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Psalms 27:13

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In Psalms 27: 13, we read, this is the confidence that I have: that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. I love this verse because it always reminds me of some wisdom I would love to share with you. This wisdom will help you eliminate the stress or anxiety of whether you will achieve your dreams or not. It is the wisdom of ancient ages, and it has been preached by both spiritual leaders and motivational gurus. It is known as conscious detachment or a sense of knowing.

Conscious detachment refers to a person’s ability to stop worrying about whether he will achieve his goals or not because he is confident that he will achieve them. It means to stop being anxious about the success of your projects. For instance, if you start a business with the aim of making it a big business. You only concentrate on working on the business, and you stop worrying about whether it will succeed or not because you are confident that it will succeed.

A person with this sense of knowing is just like the Psalmist. He has the confidence that he will see the goodness of the Lord before he dies. He knows he will be blessed, he knows things will work out for him, and therefore, he never succumbs to worry and anxiety. This level of confidence is very beautiful and reliable because it makes you work hard on achieving your goals without worry.

Without a sense of knowing, it is hard to achieve your goals because you will always be worrying about whether you will achieve them or not. The moment you start worrying about the result, it becomes very easy for you to give up. However, when you are confident of the result, you will always work hard, and you will also be able to risk and sacrifice a lot for the sake of achieving your goals. And once you start risking and sacrificing, success is guaranteed. And this is why we must embrace conscious detachment; we must develop a sense of knowing that gives us an immense amount of confidence that we will succeed in our endeavors.

You only lose what you cling to -Buddha

 

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  1. Victor wambua

    January 11, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Wow. What an awesome read.
    Wisdom comes from God, imagine Solomon was asked by God what he wanted and He said Apewe Wisdom.
    What is in wisdom? Why is it valued to that much value?
    It is through wisdom of God that we are able to Live. Its the solution to everything in our lives.

    Big up Wechul..keep at it!

    • Isaac Wechuli

      January 11, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Thanks man. always keeping at it.

    • Isaac Wechuli

      January 11, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      IN my opinion. The primary value in wisdom is the fact that it enables an individual to know how to deal with or how to go through Life

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Living in Harmony with Nature: The Wisdom of Stoicism

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Introduction

‘If you live in harmony with nature you will never be poor.’ – Seneca

Stoicism was an ancient philosophy that constantly reminded people about the unpredictability of life and the importance of rising above one’s emotions and external conditions. As well, it strived to enlighten people about the importance of accepting whatever happens and living in harmony with nature.

Today, I’ll focus on the stoic teaching of living in harmony with nature because it enables people to reach their full potential and live a fulfilling life.

Living in Harmony with Nature according to Stoicism

‘Let us keep to the way which nature has mapped out for us, and let us not swerve therefrom.’ – Seneca

According to stoicism, nature designed us to flourish because it wants us to attain the full expression of our human potential. It thus planted within us a desire of wanting to become the highest version of ourselves and provided us with everything we need to be our highest self.

For this reason, living in harmony with nature is to strive to reach our highest potential, which can be done by developing our character and perfecting reason. We perfect reason by cultivating wisdom, and we develop character by living a virtuous life through embracing justice/good-heartedness, courage, and self-discipline.

To the stoics, self-discipline meant controlling our emotions and embracing humility and forgiveness. Besides, courage meant acting fearlessly while justice meant fairness and good-heartedness.

The stoics believed anyone who strived to reach her full potential by developing her reasoning faculty and a good character will live a fulfilled life as she will be in harmony with nature.

Discussion

Studying nature enabled me to realize that every living thing was designed to grow into its full potential. For instance, mangoes are designed to develop into huge trees with several fruits while whales are designed to grow into huge mammals that give birth to live young.

For this reason, I firmly support the Stoics’ idea that we were also designed to live up to our full potential, and I believe we live in harmony with nature by aligning with this design.

As well, I agree that we’ll live a fulfilling life if we develop our character because a good character enables us to establish good relationships, and connect with the right people. Moreover, a fully developed character enables us to be courageous hence allowing us to take risks and overcome obstacles fearlessly.

Lastly, I support the fact that perfecting our reason leads to a fulfilling life since it results in a positive perception towards life and enables us to make healthy judgments, wise decisions, and perform the right actions.

Hope you enjoyed the wisdom of the stoics. Anyway, besides the idea of living in harmony with nature, I will continue providing you with more powerful stoic teachings in my future articles because I recently discovered that practicing stoicism leads to a happier and peaceful life.

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There Is No Specific Formula for Answered Prayer

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There Is No Specific Formula for Answered Prayer

The internet is filled with spiritual experts who claim to know the right formula for answered prayer. Some of them advise us to pray while kneeling, and others while bowing down. Besides, others claim that we should pray according to God’s will while others urge us to focus on affirmative prayer because it’s more powerful than other forms of prayer.

I used to believe in these ideas, but after studying and meditating on esoteric philosophy for about three years, I realized that all the above ways of praying are just ideas – and not fundamental truths – because there is no reliable evidence that proves their validity. Furthermore, the formulas seldom succeed even after people try them for a long period.

I think people should pray whenever they want, using any formula they want, because there is no specific formula for answered prayer. Many people could have had their prayers constantly answered if there was a specific formula for prayer that ensures answers.

My doubts regarding an assured formula for answered prayer arose after studying the prayers of several ancient religions. I discovered that different religions had a different way of praying, and every religion believed its way of prayer was the best.

For instance, ancient Muslims believed their way of prayer was the best while ancient Christians, who prayed differently, also believed their way of prayer was the best. For this reason, the belief that there is a specific formula for prayer that always works is illusory for it is based on an individual’s religious belief system, which is influenced by how the founders of his religion understood spirituality.

However, despite my argument that there is no specific formula for answered prayer, I believe TRUST ensures an individual’s prayers are answered regardless of what he’s praying for. People who trust with all their mind, soul, and heart that they will get whatever they pray for, often get it even if its against God’s will.

By the way, I don’t believe in the idea of God’s will because no one can understand God’s inner nature, and therefore, one will ever know ‘his’ will. God is unknowable, and whatever we know about God’s inner nature is based on belief systems and assumptions. As the Hermetists put it, ‘any information regarding the inner nature of God, is but the childish efforts of mortal minds to grasp the secret of the Infinite (The Kyabilion –The Three Initiates).’

With that in mind, instead of trying to find the best formula for answered prayer, we must focus on building our trust in The Creator. And if you seldom pray, don’t worry because many atheists have manifested their desires just because they trusted that they will get whatever they want.

Lastly, realize that we are multi-dimensional divine beings that were created in the Creator’s image, and within us is the Creator’s power. A power that serves us only when we TRUST that everything will work in our favor regardless of whether we pray or not.

PEACE BE WITH YOU

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