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Otter Know

Divine Design…

The fur of the sea otter is denser than that of any other mammal, with some one million hairs per square inch (155,000 per sq cm). When the otter swims, its coat traps a layer of air close to its body. That air acts as an insulator, preventing the cold water from coming into direct contact with the animal’s skin and sapping its body heat.

Scientists believe that there is a lesson to be learned from the sea otter’s fur. They have experimented with a number of artificial fur coats, varying such factors as hair length and hair spacing. The researchers have concluded that “the denser and the longer the hairs are, the dryer or the more water-repellent the hairy surface is.” Put another way, sea otters can boast a truly efficient fur coat.

Researchers hope that their studies will lead to technological advances in the design and production of novel water-repellent textiles. This may lead some to wonder whether people who have to dive in cold waters may not be better off wearing a hairy wet suit—one similar to that of the sea otter! [excerpted reading highlights…AWAKE! No. 3 2017 The Sea Otter’s Fur]

Staying insulated by fresh/pure air…:)
6/19/17 @ 10:29 a.m.
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Senselessness

Senseless suffering of fellow-fragile-life…earth-wide has me sad at the moment and i’m fighting tears…the “temporary” nature of it all brings me solace.

Look around, look around…You don’t have to look too far or too wide to see the injury fellow humans inflict on each other constantly (physically or psychologically, etc.).

Can we all stop! Get along! Show Love and Compassion. And “try” to forgive.

(We would all feel so much better…and cry less.) and maybe–Laugh More:)

No matter what our pain, or plight…Couldn’t we all use a JUST hero?!…who compassionately pleads/works tirelessly…for all of us including the cause of the lowly, the lost, the burned and the maimed, the forgotten and the unpopular, the powerless, and helpless, and hungry, and “for whoever has no helper”…

4/8/17 @ 9:11 p.m.

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Circumscion of the Heart

heart

of

stone

heart

of

flesh

fleshed and flushed out

fished and fizzled

and scrapped

and sizzled
and
skinned
ALIVE??

burning
HOT

and

cool

is
vacillation
for
wimps?

is
oscillation
for
fans?

(sharp? and dull? thick n’ thin blades)

AND, not?
followers!

is your selfishness
“killing (me) softly?”

CLEAN HEARTS
cr”eye”

out!
see/understand??!

poured out…(and poored out? MUCH–yeah)
(it’s RICH!a gap e FULL!)

i
am not silly
puddy
in your hands!
(obedient to your commands?)
only
the POTTER
knows
(me)
and
my
rips

aka
(compassion ripped
ribs)

my circumcised heart<3

(my pain is my pleasure)

it’s hard…
feeling (caring (and for all fellow-fragile-life))
(and to the proper/precise/specific/appropriate degree)

feelings

of
this
fast, fleeting
bleeding, breathing

FREE [words-on-hearts] life

“In his presence are majesty and splendor; Strength and Joy are in his dwelling place. […]Give Jehovah his due for his glory and strength.” 1 Chronicles 16:27, 28

(3/11/17 @8:12 p.m.)

God help me!

e-n-d-u-r-a-n-c-e

(God help you!)

my destiny?

(is)

etched

in heart

[made in pebble]…

updated 3/12/17 @ 7:32 a.m.

Please forgive me..

for my ripple affects

...affects…affects…affects…

WHO

(published 3.12.17 @8:00 a.m. possibly?..nope, updated/edited/published 3/13/17 @11:01)

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Day Off

usually, i don’t ever get a day off…(or take a day off)

today was a semi-day off

Saturday–fun day

at beach w/my brother, his wife & my kids and Hubby

 

the beach is a place of healing, huh?

 

i love the sounds at the beach

the shells

the waves

my books

 

swimming.

 
(some like to pray at the beach)
Peace with God and Peace with People
is that a secure dwelling of comfort?!
 
http://blogs.psychcentral.com/wellness/2013/06/did-you-hear-that-sound/

9/19/16 @ 8:03 a.m.
 

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Comfort Chronicles (1)

i may “try” (attempt) to chronicle…some lessons learned while putting forth (special) effort during this comfort campaign/September 2016.  This is more than some social experiment. Bringing comfort to others, realistically speaking means, at times, discomfort for me. Flexibly w-o-r-k-i-n-g out of my own personal comfort zone…to extend comfort to any in need…is an active priority (within my own home and outside my own home). This is an opportunity for spiritual growth. This is an an opportunity to cultivate humility, patience, love and forgiveness for my fellow-fragile-life.

Over the Summer…which here in Florida, obviously, we live Summer, by Summer i mean:  kids out of school…time…time at library, of course..reading with spiritual lenses…various books to help me grow my compassion and unselfishness.  To practice compassion well takes knowledge and skill. Sometimes, we may think we are helping and in reality, we are hurting. There is a time to speak. There is a time to be quiet. There is a time to help. There is  time to observe. There is a time to act. Assessing/evaluating what to do or what to say or what not to do or what not to say…takes understanding and wisdom…and an accurate education.

In a sense, to live/practice compassion and to live/practice comfort…reminds me of Doctors..or those in the medical field. A couple titles not an endorsementread everything at your own risk (didn’t care for some of the graphic word imagery/language)...”How Doctors Think” and “What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine.”

What i think and how i feel affects my personal priority of comfort/compassion (during this campaign)…so, i can’t let my own feelings of anxiety, fear, pain, discomfort, etc…interfere with the way i treat others. Whether i am having a bad day or not, whether i am feeling well or not…All-Fragile-Life Deserves Agape Love, Respect, Compassion, Comfort (from me). Yeah, of course, my abilities are limited and my circumstances limiting…i can only do so much! Yet, i recognize the more i can put aside (or careless about my own) thoughts/feelings…the more i can give and care for Others.

a verse read that touches my heart:

“Again I turned my attention to all the acts of oppression that go on under the sun. I saw the tears of the oppressed, and there was no one to comfort them. And their oppressors had the power, and there was no one to comfort them.” (Eccl. 4:1)

 

Turning attention to…being aware of…those of us who are oppressed..we all need comfort.  (My closest friends and me..are actively trying to bring comfort..as best we can.) Every day there is someone in need of comfort in some small or large way, eh?!

i think too..i feel too…that bringing comfort to Others…brings (a measure of) comfort to me!..so, guess, i am more selfish than want to readily admit (and here).

The only way to describe (it) is: i am a work in progress involved in a work in progress…:)

9/3/16@5:55 p.m.

 

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