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The Path to Healing: Embracing Time, Courage, and Faith

"Within the passage of time lies the potential for healing, but true restoration requires the courage to face our wounds and the faith to believe in our own resilience." Michael Corthell Healing oneself is a complex journey that necessitates faith, the passage of time, and the acknowledgment of certain undeniable truths. One such truth is the notion that the past is irrevocably gone, unable to be altered or rewritten. To truly heal, one must confront a fundamental truth: the past is irrevocably gone. Acknowledging this reality allows us to free ourselves from the shackles of nostalgia, regret, or bitterness that can hinder the healing process. While the memories of our wounds may persist, accepting that the past cannot be changed enables us to focus on the present and shape our future. By directing our energy toward personal growth, forgiveness, and self-compassion, we create an environment conducive to healing. Let us delve into the concept of "time." It is often

How to Find Peace Through Acceptance | Living Life On Life's Terms

by Michael Corthell Each and every day may not be good, but there’s something good in each and every day. Start with that realization and build on it. How do we accept what happens in life? Is life just a random series of events? If it is not, who controls and guides these events? God, the first cause of all events is in charge of course. If you are a person of Faith, you may have prayed this serenity prayer or a version of it: ''God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.'' Find solutions instead of complaining. It is complete foolishness to complain about things all the time. Negative people drain everyone around them, and complaining won't change your situation for the better. Some feel that it helps, but it does not. It only sets up a negative mindset. Don't waste your time and energy complaining. Use wisdom and understanding by being proact

[Good Life?] 'I accept!'

Understanding is the first step to acceptance,  and only with acceptance can there be recovery. ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire If you could relive your life, skipping all the bad and hurtful parts, you would miss what made it worthwhile(in the end). You have to accept your life complete, as a whole -- like the world itself.

[Acceptance] Just take it

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” ― J.K. Rowling Three unconditional properties of true love:  A) Acceptance B). Understanding B) Appreciation “You couldn't relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole--like the world, or the person you loved.” ― Stewart O'Nan, The Odds: A Love Story

WORRY: The Power of Imagination Wasted

MORE: Increase smiling, lessen the worrying. More compassion, practice less judgment. More blessed, be less stressed. Having more love, lessens hate. “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future.

Real Life...Really?

  True reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.

The Paradox of Tolerance

Is there a real difference? by Michael Corthell The paradox of tolerance states that if a society is tolerant without any limits, its ability to be tolerant is eventually co-opted or destroyed by the intolerant. Karl Popper described it as the seemingly paradoxical idea that in order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance. (see laws against hate speech ) Tolerance as defined by says ''a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry''.   Acceptance is defined in the same dictionary as ''favorable reception; approval; favor''. So we can see that there is a big difference between the two. Many don't like the word tolerance. There’s something about it that makes us think 'putting up with' or 'dealing with.' Saying, ''I’m tolerant of Islam,'' can be interpr