Manage yourself, manage others
in a world of inconsistency and change
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that teaches to tackle life with
Mental Strength, Integrity, and Understanding
Don’t just control, assist, or avoid… life or others
Build mental strength instead.
A Purpose-Driven Life
Lower life forms have two real reasons for living. One is to get food. The other is to not be food. And when those are satisfied, they will play, rest and sleep. The human being seems to have a higher purpose. It is one of creativity, reason, and spirituality that feed and give value to our being. It is our mental strength.
With mental strength as our purpose, our focus and drive are healthy. Without it, our ability to function can be erratic at the best of times or driven to distraction trying to succeed or, at least, survive for the moment. We do have a choice, however. We can rise to that higher purpose and define a value system that focuses on building our mental strength to be the best we can be. Otherwise, we may live like the lower life forms with value systems that allow us just to live or even to live well.
This is an invitation to choose to be the master of your life, reach to the higher state of creativity, reason, and spirituality so you do because you believe in you, not simply seek to believe in you or have others believe in you for what you have done. Reach for it if you have neglected it. Explore it if you just were not given the tools to recognize and respect it. Expand it if, having started, you need some strategies to energize you on your journey.
You gave me hope when hope was gone. That gave me strength to carry on.
Victor Hugo (paraphrased from Les Miserables)
Our Mission Is to Offer a Comprehensive, Rational Road to Stable Mental Health
It is quite common for anyone to believe that, when they feel mentally weakened, challenged, or distressed, it is because something is amiss within, that their condition is the result of an illness or has caused one. This may be so in a small minority of cases.
The truth, and the most common reason, is that the internal strengths of understanding, reason, and courage are not sufficient or not accessible to allow a feeling of composure with conditions that may be new, unstable, or excessive. This may have resulted because of a twist or change in previously familiar or well understood conditions. It may be a spoken word, a dismissive silence, or an expressed or implied expectation. It is not necessarily wrong but is beyond your reach… at that time or in that state. It comes and you are not ready.
The usual response is to have the outside problem reduced or fixed, even by someone else, or have the inside weakness fixed even if we don’t really know what we are fixing. The least ready option is to be able to look within,know how to believe in your ability to create new solutions and apply yourself with confidence, insight, and passion. In other words, build yourself to believe, not in what you know but in your ability to know… when the challenge arrives.
Are you ready to learn to do this?
Looking to build greater depth of understanding and assurance to face life’s stresses more competently? Want to pull yourself out of a rut of despair? Go ahead. Start looking into some interesting and penetrating discourses – about life, about you as a mind, about other people as you relate to them. You can only understand yourself using reason and logic.
Highly Qualified Advisors
Sometimes you may need to bounce some ideas off someone who understands and will assist you in realizing and building your mental strength. We welcome that. We know that learning is easier when you can interact with an advisor or study guide who will listen to YOU – your needs, your concerns, and is passionate about making you the master of your life.
Want more personal assistance? That’s okay, We love helping you to build that belief in yourself so you can take the ball and run with it… especially if you are too low or too overwhelmed to go it alone at this stage. Our one-on-one consultations are convenient online connections with your chosen study guide that are personal, private, flexible, and empowering.
What Might Motivate You To Use This?
Anyone with a desire to secure Mental Strength to have a purpose and direction that is yours, that comes from within you, can use this. Remember, even the most knowledgeable counsellor can only give you direction. YOU must understand and implement it. This site is designed to give you more than direction. It will give you precise information, logical deductions, a definition of purpose,and a way to take the ball and run with it – by yourself… for yourself, with yourself.
You May Simply Want to Reach Beyond Your Grasp
The world is rough. Roadblocks emerge anywhere, anytime. Sometimes you just want to give up. Sometimes you push yourelf too hard and seem to make no headway. Yet, here you are because the advancement is not in taming your world; it is in using your world to grow you. These tools will show you how to refocus your measurement of progress from “without you” to “within you” and use your world as food for that growth. You are already doing it. They will show you how to do it purposefully.
You May Want to More Effectively Manage a Team, Empower a Client, Raise a Family
Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” You see? A person is best equipped to do their best if that is driven from within. And that is driven from within when they have the experience to feel better informed, personally capable, and proud of themselves. because THEY know and they know how to know.
You May Want to Pull Yourself Out Of An Existential Rut
Being in a rut is not a cause for shame. Everyone has fallen in at some time. No one is immune. When you are in a rut, it is so easy to look for the quickest way out that you may often be inclined to seek help to escape the conditions or suppress them. Yet your best bet is to look inside you and find the strength to pull yourself up. Building you is a far better solution that gives you more lasting options than is any effort to save you while leaving you just as vulnerable to the next challenge.
You May Want to Conquer an Addiction or Leave a Destructive Lifestyle
An addiction is not a death knoll and neither is immaturity a state that defines you. They are the result of your natural desire to soften life’s barbs or just to experience an artificial distraction when they seem too great. It does not make you less human, but it can stop you from growing. Then, less prepared for life’s challenges, the spurious comfort your distraction provides can be a welcome escape. These tools lead you to build the insight so you face life with self-worth and desire, not restraint and support.
You May Want to Curb Anger or Leave a Criminal Past
Do you know that, like other instinctual reactions, aggression is a necessary part of our existence? Road rage, disagreements at work or home, or an expression of frustration at a task or event may seem to be an undesirable part of your personality. These are your brutish strengths, but you are more than that. The human being is equipped with a more rational strength – your mental strength. If, therefore, you use natural instincts too much, does it not simply mean that you need to polish your mental strength?
You May Want to Save a Relationship, Heal a Family Division...
Division and discord are inevitable parts of life. Each one of us functions with thoughts, feelings, and perceptions that are hidden within us. Thus, no matter how much we believe we understand the other person or that they do or should understand us, we still have to interpret their expressions with our feelings and perceptions. If, however, you manage the mental strength to see beyond your feelings and your perspective, you will be more considerate without compromising yourself in any relationship.
Ready to help you move forward
The art of building mental strength is not innate in the human life. That is why we have fifteen years of childhood when we should be encouraged to build that property, not just be protected from the stresses that build it or left to fend for ourselves. (Today these stresses may seem more numerous, not because people are slower or less able but because so much more reaches each of us). The world has opened up and, instead of being limited to a small geographical region, today everyone is exposed to the vastness of the whole world, all its people, and all its technology.
So the avid learner is never put off by an invitation to look deeper and explore outside their own box. You take it as an exciting invitation to look where you haven't been before, explore what you do not yet know, and extend your reach into being eclectically more equipped to be the best you can be. As the intelligent person that you are, you know that no matter how much you know, there is so much more to know. The unknown is always great, perhaps infinite. So we are not here to conquer it but to let it nourish us as much as we can get in the little time we have to get it.
If you are a searcher, if you want to reach beyond your grasp, we welcome you. All the lessons and discourses are free and access is unlimited. Just click the button below to get going.
The team at Prometheum Institute.
When life seems to stifle you, when what is in your grasp itself cannot get you far enough, you do not need to be saved from life. Those stresses and impositions are only bigger than you because your reach is not yet bigger than them. They are there to invite you to get stronger, to reach beyond your grasp. Though that seems easier said than done, it is actually easy to do. What is more interesting is that it is necessary. You see, life is not a state of existence; it is a process of personal maturation. To stay in the dark while trying only to survive does not do much for you. To let your stresses give you a desire to get mentally stronger builds you.
So, whether your stresses have already led you to be afraid, insecure, listless, depressed, discontented, socially immature, submissive, exhausted, or to use drugs or alcohol to escape them, there is HOPE. It is to use your stresses to build your mental strength, not to overcome the stresses, but to feel capable, content, strong, purposeful, assured and dignified in their presence.
If you want more than basic survival, if you want to discover and elevate the power that is you, please consider the possibility of requesting a secure, personalized relationship with us that gives you both the ability to examine the courses here and structured guidance with us as often and as long as you need it to get out of an existential rut and strive forward with dignity and purpose, completely and fully escape an addiction, manage a family, or permanently curb an aggressive instinct.
If you are a parent (or even a professional counsellor, social worker, or psychotherapist), you know that, no matter how much you already know, there is always something else to be learned, explored, or considered in order to understand the human psyche. The psyche is so ethereal, so hidden from us that, no matter how well we are bonded to that child, client, or patient, that person is a distinct individual who needs the be encouraged to believe in self, not just have the right responses or reassured feelings. Since we are looking look where we can't see, measure, or touch, we have to approach it through logic and fluid understanding.
The discourses in this website do not purport to challenge established precepts or to offer a new set of rules. Rather, they simply ask you to think outside the box and consider the human mind from a unique perspective, that is, as a force of being that must be developed. We are born rudimentary and grow as we experience life, but life is so vast that no one can experience all of it. Yet, all of it can and will influence even the areas that we know. So we have to find a way to see beyond what is readily apparent and reach beyond our grasp to be able to always be ready to build ourselves and to accept that the need to do such, is not an indication of incapacity but an invitation to expand.
This is an invitation to you to look at the pearls in this area of understanding that are offered in this website and offer it to your clients so they get a little more than you have the time to give them. Access is free to you and your clients using the Self Study option, but if you choose to get the CE credits that are available for your exploration, please register here as a professional.
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