What Happens When We Learn To Think The Truth

 

 

When we learn to think the truth we have actually come to the “parting of the ways.” Here we find where the old leaves off and the new begins. In this state, the wrong disappears and the right is discerned and realized in an ever-increasing manner. The foundation of all truth is expressed in the basic statement ―MAN IS A SPIRITUAL BEING CREATED IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD.

~Christian D. Larson

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No Matter Your Circumstances, Know That You Can Rise Above Them!

 

 

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

 

Still I Rise By Maya Angelou, 1928 – 2014

Phenomenal Friday-Don’t Be Deluded By Perfection, Forgiveness Takes Time!

 

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and to realise the prisoner was you. ~Lewis B. Smedes

I have forgiven not because I wanted to amend relationships but rather to free myself from the seething that burned my heart each time I reflected on that person that needed forgiving or the thing I needed to forgive myself for. However! I’m not Saint worthy, those forgiveness is in my heart, there are still a few underlying things the soul refuses to let go. Has it made me bitter? Nope! But it has made me cautious and more aware of my short falls.

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Why Staying Connected With Positive People Is So Important!

 

Stay connected with someone or people who inspire, nourish and bring out the best in you. It takes time to pull yourself together and to heal if you’ve been hurt, humiliated, or become emotionally broken because of what you’ve gone through. You can become disconnected with the real you and forget who you really are. It’s necessary to read, listen and focus on positive things. Things that strengthen your mind, develop your confidence and fortify your spirit. Create a strategy that will allow yourself to rid your life of people whose only intention is to strip, destroy, or take you down.

Be aware that there are certain situations that are just not good for you. Make a conscious, deliberate effort to focus your mind exclusively on things that will build you up, give you hope and expand the possibilities in all dimensions of your life. You have the capacity and the ability to rebuild your life. What you have gone through can be used to develop another part of yourself. Stay connected with positive people with the knowledge that you will get through this. You have something special. You have GREATNESS within you!
~Les Brown

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Phenomenal Friday-Removing Yourself From Everyday Chaos

 

 

“Right now I am trying to be in a place of calm, a place where I can chill out and then handle the chaos of life better. You don’t just get it overnight; you have to work at it. It’s a daily struggle.”   ~ Jackee Harry

This is my submission to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday  series, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on  Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth.

Spending two weeks at home not having to worry about racing out of the house each morning for work really gave me some quiet time to recuperate, reflect and regroup. In that time I realise that there are quite a few things still vaguely outlined on my agenda and that I don’t have all the answers because at this time I don’t have the slightest clue about how to attain some of them. The ones that have managed to come to fruition only pushed me to pursue even bigger goals.

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