Existing Together


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“I approach today with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.”
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are all fighting a fight that know one knows about, our past, our future and what we are facing this very moment. They recently could have lost a loved one, be fighting pain, cancer, they could be struggling to feed their children. Whatever their story is, we know nothing about most of the people we come in contact with on a daily basis.

Keep that in mind when you get that rude response at the store, when someone gets angry when you are driving or when someone you love just wants to have a day to themselves. This world doesn’t revolve around you, we are all simply existing as human beings on this earth trying to find our purpose, our faith and how to love one another better.

“It is not our differences that divide us.
It is our inability to recognize, accept,
and celebrate those differences.”
– Audre Lorde

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One thought on “Existing Together

  1. I just finished writing about this to another post on another blog… Must be something in the air. 🙂

    Being a “Christian” is not about public opinions. It is not about keeping up appearances and being more “saved” than anyone else. Our individual relationship with God is privet, personal and precious, and anyone who expects you to profess it like they expect you to is selling something. They want you to buy into the illusion of their image of salvation where everything is perfect all the time. Where they have it “so all together” and no one could refute their awesome power of God that powers their life like an Energizer battery. But you know life is real and the illusion of perfection is only a mask covering over pain, and loss and the fear of losing control. The real way to know a person’s inner life is to look at their home. The home is symbolic for your soul, so the physical home mirrors that essence within. Look if the house is so spotless that it’s obviously cleaned by someone who is truly persnickety. An overly clean house is often a sign of fear. Fear is often fought through a series of controlling aspects where you think you can control a situation with your efforts. But this obsessiveness is never a real solution and is only a thin and fragile mask that resists change and growth. And where some fear letting go others are too lazy and to unclean or to care about the things that truly matter. If you don’t clean or organize and live in chaos then you too suffer in a life of illusions that’s far from the order God would have you find where you respect your temple and respect others enough to care to be a trusted as friend who is organized enough to be relied on.

    The truth is, it is all about the balance you keep. There is a saying about the sitar teacher that tells his student, “If you tighten the strings too tight the strings will break, but if you don’t tighten them enough they won’t play beautiful music”. The truth is that then that “people who shine from within don’t need the spotlight”. They only need to find the balance that comes from a close and personal relationship with the source of understanding, inspiration and love… And that is His power and gift that lives in you. Be wise, be caring and build your house in order and understanding. And most of all… be you.

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