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On some level, I want to change the national tenor

Along with the Science of Inner Strength and all of that, part of me really wants to change our national discourse and dialogue towards a much more constructive tone. That is what the Science of Inner Strength is all about, revealing to people that being kind, being cooperative and that kind of thing are not weaknesses; they are strengths. For some an issue like climate change is the greatest threat; in the same way, with its creeping tenor, our loss of civility AND embracing of crassness, is truly our greatest threat.

Working together as people, we can solve virtually any challenge. Look at our own American cities, and the challenges of youth unrest, lack of meaningful employment and even violence. By rolling up our sleeves, we can solve these problems. This is where the Science of Inner Strength is so important, as it helps people develop an appropriate role. If we merely believe that all we have to do is shout our own opinion at the top of our lungs, without being appropriate, respect and responsive, then we are ineffective.

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Love is love

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A breakthough, seemingly years, maybe “decades” in the making: Firm Forgiveness

For years, I have struggled to discover the appropriate response to what could be considered “vile” behavior. the notion of finding the third way, goes back to Jesus, if not before, the middle path, actually was identified by Buddha as well. I like to refer to it as well, as the assertive path; in between aggressive and passive behavior. In this day and age, we are confronted, with vile, if not evil behavior in the emergence of extreme narcissistic and psychopathic behavior. I have long sought the appropriate response; as people with those actions can be debilitating, AND also they are clearly not well, and do not know much of what they are doing.

Today, in a last burst, I founded the concept of “firm forgiveness.” Firm meaning that it is our job as responsible leaders to pave a way towards a calm and peaceful society, filled with appropriate behavior, and holding those who act out accountable. Forgiving, in terms of the aim being education and setting appropriate limits and not pushing the full force of punishment on miscreant behavior.

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I read an interesting quote recently, something like:”Systems are evil; people are not…”

Essentially connoting that it is a group mentality that can produce evil; not the individuals themselves. In this regard I am moved to “consider carefully” the state of our modern day divorce system. The amount of political, legal, able law enforcement, financial and emotional pressure that goes into such a thing, is horrific on some level.

Let’s begin with the sense that couples often are in a position, perhaps it is changing, but at a basically high school level of break-up in an emotional sense. Maybe now, people are slightly more attuned; yet nothing in the world can prepare a person for the pressure once the divorce system kicks in. There are lawyers, and court officers, and police and judges, and psychologists; ALL often with the fierce force of gravity that seeks to pound a person into submission on some level. Most of us surely would condemn any and all instances of domestic violence. Yet, we cannot treat every familial break-up like that form of violence is the norm. Rather the opposite. Most people need a caring and understanding approach.

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Amazing Grace

Sometimes, you can only sit back and essentially, enjoy the process of life. A remarkable effort in certain areas, and then it is time to let go in some ways. Recognizing what is in your control, and what is not, is an important facet of life. For those who overstep their boundaries with you, and know no better; at times, after considerable work, forgiveness can be a wonderful remedy of sorts. Every experience has the opportunity for equal or greater learning and growth.

So enjoy the ride; take in the day, above all else at times, trust the process. Trusting the process, implies that you have a process in the first place. That is where the Science of Inner Strength, and the Science of Inner Strength Honor come into play. In these most challenging times, it is vital to learn the secrets and elements of resiliency and the movement towards Prosperity and Purpose. Both elements are needed; we get the interest in making money, it must be combined with the commitment to positive purpose. The world needs both.

Thanks, Jon

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The man who broke hatred and/or breaking narcissism

That seems like it is one of my aims; to do something significant like breaking narcissism and/or hatred itself. That is what the Science of Inner Strength and my life is about. I am working to get to the core of human animus itself; discovering those reasons and happenstances, as to why people decide to hate and/or act in lesser capacities. A major situation I am working on, has to do with extreme narcissism, and seemingly hatred itself, as to why a person or persons will attack and hate on another person so relentlessly.

It gets to the emptiness inside, which is why the Science of Inner Strength, with respect to its finding the spiritual light within us is such an antidote to animus itself. Once people feel a sense of worth, purpose, even spiritual center within them; they then become much less likely to act in hurtful and distressful ways. We have a lot of hurt people these days, who for the most part do not know it.

With no aspersions, we must help people heal and learn goodness.

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Back to order it is:

This morning, I encountered a neighbor, who gave me something of mine, and uttered the words: “Back to order.” Those words seem like a metaphor for a major mediation that I am working on. Sometimes, in our human experience things take on an Alice in Wonderland type of effect, where up is down and down is up. Such is the confusion with much of the change in our modern world.

While I embrace change and its advancements so much; I am also a proponent of not throwing out the baby for the bathwater. Human culture has much to improve upon; and yet, we must also bear in mind ALL of the progress that has occurred, and function with a sense of appreciation for that which has come before us. Substantial change does not mean throwing out, everything that has come before. It is a matter of adapting the social sensitivity and emotional empathy that is needed for all human beings, while upholding our collective determination and destiny that has preceded us!

Those who pose a false choice are acting Moronic.

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I confronted evil, AND now I shine a light

That headline is probably my life story in some ways. It is not that I was not a good person, when all this began. It is just that I had an education in front of me, in terms of the “real” world. Indeed, it seems like my life was virtually called to actually confront evil. The evil that came at me, perhaps was caused by one or two at root; and yet did entail a perfect storm of people and circumstances.

One of the messages learned and to share is that minor indifferences or hurtful behavior can add up, if and when something coalesces those type of events, all into one place. That is why, it is incumbent on the human condition as much as we can to act in caring and appropriate ways. It is also vital for people to make sure that they are making up their own minds on things, and not being influenced by a negative group process.

I was called to see true evil, and to offer a light in an equal and opposite direction.

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What a young man taught me

This is a twenty-something, I see on my daily rounds from time to time. This young man, has some challenges in life. Today, as he does on occasion, he confided in me; as to his supervisor. It seems that my young friend, may have been getting pushed around. The occasional rude person, or passing incongruity is one thing. When people make a pattern of pushing other people around that is where we must draw the line. I told the young man that each of us has dignity, and the right to be treated with respect; AND not to be abused. The young man, asked me about this, and I underscored the point for him; as no matter what the relative imbalance in the relationship, he had a right to be treated respectfully.

This conversation served me well on my own business rounds a little later today. It seems that on occasion, people take my basic kindness as a weakness. I needed to appropriately assert myself today. It is not always easy, it can be uncomfortable, but well worth our dignity.

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A cool day, in spite of the heat, lol

Today, was pretty cool. I put some finishing touches on some work that I have been savoring. I enjoy the process of production, even down to the nitty gritty details. Yes, it seemed like a happy day at that. In fact, finishing this phase of a project, just swooped on up to me. I was not really planning on it; at the moment. It was kind of like a divine inspiration, seemed to grab me, and onto it, I was. I was kind of amazed, as I have been working hard, and did not outwardly seem to have the energy to nail this today. AND then, there’s God, as the saying would go.

So off I went, and it was pure grit, I suppose, as it was hot; and as I say, perhaps I have been working too hard. Still in retrospect; it was like a breeze, in completing a number of the tasks that beckoned. One intense critic, used the phrase “happy and productive.” There is little or no doubt that I was in a happy and productive zone.

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