Category Archives: conscientious-ness

Proximity

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my choices brought me to this place (figuratively and literally)

this proximity?

 

why? and how? did Your choices

bring You…

here?

there?

no

where

near

me

 

distance and closeness choice & chance

(banished…by…(choice/chance))
(everybody grieves for something/someone…by choice/chance??)

(6/5/17 @ 12:49 p.m. last/previous (before today’s quick edit) edited–published 6/6/17 @ 1:33 p.m.)

a P.S.
to paraphase a loyal man…”i opened my mouth to the True God and cannot turn back”…
i only have the power to move forward!

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Working Definition of Compassion

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“compassion, a sympathetic awareness of another’s suffering or adversity coupled with a desire to lessen it.”

Have You heard it said…”knowledge is power!” NO! i modify that expression to ACCURATE knowledge is power! Power to do the compassionate/appropriate thing at the appropriate/needed time!

Why should the topic of compassion interest you? Because the Bible urges you to imitate Jehovah. (Eph. 5:1 “Therefore, become imitators of God, as beloved children,”) Yet, while humans were created to be compassionate, our imperfection as descendants of Adam inclines us toward self-interest. Sometimes we may find that it is not easy to decide whether we will help others or concentrate on ourselves. For some, this is an ongoing conflict, or a balancing act. What can help you to develop and maintain your interest in others?

Mental-health experts say that practicing compassion can improve your health, well-being, and relationships. When you relieve the suffering of others, you will feel happier, more optimistic, less lonely, and less inclined to think negative thoughts. Yes, your showing compassion will benefit you. (Eph. 4:31, 32 Put away from yourselves every kind of malicious bitterness, anger, wrath, screaming, and abusive speech, as well as everything injurious. 32  But become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another just as God also by Christ freely forgave you.”)

Christians who lovingly seek to help others are rewarded with a good conscience, knowing that they are acting in harmony with godly principles. Having such a disposition makes for a more caring parent, a better spouse, and a better friend. Those who are quick to show compassion are, in turn, more likely to receive help and support when they need it.​—Read Matthew 5:7  “Happy are the merciful, since they will be shown mercy.”; Luke 6:38 “Practice giving, and people will give to you. They will pour into your laps a fine measure, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing. For with the measure that you are measuring out, they will measure out to you in return.” [excerpts: Imitate Jehovah’s Compassion w 2017]

In what ways today can i be less self-concerned and more concerned with Others’ interests? In what added ways can i give more freely?

Practice makes…”better”…everyone feels better when shown compassion, eh? 🙂

 

5/27/17 @ 11:03 a.m.

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WHY???

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why

did

i have to become

“aware”

of

YOU!

why can’t i just go about my business, my life…and forget about you!!

though,

you know

you can’t help it, can ya?? (nope)

bunnies can’t help being bunnies (fluffy/cuddly)

and

crocodiles can’t help being crocodiles (snappy)

and

snakes

snakes

and butterflies, butterflies

would it be nice IF i could just FLY away……………………………………………………………..ugh.

flowers can’t help being flowers (fragrant)

and plants, plants

and

doggies, doggies and

cats, cats

and

ants…

everybody’s hungry, thirsty, whatever, whatever…

spiritually, physically and emotionally/mentally

i sound so arrogant!…i know (aka understand to some degree) compassionately caring/and/or giving is another word for “privilege.” Cause the capacity to care (help) be aware…on a deeper level…(i think) springs from a vast (spiritual) wealth.

5/5/17 @ 9:29 p.m.

 

believe me, i am really nothing

(just caring (may be cause i can)/doing what i should be)

and maybe i should being doing MORE…(being kind-er to all kinds, etc) justice means…compassion; (i think/feel.)

5/5/17 @ 9:33 p.m.

God, just writing this (post)…i am? so self-absorbed..i am making myself sick.

(This life is not about me.) 9:36 p.m.

 

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Drinking my Medicine

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oh yummy!

yummy!

can you read/sense my sarcastic tone!??

 

(medicine aka self-discipline/self-control/reality check(s))

 

i don’t like the taste…much, but hey, i have faith/trust ultimately its good for me.

 

{WHY DO I ? HAVE TO CARE…so MUCH!!}

may be i’d rather feel than be apathetic/complacent.

 

5/5/17 @ 9:12 p.m.

(had a really good productive day 2/ accomplished a lot! of what i would term “good” mostly known as compassionate stuff)

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High COMPASSION (standards)

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BTW: Just because

i may

“choose”

to

use

my

free will

in

a manner…exhibiting HIGH respect for life and compassion..

doesn’t make me a perfectionist or over-achiever

may be

it

just

shows

i

CARE

A LOT!!! (Hold in Esteem/Value)

for

fellow-fragile-life

and

the planet

and

the

intelligent mind (God of Compassion)

designer

behind

all that is…(created in the Universe and beyond)

 

4/16/17 @ 5:44 a.m.

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Now: March 25, 2017

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Now & Then…(interesting words/times)

“Remember that there is only one important time and it is Now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion. The most important person is always the person with whom you are, who is right before you, for who knows if you will have dealings with any other person in the future? The most important pursuit is making that person, the one standing at you side, happy, for that alone is the pursuit of life.” Tolstoy

Be brave, be compassionate..Now! is the Time to Act. Be kind to All-Fellow-Fragile-Life and try to do the right thing anyway (aka unselfish)! Then…do it again tomorrow..IF it comes for me/You;) And sleep with Peace and without regret tonight.

(contemplations of a worrier (or is it warrior?? of compassion-lol;)))

3/25/17 @ 7:39 p.m.

 

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excuse me

conscientious-ness Joan Winifred

is
living
an
authentic
(truthful/spiritual/honest/compassionate)

life

include

not

hiding

behind

high-level

language?

 

self-debugging (essential?)

being reactive

cat-a-strophic?

 

IDK, how many of your words…match your actions? (precisely)

is it

excuse me?

or

accuse me?

(If i choose to exercise my free will appropriately, i do so within the framework of specific-protective limitations i.e. compassion, ancient wisdom, e.g., Bible-based agape principles, etc.)

definition of free will:  “the capacity and freedom to make our own intelligent choices.”

recent readings:

Is having free will with limits real freedom? Yes, it is! Why can we say that? Limitations put on people’s freedom can protect them. For example, we may exercise our freedom of choice to drive to a distant city. However, would we feel safe traveling on highways where there were no traffic laws, where everyone was free to decide how fast or on which side of the road to drive?

We must humbly acknowledge the truthfulness of the inspired words: “Man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.” (Jer. 10:23) May we never fall into the trap of choosing to rely on our own understanding […]

One of the limitations on our freedom is that we must respect the right that others have to make their own decisions in life. Why? Since we all have the gift of free will, no two […] will always make exactly the same decision.

Remember the principle found at Galatians 6:5 “For each one will carry his own load.” When we recognize that each [..] must “carry his own load,” we will respect the right that others have to use their own gift of free will. [excerpted Treasure Your Gift of Free Will w 2017]

When we misuse/abuse our free will…we can get loaded down/enslaved instead being free. We hurt ourselves and Others. We become slaves to our own preferences, etc. at the detriment of our fellow-fragile-life…we impose, encroach, strip people of their dignity/respect, etc.

The older i get, will be 48 soon…am more aware of my use of free will; i just pray daily (and mediate deeply) that my choices (of words/actions (and study/research so that they are based on accurate knowledge)) big and small are wise and helpful/beneficial (not just to myself, but to all life and the planet).  Any of us with a measure of power or authority or influence (even seemingly minute) over others…can burden and hurt, damage IF not “CARE” FULL!

Please excuse me IF this post is not helpful to You Reader:) EnJOY Your Gift of free will today, but please not at the expense of our global family of fragile-life…THANKS!:) (i will “try” my best to do the same.)

3/14/17 @ 12:14 p.m.

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just checking

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how is (my)

i sight?

picking up a pair of spiritual/compassion lenses…may be a necessary

for

improved

eye

sight.

seeing/understanding

the

(compassion, etc.)

needs

of

my fellow-fragile-life…(fragile in the sense of interdependency, etc.)

and

providing

aid/support/assistance/kindness/etc.

of some sort…

i know

my small

hands (personal limitations) can’t

do much…(aka as much as i would like)

but a little something

may be better

than a little

nothing.

“So, then, as long as we have the opportunity (appointed time), let us work what is good toward all…” Galatians 6:10

{what may be good for You–may not be good for me; what may be good for me–may not be good for you}

May be? the ? to ask is:

How Do i (small i not big I) help YOU?

(can human eyes see <3?)

 

3/14/17 @ 11:54 a.m.

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2013, 14, 15, 16 Confessions of a Chocolate Lover

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Confessions of a chocolate lover…FY: i don’t want to stumble any (aka put an obstacle in anyone’s path that could potentially cause a fall) or be pushy as in push (aka potentially injure) any by my personal research/belief(s) system or by my love of chocolate…however, i am NOT/NEVER participating in Halloween whatsoever! (And yes, i share candy with kids; just at other times and for other reasons.) And Yes, i will control any chocolate and/or candy cravings for another day. Sorry, but i (little-fragile-life) refuse to be manipulated and controlled/enslaved by my desire for chocolate…or by threats of treats or tricks by big business or big media, big religion, popular tradition or scary zombies, etc.

for further context IF You choose to read (at your own risk of finding freedom)…check the following out please:)

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Halloween history and customs

Samhain: The origin of Halloween can be traced to this “ancient pagan festival celebrated by Celtic people over 2,000 years ago,” states The World Book Encyclopedia. “The Celts believed that the dead could walk among the living at this time. During Samhain, the living could visit with the dead.” However, the Bible clearly teaches that the dead “are conscious of nothing at all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5) Thus, they cannot contact the living.

 

Halloween costumes, candy, and trick or treat: According to the book Halloween—An American Holiday, An American History, some of the Celts wore ghoulish costumes so that wandering spirits would mistake them for one of their own and leave them alone. Others offered sweets to the spirits to appease them. In medieval Europe, the Catholic clergy adopted local pagan customs and had their adherents go from house to house wearing costumes and requesting small gifts. The Bible, on the other hand, does not permit merging false religious practices with the worship of God.—2 Corinthians 6:17.

 

Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, and zombies: These have long been associated with the evil spirit world. (Halloween Trivia) The Bible clearly states that we should oppose wicked spirit forces, not celebrate with them.—Ephesians 6:12.

 

Halloween pumpkins, or jack-o’-lanterns: In medieval Britain, “supplicants moved from door to door asking for food in return for a prayer for the dead,” and they would carry “hollowed-out turnip lanterns, whose candle connoted a soul trapped in purgatory.” (Halloween—From Pagan Ritual to Party Night) Others say that the lanterns were used to ward off evil spirits. During the 1800’s in North America, pumpkins replaced turnips because they were plentiful as well as easy to hollow out and carve. The beliefs behind this custom—the immortality of the soul, purgatory, and prayers for the dead—are not based on the Bible.—Ezekiel 18:4. (excerpted The Origins of Halloween–What Does the Bible say about them?)

{Personally, some feelings on the matter: i want my kids to enJOY chocolate or candy in moderation at appropriate times throughout the year and not have to feel like they are “entitled” to beg for these or trick/hurt/threaten others, in some way, to get what they want when they expect to get what they want. Nor do i like the idea of them feeling the need to pretend to be something they are not as a method to get what they may want i.e. scary costume, etc. And Yes, my kids have played dress up and pretend as part of their normal growth toward maturity at appropriate times.} i respect other parents may feel differently than me! Plus, my kids are old enough to decide for themselves to participate or not. (Honestly, i am Happy when they make courageous decisions that are different from the popular course. Just because the crowd does it, does not mean i want my kids involved…depends.)

10/29/16 @ 5:10 p.m

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