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Not Ordinary (Part 1)

These are not ordinary times in which we live/breathe/exist…
to put one’s own whims, agendas, preferences, and “so-called” personal happinesses..comforts
ahead and above everything/everyone else…
is to naively
and blindly
miss out on
seeing/understanding
the big picture! (issues of sovereignty)

some of us…mature ones aka spiritually discerning ones…realize/appreciate…there are make it and/or break it…important times in life/history/reality when one’s own (personal/individual) desires, wants, gratification, immediacy…need and have to be put aside for the much greater good…

how deep is your love?
how deep is your compassion?

extraordinary love & compassion required!:)

(Let True Compassion Reign/Rule You aka True God of Compassion and Agape Love…it’s the only pathway to peace/the only way to survive the pelting/harsh rain/reign of cruelty aka man’s selfish-self-rule…
hurting humanity and the planet!:(

8/19/17 @ 8:03 p.m.

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Wild Life

In some places…(and in some circles) it’s against the law to feed “wild life”…

yeah, warn us
us feeders
of the heart, and soul…and tamers of the beasts & the beasts within (and beasts with-out in need of food/restraint)

back away slowly…
that’s the “scientific” recommendation.
(regarding snakes)

yeah, warn us
us charmers, us handlers…
of the snakes and vermin

domesticated cats…refuse to leave me alone…
can i afford?? anymore snaps and bites from the “so-called” crocs/”wild” life???

(aka (at times as) those not fully committed/absolutely loyal to and stabilized in compassion and to the True God of Compassion)
wild life is in the business of survival (and may be?? (IDK for sure–what do i know; i am NO expert!) and not in the business of living/loving/respecting beyond immediacy of selfishness)

ignoring … or feeding at a safe distance (“seems” wise)
cause
i
know…(or i think)

you’ll grab my hand
and
not let go

or fatally!! bite my heart
hard

does all wild life bite the hand that feeds?!…(jury still out/field testing)

cautiousness/vigilance needed to
preserve all life Wild and Other!:)

well, when your base line is agape love, compassion…You–your choices reflect that place/space of operation-ing/functioning/motivation(s)…you’re kind/giving/forgiving to all, eh?? or at least you try (at most times) to be “fair”…kind to all kinds of Fragile-Life…:)…{and a modest person knows their limitations in the process of kindness, etc.}

(this is what Jesus (sage of peace/compassion) lived…and what i “try” to live):

No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his life*(soul) in behalf of his friends. John 15:13

8/16/17 @ 8:48 a.m.

p.s…(and) You’re a Friend(?)(.)(!)

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ID

Innocent as a Dove (Matthew 10:16)

and “Cautious as a Serpent” = Discretion

Discretion (can) mean(s) being spiritually awake and vigilant(.)! (& at all times…in the light/dark)

“Look out that no one takes you captive by means of the philosophy and empty deception . . . of the world.”​—COL. 2:8.

7/30/17 @ 10:58 a.m.

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F.S. Freckles/Smores = Taste of Sunshine :)

Happy Week-End to YOU/Reader:)…and All Breathing-Fragile-Life Earth-Wide…(My Brothers & Sisters)…Hold Tight & Never Give UP! :)…(Your spiritual fight for Compassion, etc.)

F.S. Free Stuff…aka the sun shines compassionately on all of us globally…(Praise JAH-Divine Designer (of Sun, etc.)…:)

All of Us–All-Fragile-Life benefit from the Sun, huh?

7/22/17 @ 10:15 a.m.

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“Nǐ​ Hǎo” and “Chào Bạn”

have

had

my

fair share

and

(unfair share)

of

challenges

in

(my) life…(mostly likely You:) Reader have had the same: fair/unfair challenges to face in life)

so

why

NOT??

escape

those

challenges (“say” by focusing positive attention…)

with

language

challenges (of choice)??

God has helped me thus far with (life) challenges…

so (in comparison)

what’s learning Chinese and Vietnamese??! (for a native English speaker like me;))

 

[just trying my “reasonable” not perfectionistic best…to expand my abilities to better communicate with fellow-breathing-fragile-life in my  local community and elsewhere.]

 

7/12/17 @ 12:09 p.m.

 

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Working Definition of Compassion

“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???

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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The Most? Challenging Culture & Language

Greetings Reader(s):) aka Fellow-Fragile-Life or Breathing-Fragile-Life or Beautiful-Breathing-Fragile-Fellows 🙂 All life is precious, fragile, and beautiful, eh? All life needs to be respected, huh? (Oh, and appreciated.)

I was thinking about language since always working on being a better communicator, in particular, of compassion and agape love. What is the most challenging language to learn, adopt, practice culture, etc?…perhaps, in some ways, it is indeed compassion..which calls for total immersion, active and passive listening and learning indirectly and directly…sacrifice, discomfort, pain and participation/determination and lots of WORK!..and continuous on-going education of one sort or another…it calls for change, transformation and transcendence.

Some days are tough lessons like visiting a younger woman in hospice with a young kid about to lose his mother to cancer…or may be it is attempting to learn a rather difficult actual language of a minority group living in your area…or may be? its putting the best interests of Others over your own interests or losing sleep or food to help at odd hours or share whatever you have that someone may desperately need! It’s a bunch of random and organized doings…and talkings and communications, and learnings, logistics, etc. It’s a willingness to voluntarily be there…when/if needed 24/7 eh?! (It’s learning to help yourself, not hurt yourself, and help others and not hurt others in the process of living this life.) It’s acts of selflessness, etc…which painstakingly don’t come easy.

i am exhausted/more than fatigued physically and mentally and have pushed myself cause may be? it is true: “no pain, no gain”… am making not much sense at the moment in my writing, huh?? forget grammar, forget definitions, forget expectations, forget………………my obvious lack of adequate vocabulary to truly explain what is in my heart at the moment..

what little i’ve come to learn…COMPASSION is all-encompassing and it is time (or whatever else) well-spent!!!!!!:)
and life-altering…(for the better)

PEACE PEOPLE & Happy Compassionate Week-end to You All Near and Far!

4/29/17 @12:03 p.m.

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just checking

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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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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