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Author, Teacher, Screenwriter

Friday, February 04, 2005

Have Faith

Many people are afraid of hard questions if they cannot already see the answers.  This can lead to a "head-in-the-sand" attitude that destroys your life and dreams.  Here's a core belief system that empowers me:
1)  The truth is always better.
2) There is always an answer. 
3)  A clearly stated problem is half-way to a solution.
4) Resolve the dualities.  The problem is never in "others."  It is always found within the shadowed caverns of the human heart. 
5)  A clearly stated problem/solution pair brings people closer together.  An answer that divides is only a temporary patch.
6) The natural state of life is to evolve.  Remove the fear and pain, and a human being will grow to their next level.  In that next level, apparently insoluable problems are revealed as no more impassable than lines on paper.


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