quinta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2012

The 10 Strengths of The Soul - by Leo Fraiman

     Completing the school series of lectures, Leo Fraiman presented the 10 Strengths of The Soul speech, which was very inspiring (and funny too!). I loved when he said that some time ago, the little girls used to play with their mother's clothes (I remembered myself doing it), but nowadays the mothers are the ones who want to wear their daughter's clothes. Unfortunately it's true! On the long run...it won't be a good example to our teens and chances are that they are keep reproducing this and others inconvenient behavior! As he said, teenagers want their parents to be parents, the ones who will be their friends but will also give them limits and support for the problems they will face during this period. They don't want parents to be their BFF (best friends forever) because they have tons of them in the school and in the social networks. Parents influence in their children's character.
The character and integrity are not born with man, they must to be formed. Both, school and parents can contribute to this formation, but parents' role is absolutely crucial. To help our teens, he suggested we could follow the 10 strengths of the soul, which are:
1st - Intuition = faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes. It can be a very good guide when we allowed it. Deep in our heart, we know what we have to do, we just need to listen to it.
2nd - Reason = the basis or motive for an action, decision, or conviction. We go and we do...we act...but we must complete the sentence: "I do it because of...." - of what?
3rd - Attitude = the way a person views something or tends to behave towards it, often in an evaluative way. Attitudes can be positive or negative, the choice is yours. 
4th - Love = is what brings sense for all our attitudes and actions. If love is not involved in your daily basis, nothing will have a true meaning and it will be a waste of time and energy.
5th - Steadfastness = to be firm in belief, determination. You will find obstacles, but they are there just to be overcome.

6th - Harmony = agreement in feeling or opinion; accord. It's a pleasing combination of elements in a whole, which brings peace to our soul and the nice feeling of being doing the right thing.                               7th - Initiative = the power or ability to begin or to follow through energetically with a plan or task energetically. It's an introductory step towards the direction you decided to take, an opening move.
8th - Perspective = the proper or accurate point of view or the ability to see it. It brings objectivity to your project and promotes analysis.
9th - Action = an organized activity to accomplish an objective. It's necessary to do something to keep you in the track of your objective.
10th - Spirituality = relating to the spirit or soul and not to physical nature or matter. It's the connection to a high purpose of life.

Post Question:
What topics would you like to have a lecture about? Is there someone you would like to invite to be a guest speaker in our lecture series? Did you attend the Leo Fraiman's lecture? What did you like most in the lecture? About the 10 strength of the soul, which one do you think is the most important? Which one are you good at?

Tip: Take a look at the Abhay Kulkarni's presentation about his "10 strengths". Do you have something in common with him?

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