Archive | March 14, 2012

Living A Life Of Confidence Or Insecurity

Passionate Debate Or Heated ArgumentHeated Debate

I recently had a conversation with a group of people who became in their discussion about beliefs.While some defined the discussion as a passionate debate, others more emotional,  defined it as a heated argument. But what caused the difference of opinion and view of the discussion might be saying something about how we view ourselves as individuals. Are we confident about our position in the debate, or insecure?

Debate is a good thing most of the time. It’s an exchange of ideas, a challenge to linear thinking that may cause opposing sides to expand their views. It may even alter a long held perspective, directing it down different avenues of thought that never occurred to an individual before.

I’ve noticed, however, that many times, informal discussions evolve into passionate debates that eventually break down into heated arguments that leave one or both sides of the conversation with hurt feelings, angry emotions and sometimes long standing feuds between individuals. 

And this is especially true if the discussions are about one of the three taboo subjects that you don’t discuss with family or at the dinner table: religion, politics or money! Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Seven of Swords

7 of Swords

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Keep your head down and nurture the blossoms in your garden. Sometimes you must ignore the pain from the little hurts in order to grow the solutions to the underlying issues. Choose your decorations carefully. Make sure what you select around your garden supports its growth and doesn’t impede its progress.

Additional Insight:

Learn to live with the pain and stop using it as an excuse to not move or not get things done. Trying to self medicate it away will only make things worse in the long run too. Trying to pretend it’s not there can cause things to get worse. You must face the issues that are in the way, but they cannot stop you from working on the solutions that reside beneath the surface either.

Today focus what you can do not only for the short term, but the long term resolutions as well. If that means making a doctor appointment, getting your emotions under control, stop complaining about everything that’s wrong and focus on what is right, then do it. Whatever it is, stop wallowing in the self pity and get fixing the problem!

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