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
Much effort and energy has been spent, trying to reform the ego.Much time has been spent, waiting on the ego to ‘get it’ I wanted ego to see and align with what I know to be true,I wanted ego to align with what I know to be real. It cannot. I had to quit flogging … Continue reading Mission impossible
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
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.
“I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 The real and authentic me sees, knows and believes the truth. Yet it seems I live daily with the tug of war between what I know to be true, and what I experience via the 5 senses (smell, touch, hearing, sight and taste). This sensual data helps my … Continue reading Conflicted
They say death is the last enemy to be vanquished. I say FEAR is the last enemy. Show me a man or woman who has expelled fear in all its guises from their life, and I will show you a person free as a bird soaring high and gliding joyfully with the currents. Fear causes … Continue reading The last enemy
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
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