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Assertiveness

Updated on March 16, 2013

Mike's Common Sense

Living the life of a mature soul, is always a life of being in balance. One of the major crossroads of soul is the choice to walk the path of power, or to walk one of love.

All Saviors, and saints, that have come here to uplift Mankind, have taught to walk the path of love. This path must be followed carefully, balancing pride, and humility. Each person must have an inner pride, knowing that he/she is soul, and one day to inherit the throne of God. Each person must have humility, knowing that everyone else, is also soul, and will also one day inherit that throne. This throne is called God consciousness.

Spiritually speaking, no one is better than anyone else, and no one is worse than anyone else. Everyone is divine, and living in the state of consciousness they have chosen, and earned at this point. God realization is not a race. God loves all souls the same, whether it takes forty lifetimes, or forty thousand lifetimes to earn God consciousness.

Those souls that have chosen the path of love are in a bit of a predicament here on earth, because the vast majority of souls are still infatuated with power. These power infatuated souls, have no problem trying to take advantage of, or stepping on the love saturated souls, or anyone else they perceive as being weak. The love souls must learn to defend themselves, through being assertive. This is basically, standing up for yourself, and not allowing yourself to be walked on. Assertiveness, when used in defensive situations, is necessary for souls on the path of love. Assertiveness, when used in an offensive manner, to gain something, is aggression, and power based.

As mentioned before, the life of the mature soul, is a life of balance. Sometimes it is like waking on the edge of a razor blade. It is not whether or not you fall off that is important, but rather, that you walk it as best you can.

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    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Assertiveness techniques. I believe I did mention that fact in the article. Assertiveness should only be used in defensive situations, otherwise it is a power ploy.

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      Assertiveness Techniques 

      8 years ago

      I think assertiveness is a good think - but just like any good think, it can also be used for bad purposes. If it is used to run over people, or to exploit other people's lack of assertiveness, then it's negative. But you need assertiveness, just the way a country needs to have an army to protect it's interest. But that doesn't mean the army should rule the country :-)

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      trish1048 

      9 years ago

      Yes, I agree it can be power driven. I worked with a girl who was all about power and who she could step on to get her way.

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Trish! We are a lot alike in that it takes a lot to get me angry, but if you push me to that point, watch out! I don't really understand the workings of astronomy, but I am a virgo and they are spot on about me.

      Remember assertiveness is a defensive behavior, it is to stand up for yourself, and your rights. If abused, it no longer is defensive, but power driven.

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      trish1048 

      9 years ago

      Assertive. Something I was, and am not. However, when I feel either my rights or someone else's has been violated, I can be very assertive. All through my life, I've been known as 'such a sweet, caring person', one who 'never gets mad or angry'. Well, that's not entirely true. Everyone has a breaking point. To get me to mine, I admit, takes a lot. But, when it happens, I can be as mean or agressive as the next person.

      I don't know what your thoughts are about the signs of the horoscope, but although I don't believe all of it, I do know as far as the characteristics of my sign, Libra, are spot-on. I am all the things they say, and especially a lover of justice, of balance and harmony.

      It's the folks who are always agressive and assertive in a work environment that I cannot tolerate. I find them to be rude to a fault, with the attitude that says I'm right, you're wrong, and it's all about me and what I want.

      There are ways to be assertive without being offensive, I believe, but maybe I'm mistaken.

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