Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Simplicity

"There is beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity that we sometimes do not appreciate in our thirst for intricate solutions"

"Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication" ~ Leonardo Da Vince

~ (of things that matter most) President Uchtdorf

And he goes on to say "As we evaluate our own lives with a willing mind, we will see were we have drifted from a MORE EXCELLENT WAY.  The eyes of our understanding will be opened, and we will recognize what needs to be done to purify our heart and refocus our life."

This is a wonderful talk,  I think it is so good to step back and reevaluate our lives, so that we can filter out the unimportant and refocus on the things that are going to help us get where we are trying to go.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pride

"Pride is a deadly cancer. It is a gateway sin that leads to a host of other human weaknesses. In fact, it could be said that every other sin is, in essence, a manifestation of pride.


This sin has many faces. It leads some to revel in their own perceived self-worth, accomplishments, talents, wealth, or position. They count these blessings as evidence of being “CHOSEN,” “SUPERIOR,” or “MORE RIGHTEOUS” than others. This is the sin of “Thank God I am more special than you.” At its core is the desire to be admired or envied. It is the sin of self-glorification.

For others, pride turns to ENVY: they look bitterly at those who have better positions, more talents, or greater possessions than they do. They seek to hurt, diminish, and tear down others in a misguided and unworthy attempt at self-elevation. When those they envy stumble or suffer, they secretly cheer."

~Pride and the Priesthood President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

This was a really good talk from this last conference session, I think this talk will be talked about and referred  to for a long time. I found it interesting how he said that pride is the root of every sin. It makes me want to evaluate my life and think about what areas I am letting pride get the worst of me? My marriage, my friendships, My views on myself? defiantly something to ponder about.
I know that with the help of my Father in Heaven I can receive help and guidance in overcoming issues with pride.