Those desperate for fame, status or success are using it as a bulwark against feelings of marginalization and lack of self-esteem.
“In God We Trust” has been engraved on our coins since 1864. But since then it seems we’ve shifted from trust in God to trust in the coin itself.
In the search for security, all of us run toward our perceived protection. The less secure we feel, the faster we run and the tighter we cling.
Praying for peace is the true antidote for anxiety, not a cover-it-over, just make-it-all-go-away Gotta Have It! excessity.
Though worry may feel like a familiar friend that helps you prepare for the worst, your time and energy can be better spent focusing on what you want, not what you don’t.
Sometimes in the desperation to alleviate fear, worry and anxiety, we come to rely far too much on sources of comfort to the point of excessity.
Carla was so fearful of peple discovering her imperfect “inside” that she exercised to the point of excessity so as to hide behind her perfect “outside” self.
When you identify the source of your true need for comfort, unencumbered by the camouflage of your excessities, you can put your energies into addressing them.
We hold on to our excessities like they are golden leaves, but they were never meant to stay. Any comfort they produce cannot last.
By sharing our sufferings, we arrive at a place of comfort. Because of the incomprehensible nature of this interaction between comfort and suffering, I know it is the work of God.
In this testimonial, a woman shares how one of Dr. Gregory Jantz’s books helped her heal from years of emotional abuse.
In today’s “gotta have it” society, the smallest discomfort can feel like the end of the world, leaving you desperate for relief.