Gwenda Williams

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Gwenda Williams
Posted 10 months ago
What is the difference between happiness and satisfaction?
Happiness and satisfaction are, like all emotions, based on beliefs. What we believe, we perceive. If I believe I am responsible for my thoughts, then external, worldly events will not affect my happiness or satisfaction. My mental thoughts determine if I am happy or satisfied, not anything outside of myself. If I am happy it’s because I choose to be, if I am satisfied it’s because I choose to be. The answer is not what we feel, but what we think, for what we think determines what we feel.
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Gwenda Williams
Posted 10 months ago
In order to live a more inclusive life, we need to investigate what makes us live exclusively.So, what is selfishness?
In order to live a more inclusive life, we need to investigate what makes us live exclusively. So, what is selfishness? Our society values specialness and because we value specialness we live exclusively. We want our inclusive relationship to be very special, for example, my relationships with my spouse, family, and friends are special because these relationships are inclusive; they exclude everyone else. I want to be special so I want these relationships to remain special and exclusive. A special relationship excludes you from my “special love”, and my inclusivity/exclusivity makes my relationships special. Specialness allows me to live inclusively and exclude the rest of humanity. I want to live exclusively so I can feel special. To be special there has to be a difference between you and me. Only in sameness can we live a more inclusive life. Only when we see the value of sameness will we let go of specialness, separation, exclusiveness. In my opinion, selfishness is when we allow ourselves to be limited by our Individual Identity, when we do not value the sameness we all share; there is no “We” when we value, “I”.
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Gwenda Williams
Posted 10 months ago
How can a human being overcome selfishness, the idea that one is separate from the rest of humanity?
How can a human being overcome selfishness, the idea that one is separate from the rest of humanity? I think the answer to your question is actually part of the question itself. The acceptance of the idea that we are separate bodies with differences, keeps us separate from the rest of humanity. As long as we value, differences, independence, exclusiveness instead of sameness, dependency, and inclusiveness we will believe that we are separate from the rest of humanity. To be one with humanity we must participate in the world with a different state of awareness. An awareness that understands we are more than bodies; we are more than the sum of our experiences, we are more than behavior, and that our natural state of happiness is giving and receiving love. To be one with humanity we must value the concepts of sameness, dependence, inclusiveness, and forgiveness. To overcome selfishness we must identify with our fellow human beings; if you are special or different than you have excluded, not included. We must be aware of our thoughts, because our thoughts affect perception and perception governors’ behavior. We must stop judging and choose to forgive. We can choose to see things differently simply by being aware of our thoughts and choosing again. So to feel one with the rest of humanity we must first accept the idea that we are all the same, we are all looking for acceptance and love. To overcome selfishness, we must be aware of our thoughts and when they deviate from sameness, choose again, chose forgiveness. Realize that an idea becomes more powerful as more people believe in the idea.