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The END of Framework (Part 1)

Joan Winifred time world

Today is Tuesday, September ooopps…duh, sorry, am sleepy/slightly stressed;  mean, O-c-t-o-b-e-r 3, 2017. 🙂

October 5, 6, and 7th…have special significance to me (as fellow-fragile-life, as a woman and as a Bible student, etc. insert whatever description that specifies me, joanie w, aka boney, freckled-face learner.)

I have special events coming up. So, my priorities have shifted.

We all do that… have priorities at certain times and then we jumble, juggle, shift them/things around accordingly.

What I want/hope to accomplish at the beginning of the week or day is definitely different by the end of the week or day, eh??

{(My priorities as a teen or in my twenties/thirties have changed approaching 50. Though, spiritual things/my spirituality–must admit– has always been a Top priority for me since childhood. Go figure? Yep, i am a weirdo-lol;) and hopefully, a compassionate/lovable/likable one…contributing something useful to the planet and fellow-fragile-life.}

When a particular dead-line is fast approaching sometimes we kick it, kick into HIGHER gear to get whatever done/finished in time…before it gets too late. Most of us like to have things to look forward to which serve as an intermediary incentive/reward/i.e. piece of  YUMMY chocolate… persuading/pressuring our time usage.  After writing this blog, I will want to get some late breakfast or early lunch, huh?

When the end of the day is fast approaching what do You do??
When the end of the work-week is approaching what do You do??

When the end…(insert whatever here) is approaching what do You do??
Depends, huh?? On what is ending… is it a serious something?! Or a silly something?!;)

When the end of your fleeting youth or the end of your entire life…

When the end…. of the world… is approaching what do You do??…” End of the World” ??? “Kosmos”

Stay Calm & (Check it out please)… (then act with accurate knowledge as your prod.)

To know when the end of the world will happen, it is necessary to understand how the Bible uses the term “world.” The Greek word koʹsmos, usually translated “world,” most often refers to the world of humankind, especially the part that is out of harmony with God and his will. (John 15:18, 19 “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.” ; 2 Peter 2:5 “And he did not refrain from punishing an ancient world, but kept Noah, a preacher of righteousness, safe with seven others when he brought a flood upon a world of ungodly people.”) At times, koʹsmos refers to the framework of human society.—1 Corinthians 7:31 “and those making use of the world as those not using it to the full; for the scene of this world is changing.” ; 1 John 2:15, 16 15 “Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life*(bragging about one’s possessions)—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world.”

The phrase “the end of the world,” which appears in many Bible translations, can also be rendered as “the conclusion of the system of things,” or “the close of the age.” (Matthew 24:3; English Standard Version) It refers, not to the destruction of the earth or of all humanity, but to the end of the framework of human society.—1 John 2:17. [excerpted reading article: When Will The World End? (my colored highlights)]

All of us-fellow-fragile-life are directly or indirectly affected by the framework of human society.

What will the end of this framework (of human society) mean for me??

(this post will be continued… in part 2.)

10/3/17 @ 11:50 a.m.

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What is the Longest Distance?

Englewood Beach Private

*YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!:)

*translation: an over-exaggerated response: I found it; my lost poetry anthology.

What is the longest distance? According to this anthology title: “Time…Is the Longest Distance.”

A Note to the Reader excerpt:

Life is measured by time. We are here less than an instant in time’s constant course of birth

and death, the seasons, the mornings, noons, dark nights, and bright dawns of the world.

It is the poets who describe immortal moments in our own mortality and help us recall the eternal

eternity in which we live, where “Time is the longest distance between two places.”

May be the longest distance IS misunderstandings. When two minds/hearts cannot bridge two to one peace = Disunity of place = distance = non-intimacy = lost = a loss.

Unity. Harmony. Love. Compassion. PEACE/Understanding/Compassionate Communication/Accurate translations…time travel…bridging gaps of space/place/time/here/now/lostandfound.

Poem: From the Most Distant Time

 

Majestic, from the most distant time,

The sunrises and sets.

Time passes and men cannot stop it.

The four seasons serve them,

But do not belong to them.

The years flow like water.

Everything passes away before my eyes.

(The Emperor Wu of Han [Liang Wu-Ti] 464-549: Translated from the Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth)

Language, poetry, communication, translation, understanding…To be understood, to be heard, to be appreciated…those things make the heart sing and time worth enduring (even when quiet and even when loud).

If we misunderstand time/each other and squander: precious people and irreplaceable things…are lost/gone.

“Go on walking in wisdom . . . , buying out the opportune time for yourselves.”—Colossians 4:5.

Moving Onward from poetic thoughts toward more practical thoughts: excerpts: 20 Ways to Create More Time, Awake 2010

APPLY THE 80/20 RULE OF THUMB.* Are approximately 2 out of 10 items on your to-do list the most important? Might a certain job be as good as finished after you give attention to just the most important aspects of it?

This idea is roughly based on the work of the 19th-century Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto and is also known as the Pareto principle. It involves the observation that often 80 percent of the results come from about 20 percent of the effort. It has been applied to many things, but here is a simple example: When a carpet is vacuumed, about 80 percent of the dirt picked up is likely from 20 percent of the carpet, namely, the high-traffic areas.

GENERALLY, SCHEDULE YOUR MOST IMPORTANT TASKS FIRST. It will be easier to find time for the less important ones.

5 SET GOALS OVER WHICH YOU HAVE A LARGE DEGREE OF CONTROL. You have more control over increasing your skill at a certain job than over becoming president of your company.

6 ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE TIME FOR EVERYTHING. Favor activities that yield the most important results. What about other tasks that are urgent or that simply have to be done? If you cannot eliminate or delegate them, see if you can spend less time on them. Some unimportant tasks can wait for months if necessary, or they may not need to be done at all. Allocate as much time as possible to those activities that are related to what you feel is truly worthwhile in light of your goals.

DO THE MOST UNPLEASANT TASK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Once it is out of the way, you will feel more energized to work through the less-challenging activities.

12 ALLOW TIME FOR THE UNEXPECTED. If you feel that you can arrive at a place within about 15 minutes, promise to be there within 25. If you believe an appointment will take an hour, allow an hour and 20 minutes. Leave a portion of your day unscheduled.

13 USE TRANSITION TIME. Listen to the news or a recording while you shave. Read while waiting for a train or riding on it. Of course, you can use that time to relax. But don’t waste it and then later fret over lost time.

WRITE AN“ACTION PLAN” consisting of all the steps involved in a project, and put these in their proper sequence.

What “little” i know/understand is: PEACE  (and of mind/heart) frees up lots of time! 🙂

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Talking to a WALL?

communication Joan Winifred poetry quiet time

white wall(s)

bouncing ball(s)…

Back  (& forth)

in

my face

erase..? (or north)

no  auditory

response

in this

space

of

supersonic

silence

i know who’s saving me…:)

do

you?!..(know who’s saving you??)

mach me

not

mock me.

WONDER

of

it

all…(life)

Hand ball

Ace…ing it?!

Hope so!

🙂

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Before & Beyond the Universe

God Joan Winifred time universe

On Sunday, I had a brief, but deep conversation with a family friend that… got me thinking!

got me thinking?? about time, God, science, etc.  e=mc2…he made an excellent point that (provided e=mc2 is correct)–“God existing/being beyond time or outside of the space of time.”

So..here’s where my brain takes me to:

Before and beyond and surrounding the “physical universe” is…no time! Sorta like the physical universe being on the inside of time and on the outside of time…God/Divine Life.

Time began aka clock ticking: when creation/the universe began…and the process of regulation/measurement with/by the first luminary… according to:

Genesis 1:1-19

1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.+ 2  Now the earth was formless and desolate,* and there was darkness upon the surface of the watery deep,*+ and God’s active force*+ was moving about over the surface of the waters.+ 3  And God said: “Let there be light.” Then there was light.+ 4  After that God saw that the light was good, and God began to divide the light from the darkness. 5  God called the light Day, but the darkness he called Night.+ And there was evening and there was morning, a first day. 6  Then God said: “Let there be an expanse+ between the waters, and let there be a division between the waters and the waters.”+ 7  Then God went on to make the expanse and divided the waters beneath the expanse from the waters above the expanse.+ And it was so. 8  God called the expanse Heaven.* And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9  Then God said: “Let the waters under the heavens be collected together into one place, and let the dry land appear.”+ And it was so. 10  God called the dry land Earth,+ but the collecting of the waters, he called Seas.+ And God saw that it was good.+ 11  Then God said: “Let the earth cause grass to sprout, seed-bearing plants and fruit trees according to their kinds, yielding fruit along with seed on the earth.” And it was so. 12  And the earth began to produce grass, seed-bearing plants+ and trees yielding fruit along with seed, according to their kinds. Then God saw that it was good. 13  And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14  Then God said: “Let there be luminaries*+ in the expanse of the heavens to make a division between the day and the night,+ and they will serve as signs for seasons and for days and years.+ 15  They will serve as luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth.” And it was so. 16  And God went on to make the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for dominating the day+ and the lesser luminary for dominating the night, and also the stars.+ 17  Thus God put them in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth 18  and to dominate by day and by night and to make a division between the light and the darkness.+ Then God saw that it was good. 19  And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
Time was created by God…the creator is not time, not constrained by time like the creation…not in/existing in the same realm.
{Just like this blog will come to life aka be “published” once i use my power to press the “publish” button…this blog post will not be published unless me/the writer/blogger/creator presses/clicks it… my existence/life is before this post/blog entry.}
Logic speaks…i am not “physically” in this blog, my words, a reflection of me, but i don’t “physically” live in this blog…i live in my house in Florida…outside this blog.
“Of course, every house is constructed by someone, but the one who constructed all things is God.” Hebrews 3:4
Immortality = divine life = quality of life not limited by time = no minute, no hour, no day, no year constraints…limitlessness/ endlessness of existence.
After/beyond the “physical universe”…no time.  This makes me think: The physical universe including luminaries/stars,etc. is surrounded by no time. Or what’s outside of the universe or beyond? NO TIME.
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