Why is it that we view relationships as having an obligation? That is why they fail. We love another because we feel like we have to or should. We don’t love them because of the possibilities we can create with that relationship. In any relationship the possibilities are enormous. We can find ourselves and create who we really want to be, or we can show the other who they really are and the potential that they have to become who they really can be. Most of the time someone thinks of them self as lesser, as not as grand as they really are and the more one shows the other who they could really be the more they tend to show it. It’s not an expectation but a state of knowing who the other is. And that is why relationships fail, we view them as only obligations and can think of a relationship as having the ability to “succeed” or “fail”. This is impossible because every relationship creates something beautiful. A marriage may end in divorce or a boyfriend may break up with you but in the process one can create who they really are. They can rise above it and create who they have always wanted to be. We must stop taking relationships as a pass or fail quiz and just take them as what they are, take them as Havel. As vapor. So we must savor every moment but realize that all they are is vapor. Not meaningless but realize them for the fact that they are all passing, just as our lives are. So when you say a relationship has failed, carefully review that and realize that the only thing that has failed was that you didn’t take the opportunity to create who you really are and show the other who they have the capacity to become.
We create our life. From birth we are born as creators as we are born under God’s image. We are born a blank slate, essentially we are always a blank slate, God gave us free will to do whatever we choose to create who ever we want to become. We are typically asked “What do you wanna do when you grow up?” wrong question. We should be asked, “Who do you wanna BE when you grow up?” We are all given one purpose when we are born, and that’s to re-member ourselves with God, to have our souls go back to the whole from which they once came. That’s it.. How we reach that is up to us. And that’s how we have the possibility of experiencing hell. It’s not a place with fire and pitchforks. It’s the state that our soul can be in when we don’t remember that we come from God. Besides that, we can create and do whatever we please. We were given free will and all of the skills and possibilties in the world to make ourselves into the person that we always wanted to become. We create who we want to be, not who we were meant to be from birth. It isn’t really free will if we are given an occupation from birth is it? We are always in the process of creating (not realizing) who we really are. We are love. Every man and woman has only one thing in common. We all come from the breath of God and have the capacity for great love. Never forget that we have that capacity.
We are given one day of today. We are only going to live Febuary 10, 2011 once… We only have 25,550 days of life from age 0-70. That’s it. Every day is a blank slate and we are in the process of creating it. God gave us the power to create every day and to create ourselves, he gave us free will. I think that we sometimes forget that we are who we are because of our own actions, we are who we are because we have chosen a certain path. Never forget though that the path we created before can be changed. The whole point of every day is to create and re-create one’s self. We must take this glorious day we were given and do with it what we want to create who we want to be. We are always creating our own reality and always making ourselves into new people. Sometimes, life can throw a curveball and how you take that and use it is up to you. How one takes a situation and changes it to recreate themselves truly shows who they are. It’s not been easy lately and my mind is tired but that’s because I feel like I’m playing a game. I’m jumping through hoops and not being able to show who I really am. Soon, however that will change. Imagine who you would ideally want to be in the future and make it a reality. Today. Tell her how you really feel, you are only going to get this chance a handful of times. Tell your family memebers you love them, you never know when you’ll get the chance again. And love. Everyone you come into contact to is worth it. Teach others to love and it will become a collective idea. Love will be contagious.
“Every thing you do unto my brothers, you do unto me.”
Almost from birth we tend to judge others, we tend to look at what someone is doing and automatically think that what they are doing is wrong. When we walk down the street and see someone dressed like a “gangster” we assume they are, when we see a bum some assume “they deserved it.” All most people have to do is take one glance at another and they believe that they know the other person. Every single person on this earth is here for one purpose and one purpose only: to create who they really are, we are all here on a spirtual journey and the seen and the unseen God is the destination. Everyone has a different journey that’s why it’s YOURS, that is why God granted to you life, so that you might create your own journey, to experience your true self and discover that he is the one from which your life stemmed. I think that we mainly believe that something someone is doing is right or wrong, that is not our job. That job should be left solely to God. That is why we must help the bums, the gangsters, the drug dealers. And how about we stop throwing John 3:16 out there and calling it a day, actually caring about someone should come first and you cannot truly love another if you have a persisting negative thought about them. Every single person on this planet is going through a spiritual journey, remember that. Remember that even though your’s may be easy, theirs gets them to the same place if they find themselves. Finding one’s true self is to find God. Always love.. offer a hug and the clothes on your back, God will always provide.
“It is not the healthy that need a doctor but the sick.”
How is it that music can completely change ones mood? How is it that the clouds in the sky can make one smile? One’s soul is com completely linked with the outside world, each soul with another because we all come from the same place, God. Everything we “create” comes from another soul. So when we hear a happy song that anothers soul created that happiness is absolved into ours. We literally can feel the music in ourselves, moving through us. We can feel the open sky in our hearts. God created us and we create other things in turn, he gave us the power to do so. When a butterfly moves it’s wings in China it changes the wind current in California. It just goes to show that everything we do and everything we create changes the world. We are linked in ways that we could never imagine to the world outside, to the trees and the stars, God created all of it. All of us. If you really want to change to world you need to find yourself first, re-member you’re a part of God and create something beautiful. Create your own “song” which moves the soul.
We live in a world of relatives. We live in a universe of opposites. When God created the world sometimes we wonder why… God knew that if we lived in this world and there was no such thing as sin or darkness we wouldn’t know the light—we wouldn’t know him. I’ve seen the darkness. I’m not saying that I am all wise but I know what it means like to live for nothing. To live for the next thing that makes you feel like your life is worth something. The stereotypical guy things ya know? I’ve been in a place where I didn’t know God. I have however, come to find out that every experience in life leads to him. When I didn’t know him my life was essentially meaningless and I indulged myself in worldly pleasures. Now though I can really find God much easier. I went through a lot when I kind of left the church and ever since then I have been in the process of creating my own God. When one creates their own God it creates a personal experience (obviously there are some limitations to this) but within the realm of reason if you create your own God no one can take that away. He becomes your best friend and the thing you love most. It’s my firm belief that God isn’t a cookie-cutter for your soul. He doesn’t ever take one shape so why should he fit everyone in the same exact way. I find God in nature and some find him in music. Now, I have a personal relationship with God, he is my best friend and is the only way my thirst can be quenched. But this is only because I built my faith from the ground up, I created a faith in which I believe in. I still hold the bible as a holy and irrefutable text. I guess what I’m trying to get at is that for someone to truly know God they must experience him themselves, they must create a God out of the ways that God has shown himself to them. God is the unseen; our souls. God is also the seen; the experiences we have that point to him. We just have to follow them. To know light you must know what the darkness is. To know the darkness you must know the light. We wouldn’t even know joy if sin never existed. So when you ask God why he let sin happen, just know that you couldn’t really know him without it.
First post. Not exactly sure what to say but I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. My brother has moved back into my house and it isn’t the easiest thing in the world but I know that it’s easier than what my family is makin it. My dad said that he is “angry with God”, which I understand that but I think he is making is worse than it is, one of my favorite quotes of all time is when we look up at the heavens and ask God why there is so much suffering in the world and he looks back at us and asks us the same question. So profound. As I ponder where we get our strength to do great things from I realize that it’s God. But not in the “man in the heavens” sense. When I think about it I realize that we have the breath of God in us, which in turn means that we have a part of God living inside of us. As much as God is everywhere outside of us he is more of a part inside. He has always given us the tools to choose happiness over saddness. He has given us the tools to be happy and sometimes we just don’t use them. I guess what I’m getting at is that when we get angry with God for not giving us what we want why don’t we just realize that God has already given us the power to do it, we just choose to not remember the part of our souls that he is. We choose to ignore the fact that our soul is a part of God and that we can never be broken. Remember who you really are.