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34 I will get them
“Protect me from the things I want,
for I will get them!”
My father taught me this saying early in
life. It now fits into our study of attitude. We have learned to
divert attention away from confrontation and away from gloom. We
have invoked positive attitude because it directs where we
are going. Now we observe that goals are most likely reached when
supported by healthy expectations like the one above, which is a
positive attitude that translates into achievement.
Proverbs asserts “as a man thinketh, so is he.” Mary Morrissey
teaches that everything is created twice: first in the mind and
then as a thing. It follows that my intentions have just about
the same strength as my deeds. There may be a time lag involved
but results necessarily follow intentions. Anything short of that
is merely wishful thinking.
This underlies the conclusion of the
previous post: “Positive
mental attitude or PMA is identifying as the better versions of
ourselves that we are becoming.”
We have now gathered the tools necessary
for success. Here is a chart fitting the elements together:
adjust & be happy
where you are
position yourself in
implement a vision
of your future self
ment around yourself
We create the worlds we inhabit, which are not alike.
We are creators as we combine elements in
ways consistent with our own unique personalities. Self-creation
bears similarity to mind-body duality, both expanding the limits
of human mental capacity.
We treasure freedom because this
self-realization is fundamental to personhood. This blog will
discuss over time how individual persons amalgamate into a
I have been promising to share
reflections about effects of the Covid19 pandemic. That exercise
can be our first example of observing how social interactions
apply the above principles.
This article is a launching pad, and I
hope that you will journey with me through many more viewpoints
as we create our worlds and combine them peacefully.
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