If you cold be the conquer of any one thing what would it be?

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  1. connorj profile image78
    connorjposted 5 years ago

    If you cold be the conquer of any one thing what would it be?

    My name is Connor and I have been informed that it comes from a Gaelic term meaning conquer; yet I am unsure of this. Yet I sometimes contemplate what indeed I would want to be a conquer of? I am thinking perhaps death or evil; however, I am interested in reading your opinions...

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  2. Seek-n-Find profile image89
    Seek-n-Findposted 5 years ago

    There are many things I'd like to conquer--although if I think about it--I guess all these things have already been conquered on my behalf through Christ.  I just need to agree and receive and live from the place of the conquered life.  Otherwise living life trying to conquer things that in the flesh alone cannot be conquered leads to weariness and frustration and more. 

    One emotion that I experience often is frustration--I would love to experience the conquering of frustration. 

    Good question! 

    I believe names have purpose so if that is what your name means--then this is a good topic for you to ponder.  :-)

    1. connorj profile image78
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Seek-n-Find your answer is pure wisdom indeed; you have enlightned my path for me. Thank you!

  3. mbwalz profile image89
    mbwalzposted 5 years ago

    I would conquer the "Pit of Despair" which is my eldest daughter's bedroom! LOL

    1. connorj profile image78
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I still have 2 daughters at home and all though their bedrooms are not the pit of despair at times when they were know-it-all teens I certainly can relate...

  4. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    The self..................................................................

    1. connorj profile image78
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love this, it makes so much sense. If I interpret this correctly (and that is indeed suspect) you are referring to the internal battle in all of us of our 2 entities?

    2. MickS profile image70
      MickSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I suppose it's how you define it I was thinking of the 'I', that demands so much attention, the ego?

    3. connorj profile image78
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, the Freudian connection, understood...

    4. SidKemp profile image92
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The same answer, in Buddhist terms, would not be about the ego, but simply about having any self-image or self-centered idea at all. One who conquers the self simply lives naturally, caring for self and others equally.

    5. MickS profile image70
      MickSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Of course, the whole concept of 'I', brings up the question, what is the 'I', that has this self perception.

    6. SidKemp profile image92
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, in both Buddhism and Hinduism, we use meditations asking "What am I?" and rejecting any answer in words until the illusion of a self is conquered and the nature of reality becomes clear.

  5. SidKemp profile image92
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    The Buddha had ten titles. One of them was "Conqueror of Afflictions." I like that. To put an end to suffering - my own - and show the to all the way to conquer their own solutions.

    So, I guess I'm like Frodo. To destroy the ring that holds all the evil in the world. That would be cool.

    And Frodo, Aragorn, and Gandalf are all very clearly expressions of the servant, King, and Risen Christ. It has been done for us, and has to be done again by each of us. That is what, to me, it means, to accept salvation.

    May we conquer our afflictions, each and all.

    1. connorj profile image78
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A very nble pursuit indeed...

  6. TheDatingMom profile image78
    TheDatingMomposted 5 years ago

    I am a procrastinator.  I wait until the last minute in many areas of my life.  While I make my deadlines and appointments, it feels like such a major challenge.  If I could conquer something in my life, it would be procrastination!

    1. connorj profile image78
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A significant issue indeed; some statistics suggest that procrastination begins in our formative years and carries through most everything we do; the exception being death...

  7. djashburnal profile image79
    djashburnalposted 5 years ago

    I'd want to "conquer" the achievement of understanding. We live in a universe driven by science, we understand quite a bit but there is so much more out there we can learn. You could look at this as a simple journey for knowledge or journey for the truth.

    Please don't take this as an heretical argument but I believe in science and God at the same time. The bible tells us a story when our society was still very young, too young to understand the concepts of the universe around us. Now that we are potentially reaching maturity (I say potentially because only hindsight can really determine if we hit our cultural golden age), we are beginning to learn at an exponential rate. One day we may understand what governs physics in our plane of existence, what came before the big bang, and what gives matter mass.

    It is completely possible that it is a Deity that gives us these pieces of universal history, or it might be something more chaotic and random.

    In either case, if there is a god, he made us intelligent for a reason, so we shouldn't waste his gift in ignorance but strive to write our chapter on scientific discovery and knowledge for the next generation to build from.

    1. connorj profile image78
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting, interesting perhaps we are too far out of equilibrium by the dominance of science in terms of defining us?

  8. Anna Haven profile image84
    Anna Havenposted 5 years ago

    I would like to conquer fear. That tiny questionmark which hovers around and tries to undermine you. Thankfully I was never that good a listener......

    1. connorj profile image78
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes indeed a worthy adversary for most; difficult to do, yet some have. If one could not fear death than perhaps one could conquer fear...

    2. Anna Haven profile image84
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I dont fear death at all, but I do fear those I love dying and me losing them. We are such complicated creatures smile

  9. keraladishes profile image60
    keraladishesposted 5 years ago

    one simple thing the heart of people  around. The best thing one can keep for his life time is love of the people around you. All other are materialistic.

 
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