Think Before You Speak

I am sure if asked, we have all been guilty at some point in our lives of saying something inappropriate. Or of speaking impulsively, without thinking. For the majority of people I believe this is not done with any real intention of offending. But for some individuals, it can be a trait that they pride themselves in. One of speaking ‘plainly’, without using the filter of their minds to consider, if what they are about to say will hurt someone’s feelings, or give offense. Indeed, they may believe that it is a quality to be admired. I have often heard the expression used. “Well, people will always know where they stand with me, as I always speak my mind”.

The question I would ask you to consider is this. Is speaking your mind, or being blunt, without worrying about how what you say will be received by someone else. Something you would like to cultivate more in your life? It may be that you are someone who is not very confident.

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Forward Thinking

A forward thinking person, is someone who not only can be defined as an individual who plans for the future. But could also be described as a ‘Visionary’. Someone who believes they have a purpose in life. Or has a vision they believe in for the future. A future that they would like to see, come to fruition. This vision can stretch from encompassing themselves and their loved ones. To the whole world.

Spiritually, we often talk about not living in the past or worrying about the future. That the only thing that is of real importance, is what is happening here and now, in the present. While I believe this to be true from a mindfulness and awareness of life point of view. It does not mean that we cannot make plans for the future.

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When It Rains It Pours

The mind has often been compared to the weather. We have all heard sayings like I feel under the weather or I feel dark clouds drawing in around me.

Yes our mind is a little weather like, though you must remember whatever pain or joy you are going through will change just like the weather. Everything is temporal in this life, nothing stays the same forever. Good times will pass just as bad ones. We can often feel like the heavens have gone dark and something or someone just wants to pee down on us. Yes it can be very bleak at times, but it is at times like this that we need to try our best to combat the conditions that confront us.

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Believe What You Want

I always find it strange how atheists spend so much time knocking all belief in God. You would think God would be the furthest thing from their mind, but no, they spend all day trying to dismiss the existence of God. If I was atheist, which I am not. God would not enter my mind.

Why would I need to argue against others who have a different belief to me. I would only argue with others if I was not sure about my own belief. In arguing I would be trying to affirm to myself that I was right.