Claim Your Own Mental Fitness

3-s Hot Enthusiasm and Cold Clarity

3-s Hot Enthusiasm and Cold Clarity

“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” Jesus, speaking in Matthew 7: 7-8 All this talk about courage, serenity, discipline and perseverance can give many of us a headache and a nagging sense of guilt. As noted in the Mental Fitness Formula blogs, practicing the FORMULA I describe helps develop your ability to express these necessary traits. Some people have the gift of symptoms that prod them to practice and build their Adults and Wise Parents. I fought panic attacks and insomnia, definite motivators. But once […]

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2-s The Serenity Prayer and Your Wise Parent

2-s The Serenity Prayer and Your Wise Parent

God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can And the wisdom to know the difference. Reinhold Niebuhr As you use the mental fitness formula to revise toxic beliefs that keep you from serenity, it’s important to put in their place new beliefs that nourish and support you. I’ve called this place your Wise Parent, neither too critical nor too indulgent. Part II, Chapter 7 of my book encourages you to seek wisdom from others who have tried to make their lives positive and meaningful. Every human culture has […]

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