Quenching The Thirst For A Better Reality: An Understanding of Self-Esteem

JoshuaClayton By JoshuaClayton, 28th Apr 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A good self-esteem is like good water that is clean, pure and needed by the body to survive. Like a body is mostly made of water, a mind and thoughts are made mostly of their intrinsic self-esteem, self-concept, self-worth and beneficial actions.

Living in the now well, and not doing the past, except for lessons to live now in a better way

Living in "the better past" is genuinely feeling bad in the now. I mean, really think about that sentence, because the past and the future, whatever we think or do, cannot be the present moment which is where we live now. Indeed, we can extract good lessons from the past, and we can use those lessons to make the present better, but we can never prepare for the concrete future or live in the concrete or genuine past, we can just glean lessons from the past to make better present moments.

The only time we can do anything or make ourselves feel good or great in healthy ways is now, not "later" or "then". Doing something now is being the most sane, sober and honest person we can be. Lamenting over then or later is the ultimate crazy behavior at its very core. Also, what do you think most bars and mental hospitals are filled with people doing anyway? They are usually lamenting over then or later instead of living in the now. Genuinely sane people live now, in theory and in fact, for reality is now, not "we'll do it later" or "we were more productive and solvent then".

It is said that "winning starts with beginning". Well, live in the now well, and you have started winning, you will have a great past and future along with now also. For good actions beget good feelings as greatness begets greatness.

I mean courage to live now is the most important thing. There was a saying that a coward dies the equivalent of a thousand deaths in one lifetime. Well, that is what being afraid to live in the now can get you and worse in my reality. For the past and future do not exist, but the existence of now is always cold, hard, present reality now.

Indeed, my message is clear to you now. The only time to live is now. Unless you want to guzzle beer and think that "greatness is in the past everywhere". Complaining and impatience, intolerance and misunderstanding are part of the backward evolution also. Life at its best moves forward always, not always perfect, but always forward marching.


Self-Confidence, Self-Discovery, Self-Esteem, Self-Expression, Self-Help, Self-Image, Self-Love, Self-Realization, Self-Sufficiency, Self-Worth

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I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California, USA. I used to write under a few aliases, but now I have nothing to hide and write mostly under my own name. I write mostly on self-help topics.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
3rd May 2016 (#)

I love this article Joshua!

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