Confronting Our State of Mind

Our liabilities can stay with us and burrow into the deepest part of our mind. If we do not confront them, we are in danger of handing our life over to discouraging states which occupy our time and frame of mind

We might hold on to a grudge, be ill tempered, or feel dishonored from occurrences in the past? These emotional reactions along with many others are very real and in many instances become liabilities and anxieties. We may feel like they have been reconciled, yet they are in the background pushing through when we lack self control. When these emotions push to the surface, we have a chance to confront them head on.

Our liabilities can stay with us and burrow into the deepest part of our mind. If we do not confront them, we are in danger of being adversely affected by their harsh reality. We know that faith is belief in the unseen. There are times when we cannot see our liabilities, yet we know they are present. Our faith inspires us to ask for our shortcomings to be revealed and destroyed in a manner which cleanses, clears, and resets our body, mind, and spirit. If we do not manage and destroy our emotional liabilities, we will certainly struggle to exist as a highly functional being.

Spiritual responsibility is crucial to our overall well being and specifically to manage the nuances which causes us emotional duress. Our spirituality is personal, yet we can be open to friends who are in harmony with our faith. They can convey unbiased feedback about how we portray ourself in situations of stress and as well as situations of confidence. We must have faith that answers will come to provide direction, and to remove our emotional struggles which cling to us.

Our spirituality and faith are greater than anything which backs into the voids of our consciousness and causes us anxiety. We can overcome anything we set our mind to. Our liabilities rob us of the opportunity to keep positive energy moving toward our fulfillment of happiness in life. If we dedicate time to understand why we are embracing our liabilities and anxieties, we can persevere to overcome their emotional trigger points.

There is much to be said about being positive, and never surrendering to the emotional liabilities which casts a cloud over us. We desperately need to raise our existence to a level that brings out the best we have to offer. It is an easy commitment to suggest, but it is one which requires hard work to overcome. Are we up to the challenge?

Our Garden Of Life

Our gardens parallel our life. Both require the right ingredients in order to mature.

Gardening is a matter of passion with cycles of misfortune and success just like life. Our garden and our life are synced with the sun and earth which dances with grace, revolving and tilting with gentle movements. Our seasons, days, and nights march onward with the precision of the Great Conductor who has orchestrated the rhythm of our universe. There is a time for rest and a time for growth. Our gardens flourish with a cycle of life in tune with the seasons, sprouting forth and maturing with the help of nature and divine guidance. Seasons begin with spring, we prepare our garden for seeds, enrich the soil, and diligently nurse the plants. During the summer we rid the weeds which choke the plants. We must water the bounty so it can thrive and be harvested. In the fall, we must clean up our garden and get rid of old plant debris which can harbor pests that will infest our garden in the spring. When winter comes, the soil slumbers during the short blustery days of winter only to awaken in time for spring. Gardening, like our life, is always an ongoing process of cultivation that must continue in order to reap the rewards.

Our garden and our lives are intertwined, each requiring prudent care, faith in our efforts, and patience to reach maturity. A garden cannot thrive on its own accord just as we cannot thrive on our own accord. Any yield is based on the effort we put into it. Without the divine foundation of building blocks for all life and the maintenance of that foundation and building blocks, we wither just as our garden will. As humans we have immense responsibilities to ensure our efforts are always moving forward in a manner which enriches our life and the life of others. If we cultivate our life with goodness and diligent faith in God throughout our life cycle, we cannot be overcome by forces which cast us by the wayside.

Life is impossible to be on the upswing all the time, we will have ups and downs. It is worthwhile to recognize the downs, but it is not productive to dwell on them. If we truly want to live to the fullest, we must put forth the effort to responsibly cultivate our lives with Gods nourishment. Think of thriving, if we introduce the right amount of care, nutrients, and information into our bodies, we give our self the best chance to succeed in life. We always have the opportunity to reset our garden as well as our life if we neglect the work needed to maintain it. Throughout our life we make adjustments for our course to coincide with actions needed to thrive.

We have two choices for our garden and our life. We can cultivate our garden and our life throughout its cycle by nourishing it, taking care of it, and respecting it, or we can give up and let the weeds of neglect have their way. No one desires to be overtaken by neglect, depleted of the life force needed to prosper. A life cultivated with unwavering faith in our Almighty, with love, and with determination to put forth the best we have to offer is a life which reaches maturity. With that maturity, we have gained the wisdom and knowledge to deliver us to a higher level of existence.

Let me conclude this by stating, “I am not perfect by far”. Much cultivation needs to be initiated in my own life. I have ups and downs like everyone and in no way am I an expert on how to live life, nor am I anywhere close to having the knowledge of a theologian, or any other highly educated professional. My words come straight from my heart and my hope is that we can all grow and learn from our own intuition and from the knowledge others have shared with us. As always, my greatest wish is for the best to come your way.

Don’t Associate Humility With Weakness

Even in humility, the time comes when we must put someone else in their humble place.

The old man sat on the same park bench every morning with the warm sun while the tranquil rays warmed his soul. He was alone now and the peaceful comfort of his surroundings afforded him the opportunity to reflect on younger days. Many people passed him offering good morning cheers each day. The old man had always taken care of himself and maintained his great physical condition. He was a humble man, never flaunting his physical skills.

One morning a middle aged hoodlum began to hassle the old man. Each morning the old man sat on the park bench minding his own business. The hoodlum became more aggressive with his taunts and thought he had someone who was gutless and faint hearted. The old man tried hard to avoid the confrontations day after day. Then the morning came, a cloudy day with a chill in the air. The hoodlum spoke no words and the assault began. The old man quickly overwhelmed the thug on this day with exceptional fighting talent. He had been a Golden Gloves Champion in his younger days and worked hard to maintain those skills throughout his life. His powerful skills were evident in front of several people who had gathered to witness the spectacle. Once the old man had shown himself, he retreated and was never seen at the park bench again.

We live in an aggressive world, it’s good to be invisible sometimes. There is no harm in going through life without boasting, being the center of attention, or making outrageous gestures. These will get the attention of others who will be at odds with us. Shrewd people get all they want without defiance or hate from others. They are able to navigate life for the benefit of accomplishing the deeds of their heart. They are able to remain in the background, out of sight and away from attention. Yet they carry out amazing feats.

In reality, it is unavoidable to go through life without turmoil which requires a person to justify their honor, morality, and values. During those times, we must call on all of our abilities and perform to the best of our competence. In those moments, there is no time think about ideology and being humble.

When the time comes for defense, perform swiftly, do what must be done, and when it’s all over, there is no need to boast. Retreat to the solitude of peacefulness within and fade into the background. For it is there in humility that the greatest things in life are accomplished.