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Begin with Peace

Ask any person in this world what they want in life and their reply will be, “To be happy.” Though no person in the history of the human race can say that they have been or always are happy, we strive for this state of being daily. Happiness is not a permanent state of being. We fluctuate in and out of moments of happiness based on our experiences and the sensations that we feel from being stimulated from those experiences. We then equate these moments into our understanding of what it means to be happy.
The richest people in the world are generally the unhappiest and the most impoverished people in the world are usually the happiest. Yet we’ve come to equate time, money, and success with happiness. Materialism and intangible things have become representations of our happiness. We believe that we will be happier once we reach a certain level

Defensive Growth

Defensiveness is a strong indicator for change. Anytime that we are defensive about something, it should serve as an indicator for an area of growth. We become defensive about the things that we are not yet consciously aware of and do not hold to be true about who we are. If someone says you are selfish and you don’t believe this about yourself, you would simply disagree.
The exact opposite is true when someone says something that you do believe about yourself, even if you are not consciously aware of this belief. If someone said that you are mean, and you believed that you were, you would become upset, perhaps argumentative, defending your character and standing by your belief that you are not mean. Your response to the statement serves as evidence of your meanness more than your words do. We do not argue about things that we do not believe