Neighbors impact our health, huh?? (for better or for worse)
It’s a blessing to have nice neighbors in my POV. Thank You NICE neighbors near & far!:)
I am enjoying a late breakfast @ 12:45 p.m. 😉 meaning busy morning no time to eat, or rather just putting off my eating and hunger till now.
Oh, what am I consuming in moderation? Sliced radish, piece of kielbasa with Dijon mustard, piece of Ciabatta loaf and washing it down with roasted dandelion tea sweetened with local neighborhood honey from a neighbor in my neighborhood. The radish and bread came from another neighbor. The kielbasy (yeah, I know it’s spelled “basa”, but my fam growing up always called it keilbasy; go figure?, My Mom’s grandparents were 100% Lithuanian and it was sorta staple yummy food in my house) tea came from my closest neighbor on Earth, Chato.
Which reminds me of a verse:
“In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself, for no man ever hated his own body (flesh), but he feeds and cherishes it, just as the Christ does the congregation, because we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and he will stick to his wife, and the two will be one flesh.” This sacred secret is great. Now I am speaking about Christ and the congregation. Nevertheless, each one of you must love his wife as he does himself; on the other hand, the wife should have deep respect for her husband.” (Ephesians 5:28-33.)
1. Alcohol & drug intoxication… a rip off …not true ecstasy.
2. Smoking/drugging… a rip off… not real air/oxygen…energy.
3. Nationalism…a rip off… not true-united-brotherhood-of-global-fellow-fragile-life seeking the unselfish best interests of all.
4. Fame & Fortune… a rip off… not true friendship nor true security…
“There are companions ready to crush one another; But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” PRO verbs 18:24
“For wisdom is a protection just as money is a protection, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves the life of its owner.” Eccl. 7:12
“The wealth of the rich is his fortified city; It is like a protective wall in his imagination.” PRO verbs 18:11
5. Latest technology… a rip off… IF mostly misused to hurt rather than help/heal…(Or to silence/kill instead of communicating/interacting/living/moving).
6. FAKE Religion/Big Business…Fake Government…Fake Media/Fake mind-food aka fake knowledge/fake leadership…inaccurate/insufficient misinformation/propaganda, no actual evidence, etc….a rip off… not TRUE satisfying spirituality (or leadership) leading aka setting example worthy of imitation/modeling…leading to TRUE peace (and life/longevity eternal).
“One whose appetite is satisfied turns down honey from the comb, But to the hungry, even what is bitter tastes sweet.” PRO verbs 27:7
“And I heard another voice out of heaven say: “Get out of her (fake religion), my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4
7. War games/violence… a rip off… not a viable solution/resolution to conflict …”those who take up the sword… perish by the sword!”
“Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword.” Matthew 26:52
“As a city broken through, without a wall, is the man who cannot control his temper.” PRO verbs 25:28
(a limited list; e.g., not extensive… obviously;
I’m sure You could think of other rip-offs to add.)
Accurate Knowledge… along with proactive-POSITIVE Psychological tactics/non-combative/”spiritual” warfare…(in my POV) is like non-invasive, bloodless, precise, mind surgery… with better outcomes!… respecting the sacredness/preciousness of life!:)
“By patience a commander is won over, and a gentle (mild) tongue can break a bone.” PRO verbs 25:15
“Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to a receptive ear.” PRO verb 25:12
“A mild answer turns away rage, But a harsh word stirs up anger.” PRO verb 15:1
“If your enemy (the one hating you) is hungry, give him bread to eat; If he is thirsty, give him water to drink. For you will be heaping burning coals on his head (that is to soften the person and melt his hardness), and Jehovah (True God of Compassion) will reward you.” PRO verbs 25:22
“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.” Ephesians 4:31, 32
PEACE Reader:)… keep up the fully-awake-wise-fine-fight: Soldier of Compassion!:)
11/04/17 @ 12:00 p.m.
Is a house… truly a home without peace & compassion & agape (unselfish) love??… what about our beautiful planet Earth with all its inhabitants?! (Would You agree?…Each family member aka fellow-fragile-life has a personal responsibility to contribute/maintain/sustain home aka Earth.)
In my POV, the silent treatment is less effective than a mild tongue. To effectuate positive change(s)…is ignoring the person and/or the problem (indefinitely) a mature course of action/non-action?! Gentle speech even when under provocation can have better results.
A mild* gentle answer turns away rage,
But a harsh* painful word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
(Sometimes, i analyze/wonder IF certain areas/aspects of my life/relationships would improve IF i was a better communicator?) Gentle and compassionate communication certainly contributes to PEACE!
We all contribute to (emotional) climate…may be the ultimate climate control is a mild tongue!:)
PEACE always Reader:)
i’ll contribute to the quiet/serenity and shut up now;)