Archive for the Self Awareness Category


Do You Take God for Granted?

That might seem like a silly question, but I assure you it’s not. People take God for granted all the time. We’re all guilty of it to one degree or another. We as humans have a knack for taking the things for granted that we have come to depend on or expect. Most of us […]

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Defending Your Principles

Defending your principles can be taken a couple of ways, and both are important. First you might defend your principles against unprincipled people, such as refusing to do something illegal or immoral even if told to by an employer. An example might be your boss asks you to fudge the books at work, or maybe […]

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Cultivating Chivalry

I really like what it says in Wikipedia about chivalry. I’m sharing a part of it in order to lay a foundation for what I wanted to express in this post. [Chivalry, or the chivalric code, is the traditional code of conduct associated with the medieval institution of knighthood. Chivalry arose from an idealized German […]

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Cultivate Temperance

“Perfect wisdom has four parts, viz., wisdom, the principle of doing things aright; justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private; fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it; and TEMPERANCE, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.” ~~ Plato Merriam Webster defines temperance as, “1: moderation in action, […]

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Cultivate Valor

One of the aspects of becoming what I like to call a warrior poet, as a knight of medieval Europe, or an ancient Greek warrior was to cultivate valor. What exactly does that mean, and how does one do that? Merriam Webster defines valor as, “strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to […]

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