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How to Drive Out the Darkness of Hate

We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle, a light that can guide us through this darkness toward a safe and sane future. by Michael Corthell When we are confronted with very real hatred and violence in our world, the talk of peace or love can sound meaningless, ineffective, and sometimes even offensive. Racism and hatred are like powerful viruses that are seemingly impossible to destroy once they take root in a person's soul. Nearly every day we witness this destructive hatred in our world. It comes in many forms of violence against others, with mass murder being the most shocking. Sometimes I think hate, is stronger than love but then I realize that this is only a temporary illusion. Sometimes I get depressed when I see my fellow human beings try to destroy others because of their race, because of their religion, because of their gender, or because of their political views. Most of us are horrified by terrorism -- that people are willing to

Have an Abundance vs Scarcity Mindset!

We receive life in abundance through gratitude and great love. by Michael Corthell Adopting an abundance mindset rather than a scarcity mindset has the potential to bring about significant transformations in your life. By consciously shifting your perspective from a perception of scarcity to a realization of the abundance that surrounds you, you take an important initial stride toward cultivating a positive and empowering mindset. When you shift to an abundance mindset it means that you aren't in competition with other people. You firmly believe that there's more than enough stuff to go around, and by collaborating with and helping other folks, you can make them more successful also. The people who live with a scarcity mindset are suspicious people. They are jealous and think that there's not enough money, success, food, toys, clothes, etc. to go around. Those of us who are firmly planted in the mindset of abundance know to the core of our soul that when we love

ESSAY: Love as Vibrational Energy and Consciousness as Reality: Exploring Quantum Perspectives

"Love, as a vibrational energy, transcends boundaries and transforms. Consciousness, the foundation of reality, weaves the threads of our existence. Together, they unveil the interconnectedness that unites us all." Michael Corthell Love and consciousness are profound aspects of human existence that have captivated our curiosity for centuries. While they are subjective experiences, some intriguing perspectives arise when we explore them through the lens of quantum theory. In this essay, we will drill into the idea that love is a vibrational energy generated by thought and that consciousness is the foundation of reality, supported by quantum principles. By expanding on these concepts, we hope to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate connections between our thoughts, emotions, and the fabric of the universe. Love as Vibrational Energy: When contemplating love, we often associate it with emotions and feelings. However, the idea that love is more than a fleeting sensation g

Why Should We Practice Kindness?

"Kindness and compassion carry with them their own rewards, spreading joy and warmth to both the giver and the receiver, leaving a lasting imprint of positivity on our world." Michael Corthell Kindness is a powerful force that has the ability to create a positive impact on individuals, communities, and the world. It involves treating others with compassion, empathy, and respect, and it holds the potential to foster understanding, harmony, and personal growth. Practicing kindness is essential in today's society for several reasons. Firstly, it enhances well-being. Acts of kindness release endorphins, the "feel-good" hormones, leading to improved emotional well-being and a greater sense of happiness. Secondly, kindness builds stronger relationships. By demonstrating genuine care and consideration for others, we foster trust, communication, and empathy. This forms the foundation of meaningful connections and strengthens interpersonal relationships. Moreover, kindne

How Small Acts of Kindness Change You and the World

A peaceful world really comes down to choice because we all carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the choice to be kind. by Michael Corthell ''This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.''  — Dalai Lama Kindness is defined by most folks as a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue and recognized as something of high social value in almost all cultures and religions.  What does kindness mean to you? Am I kind enough in this topsy-turvy world? Is it even possible to practice kindness consistently? Everyone has heard the Golden Rule , but not everyone takes it to heart. Kindness often gets overlooked as a sign of weakness, and to an extent, it can be—there is such a thing as being too nice. But a little kindness can still go a

The Golden Universal Precept of Love for Others

'' Love for others is a fundamental principle found at the core of almost every major religion. It entails desiring the same positive things for others as we do for ourselves. Not loving others attracts negativity into our lives - it is as simple and straightforward as that.'' Michael Corthell The idea of loving others and treating them with kindness and compassion is indeed a common theme in many major religions and ethical systems. While the specific wording or emphasis may differ, the underlying principle of caring for others and promoting their well-being is widely recognized. In Christianity, for example, Jesus taught his followers to love their neighbors as themselves and even to love their enemies. In Islam, the concept of "Ihsan" encourages Muslims to do good and show kindness to others. Buddhism promotes the idea of "Metta" or loving-kindness, which involves cultivating a compassionate and loving attitude towards all beings. Similarly, other

How to Practice Altruism and Compassion

We are all connected. Your happiness is my happiness and your suffering is my suffering. by Michael Corthell ''We are selfish.'' ''Greed is really good.'' ''Altruism is a dream.'' ''Cooperation is for idiots and fools.'' ''Competition is a natural human state, so war is inevitable.'' ''The bad in human nature is stronger than the good.'' Those negative comments come from people who obviously have a negative mindset, and this mindset is a learned way of thinking. Being positive or negative minded is a choice, therefore there are no excuses.  One of the greatest joys in life is to work together for the benefit of all. Compassion is an innate trait bestowed upon human beings by God that has enabled the survival of our species since birth. However, the degree to which individuals exercise compassion can vary significantly and be selective. "We are interconnected an