How To Succeed at Being Yourself
by Joyce Meyer
It’s tough to enjoy life when you don’t like yourself. People who haven’t learned to accept and get along with themselves tend to have more difficulty accepting and getting along with others. Yet, the Bible repeatedly tells us to “love your neighbor as yourself.” I personally spent years having a hard time getting along with people, until I finally realized through the Word of God how my difficulty with other people was actually “rooted” in my difficulties with myself.
The Bible says a good tree will bear good fruit, and a rotten tree will bear rotten fruit. Likewise, the “fruit” of our lives comes from the “root” within us. If you’re rooted in shame, guilt, inferiority, rejection, lack of love and acceptance, etc., the fruit of your relationships will suffer. However, once you have a revelation of God’s unconditional love for…
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Experiencing The Now
Time changes everything, we feel the influence of time, yet what is the ‘NOW’. When does the future become the present and the present become the past?
The future has yet to happen, so we don’t exist in the future, the past has already gone, even as I write these words. So when is the ‘now’? No matter how small a piece you break time into, it can always be made smaller, into infinity. The infinite has no end or beginning. There is no ‘now’ or present, we live in a place outside of time, belonging neither to the past or the future, yet existing in both an none.
We experience the infinite everyday, yet never notice it. That very same infinite that exists without, also exists within us. In dreams and meditations, in the practicing of magic, we cast a circle that exists in a place out of time, it is a reminder of the infinite and how we live it each day.
In dreams we experience the infinite most acutely, without any other senses other than our mind, in a reality made solely by us, we join with the timelessness of the universe. In meditation, through conscious choice, we can be everywhere and at all times, both everything and the one, changing yet constant, mortal but immortal.
The truth of the ‘NOW’ is its endlessness, yet constant changes, in knowing oneself we see the changes within ourselves and learn that nothing every ends.
Carol and Willie Fowler had planned an elaborate wedding reception for their daughter. Sadly, the wedding was canceled after all the arrangements were set. But they saw opportunity where others would see only tragedy, and teamed up with Hosea Feed the Hungry in Atlanta to turn the reception they’d planned in the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love, feeding 200 people in the process. “We’re very pleased that she’s handling it so well,” Carol Fowler said of her daughter to Here & Now. “She was also very delighted to see and know that others had an opportunity to enjoy something, rather than just allow it to go to waste.” “Events are canceled,” Fowler continued, “and sometimes for unknown reasons. Give them an opportunity to use that for people that will not have an opportunity, perhaps in life.”
Most people have a certain amount of empathy (sympathetic feelings) for other human beings and even animals. It is this natural empathy that stirs compassion and in turn sets in motion good deeds, well-wishes, prayers, assistance, and mercy. But being empathic goes one step further. An empath can ‘feel’ or ‘sense’ the emotions of those people around them. When someone is talking face to face with an empath, the substance of their words will shine in bright contrast to their true feelings. An empath will know when you are lying to them. They will actually feel your dislike or approval– acutely. An empath will pick up the smallest of nuances in the expression of the eyes, the twitch of a facial muscle, an almost unnoticeable inflection in the voice.
But aside from keen awareness to these physical cues that most people are oblivious to, an empath will be able to feel someone else’s emotions as though they were their own. This phenomenon is amplified in large crowds and can become overwhelming and uncomfortable, as well as physically draining; which is why many empaths learn, over the years, how to block and shield themselves from other people’s emotions. It’s a necessary survival mechanism for many super-sensitive empaths. It’s also why some avoid circumstances involving large crowds of people.
Being empathic brings a different dimension to how you view the world, how you feel about specific people and circumstances, and decisions that you make. Would you want to know how certain people in your life really feel about you? About decisions and choices you have made? Would you like to feel other people’s approval, admiration, dislike, envy, disapproval— all without a word spoken? Although being empathic does have obvious advantages, this is not always the blessing many people think it would be. It often sends you on an emotional rollercoaster. The phenomenon of this quirky psychic overload certainly reveals your true friends, but it also reveals adversaries that may wear the cloak of friendship, ulterior motives, and other shocking revelations.
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There is so much beauty in nature in this time of year that you have to just enjoy your time on this earth while you have it because just like fall it is a constant reminder that the circle of life is too short and sad to waste time live every day as if it was your last, and enjoy your life do things you dreamed of doing, So you can leave with no regrets!
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