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The cycle of Faith Hope & Love and Doubt Fear & Despair

Since several days, doubts have been entering my system again. I am fighting them on a rational level by using these doubts for writing this blog. Doubt Fear Hope and Love are a cycle of human emotions (see my 2016 blog). The long cycle also includes the opposites Faith and Despair. This long cycle is represented in my updated diagram below.

In my 28 April 2016 version of this cycle, Love was in the middle given the text of 1 Corinthians 13. In my 2 December 2016 version, Faith and/or beliefs were in the center. Both had to be incorrect as Faith is the opposite of Despair, and Fear is the opposite of Love.

Both 2016 blogs featured simple versions of the short cycle as I failed to grasp the Big Picture.

The updated long cycle diagram now includes:

(i) the Body Mind Soul concept,

(ii) the Dark side versus Light side,

(iii) the concept of (good and bad) Deeds Words & Thoughts from Zoroastrianism,

(iv) my concept of Faith, Beliefs & Willpower,

(v) my concept of the 7 Belief systems, and

(vi) the fundamental questions of Life: What am I (eg, roles), Who am I, and Why am I (here)?

A Google search on Doubt Fear Hope & Love revealed a related picture and Michael Minkoff‘s 29 September 2016 blog. Both made me realise that the Dark side controls the left side of the diagram, being Doubt, Fear & Despair. Although the Dark side clearly attacks the Mind, it’s more prominent in human behaviour (ie, the Body). All opposites are at the right of the diagram.

The diagram’s key items are marked yellow: the human Soul and its related good and bad Deeds, Words and Thoughts. Obviously, the Dark side controls the bad ones. Putting Deeds, Words and Thoughts in the middle of my updated diagram (rather than Faith or Love), has connected the (energy) feeding of the Doubt Fear Hope & Love cycle with both elevated concepts.

The Dark side is always in our lives and often closer than we assume. We will probably never know someone’s Thoughts and must rely on / trust someone’s Deeds. Nevertheless, a simple line of perhaps meaningless Words may cast sudden doubts and renew our fears.

“Words cut deeper than knives. A knife can be pulled out, words are embedded into our souls.” A quote by William Chapman, a Canadian poet (1850-1917).

Words (1968) by Bee Gees – artists, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2

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