Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Deal with even little stresses now

August 6, 2013

I have been thinking of a recent post. I stated that if you have issues/stress in you life deal with it. I know that is more often than not easier said than done.
I hate having things hanging over my head, obviously a life lesson here for me to learn. Everyone knows here the types of things I am talking about. Those nagging, worry some things. the type of issues that come up in life that we do know we are going to have to deal with at some point. We may be dreading that thought of stepping up to deal with it. So We take what seems at the time to be the easy way out. We avoid it, we delay it, we even do our best to just push it from our minds.
Over and over again here on the blog I have tried to urge all to live life. Get the maximum love and joy out of every moment. Why can’t we see that, do that until we realize our end is near. Then and only then does it seem we realize and appreciate how precious our time is, how good the life we have really is.
That is where I am coming from when I say. If we have something that we know we are going to have to deal with sooner or later. Do it sooner, get that monkey off your back, rid yourself of any even little stresses. Any stress/negativity will only to some extent contribute to denying us the full ability live our lives to the fullest.
A long time back, I realize I have something, way far back in my mind, so far back I can very often ignore or even forget about it. Now I have even given it a name. My “worry pot” is where I imagine I store all those little items that I chose to ignore pushing them from my conscious mind. I didn’t actually get rid of the issues I just moved them back to the worry pot.
OK, as much as I may be able to avoid thinking about it. The stress from the worry pot is still there weighing me down more and more. Ultimately the issue what ever it is comes to a head and suddenly I am forced to deal with it. I know there were times when things festered and boiled in the worry pot that when I did address, I over reacted. Remember for this I am talking only about those pesky little things in life.
I am so happy that today not nearly as much makes to my worry pot. I do have to check it.
I think it is so sad for me that for so much of my life I carried a BIG worry pot.
Today, strangely I have major issues. For me it is, lay it out, put it on the line. I want to as clearly as possible see what I am facing, then bring it on


Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Where God wants me to be

August 3, 2013

 

I came across a saying that I think is just perfect.

“God’s purpose for you is simply perfect. He wants to show you the things that only you can understand by living what you are living, and by being in the place that you are now.”

What is life? It is the time we spend here on this earth, the time between birth and death. I have very strong beliefs in the after life but now I am just considering life as our physical time on this earth.

I consider life to be a journey, we travel down the highway of life. There is one thing absolutely every single person in this world has in common, we are in our own time going to die. Our physical bodies do have an expiry date on them. I believe that just marks the end of our physical lives on this earth. Now I am just thinking of our physical lives.

Look at our physical lives in that way and we are all on the same journey through life. Very bluntly, our life journey takes us from birth to death, it is the same for all of us.

What makes us differ, unique as individuals is the path or road we choose to travel on while making this journey. There are something like 6 1/2 billion people in this world and there will be just as many individual pathways through life chosen. Many, many will be very similar but none will be exactly identical.

What is the purpose of life? I believe we are Spiritual beings here for the human experience. To learn the lessons of life that come with being human. The lessons of life come with what makes us human, our feeling: love, sympathy, envy……. We grow as beings as we learn to deal with the both positive and negative sides of being human. This journey of life is a learning opportunity for us. We just need to recognize, learn from, grow from the life lessons along our journey.

I will never be intentionally critical of the beliefs of another, our beliefs may differ and that is fair enough. It is part of those 6 1/2 billion different paths.

I believe Our Heavenly Father wants to help us grow. He will place before us situations that give us the opportunity to further grow and develop. When we are ready to learn, He will also be there to help us through it. It was recently suggested to me that the issues placed before us that I refer to as growth opportunities may in fact be God testing us. Now this is just my opinion but I do not see that there would ever be for God to test me. God is all knowing, He already knows how I am going to act or react, no test is needed for Him to know that.

For me it makes more sense, issues before us are opportunities to learn and grow. Do we take the often less travelled and more difficult high road or the more travelled and often easier low road.

Back to the saying, my opening paragraph. While I may not understand it, I do believe at this moment, I am exactly where God wants me to be