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7 years ago  ::  Jan 29, 2011 - 1:54PM #1
Posts: 4,385

I hate it when people take what is supposed to be spiritual (any religion)

and turn it into something rigid and harsh

with sharp edges

God becomes the monster in the closet

or under the bed

the religion,

meant to convey spiritual concepts,

becomes a whip or a bludgeoning instrument

when spirituality should be. . .

a puffy white cloud

your favorite fluffy pillow 

where you can rest your weary head 

not all this other nonsense.

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7 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2011 - 6:39PM #2
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This is perfect

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7 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2011 - 7:19PM #3
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i agree 100% teej - it's good to see you here ! 

"It took me a long time not to judge myself
through someone else's eyes" ~Sally Field
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7 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2011 - 8:03PM #4
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I agree.=)

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7 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2011 - 9:43PM #5
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Thanks my friends!!! =)

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7 years ago  ::  Feb 01, 2011 - 10:36PM #6
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Here is the source an substance of every miracle from first to last. . .
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7 years ago  ::  Feb 08, 2011 - 9:59PM #7
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complete, fragment, soul, account, trust
Born the uncarved block,
I wonder if we are more complete
at beginning 
or end
of this life?
In the beginning we are new, unused, pure, 
a specimen of nature,
unable to communicate, sophisticate,
but we are  a communication,
of nature

of miracles!
Untainted by the evils of this world,
our trust is whole,
not sick and fragmented. . . as it will later become.
Our soul is pure,
not riddled with scars and armor,
trying to stay alive.
There can be an intricate beauty
to a human being who has made it through this life
and kept alive something of that sweet goodness
that we all start out with,
and i think this more than anything
is what will be on our account in the end.

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7 years ago  ::  Feb 08, 2011 - 10:15PM #8
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There is a reason that the concept of karma
came about long ago . . .
it isn't just an idea someone made up. . .
it's what we believe on some  subconscious level,
whether we want to or not.
When you don't always treat other's
the way you want to be treated
and then someone wrongs you. . .
one will assert on a conscious level
how "I always treated that person right!"
but in the subconscious mind there is record
of times that other's were treated wrongly
and it doesn't matter if it was the specific person or not,
on some level
we're not sure we're not getting back
what we deserve 
for the times we behaved badly.

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7 years ago  ::  Feb 08, 2011 - 10:27PM #9
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On some level
we are aware of our own hypocrisy. . .
but on some intermediate level
we think we are  safe from the effects
of that knowledge
as long as it is buried
deep in the subconscious and
it's opposite is asserted in the conscious mind . . .
not true people,
What is buried in the subconscious
will be unearthed
at the wrong time
in some embarrassing manner*
but if we were to own the truth
in the light of day
by choice,
it does not have
that effect,
when you let yourself know that about yourself
you simultaneous know it about everyone else too!
Where does this leave you?
At eye level** with your fellow humans

* much of the time happens that way 
** level playing field

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7 years ago  ::  Feb 09, 2011 - 8:41PM #10
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valiant, embodied, knowledge, grope, delicate
Sometimes the miraculous can be found embodied in the quite dull and ordinary,
but we will never see it unless we are looking for it.
As long as we are too busy seeing ourselves grope with
a mundane or even harsh existence,
a gloomy lens that filters out the appearance of every blessing. . .
knowledge is subjective
more often than not,
colored by attitude.
Ah, but let me dispense with the delicate approach. . .
you see, what you want to see!
Perhaps, to rise above the drudgery, and see your life
as blessed, indeed miraculous,
would take a valiant effort that you don't think you've got in you;
but I assure you that,
if you nearly lost your accursed life,
you would find that valiance in easy abundance.

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