SELF-ENCOURAGEMENT

            We can’t switch our feelings on and off………. or can we? What do you do when you’re feeling really down, desperate and hopeless and just can’t seem to shake it? When your whole inner world is in turmoil? Your restless thoughts are relentless and your mind simply won’t back down? At the risk of making light of your affliction and sounding like a grown-up Pollyanna, my humble suggestion is…

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RIGHTEOUSNESS

ARE YOU RIGHTEOUS? That is, are you virtuous, moral, good, justified, blameless, upright, honourable, honest, respectable, acceptable and decent? If you’re anything like me the answer is a resounding ‘no!’ Note I didn’t say are you self-righteous, just righteous. Let’s distinguish between the two. Consider how aptly the following statements describe you: I can do everything myself and I do it right, in fact, I’m pretty perfect. I easily find fault in other people’s lives…

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