Hi Mabus and Ian
Mabus your threads are very interesting to me although this is my first reply to one. I enjoy seeing the fine detail your topics are about leading to
new perceptions for people, bring on the growth I say.
Personal ‘mantras’ of mine relating to the topic
‘Perception is everything’, ‘We do it to ourselves.’, ‘Emotions are a choice’ , ‘If Im going to misled I’ll do it myself’
Personal virtues of mine, Honour, benevolence, loyalty, respect, integrity, truth, justice. All in a universal and internal sense. Its actually my
‘way’. To honour myself is to honour those virtues. Moving forward in the most Proactive, Benevolent and Just way for all based on the fact that
everything is a process and we do it to ourselves.
If I own the grief sure I’ll mutilate my own mind so to speak and super harshly at that especially if I caused pain to another unjustly. But living
by my own ‘Way’ stated above it makes my life (frustratingly at first) simple, we do it ourselves and how do I want to make myself feel. I want to
Infact, that’s how I found my way, realizing what I was putting myself through.
For brief example. I think regret is a useless emotion and most emotions are made up, cavemen did not have the scope we have today, we created them.
Its all mindspace junk that having it, in itself a self deprecating form of torture not to mention how blind it makes people. People need to realize
emotions are a choice. One day you like chocolate icecream and the next you don’t, perception is everything – choose the perception that works for
So for me I live as best I can by way of ‘not doing it to myself’ if it’s negative, externally or emotionally based BS. I don’t (the best I
can) put myself through reactions caused by external perceptions and opinions. This to me is self discipline in an honourable way. I am human so I do
feel, but the majority of unnecessary irrational emotional reactions are just not part of my being…..
….now that I see them…..
This is the true intention of your thread and posts (all of them) I believe, an ambiguous way of helping people seek perceptions within themselves.
It’s beautiful the way you do it!