Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Behind the curtain

You cannot believe everything you see. Evil is quite good at putting on a show. But behind the curtain, a different story is playing itself out.

Be wary of anyone saying what you want to hear. People demonstrate who and what they are. Flattering words are but a means to deceive.

To trick someone, you must focus their attention elsewhere. Get them to dwell upon themselves. They will not see what is sneaking up from behind.

There are those utterly lacking in scruples. Poison is oft mixed with honey, else it would be refused. Be careful of that which they offer as drink.

The truth is indeed a bitter pill to swallow. But choosing to believe something does not make it so. Dare to look at that which gives you pause.

This is a dangerous world we live in. It falls to us to rise to the occasion. By facing your fears you just might avoid one vicious stab to the back.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fullness of opinion

People are full of opinions. As if their likes and dislikes mean anything in the final analysis. One must prove themselves before their words will have any weight.

It is better to keep our thoughts under wraps. Otherwise, they could get loose and wreak havoc. It is not what is said that matters, but instead what a person does.

Throughout the ages, we have vexed one another with what we think. So many have died in order to prove another's point. Yet, the world just keeps on turning.

Words have power, and many have used them to make others suffer. It is easy to afflict someone with your perspectives. It is hard to simply maintain one's silence.

When we have something to say, we should be heard. But egotistical gratification edifies none. Make the effort to speak so much less and listen so much more.

Thoughts take root and become inspirations. But if they spawn foolishness, then they must be cut down. Or else they will choke the life out of everything.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bruised egos

People put way too much stock in their feelings. Such things come and go, rarely ever helping anyone. When they get hurt, you end up in a world of pain.

All too often our emotions are simply due to the interaction of chemicals within. Yet, they are treated as sacred. Woe unto any who would give the ego a bruise.

Doing good is important, but feeling good is not. Expressing oneself is a form of catharsis. Take it one step further and purge yourself of these miserable desires.

Moods can change without warning. You were happy and now you are sad. It is a sad state of affairs when human beings are the victims of their own narcissism.

We need to be capable of feeling, but wise in its application. Do what is best, not what puts a smile on your face. Come down from the cloud and live to the fullest.

How we feel does not dictate who we are. The best way to deal with insults is to brush them aside. There is too much to do to worry about what anyone thinks.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Strong foundation

Hearts, like buildings, need a strong foundation. The tallest tower will collapse without one. There are some who live to bring others down to their level.

Those who fail to recognize weaknesses are doomed to succumb to them. The hardest person to face is yourself. One cannot hide from the enemy within.

Some spirits are stronger than others. But even inner strength can grow. It just takes someone determined to stand against the weight of the world.

If you are still swinging, the fight is not over. Take care not to stumble over your own baggage. For the enemy will turn their efforts into keeping you down.

It is quite difficult to remain steadfast in the face of adversity. The ones who cannot will fall. Though bitter tears are shed, the stones will not come back together.

Who can overturn a mountain? Its foundation is deep and secure. The heart also can be unwavering, and when the tempest has passed it shall remain unmoved.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Heart and soul

The harder the work, the sweeter the victory. When you pour your heart and soul into something, good things happen. The strong become even stronger.

Sometimes, we must fight for what we want. The competition will be fierce and there is no guarantee of success. But staying safe assures a place in obscurity.

The struggle is real, and intentions only lead to a very hot place. There are those who speak and those who do. Words only have power if they lead to action.

Fear will relegate you to the sidelines. It is much more fun playing a game than watching one. Physical pain pales in comparison to that of a broken spirit.

The lazy are apt to get plenty of sleep. But they will have nothing to show for their lethargy. This world will continue to turn as if they were never even here.

Supreme effort can yield superior results. What you get out of life is determined by your contribution. Only the best performers can make it to the center stage.