Word of the Month for April, 2017: Inspiration


The Virtue is Inspiration and the Saboteur is Vanity

We are inspired by beauty and soured by vanity.

There are moments in our lives when we feel exhilarated by someone’s words or by looking at Earth’s magnificence, we feel a tug on our heart to do better than we are doing currently. Inspiration is the the birthplace of all great acts of courage, art and leadership.

Sometimes when we feel inspired, we even act on that which inspires us, by practicing kindness or pushing our boundaries. There is only one caveat though, and that is discernment. We must always be in synch with our ability to discern between what is healthy and what is merely tasty. 

Inspiration can begin with a feeling of wanting to do something that will change the world for the better, without discernment, those thoughts can deteriorate into feelings that the world would be a better place if it were being led by me. Inspiration without discernment can take a person from being famous for his character to being infamous. The feeling of inspiration can sour us like milk that has gone beyond its expiration date, or it can
inspire us to feel the courage to begin upgrading the quality of our lives.

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Word of the Month, March 2017: RESPECT


The Virtue is Respect and the Saboteur is Defiance.

Respect is earned not demanded.

We have a tendency to be defiant about respect. We demand and insist that respect be shown to one another. How did we get to such a point that the ideals of respectfulness are taught so disrespectfully?

Learning respect is very important and we learn it by watching one another. When a person receives the respect of others in a humble way, we are then humbled by them. We want to be like them and have others also be naturally respectful to us. But when we see someone who demands respect, we see people jumping to serve out of fear, not dignity. Then people learn how to put the fear of respect into others.

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