchised person to hold up … Continue reading The Truth About Virtue

The Truth About Hysteria

Hysteria is a manufactured mental disorder that preys on the minds of those easily influenced by suggestion. Disorder and confusion are not by-products of hysteria, but causes of it. Schemes that create insecurity are inoculated into susceptible minds by those who prey on the weak. The planted ideas germinate and the result is a paralysis of dread and fear that prompts those under its spell to respond to life like a sputtering chainsaw. Repetition plays a major role in establishing a foothold of dread and angst in a victim of hysteria. They are battered and attacked at every turn with … Continue reading The Truth About Hysteria