So far in life, I've learned a lot things and while I don't believe that when I die I can take what wisdom I have with me, I do believe it's with me and is a big part of what can shape my life while I'm on this earth. Of course I believe I can have "all the wisdom in the world", but without it being put to use I remain in ignorance.
Although philosophies and parables have almost always held my interest, I have learned that to know them is only but to know about them, but to live them is to understand them. I have learned that the idea of what wisdom is is among other things to be disagreed upon. I've learned that what one person calls ignorance, another calls bliss. On the other hand, I've learned that to some ignorance is bliss.
I've learned that while "silence is golden", it is also enlightening. I've learned that saying less is more. I've learned that many people, including myself (many times in the past), fear and dist-trust silence. I've learned that I appreciate silence more than elevator or B.S. conversation. I've learned that the only time I really enjoy words anymore is when they being spoken between God and me, and that I enjoy the casual words when most only when I am with my love and my family. (That's why I save them up for special occasions of spending time with them:):)
Now, my tribute to silence:
Until next time,
Love is peace,
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Dear God, thank you so much for my little dog, LiddyRae. Only you know how much I love her and how special she is to me. Thank you for allowing me to be blessed by her sweet and loving spirit and for all the smiles that her playful nature brings to me. Please help me to always be a great mama to her and for her to somehow know just how much I love her. Please keep her healthy, happy, and safe with long life and help me to always be able to keep and take good care of her. When I look in her eyes I see you and I think you are beautiful. Thank you for extending your love to me through my sweet little LiddyRae. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
From the surface, it seems so dry and enormous. So much to learn, tame, and conquer. Learning survival is a must to overcome the mountainous ranges that stand ahead. One must decide what tools to carry along, according to what he/she believes serves best for his/her journey. Character can be transformed in the climb. Spirit can be stregthened or broken in the climb. Mind can be shattered or enlightened in the climb.
Life is full of mountains. Standing at the bottom can be a great experience. But, after so long of standing and/or journeying around the base of the mountain one develops the high potential become conditioned and rigid. To prevent the process of stagnation, one must begin to climb.
Not all paths are already drilled or cut out for the climber. There are times when the climber must work at claering and going about his/her own path. There are other times when previous climbers have been there and have already cut out a pathway which can serve as use to the current climber. Sometimes these pre-made paths serve and sometimes they don't. Reasoning varies from stregnth of the ledge or rock vs. weight of the current climber, etc... When this occurs, the climber must establish a plan, in which he/she must use his/her own tools, and work as best as he/she knows how to make a safe step to the next height of the mountain, which in the end still puts the current and past climbers having all reached for the same goal...the top of the mountain.
Sometimes it's nice to stop, rest, and observe on the way up. In these times, a lot can be learned and it can be a great time of restoration for the rest of the journey.
At the top of each mountain, the eagle's eye view makes the long climbs worth it all. Looking downward, the climber doesn't neccessarily count the steps it took to get to the top, but most likely recalls each increase in drive to push on upward.
Enjoy each journey. They are never as long as they seem.
"Til next time,
Love and peace,
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Sometimes its more, the knowing that someone who cares is sitting with us, than a thousand words being spoken to us. This blog is about that. I'm asking you to reflect with me on the gift of being without being alone. Today my heart needs someone to only be with me. If you want to sign your name to let me know that you are sitting with me in my blog room, that is a beautiful gift, but for this one, please no comments, just the gift of being in silence.
1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills-
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your
6 The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord shall preserve you from evil; He shall preserve your soul. 8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.