A One Day Seminar by Author, Counsellor & Speaker David J. Riddell.
- Using Living Wisdom Principles
- My character is my destiny.
- My spirit is the artist. My soul is its canvas.
- Training my mind to become my friend.
- Where are you going to go if your mind turns on you and becomes a dangerous place to be?
My character is my destiny
- God cannot change your character without your permission.
- David will give us the tools.
- Its up to us whether we want to use them.
- “I insist you think today; this isn’t church!”
- First step in emotional health is accepting responsibility for consequences of my choices.
“Why art thou cast down, oh my soul?”
- David’s spirit speaking to his soul.
- Depressed people remain depressed by telling themselves lies.
- “Telling Yourself the Truth” by William Backus
- Better some embarrassment for a short time in this life, than an eternity of shame in the next.
- This is truth.
- Don’t Even kNow I Am Lying
- “The heart is deceitful above all things…” from the Bible.
- “Don’t step on my denial.” Not wisdom.
- Hell is a place of hiding.
- Heaven is a place of transparency.
Your attitude will determine your altitude.
- It is what people will remember of you, after they’ve forgotten your face.
- It’s what your children live with.
We automatically discount any fact which disagrees with anything which we’ve already decided is true.
- One wrong conclusion as a child can inoculate you against truth for the rest of your life.
- e.g. the child of divorce leads to belief that, since you can’t trust anybody else, you can only trust yourself.
- Hell is both a delusion and a reality.
- You change your reality by changing your mind.
- “As a man thinks in his heart, so he is.”
The true sequence
- Outside = visible, words, actions, physical appearance = behaviour
- Inside = emotions that drive it.
- Inside = self-talk that produces the emotion.
- Inside = beliefs which drive that thinking.
- Subconscious assumptions.
- Born with it = Not true
- Choice = Not true
- Imprinting = subconscious conclusions = True
- If you want to find a bruise, ask yourself, “where do I still over-react?”
- Marriages cannot survive cross-matching of old bruises.
- Faith is not a guarantee of a good marriage.
- Idealists end up disillusionists.