Apr. 28th, 2005

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Last night Rick asked me how I could so radically change my beliefs in just a few weeks. I'm pretty sure I told him once already that he met me during an abnormal era in my life and I think I even talked about it on here. But I repeated myself one more time for his benefit. What I believe now is a lot closer to what I believed in high school than what I believed during the past 7-8 years. Okay, I was a little brain washed by Crusade. It took me a while to get over it. Now I'm moving on with my life. Yes - I'm becoming a little more liberal than I was even in high school, but not a whole lot.

The more I study the more I am fascinated by Eastern religions. But I'm seeing some of the same elements in the Bible really if you actually look at what you're reading. I continue to read Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg. In last night's reading he compared Ecclesiastes to the Tao Te Ching. You know, what - he's so right - there is a lot of the same thought process going on in those two books. Yes, I will always identify with Christianity and probably always call myself a Christian. That label covers a VAST continuum of belief though and I no longer see it as exclusionary of other belief systems.

I continue to experience peace, freedom, and a sense of finally being at home in my own skin. I am happy. Not in an extreme manic depressive way as I have occasionally been in the past. But I am happy in a deep rooted, peaceful way. This kind of happy is not fleeting, it's always there - I just have to remember to reach out and touch it and not let the cares of this world distract me from it.

Gotta go. Beth should be here any minute to pick me up for another Mary Kay thingy. Yay for girly time!

Yup...

Apr. 28th, 2005 11:56 pm
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Every once in a while a really damn good picture of you occurs. One that's good enough to post on your journal for all the world to see. Today I took two. Mind you it did take me the better part of two hours just to get two pictures I really liked. Have I mentioned that sometimes I get hyper focused on something? But I was all made up from the Mary Kay party and I couldn't see wasting it. :) Hmm, I think this is the first time I've posted any pictures of me on my LJ - well - here I am.

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In real life my eyes are actually blue - but they sure look brown in the pictures, don't they? My hair is actually a lighter blonde too. Hmm, well that's life I suppose.

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