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    As a lover of Christ and a pursuer of truth, I write down my joys, memories and reflections.

    May God lead us all into the secret of His presence, and build us into the oneness of His body in love.
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Psychospiritual Discipline

Delaying Gratification

  1. Re-prioritizing the orders of happiness and pains in life.
  2. Facing the pains first and solving the problems head-on lead to greater joy, which is the only rightful way of living.
  3. Anything is possible given sufficient time and moderate intelligence.
  4. Expecting immediate solutions to problems is destructive, so is falsely hoping that the problems would go away by themselves.

Dedication to the Truth

  1. The clearer the vision to this world, the easier to deal with various problems
  2. Our many perceptions and understandings to this world are interwoven into a map; The great challenge in making such map is that it demands constant updates.
  3. Often times, we attempt to manipulate our surrounding world to match our map so as not to change it.
  4. Avoiding pain-inflicting truth is part of human instinct.
  5. Psycho-spiritual health is a continuous process of seeking the truth at all cost.
  6. Truth demands continuous and rigorous self-reflection; the only way to vindicate whether our map reflects the truth is to receive others’ criticisms and challenges
  7. Never lie
  8. Not telling the whole truth is essentially lying; every withholding of the partial truth is a major moral decision.
  9. Do not withhold any truth for the sake of self-interest
  10. The only valid reason for withholding any truth is for the sake of others’ needs
  11. Evaluating others’ genuine needs is a complex responsibility; only genuine love may lead to wise decision
  12. The standard of evaluating others’ needs depends on whether the truth provided to them may lead to psycho-spiritual growth

Balancing

  1. A man needs to find the delicate balance among the various conflicting needs, goals, and responsibilities.
  2. The highest standard of finding the balance is “giving up,” which sometimes is more painful than losing balance.
  3. The difficulties of giving up habitual behavior patterns, opinions, and lifestyles cannot be underestimated.
  4. Giving up the self in the past is an indispensable part of spiritual growth
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