Personal Online Journal

Friday, February 10, 2017

Where to start

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -Francis of Assisi, BrainyQuote

Learning to Dance all over my Purpose - Marriage

One of the best books I read about marriage is the The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes. The husband in this allegory learns how to fix his marriage by turning to Jesus and learning to change his own deficits with God and begin giving to his wife as Jesus would.

Another great book is Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself. The personality questionnaire results of my wife are more action based than mine turned out. In some contexts, you would call her more alpha than I am/was. It showed me how good it is to have complementary personality traits. It also uncovered the disadvantages of living in the negative aspects of my dispositions.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

When imagination and willpower fight, imagination wins.

The ant and the elephant. The ant represents our conscious mind and the elephant our unconscious. The ant is logical, the elephant emotional. Ant = words, Elephant = imagination.

The elephant is about 2 million times more active in my brain cells than my ant.

I recognize that if I am going to get my dreams, I must engage my elephant. I can do this by dreaming my dreams in images, in what it will taste like, what it will feel like. To get detailed. I can use my ant by consciously choosing what I feed my elephant. What are the messages, images and imagination I feed my unconscious?

As I persist in feeding what I want to my brain, my faith will increase.

When imagination and willpower fight, imagination wins.


“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem”
― Captain Jack Sparrow