4/16/19 @ 10:40 a.m.
4/16/19 @ 10:40 a.m.
There are indeed some aspects of my being that seem surreal.
My single-minded spiritual-focus…is hyper and real!
My Children and Chato help me see my blind spots.
They describe me in ways i do not, cannot…comprehend fully…or “see” (from the outside in) or is it from the inside out…manifestations of myself that i want (probably want) to avoid..(mostly).
Chato laughingly informs me today i was/am a tease and was/am a heart~breaker…and oblivious to both. And i am documenting this because it is not everyday…the closesthumanonEarthtome (at the moment) says: “i have brought him Joy!”
This makes me cry! because He has suffered A LOT in this life!!…(not to minimize Any One else’s suffering and pain) (and may be ? more than He had to…in some ways because of me!!…being married to ‘me’ and all that entails) and when Anyone has a Loved One/Family Member who is chronically ill especially with Depression or Bipolar or Any Other Awful Ailment…it’s tough, at times, to endure patiently together. The person suffers in one way and then you, the so-called healthy one, suffer in a different way; tortured by their suffering and the terrible “seemingly” powerlessness to effectuate a permanent-positive change…when going through the rough patches.
The rough patches end. Humans endure. (Pain is temporary just like pleasure. The good times. The bad times. (Spirituality is my constant.)) It’s hard to assess (sometimes) accurately or to adequately (tangibly) evaluate ‘any’ impact on Another Life or how much help–‘loving’ and ‘caring’ and ‘trying’ your imperfect best to aid a fellow-sufferer really brings…it’s taken 28+ years to hear those unspoken ‘comforting’ words: “You’ve brought me Joy!”
Wow. …it’s about time-lol😉
Anyway, this selfish? rambling and documenting today…brings my mind here…any hope i possess is well-founded; well-researched, believable and livable! And the absolutely best parts of my Hope is Bible-based!🙂
(i’ve been a goofy-Bible-geek since childhood…and serious about “Truth” way before 12…cause at 12 dedicated my life to God; really!;)…HA! (no, am not a nun: i despise/hate all fake/false religion; i.e. Catholic religion (You know the Organized religion that helped put Hitler in Power; in case You forgot, etc.) No! i don’t hate Catholics nor Non-Bible Readers nor Other Religious People, nor Humans and etc. I Love Fellow-Life and “try” to daily demonstrate by making genuinely-compassionate decisions. You know decisions that don’t “intentionally” try to hurt Fellow-Life.) the Bible, it’s a book that does it for me; have spent countless hours throughout my life–everyday as far back as i can recall–reading and studying it: it’s a dive-deep into the treasure-abyss. i always surfaced with gold. Even a tiny-tidbit keeps me going though this life…just an imperfect girl conscious of her spiritual need for healthy-spiritual-food to keep my mind sane.
Wow, you’re still reading, thanks! Let me share something encouraging…a lot of us are coping with grief on some level…
3/14/19 @ 6:10 p.m.
p.s. NEVER GIVE UP!!
HANG IN THERE!!
HOPE!! IS REAL…so is God.
There are three areas in which many are influenced by outward appearances: race or ethnicity, economic situation, and age. It is important for us to try to see others through God’s impartial eyes! (Acts 10:34, 35)[excerpted w 18.08, pp.8-12]
Jesus’ teachings help overcome prejudices…
How did Jesus’ teachings help people conquer prejudice?
Many Jews in Jesus’ time had prejudices. Christ stressed the need for humility and condemned racial pride. He urged his followers to view one another as brothers.—[excerpted w 18.06, pp.9-10]
Personally, being taught since infancy of a brotherhood/sisterhood of global humankind through Bible education… my parents’ close family friends came from all races/cultures/various languages…as well as actively cultivating “humility” or attempting to since youth onward…helps me appreciate/respect/agape-love my fellow-humans. 🙂 Viewing Others as SUPERIOR to me while realistically aware of my own limitations/weaknesses…keeps the peace.
Also, the attitude of : Everyone has a skill/gift from which to learn…i just chose the more spiritual skills/life lessons which interest me the most. Yeah, i may want to build a cell phone, however, to me…what good is a communication device/tool IF You have no one/(have not built a relationship) with which to lovingly/peacefully communicate…or IF there is no one with which to talk kindly…
You just talk to yourself!:)…but do you get a “truthful” answer??;)
2/16/19 @ 4:00 p.m.
Thinking of how some problems/things could be solved/improved in Haiti and elsewhere IF Everyone/All of Us could/would…
Become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate.—Eph. 4:32.
2/15/19 @ 10:07 p.m.