Sun 21 Oct, 2018 10:00 am
So, I've been scrolling down memory lane with my old posts and found one that I wrote that I really like, that sort of sums up what I believe to be important in this life.
I re-read it and got a lot of personal encouragement from that post and a reminder of who I really am and what I love about life. I need that right now. Is anybody else willing to share a personal favorite post of theirs?
I need inspiration right now to be reminded of the good in us all.
Here's mine in response to a young girl's angst: https://able2know.org/topic/359272-1#post-6327830
Stacywhite435, here's what I have for you. And it's not silly what you are feeling.
It's a fact of life.
Someone is always going to be more attractive, skinnier, stronger, wealthier, smarter, more accomplished, more satisfied, more giving, more kind, more anything that you are ... someone will always be more.
Even if you were Miss Universe and the entire planet hailed your great beauty and believed it, it would only last a year, and then would fade.
And, unfortunately, there will always be people who will judge you, judge you worthy or not, they will judge you. It's the way of things. Maybe not everybody, but there is always somebody in that frame of mind.
I know what I am getting ready to say may be difficult to hear and what I am going to suggest even more difficult to understand and apply. Know that it's a journey and not an instant light-bulb moment.
You will never, ever find the peace, composure, and joy you are seeking from outside of yourself. You may find a bit, but it will fade.
You must find it from within yourself.
Maybe it's different for everyone, but for me, I found my joy in the things I love to do and discover. And I do indulge and dive into these interests most thoroughly.
I like books; I like camping, and hiking, and kayaking; I like astronomy; I like music; I like history; I like philosophy; I like languages; I like literature and theater and poetry and essays; I like anthropology; I like flora and fauna; I like geology; I like to learn. There are probably a host of other things I like, but I can't seem to get around to those things. There's not enough time.
These activities and pursuits give me so much joy that I am bursting. And when someone who knows me and loves me judges me kindly, I would hope that they would judge me to be a person who is passionate about many things and willing to invest the time and money and energy and hope and faith to pursue those things. That I am curious and tenacious and persistent and determined. And filled with such passion that it's hard to imagine having to put it all in only one lifetime.
And if they don't get that about me, that's okay.
Here a response I once posted (Sun 7 May, 2017)
To understand history (good and bad) is to understand how we ended up where we are today. To acknowledge and understand our history is important when we as a society want to prevent history from repeating itself. We as a society should never run away from or forget our history. We as a society should acknowledge and learn from our history.
Awesome and so true! Thank you for sharing.