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What Is Life? What Is Death?

Before I can answer the question what is Death, first we must ask what is life? By medical definition like takes place when one’s brain and heart are functioning. Yet a person can be biologically alive but not alive at all: breathing and walking are the only manifestations of what we call life. The true source of life energy that allows the body to function, is the soul. And the soul because it is connected to God, the giver of life, is immortal. While the manifestations of life may cease upon death, but the soul lives on only in different form.

How can a mortal being being connected to eternal life? By living a material life that fuses body and soul. Therefore by connecting to God. A person who transforms his/her body into a vehicle for love and generosity in a person who nurtures his or her external soul. It is by giving life to others that one becomes truly alive.

A person for who life consists of material gains, death indeed represents the end. It is the time when fleeting achievements come to a halt. But to a person for who life consisted of spiritual gains, life never ends. The soul is fueled by the inexhaustible energy of the good deeds a person performed on earth, and it lives on materially through children and the others who perpetrated his or her spiritual vitality. Just as his descendants are alive they are too.

We often have a hard time distinguishing between a biological life and a spiritual life, or true life. We are distracted by many material trappings of biological life. Once the soul leaves the body, though we can see clearly see how life lives on, how that soul inspires people to do good deeds, to educate and help others, to live Godly and spiritual lives. It is when a righteous person physically departs the earth that he or she begins to exert the most profound influence.

My father was catholic. He had good values. And it was by watching him and learning from him. I always thought it was him who I wanted to live through.

He loved everyone and would help every anyone you asked for it. He was a kind and gentle soul.

This is how his soul lives on this through not only me but my sister as well.

Things To Remember When You’re Being Judged By Others.

1. It’s not about you, it’s about them.

2. It doesn’t matter what they think, it matters what you think.

3. You don’t have to convince them of anything.

4. You don’t need to let them know the truth, you need to remind yourself of the truth.

5. You don’t need them to accept you or the situation, you need to come to your own acceptance of yourself and the situation.

6. You can’t stop them judging. So focus all your energy on detaching yourself from them.

7. If they’re judging you about something you already feel insecure about, then it’s a blessing in disguise.

Life is just showing you what you need to heal within.

You already know your life story. They know nothing about you or what you’ve been through. Try setting yourself a goal for each day you’re going to better yourself. The only one we need to judge is ourselves. If your working to be a better version of yourself every day, every day will be better.

When I let people know about how my life has been. Everyone says WoW, I can’t believe your here. I couldn’t have handled what you’ve been through.

I’m not saying you should tell everyone about your lives and what you’ve been through. But know you can be the “bridge” in some one’s life, to help them heal.

When All We See Is The Battle

When all we see is the battle’s we need to fight in this world. We become stressed over it, worried, or even feel like giving up.

Remember the Lord sees your victory. When are we see is the mountains we are supposed to go over, The Lord sees the mountain moved.

As we walk through the shadows, and darkness is all we see. The Lord’s love surrounds us. There’s nothing to fear, you are safe with Him.

So when we fight, we need to fight on our knees, with our hands held high. This battle belongs to the Lord. He’s fighting for you even though you cannot see it. Every fear we lay at His feet. God knows we are weak but He makes us strong in Him.

If He is for us who can be against us? For Jesus, there’s nothing impossible.

When God is for us, who can be against us.

Romans 8:31

When all you see is the ashes of what you feel your battle has destroyed. The Lord sees beauty. He sees the beauty of a fresh new start.

When all we see is the Cross, God sees the empty tomb, He has risen from so He can live inside you as the Holy Spirit.

So when we fight, we fight on our knees, with our hands held high. Because we know the battle belongs to Him.

So Almighty Fortress, go before us for nothing can stand against the power of our Lord. He shines in the shadows. He wins the battle for us every time.

The Lord died for us, so that we may live. This Promises tells us that He will never leave us or forsake us. We can become a new creation in Him. He forgives all our sins when we repent.

We can start a new life, and people will not know the new you, because you have put the pieces of your life back differently.

I tell you from experience that the Lord can change you, the way you act the way you feel. I was an ignorant, greedy, mean person, who was selfish and didn’care about anyone but myself. The Lord change my life, I am a sweet, loving person who is selfless.

He can do it for anyone we just need to have a relationship with Him. Talk to Him, read His word, pray to Him. Tell Him your deepest, secrets. It can change your life, it did mine.

The Guide To Understanding Your Emotions

I believe that emotions are crucial to our abilities to adapt to the challengsof our daily lives.

Everything you need to know about why you feel the way you do.

Hen we feel good, we’re able to shrug off even the most burdensome of tasks, but when we’re miser, we view even an enjoyable activity with a sense of gloom.

Emotions can affect our relationships with others. If a friend tells you a tragic story a d you react by snickering instead of looking sad or concerned, you’ll seem rude and insensitive. On the other hand, if you frown when you should smile at your friends jokes you’ll cause offense for different reasons.

Fly off the handle to a minor annoyance can make you seem hyper or unbalanced. Conversely, if you react with undue happi to a relatively minor piece of good news, people will also question your maturity and stability. Babies are allowed to shriek with pleasure or how with rage but as adults, we’re expected to rein in the outward show of our feelings.

In the primary run-up to the 2004 presidential election, Howard Dean’s candidacy ended virtually overnight after his “Yaaahhh“ moment became an overnight Internet sensation. Emond Muski, in the 1972 primary season, committed a similar political gaffe in which he shed tears after winning the New Hampshire primary. Ironically, tears are all the rage in the post 2000 political world. Hilary Clinton wasn’t considered sympathetic enough until her eyes misted over while answering her to question her sincerely.

These examples show not only that the outward display of inner feelings influences how were regarded by others, but also that these emotional displays are heavily dependent on cultural norms. To be regarded as a well-adapted member of society, we need to adhere to those norms or risk condemnation or ridicule.

If you need more convincing about the role of emotions in our abilities to succeed or fail in facing life’s challenges, think about some of the famous people whose careers have been undone by the improper show of their feeling. Their emotional displays of their inner feelings influence how they were regarded by others.

Our emotions affect not only how others treat us but our inner sense of well-being. We tend to believe that whether we are experiencing positive or negative emotions reflect forces outside our control, blaming everything from our genes to the weather.

What many people do not realize is that emotions aren’t strictly controlled by our body’s physiology way that reflexes are. You’re not stuck for life with the emotional equipment programmed into our DNA.

To understand the way that you can control your emotions, we first have to take a slight detour through our early history of psychology. Views about what our emotions are, and what causes them, have changed radically in the last 100 years

To take this journey we better start with William James, the founder of American Psychology. According to James, our emotions are completely governed by our body’s responses, in fact they are the emotions

Imagine you’re being chased by a bear. If you’re like most of us fear and panic will take over your entire being, causing your heart to race, your palms to get sweaty, and your stomach to do somersaults. James equated these responses to your autonomic nervous system with the actual emotion of fear. According to James, you bodily reaction doesn’t follow the emotion, it is the emotion.

Common sense says we lose our fortune, are sorry, and weep; we meet a bear, are frightened and run; we are insulted by a rival, are angry and strike, afraid because we tremble.. the more rational statement is that we feel sorry because we cry, angry because we strike, afraid because we tremble. Quite literally when James talked about our gut remote reaction, they mean it.

The idea that our emotions may be controllable started to emerge in the theory developed by Stanley Schacher and Jerome Singer in the early 1960s. In their classic psychology experiment, they led college students to believe that they were receiving a trial dose of a vitamin. In fact the experimenters injected the students with epinephrine

The students watched a “confederate” (another student acting our experimental instructions) who became either angry or euphoric while completing a set of questionnaires. The results showed that the combination of arousal ( caused by the epinephrine ) and contact of the Confederate’s behavior influenced the emotional state of the experimental subject.

This implies that your emotions are influenced by what’s going on in the people around you and which emotions they’re expressing. If you’ve ever felt moved to cry at the wedding of people you don’t know very well because everyone around you is weeping into their tissues, you know how these feelings can catch on.

Your emotions don’t have to fall prey to those being expressed by the people around you, though. Our thoughts alone can produce our emotions.

Released individuals have dysfunctional attitudes and negatively framed automatic thoughts are the root of people’s feelings of sadness. A dysfunctional attitude is a way of viewing the world that focuses on the negative and unrealistic aspects of your experiences. A negatively framed automatic thought is an unconscious belief that focuses on your weakness rather than your strengths. Together dysfunctional attitudes and automatic thoughts create a negative triad consisting of a negative view of yourself, your world, and your future.

Even though your not clear clinically depressed, you can learn to understand your emotions. For instance sadness is caused by the believe that you’ve lost or will lose something important to you, anger is caused by the belief that someone has taken something away from you, and anxiety is based on the belief that something bad will happen to you. Unrealistically distorting your experience produces these thoughts, which lead to your negative emotions.

What Is A Unforgivable Sin?

When we sin we are like a dead plant. If we repent from that sin and turn away we are like a beautiful plant again. Until we sin again then to process begins again. If we don’t repent you cannot be forgiven. I leaves a door for destruction to come into our lives

There are many sins recounted in the Hebrew Bible but none are ever called unforgivable sins. Sometimes the punishment for sinning is dead, but repentance is always possible before punishment.

In the Christian Scriptures, there are three verses that take up the subject of unforgivable sin. It is in the Book of Matthew 12:31-32, we read “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. And whoever shall speak against a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in the age, or in the age to come.”

What constitutes such blasphemy is not clear, but generally the idea is that rejecting God and God’s good news for salvation is the most radical and thorough rejection a person cam make, and thus it separates the blasphemer most profoundly from the community of faith. This is not so much a punishment for the sinner as it is a fact about the sinner’s willful rejection of God’s Grace.

If I were to translate this sentiment about unforgivable sin into my own life list, I’d probably include the following sins as fundamental, although the concept of unforgivability from a forgiving God is not sensible to me and one that I cannot accept into my own faith life. I believe that God forgive all sins provided that the sinner is truly contrite and has repented for his/her offenses.

Here is a list of my unforgivable sins:

Murder, torture, and abuse of any living being, but particularly the murder, torture and abuse of children and animals p. These are more unforgivable to me, they are incomprehensible. They violate the most human basic dignity of the human person and, as such, deny God in our broken world.

Another one is, losing hope. Tomorrow may not be better than today, but when you stop hoping for tomorrow will be better than today, you because lost.

Believing that you deserve everything you have. The beginning of a prayer life is understanding that we’ve been given more that we deserve and we really need to thank God for the extra blessing.

Believing that burdens exceed your blessings. Every day we wake up to our lives, our blessings are greater than your burdens. Spending all your time thinking about God has taken from you blind you to the overwhelming abundance of what God has given you.l

Believing you’re worthless. Being made in the image is actually two blessings. The first blessing is being made in God’s image and the second one is knowing that we’re made in God’s image. If you don’t know this, you must learn it before you start believing the worst things hateful people say about you.

Not caring about big questions: Why do bad things happen to good people? Is there a purpose to life? What happens after we die? All these are enteral mysteries, not mere problems, and the deserve our time and prayerful attention. Just thinking about them ennobles, confirms, and transforms us,

If we spend our time asking, Do we have enough cheese? Well have a life full of cheese but nothing else.

Never understanding the difference between wisdom and intelligence. Being smart is knowing what is. Being wise is knowing what matters. Smart can happen to young people. Wisdom takes years of living. There are enough smart people in the world but not enough good people.

Let no bad word come out of your mouth. Only what is good to build others and meet their needs.