Unannounced guests


Understanding the nature of the relationship between me and my thoughts, has been very liberating indeed. NEGATIVE THOUGHTS,LIKE SOME GUESTS,DO MAKE UNANNOUNCED VISITS.BUT I DON’T HAVE TO ENTERTAIN THEM. Thoughts come barging in unannounced. They emerge and occur in my conscious mind. They feel very much like my own creation. However, they are not mine … Continue reading Unannounced guests

When betrayal is good


Judas Iscariot has gone down in infamy as the ultimate betrayer, thanks to Christian tradition and gospel accounts, Apparently, he sold out Jesus by giving up his location to the authorities for 30 pieces of silver. The close friend and confidant who had shared meals with Jesus from the same plate and table, gave him … Continue reading When betrayal is good

Truth known, not spoken.


When I was younger, I relished the debate.I would gleefully jump into the fray.Keen to make or prove my point, Eager to show or prove the errors of their ways or beliefs, I would verbally wrestle and reason with acquaintances, friends and family. I am older and hopefully wiser now.I have come to see the … Continue reading Truth known, not spoken.

Back to basics


I am a construct. When I can deconstruct that construct, then will I find myself, my power; there I will find God. JONATHAN – afishoutofwater.blog Like a man wearing several layers of clothing that become a weight and a burden, I have acquired a lifetime of stored labels, stories, experiences, perceptions, values, beliefs and judgements. … Continue reading Back to basics

Feelings lie


My feelings and emotions can be very strong and real in the moment that I experience them. However, though very real indeed, often these feelings are not truthful. Feelings lie. I should know. I have been led halfway up the garden path and abandoned by them, more times than I care to recall. I have … Continue reading Feelings lie