You. Will. Not. Surrender.

A poem written for my wife on her birthday… You. Will. Not. Surrender. ©2017 M. Kenneth Petruzzi / Wordvibes! we have these moments bereft of magic distracted by the business of life we forget ourselves we forget our mystery and myth we are without soothing and the sustenance of spirit …

What does Authenticity Mean to You?

  “We have relationships with everything we perceive, whether that is an object, event, or a person. Our authenticity depends on our …

Passion vs. Addiction

This post was transferred here from my site. It was originally posted there on March 26, 2010. Lately, I am coming …

Considering the Right to Vote

What do you think of when you consider your right to vote?  Winners and losers? Putting your candidate  in there to further your agenda or preserve the status quo? Sending a message to your leaders regarding the change you’re looking for?

With the recent election, I’ve had a chance to consider these questions and more, and talk them over with friends and relatives. After doing so, I submit the following:

Self-Esteem vs. Self-Value

To fully grok the concept of self-value, it helps to believe that each person has a soul, and that each soul has value beyond what is physical.

It’s difficult to make the point for a person’s inherent value, if I choose to believe a human being is just an electrified bag of chemicals walking around comparing his or her value to those around them based on looks, action, relationship, ownership, etc.

That out of the way, let’s move on to make what I hope is a helpful distinction between “Self-Esteem” and “Self-Value.”

Some folks will tell you that self-esteem is what you think of yourself, and self-value is what you’re born with. From where I stand, that’s partially right.