They say a short memory is a blessing.
I feel blessed and cursed to have such a long, vivid memory. I always wanted to just keep the good and forget the bad.
But the brain is hot pot of chemicals and ingredients all sloshing together. All the memories, good and bad, bitter and sweet, cooking down and bubbling up to one tasty, rich soup of love.
That doesn’t mean you won’t have a messy kitchen from time to time. Enter at your own risk. The recipes are lessons to keep and learn and develop.
Splattered or not, enjoy your soup. Soup is medicine.
Money does not buy happiness.
A smile can’t stop the rain.
But when you’ve confronted the past,
You can smile through the pain.
A smile isn’t an umbrella.
Peace isn’t purchased with cash.
Happiness is burning down hate
And rising from the ash.
So take this fire,
And beat those wings.
Fan these flames.
Embrace the change it brings.
When they hate
We shall love
When they argue
We shall listen
When they act
We shall pray (and protest)
When they injure
We shall heal the whole world
When they kill
We shall inherit heaven
“When they go low,
We go high.”
They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me.
Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience.–Mahatma Gandhi
We all know loss
We all know pain
We all know hurt
All are soaked by the rain
God knows loss
God knows pain
God knows hurt
God gave all for All’s gain
If you know hurt, loss, pain? Love?
Then you know sacrifice.
If you know sacrifice?
Then you know God.
From the moment God created, he knew.
We were known.
He knew what he would have to do.
And created us anyway.
To be known is to hurt.
And also to be loved.
No one lives anonymously. Thank God.
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow
of the Almighty.
If I am the immobile mountain, move me.
If your love is the mountain, then I shall be the one to climb.
If your summit is unknowable, then let me dangle from your shadows and shelter.
Let me live at the foot of your love.
when Brain and Heart are not in agreement, the stress is immense.
worry and fear take over. completely.
God and his word tell us not to worry. let tomorrow worry for itself.
how do you make the heart run like the mind? or mind like heart?
or make either run after/for God?
my answer would be, for myself, to myself, pray.
pray for the desire of God’s will. always. until his will is my desire automatically.
Buddhism-4 noble truths-suffering is universal, desire is suffering, stop wanting things, suffering will end
stop putting things in the place where God should go.
train your brain, Martha. and your heart.
the heart is wild, but so can our desire be for God.
God taught me how to
Not mind scars by allowing
My body to heal.
If scars weren’t pretty,
Then they wouldn’t shine in light.
Scars hold back the good.
A woman gives birth
Brings Earth to this baby girl
World creating world
Women raising girls
Like watching a polluted
Planet heal itself