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Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness, Self-Control.

I was just meditating - yes, with incense and a candle - how very new age/pagan of me. ;) And as I was meditating and thinking about the book I'm reading right now by Marcus Borg (actual title is listed on my profile - I don't recall it off hand). A wave of the above washed over me like none other. And it was an affirmation that I'm on the right path. I got sidetracked a little by some personal traumas and just life's busyness in general. But my whole liberal shift - that's good, that's of God - because it produces the above. And anything that produces the fruit of the Spririt is good, holy, wonderful!

So my assignment for you all here is this - when I start stressing about something again - because we all know it will happen. :) When I start stressing again one of you needs to remind me to take time for the spiritual side of life and cease grasping. If you'd do that I'd be much obliged. Have a blessed evening.

Date: 2005-07-20 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] facetiae.livejournal.com
not a problem! I'd never pass up an opportunity to say "I told you so" and "get with the program." really! ;-)

seriously, meditation and contemplation has been a part of [probably] every major religion - yes, even Christianity. =) it's just fallen out of fashion with the rise of modernity and rationalism.

[not to mention the use of incense in the catholocism for centuries.]

good to hear you're feeling better. I was getting ready to check in, since you've been quiet for a while.

Date: 2005-07-20 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d-a-r-a.livejournal.com
Glad to know I'm missed when I get quiet. I didn't even realize I hadn't checked LJ in several days.

Date: 2005-07-20 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] facetiae.livejournal.com
one of the interesting insights that the infamous K.A. makes in one of her books - perhaps Spiral Staircase - was how different sorts of prayer work for different people. amazing thought, isn't it? I mean, it's so simple, so obvious, and yet so overlooked I think. I'm also trying to find my most natural meditation and prayer activities, whether sitting at home with candles and incense, or spending time with the hounds. =)


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