Sunday, March 29, 2009

Things I am realizing...
  • to love does not mean to never experience displeasure with others choices
  • to cherish does not mean you always agree with others opinions
  • feelings come and go and do not define reality
  • ignoring anger, frustration, disappointment does not help anyone and leads to toxic build up emotionally

Feeling very unsettled in a lot of peripheral relationships right now. Trying to sort through. Realizing I have not taken time to meditate on His unchanging truth. Love is patient and kind and long suffering... which does not mean the absence of opportunity to be impatient, unkind, and short tempered (which has been my faulty thinking). If I "feel" mad or think unkind things or want to snap...then I am not loving. What a lie! I am loving if despite my feelings I choose not to snap, not to say the unkind things, or pour out my wrath on the nearest victim. But I must acknowledge and release the emotions or they eat away at me.

4 comments:

Maria said...

"...does not mean the absence of opportunity"

So true!

ajnabi said...

Very deep thoughts, ladyfriend. Wish I had something to add but my own processes seem as deep as a puddle lately. ;-)

angela said...

Good thoughts. Miss our talks.

suchthings.ca said...

Very wise thoughts in this post!