How to Master Performance Fears
One of the main jobs our brain has been tasked with is to keep us alive. That is why practically everyone was born with the ability to feel fear. Those who walk around this planet without being able to recognize danger aren’t going to be walking around it for very long.
The above is why it makes perfect biological sense that every sane person would automatically feel fear when being locked in a cage with a hungry tiger. The fear triggers the fight or flight response which creates physical changes that prepare you to save your life. Your brain controls all that, not your mind. Continue reading “How to Master Performance Fears”
God Doesn’t Want You to Predict the Future
If God wanted a predictable world, why would we all have real free will—and enough self-awareness as an individual to use it? God wants us all to become the best people and companions we can be for each other—and for God. And God also wants us all to use our own free will—to create a better world—for all.
Those who predict the future always need to be right—either in order to feel safe and secure; or in order to gain the attention and notoriety that they seek. But, even the best of all those who predict for profit, such as expert gamblers, investors, psychics, are hardly ever right in more than half of their predictions. Continue reading “God Doesn’t Want You to Predict the Future”
Since the World Is a Stage, Don’t Let Fear Win
If you want to be brave, and be seen as such, you must act bravely—even if you don’t feel it inside at the time. If you want brave (cool, patient, flexible, caring, supportive) to become your relating style and reputation, you should ask God to help you become so, but you should also prepare yourself through study and practice, at home and away.
Even if you’re facing fears that have gotten the better of you in the past, fear of public speaking, fear of asking for a date, fear of meeting new people, with the right body language, facial expressions, and confident, friendly manner, you’ll make a positive, if not perfect, first impression, as you try to stretch yourself beyond those limitations.
You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression
How you present yourself, whether warm or cold, present or distant, confident or self-conscious, is how you will be seen by those you meet for the first time. Even without you saying a word, your first impression will then become your backstory—who you are until you prove differently. Continue reading “Since All the World is Actually a Stage”
Why and How to Do: Surrender Meditation
You cannot expect God to help you score a goal (change your life for the better) if you don’t surrender control of your life to God—if you don’t give God the ball and let God call all the plays for you.
That’s why your prayer power is directly correlated with how completely, how consistently, and how long you have surrendered control to God within you. Continue reading “Why and How to Do Surrender Meditation”
You Can’t Kill Your Way to Heaven
There is never a time when killing can earn you a trip to any kind of Heaven. Killing is only legally and karmically defensible when it’s for self-defense or defense of others; and even then, only as a last resort.
Karmic responsibility is inescapable, even if it isn’t always immediate. All that you do becomes part of you. It becomes your inner energy that is eventually felt by those around you, whether they and you realize it or not. Continue reading “You Can’t Kill Your Way to Heaven”