Mid-Week Question of the Week~Not Turn Away

When was the last time you did not Turn Away?
not turn away from fear.
not turn away from boredom.
not turn away from grief.
not turn away from joy, or pain, or pride, or jealousy, or inspiration, or from any of life’s most perplexing questions.
To not turn away from anything.
Which is really what most of us do, right? Turn away? We’re hard-wired to avoid the uncomfortable, and all the more so when we’ve collected layer upon layer, year upon year, of rough experiences around so many things: around relationships, around intimacy itself, around parenting or being parented, around work, around money, around spiritual pursuits and the communities that gather around them.
So many of these things are so charged with pain or awkwardness that most of us live daily with blinders up. We shade our eyes and hearts from looking directly at them. We establish elaborate disengagement rituals, which usually involve some form of screen time, some form of food or drink, some form of people-distraction, and the creation of urgency around anything BUT the things – those potent teachers – we wish to avoid. ~Kristin Noelle

Saturday Digest~January 28

~The longer we spend dwelling in doubts, the more powerful that story becomes, and we lose our power to change. ~Belle Pirri in this interview at Purposeful Women. This article also includes Belle’s How to Set Yourself Up to Make Choices You Love

~In all things there is the possibility of learning to trust…love the artwork and the message in this post

~Some who wander on the Internet are not lost, they are nourished! Wandered happily at this website

~Today and Always, please remember…You are a masterpiece. In the God Gallery, you are the only one of you.

~Is anyone else as jazzed as I am every time David Arms writes, creates, or expresses his ideas out loud? In this post he wrote, “I think it’s important to live this life looking from many perspectives. It’s important to observe from many angles. It’s important to see what others see. It’s how we learn, how we expand – even if we end up liking our own view better. And sometimes there is no ‘better’. It’s simply two different views.”

~I want them but…Sometimes there are no “You Are Here” indicators in life, but sometimes we knock on a door of opportunity but remain outside. We do not move through the door and enter

Video of the Week:

Somethings Gotta Change by Josh Wilson

“‘The more of us we swallow, the more we become hollow until we don’t know how to feel’. That line is so true. The more that we try to please ourselves and our sinful desires, the farther away from God we’ll be, and the more empty we will feel. Only God can fill that empty space inside of each of us. Oh God, forgive me for my pride.” ~Josh Wilson

 

Saturday Digest~December 3

~~~Really appreciate the concrete steps at the close of this post at Creative Spiritual Women and especially this thought:

When we spend too much time thinking and not enough time with the Thinker, the clouds obscure the sun and we feel “dark.”

Love. As I fill myself up with love, all those thoughts lose their value. I imagine myself emanating love and the light shines forth brilliantly in the present. This works whether I’m doing dishes, having a tough conversation, driving, eating, anything. When I switch my thoughts to “What can I love? How can I love more? Who can I love? What is loving about this person? How can I appreciate them more?” All negativity, all clouds, all the fog clears. The Light is truly Love- they are one in the same. ~Belle Pirri in How to Clear Your Mind

~~~A post intended to “leave you feeling hugged and safe and warm” Please be your own best friend and read these thoughts from Kristin Noelle

~~~When my focus is on myself and all that I think needs to be done in a day, I stop focusing on what God has placed as gifts right in front of me

~~~Please don’t beat yourself up when you have to say no, or even when you have to walk away. Remember, that what you are ACTUALLY doing is saying YES to what is most important, what can never be replaced and what is meant for you and for your life…and sometimes saying yes to all of those things leaves room for nothing else.
From the Brave Girls Club

InCourage December calendar Printable

Video of the Week: The Greatest Day by Chris Moerman 

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