There’s a lot of speculation happening that some people are trying to implement a form of communism in the United States right now. The people who have this idea have a core fear. The core fear is that, somehow, people could steal their personal resources, health or wealth, for what others believe is the “common good.” However, there are a myriad of reasons why it can never work. Defining Communism Wikipedia’s Definition For the sake of common ground, I’ll start with sharing definitions of communism. Wikipedia defines it like this: “Communism (from Latin communis, ‘common, universal’) is a philosophical, social, political, and economic ideology and… Read More »Why Communism Can’t Work
Other People Have No Power to Offend You There is a commonly held belief that other people can offend you. In this article I’m going to discuss why that is not the case, which might anger you or relieve you. If you want there to be a scapegoat for why you get mad, rather than to take personal responsibility for getting upset, then you won’t like the idea that no one can offend you. If, however, you want to live a life in which you never get offended, because you would be happier, then you would be relieved to hear that this is possible. A… Read More »The Real Reason You’re Offended
“One who is in alignment with Source is more powerful than millions who are not. “ Abraham-Hicks Powerlessness vs True Power Feeling Powerless As I’ve spoken about in my second podcast episode, if you focus on what you have physical control over, you feel powerful. But when you focus on what you cannot physically control, you feel powerless. The reason people who are afraid of getting COVID-19 are so terrified that others are not wearing masks (or that states are dropping the mask mandates) is because they feel they have no physical control over those people or their own health. They attempt to control others through… Read More »Cleaning the World: What Can I Do?
2020 has been the perfect year for hindsight concerning the effects of either taking personal responsibility or blame shifting / scapegoating. When you believe there is something “bad” happening in your personal reality and it is someone else’s fault rather than your own, you are shifting the blame from you onto someone else. This is also called scapegoating. Scapegoating is the practice of singling out a person or group for unmerited blame and consequent negative treatment. Of course, people will say (and truly believe) the blame is merited when they’re doing it. I’m sure you’ve done this, because, even though I’m very aware of it,… Read More »Taking Personal Responsibility Empowers & Frees You