Month: February 2014
When building body strength, resistance training can be one of the most productive techniques to keep your body strong and tone without any weights or sweat.
But this is not the best way
to handle life.
As I review the scope of what I want to share….
I see that this is going to be a book.
I’ll start with some fundamentals
This has been an unusually cold winter.
Is there heat?
Is there cold?
There is no cold. We cannot measure cold.
We can only measure the absence of heat…
down to 458 degrees below zero.
We cannot get colder… that is the absolute absence of heat.
0 degrees Kelvin
Is there darkness?
There is only the absence of light.
Is there death?
No, there is only the absence of measurable life (here on this planet)
Is there evil?
No, there is just the resistance of good.
And that is where I want to speak to you.
If you want to live a good life…
You have to stop resisting good.
You have to stop resisting life.
Yeah, easier said than done.
If you want to strengthen your muscles.
you use resistance training to build them up.
If you hurt your arm…
you immobilize it.
Break your leg
you cast it up.
You find healing to our natural state when the resistance is gone.
People who are in emotional anguish, financial difficulties or lost their heart
often have great resistance.
Resistance to life
resistance to health
resistance to reality
even resistance to love.
If you want to be a light to the world…
stop looking for darkness.
If you want to live life to the lees and suck out the marrow of life…
then by all means, stop doubting and having negative thoughts.
If you want to have an impact in the world…
influential, financial, relational, or ????
then you must cease living only in your dreams.
Next issue, we are going to focus on defining
and begin discovering what we are resisting
Many blessings to you
I woke up this morning and didn’t want to get up.
I know I’m not the only one who relates to that.
So, I hit snooze and dreamt dreams of what I’d like to live in my day.
the buzz came back and for some reason, I grabbed the kindle
by my bedside and began playing a game.
20 minutes later (I think) I won and shut it down.
I roll over… looking at the ceiling.
“Lord, what do you have for me today? I’m a little lost.”
Now, I know I’m loved, I know I am totally blessed.
But sometimes I’d like to just pick up the phone and give him a call sometime.
“Hey, I’m hurting. Can you help me in this. What do you want me to do about these people and that event.”
I know… prayer is the one and sometimes two way phone call.
yeah, preach it till people stop listening… I mean you already did.
Sorry, feeling the angst of loving a person who’s as bad a communicator as I am.
I already lost a marriage because of it.
(well, there are two sides to that story)
But, in all of life I know there are a few things I can count on.
I am in charge of my emotions/reactions. I control if I’m going to be angry, bitter, happy or respond in kind… or love.
I am not a victim in life. I create the life I desire. My thoughts have great power and bring in my reality.
And thus in some way, I have created my own angst.
And that angst has created the communication block with God.
It has also created the communication block with other relationships in my life.
So, where does that leave me.
Sleepy in bed most mornings without much
desire to get up anymore.
no, more than that…
I need to change my thinking
I need to get my emotions in line with the Great Communicator
Because if I put in faith that He won’t communicate with me…
then He is stopped from communicating with me.
If I put in faith that my marriage was bad
Then it’s power prevents it from getting better.
If I put in faith that my family or other relationships have
wounded me beyond repair…
Or that I can’t be successful or famous or influential or write a great book… etc
you get the point.
Faith is like creating laws of life for yourself.
And I’ve placed faith in agreements that I’ve made
which were reactions to hardships
and now I’m all messed up.
I will have to do it all myself.
I am better alone.
No one is truly interested in me.
There isn’t anything worthy of my time, attention or love.
God doesn’t talk to me.
Can you see how these agreements have brought so much angst to my life?
Maybe you can see some that brought angst to your own life.
Now, cutting out the angst comes with ridding ourselves
of the clutter of false agreements.
That shall be the promise of next blog post.
And I’ll let you know how I’m doing on all this too.
Blessings to you all.
Most people have no idea how much power resides in what they say or how they say it.
how we talk to people can either heal them or wound them deeply.
If you ask everyone around you… if their parents had said something that has wounded them to this day… almost all of them would say yes. Haven’t you?
Now how about your friends, co-workers, bosses, strangers you’ve just met, church people… ever hear an unwholesome word from them?
And often that can crush us, or edify some wrong thinking and take people on a crash course to depression.
Watch your words my friends.
Bring the love
bring the medicine
Bring sanity back
I’ve carried these quotes for some time.
It’s always the question that drives us… not knowing the answer
We are always getting ready to live, but never living. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. Margaret Fuller
Many go fishing their entire lives without knowing it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau
We are never living, but hoping to live. Blaze Pascal
And I still haven’t found what’s I’m looking for. U2
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but that it shall never have a begining. John Henry Newman
Every man dies, but not every man lives. William Wallace
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henrey David Thoreau
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus
I have seen all the works that have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind. the Preacher Ecc 1:14
I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. Jesus Christ jn10:10
For me, that was one of the joys of giving my life to Christ at 25.
Life had meaning.
And not only did life have deep meaning, but I had purpose with in it.
My pursuit of living has been a struggle in many areas, but also great growth and accomplishment.
So, I want to answer the question..:
What makes Life worth living?
I love a good story.
I love my kids
I love tickle fights and fart jokes.
I love teaching and sharing
I love walking in the green
I love watching squirrels and kittens spaz out in play
I love a deep conversation… pulling out the soul of myself or me to another
I love watching water fall
I love seeing how business works and creating inventions
I love the dreams I have
I love seeing my kids’ eyes brighten at the opening of a gift or delight
Everything you love… is what makes life worth living.
take a moment and write down all the things that you love. I could come up with hundreds but just wrote down the first few. there is no priority or condemnations… if you love to dance naked at night with the lights off ;p well, then we are alike. Whether it’s people or things or animals or characters… you love them. know them
A life filled with loving is a life close to the one God lives, which is life as it was meant to be.
I truly hope you find rich life in your love.
keep your thoughts on life and love
else you’ll get swept away in the darkness