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Thought for the Day

Moon in the Horizon ~CordieB

Moon in the Horizon ~CordieB

Do you realize that no matter who you are, what you do, or where you are today on Earth, if you look up to the sun or the moon, you will be looking up to the exact same sun or moon that I look up to each day and night?  In fact, we may very well be looking at it at the exact same time!  Amazing, isn’t it! 

 

~CordieB

We’re More Alike than Different


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Alike and Not

Simplify and ratify
Feelings that you bare
Understand how really grand
These emotions are we share
All mankind is blind
To how much we are alike
The human race is from one place
We all circle the same light
The thing that makes us individual
And not at all mutual
Is our dear sweet inner spirit
That keeps our fires lit
Without this singleness of soul
We’re like the ant in his hole
All puppets on a string
To the one who grabs the ring
Alike yet different each
As we walk along life’s beach
We share and learn from one another
Family all we are each other

–Written by Sharon Eoff

This poem is featured in Endless Mysteries, an Anthology of Poetry released by the International Library of Poetry in April 2002.

We are all connected to this vast universe. Sometimes we need to recognize and become aware of how much we are alike in order to settle our differences.   My blog friend at “Fresh Squeezed,” tagged me to answer the two questions below.    

A. List 5-10 things of commanility that you have in common with the human race and/or nature.

B. List 5-10 things that you may have in common with the human race and/or nature.

My answers are below.

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A. List 5-10 things of commanility that you have in common with the human race and/or nature.

1.  We all have seasons for which we must pass.  And there is a reason for them all.

2.  We all must contribute towards the survival of our specis.

3.  We all grow older, and eventually die and errode from the effects of mother nature. 

4.  We all depend on nature to survive and the love of other human beings to thrive and flourish.

5.  We all were conceived from a host much like ourselves.

6.  Everything originated from a supreme being, who marvelled in his creation.

7.  We all have done things of which we are not proud.

8.  We all have accomplished things of which we are proud.

8.  None of us knows the answers to everything.

9.  None of us are perfect in the world’s view; but we each are perfect in God’s plan.

10.  We all have something to contribute to the world.

B. List 5-10 things that you may have in common with the human race and/or nature.

1. Some of us, including myself, may want to travel to unseen places before I’m 50.

3.  Some of us, including myself, want to grow in the ways of Jesus Christ, by showing more compassion, love and understanding towards our fellow man.

4.  Some of us, including myself, may love watching and/or listing to the roar of the ocean, the songs of the birds, the whispers of the winds, beauty of the flowers, the smell of honeysuckle, and all of God’s other awsome, wonderful gifts bestowed to us.

5.  Some of us, including myself, may have hurt other humans for no legitimate reason at times.

6.  Some of us, including myself, may have been hurt by other humans for no legitimate reason at times.

7.  Some of us, including myself, may love seeing joy in the eyes of other humans, especially the children.

8.  Some of us, including myself, have lost a love one to death; but will remember that person’s love forever.

9.  Some of us, including myself love spending time with our significant other alone.

9.  Some of us, including myself, need to  take time out just for “me” sometimes.

10.  Some of us, including myself, wonder what is the purpose of life sometimes.

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Ok.  It’s tag time.  I tag my favorite bloggers and those with whom I share a kindred spirit, below.

http://persistentillusion.wordpress.com/

http://dillsnapcogitation.wordpress.com/

http://pinkemeralds.wordpress.com/

http://nikabrightlightwarrior.wordpress.com/

http://lostwidow.wordpress.com/

http://rawdawgb.blogspot.com/

http://sanityfound.wordpress.com/

http://spritualawakening.wordpress.com/

http://blacksquirrelviking.wordpress.com/

http://ingridspeak.wordpress.com/

http://roundtable84.wordpress.com/

Is the Human Race Inherently Good, or Inherently Evil?

Answer: This is the crossroads to which you have come. The future of the human race depends on which way you go.
If you and your society believe you are inherently good, you will make decisions and laws that are life affirming and constructive. If you and your society believe that you are inherently evil, you will make decisions and laws that are life denying and destructive.
Laws that are life affirming are laws that allow you to be, do and have what you wish. Laws that are life denying are laws that stop you from being, doing, and having what you wish.
Those who believe in Original Sin, and that the inherent nature of man is evil, claim that God has created laws which stop you from doing as you wish – and promote human laws (an endless number of them) that seek to do the same.
Those who believe in Original Blessing, and that the inherent nature of man is good, proclaim that God has created natural laws which allow you to do as you wish – and promote human laws that seek to do the same.
What is your viewpoint of the human race? What is your viewpoint of your Self? Left entirely to your own devices, do you see yourself as being able to be trusted? In everything? How about others? How do you view them? Until they reveal themselves to you, one way or the other, what is your basic assumption?
Now answer this. Do your assumptions further your society in breaking down, or breaking through?

From Conversations with God, Book 3.   Neal Donald Walsh

Unconditional Love

I discovered this poem on the internet some years ago.  I have kept it with me, because it is, to me, the best definition of unconditional love I have seen.  If any one knows who the author is, please advise, so that I can give the proper credit.

Greg and Cordie

What is unconditional love?

  It strikes me as this,

  The ability to always accept

  Loved ones as individual

  Human beings, human beings with

  Singular dispositions and traits

  That may waver at times,

  Depending upon personal circumstances,

  But doesn’t make that person

  Harmful, evil or bad, just human.
 

What is NOT unconditional love?

  Being automatically used in disguise,

  Taken for granted and advantage of,

  And constantly accepting and denying

  Mistreatment as isolated incidents,

  Or continually letting and forgiving someone

  For always doing me wrong

  Because they NEVER change their ways

  Does not constitute the grounds

  Of unconditional love in my eyes.
 

Unconditional love to me,

  Is the ability to differentiate

  Between when a person’s

  Contrary actions directed towards me

  Are honestly or intentionally abnormal,

  And accepting my dear beings

  At their best, lovable dispositions,

  During their dark, depressing moments,

  And throughout their mood swings,

  Because these changes happen at times.

  Sometimes it’s the hardest thing,

  To stand and deal with someone,

  When it seems like they are

  Depending upon or burdening you purposely

  Because they are hopelessly frustrated

  With their own personal issues,

  But the way to tell if

  Someone is genuinely relying on me

  Is by knowing them well

  And understanding who they are.
 

A bond that is severed,

  Is one that never existed.

  To err and to fluctuate dispositions,

  Is natural and is human.

  To embody and practice unconditional love,

  Is to know which persons

  This is appropriate to apply to

  And treat them as such,

  Realizing who they themselves are

  As human beings and individuals.
 

A hard lesson to learn

  Is sometimes when people say

  Things that hurt or insult

  Me at that particular time

  Is to not take it personally

  Based on their current demeanor

  Or attitude from whatever trial

  And tribulation they’re going through

  Because they may not mean it

  At that particular time.
 

The sidewalk isn’t always dry,

  But when it occasionally gets slippery,

  That doesn’t change its underlying structure.

  A person may experience some strife

  Which can temporarily transform them

  Into non-desirable, annoying creatures,

  But when we realize they’re human,

  And understand them as individuals,

  We’ll know they aren’t harming us

  And we can show them unconditional love.