Peace on Earth: Character’s Final Frontier

Christmas is a time many pray for “peace on earth to people of goodwill.” But as we all know, most of the world has for far too long been less than a peaceful place.  Peace begins in the human heart. Only a loving, grateful heart can bring joy to a relationship and only loving relationships can bring to the social area the “goodwill” necessary  to forge sound communities and a peaceful world.

Character-building is the lifelong enterprise of elevating ourselves from the baser creatures we inherently are to the evolved beings we can become.  Space is not the final frontier – we are. All the dramatic things we may accomplish are of little consequence if we don’t master ourselves, for we may well destroy ourselves and our habitat long before we realize all the possible fruits of our intellectual prowess of we don’t come to the kind of honest, humble self-reckoning we so desperately need.

My Christmas gift to all of you is the continual work I do to both understand and promote character development.  And I truly appreciate the many gifts you, the readers and commentators, have brought and continue to bring to me each and every day.  So to you all, a most sincere thanks, and my wishes for a most blessed Christmas and a most joyous New Year.

12 thoughts on “Peace on Earth: Character’s Final Frontier

  1. What a beautiful Christmas message. Thank you, Dr Simon, for this truth and for your life’s work. Your writings help me to continually check and re-set my boundaries.
    God bless.

    1. It is indeed a beautiful message Dr. Simon, thank you, for all the love and dedication to making this a better world. For opening your heart to all of us who have suffered at the hands of the CD. For your dedication and life’s work to help solve the true dilemma of the CD and helping us to grow in character. For teaching us the truth about the CD so we rise above the oppression caused by them.

      Thank you, to all the posters past and present who have shared goodwill in telling their stories for the benefit of all. This truly is a remarkable site.

      Blessings to you Dr. Simon and to all the Kindred Spirits that post, may all of you enjoy many years of peace and happiness.

  2. Thank you for all your good work, Dr Simon. Finding your books and website (as well as the folks who comment on here) has been invaluable to me after my experience with a character-disturbed manipulator. All the very best to you and your family.
    Angela

  3. Dr. Simon,

    Your greeting sends a beautiful message – a light shining brightly for all to see. As always I am with much gratitude for your kindness and for all that you share and give. And Thank you for guiding us on a most difficult journey.

    Sending you and your family many wishes for a Christmas and New Year full of much joy and God’s wonderful blessings.

    Thought provoking – “Peace begins in the human heart. Space is not the final frontier – we are.”

    In the end it all gets thrown back into a box and all that remains is that which is written on the heart. The heart is the final frontier – Character Matters.

    Again – Thanx-a-Million and God Bless.

  4. Just something I wrote. I borrowed a phrase from Dr Simon. I put in a small poem. I hope you like it.
    HAVE A GOOD NEW YEAR EVERYONE. Joey from the U.K

    What we do,
    What we see,
    That brings us joy of what might be.

    With Christmas upon us now,
    We must all take the vow.

    That the future brings,
    and makes us all part,
    Of only a loving, grateful heart.

    1. Beautiful,

      may this be the beginning of one step more toward peace on earth and goodwill to all men (and women) and children the like also our furry friends (although I doubt they would agree!).

      May the lamb lie down with the lion.

      Well, my dog and two cats actually lie down with one another, with much chagrin from the dog but they still do! It is amazing what an electric blanket will do for world peace.

      Theresa Maria

      1. The world would be a better place if we could all find our little electric blanket to share.

        I am looking forward to the new year when we can plan our strategy on how to get out of this house of horrors. I am so tired of playing the game of narcs. I really don’t care where we end up as long as NOBODY knows our name.

        I wish everyone here a fantastic holiday season. Keep looking up with joy in your heart.

  5. Thank you Dr Simon.

    “… Space is not the final frontier – we are.” I agree.
    I’m one of the folks who don’t subscribe to the Darwinian theory of evolution, but I can certainly can agree that “character-building is the lifelong enterprise”. — I see that not only in ordinary human terms, but also in the Christian worldview to which I subscribe I understand it as the process of sanctification which happens to us after we become born again (after we repent of our sin and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation).

    Many blessings to you and those you love.

    1. Dr. Simon: “… Space is not the final frontier – we are.”
      Barbara Roberts: “the process of sanctification”

      Sanctification, a sacred gift from God. One giant step for each man – a leap of faith. It’s free.

  6. I thank you for all the knowledge you have imparted. It has made my life feel so much more empowered and in control!

    “understanding” people with character deficiencies for what they really are, rather than trying to “understand and excuse” them has been most helpful for me!

    1. There’s also a lot on this blog on how to look into yourself. Sometimes there are also thoughts on other subjects related to psychology or thinking. Please take your time surging the comment sections and don’t let anything intimidate you.

    2. Yes Renate, I do agree with you. Things began to fall into place for me too when I quit trying to excuse the toxic people for being toxic. I continued to read and discovered different tidbits to complete this massive puzzle. The spectrum of toxic people is very large and there are always new insights and opinions to the dysfunction. I am glad that you are finding peace!!

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