People, places, and things can’t possibly make us happy. But we can keep happy company with them. Finding our own happiness first is the key.
The amorous vulnerable covert narcissist can come across as loving. With ego massage, charm, and connective skill, they’ll steal your heart. But it’s never really about you. It’s about what you can do for them.
If ever there were a time for being the light we want to see in the world it’s now.
Narcissistic infatuation is a unique kind of relationship captivation that can eventually lead to addiction – addiction to a person.
The thoughts running through our head are either secure or insecure, positive or negative. But in any given moment, we have the power to change them.
The secret to empowerment is simple, although not easy. But with time, practice, and especially, reinforcement, it becomes easier.
Willfulness has a positive and negative side. A strong will can be one’s foremost asset. But it can also be a great liability. A properly formed and guided will is essential for sound character.
Right thinking is thinking guided by principle. And not just any principle but the overriding principle of love.
Letting our appetites, aversions, and impulses drive us costs us plenty. We can feel pretty good in moments. But low points inevitably follow. In the process of riding that roller coaster, our soul begins to die. Mindfulness is key to purposeful living. At any given moment we have a choice. We can allow baser inclinations to rule. Or, we can put ourselves squarely at the service of a higher cause. Fully and freely turning ourselves over to something bigger is liberating. Free from the slavery of what usually drives us, we begin to live purposefully and abundantly.
There is a way of living that supersedes the pleasure principle. But it’s not a way of living that comes naturally.