Dianetics—Self Help for Self Improvement

With over 21 million copies sold, Dianetics is the best selling self-help book of all time and is now available in 50 languages.The book describes a simple therapy anyone can learn and use to improve himself and help others.In the book Dianetics 55! L. Ron Hubbard wrote: “Dianetics is an effort toward the attainment by Man of a level of freedom where decency and happiness can prevail and where knowledge of the mind itself would prevent the unscrupulous use of the mechanisms of slavery.”“A m … [Read more...]

Just How Does this Self Improvement Work?

In my last post, I mentioned Scientology, as an applied religious philosophy, can help turn Self Improvement Month into more than guesswork and hopeful wishes.This quote from the book Scientology: A New Slant on Life by L. Ron Hubbard explains the basis of that statement.“Scientology is formed in the tradition of ten thousand years of religious philosophy and considers itself a culmination of the searches which began with the Veda, the Tao, Buddhism, Christianity and other religions.  Sc … [Read more...]

September – Self Improvement Month

September is apparently Self Improvement Month, which is fortunate as it gives us a two-month jump on New Years resolutions, during which we can hopefully gain the new skills we need use to carry them out.Self Improvement can span any area of life—personal improvement; being a better athlete; a better dieter; a better student; improving one’s ability as a parent; as a partner, husband or wife; being a better provider; becoming a better child; teaching or mentoring more capably; being a kinder o … [Read more...]

Trust

My thoughts on 9/11, 10 years later On the day we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on Earth\ L. Ron Hubbard … [Read more...]

Communication–Quantity vs. Quality

Lest there be any question of how much people prize communication, twitter is reported to be generating a billion tweets every five days, and 700 million people use Facebook.Yet, despite all the talking, texting, chatting and video sharing, most people are still bothered by misunderstandings, arguments, and at least the occasional feeling of isolation.A film on the Volunteer Ministers website presents simple communication principles developed by L. Ron Hubbard.The film is part of a free … [Read more...]

What Motivates Us to Promote the Greater Good?

In writing about the role of religion in America's pluralistic society, President Barack Obama states: "The particular faith that motivates each of us can promote a greater good for all of us. Instead of driving us apart, our varied beliefs can bring us together to feed the hungry and comfort the afflicted; to make peace where there is strife and rebuild what has broken; to lift up those who have fallen on hard times."But what is it that calls us, people of faith, to reach out beyond ourselves … [Read more...]

Scientology-Sponsored Humanitarian Programs

A very well crafted video, in my opinion, that presents an overview of what we Scientologists do.  I believe it speaks for itself. … [Read more...]

It’s So Flippin Hot

It’s 100 degrees in LA today and it’s “flippin hot,” as a friend of mine would say.This friend is very cute—the way her statements of dislike and upset are peppered with the word “flippin.”  Growing up in South Africa she was raised to be very “proper.”   I find it quaint and adorable.I, on the other hand, was part of the American late-60s iconoclast generation and embraced and reveled in using real curse words as a form of “liberation.”I certainly never anticipated what that trend would le … [Read more...]


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