Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

Patrick H
Gormley


Self-Image

We need to have an image of ourselves!

It is said that people have different levels of self-esteem and these levels change from day to day. They go up and they go down. Thus therapists may say that you should never esteem or condemn yourself as a whole but see that you are a mixture of good and not-so-good.

But we need to establish a self-image of ourselves. This image needs to be a positive one that is encouraging to ourselves. Many of us with strong self-esteem still carry significant traces of self-hatred in our hearts. But as long as we see these imperfections as making us better as making us that great thing called human we can still be said to have a self-image of ourselves as entities which have tremendous self-value.

Reach out for your dignity. Do that and you will exalt others to higher levels of happiness and peace as well. Become a star and your light will shine and make other stars shine too.

You need to work on your self-esteem day by day. It is a mistake to think that you can do some wonderful thing and you will automatically have self-esteem or strong self-love for the rest of your life. No matter what you do, you have to work at it day by day. Working at it is a sign that you see that you really are valuable and want to keep yourself seeing and feeling it. It is affirming that you are more lovable than you realise. It is also affirming that you can and will realise it.