Been a While - A few Questions

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  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Shades of Reason

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    Time is timeless in the eyes of time, yet time is the essence of all things. I guess in umm another time zone, some 13 billion light years away, the kid is ls coming and going as he folds the universe like a piece of paper ... just to say: "I came, I saw, I got the hell out, but not before I swiped a quarter."

    The thing is, even there it's similar to here in that kids can be pretty well clueless to the effects of their actions. It's difficult not to get angry, but at the same time it's difficult not to think ... Isn't that the cutest thing you ever heard? Space time folding as a vehicle to transport living beings to and from worlds all across this universe. This place is a tourist attraction to be certain. Anyway, in the mean time life for those of us still living here who are from here and haven't left yet, well ... is pretty well miserable given the haphazard way in which the transportation system is being utilized by some. In the end, things will work out, but life isn't easy ... not even a little bit, and a lot of people are going through hell daily, and well ... that very well may be the entire attraction to this place, and the reason for the "I came, I saw, I got the hell out, but not before swiping a quarter" comment by the kid 13 billion light years away.
     
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    I see the Big Picture as giving clarity & insight into the now.
     
  3. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Shades of Reason

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    Like the serenity prayer, which amounts to accepting some things changing other things and understanding your personal scope of control? If so I agree. I can't change what happened yesterday, my personal range of control is always in the present but doesn't apply to everything, and what happens after, as in the result of my choices, well that too is out of my range of control. About the only thing I can do is live for myself in a manner that might be beneficial to others also, and likewise for the future, and see how the dominos play out.
     
  4. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Operate from the highest level that I can of my own wisdom, and let God take over completely from there? Take one step, God takes the other nine. My own wisdom will always/usually be exposed, as I gain higher wisdom?
     
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    Gatekeeper Shades of Reason

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    I view it as a soul search for self. A self discovery 101, on to higher degrees of understanding. Until we, as individuals, make an inventory of ourselves, what we're truly about, what we truly like and desire in life, and what we desire out of life, we can't hardly expect to receive much guidance.

    For example: A scene in the move Alice from Wonderland. Alice is at a crossroads, so to speak and isn't sure which way to go. She asks the Cheshire cat which way she should go. "That depends on where you want to get to" said the cat. Alice replied: "It really doesn't matter" or something to that affect. Anyway, the Cheshire cat then stated: "Then it really doesn't matter which way you go".

    The point is we need to discover what we truly want and desire in life, then a way will be made for us to get to where we want to be.

     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Yes. But sometimes under pressure of a previous action -- in hindsight shown to be unwise -- I spend a sleepless night and rise with a new decision to deal with the mess I made yesterday, and then fortunately discuss my decision with someone else -- one who proves wiser than I am -- who alerts me to the potential.for disaster, and leaves me ashamed of even thinking the way I did.

    All this in a day. I am now quite a bit permanently wiser than 24 hrs ago?
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    New wisdom has caused yesterday's very serious problem to become a rather minor niggle in my life. God did not send an angel with a flaming sword, but put in my way a wise/soul person who with a few words put me right about a few things.
     
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    Which reminds me of a passage in scripture: It would be better to have never known the truth, then to have known it and turned away . Self discovery 101, and being faithful and true to who you are, what you desire, what you enjoy, what you're looking for in, and out of life, and the guidance you need to attain these things will lead you faithfully. How? It's who you are, how you're made, inherent to your nature, which is the spirit inside yourself that makes you who you are.
     
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    Gatekeeper Shades of Reason

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    I completely understand that type of reality … Pressure, the feeling of obligation, the I don't really want to, but will because I said I would, then on to the unsatisfactory feelings that are a result of umm … yesterday. Which is why I desire to rely more on knowing myself, honoring how I am, who I am, how I am made, then being faithful to that spirit of life that gives me life inside myself, as opposed to other spirits that tend to break down the whole abundant life thing. We truly need to know and understand what we want from life, otherwise we'll stay lost on the so many roads aspects of, and end up going this way instead of that way, which wasn't really what we wanted in the first place, but it was expected and so we did, but we learned from it so on goes the journey of self discovery. You ever hear of Lenny Kravitz? There's a song titled "Let Love Rule". It's pretty good.
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Ah yes. 'Hey Lord, you made me like I am.'
    John Mellencamp:



    I am a bit disgusted with the person I was 24hrs ago. However, my own nature probably guarantees it will be forgotten and so like history will happen again?

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    But I sincerely pray with all my soul the lesson is now permanent
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Void in My Heart
    lyrics:

    There's a void in my heart
    I can't seem to fill.
    Been a parent, had three children
    And a big house on the hill.
    Hundred dollar in my pocket
    And it didn't buy a thing.
    Now there's a void in my heart
    And a hole in my dreams.

    Well I poured miles of concrete
    And strung wire for telephones,
    Dug ditches when I was a young boy
    When I first left my parents' home.
    Sang my songs for millions of people,
    Sang good and bad news,
    Now there's a void in my heart
    And a fire at my fuse.

    Well I did everything just like they said
    So I could find happiness.
    Went to school and got a college degree
    And at my job I did my best.
    As I sit here alone tonight
    I see a billion just like me
    With a void in their hearts and running from eternity.
    There's a void in my heart I can't seem to fill.

    I do charity work when I believe in the cause
    But in my soul it bothers me still.
    Hey, Lord, well you made me like I am.
    Can You heal this restlessness?
    Will there be a void in my heart
    When they carry me out to rest?
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Pressure of fear and resentment and wishing to seriously get rid of the cause of the problem -- a person/people -- by responding in kind, but worse.

    Better to take the words, they're only words, and just keep walking.

    Wise advice ...
     
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  14. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Shades of Reason

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    It's like life demands that we discover for ourselves what is most important in life. The who's and what's and could be's or maybe should be's, or would have been's if's but aren't because, but then I'm still standing and it appears that you are as well. That's life for ya … always working to get us right
     
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    Gatekeeper Shades of Reason

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    "Where are you wanting to get to?"

    A damn great question isn't it?
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Yes. And isn't that the most ancient wisdom of all: as I change, so does my world?
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Just home, really? Home. Is there home? It's not found going back, that I can say.
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Now when I hurt a person with good intentions towards me, it hurts me so much I can't bear it. A few irritable words: the damage is so bad ...
     
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    What is the ideal state of being?
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Is that rhetorical? What IS the ideal state of being?
     

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