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My frustration levels are at an all time high, I feel the effects of no control and am ready to scream… This about sums up my current mood, if I twittered I would have posted it, and most likely received responses from friends and people I don’t know offering me words of wisdom I don’t want. But as it is I do blog, and so I will post my frustrations here, but unlike twitter I can express myself with a few more words, I will not be limited, my power to say as much or as little as I like is not taken away from me on my blog.

This over all feeling stems from the fact that power, my ability to make my own choice has been taken away from me. I am being forced to do something that I do not wish to do.

I think as humans we cherish our freewill, we consider it to be one of the most important aspects of our lives. I know I do… The ability to make up my own mind, to chose what I want or don’t want is, to me, the most important freedom I enjoy. All other freedoms stem from this one. Freewill is the mother of all others…

If I do not have the freedom of Freewill, than I could not choose to believe or not believe in God, with out freewill I could not choose to remain faithful or not, nor would I have the freedom to decide what kind of life I choose to live.

When we perceive our freewill is under attack we react, we fight back, if we can. The current problem is I have no ability to fight back, I have no freedom from this decision, and that weighs heavy on me.

The idea that I can not control the situation, the fact that I am being made to feel helpless is a very taxing idea, real or not, it is all the same. Since freewill is not a tangible object, not something that Wal-Mart sell, we are left with only or “feelings” and “perceptions” of what freewill is or does. To me, it is the essence of all other freedoms, it is the greatest of gifts from God and it is the very being of our humanhood. To have this freedom striped away from me, to have my ability to exercise it or not trampled on is a travesty.

In our current society we see this happen all the time and we see the effects of it in our everyday life. For me it is the fact that as part of my bankruptcy I must turn in my current vehicle and purchase a new vehicle with very limited funds (like I said I am in bankruptcy). The fact that the courts do not seem to care, that they seem to make it almost easer to just walk away is in it self a shame, but that’s another blog. The simple fact that I am being forced in to a situation that does not serve me and my interest the best, the simple fact that they have taken away my ability to use my freewill is dehumanizing. And before any of you start saying, “Well what did you expect, your in bankruptcy, it was your own bad choices that got you there in the first place”, all I can say is Yes I know, and You have no idea why I am in my current situation… My complainant is not about bankruptcy, but rather about the dehumanization of the process.

Example:

I my case I have to get rid of the current vehicle, it’s lease runs out in September, but the courts want me to return it now, fair enough. To be able to continue to work I need a dependable car, so I looked in to a  Kia, and inexpensive vehicle with a warranty. With the credit market tight, and the fact that I am in bankruptcy the payment would have been over $400 per mount, about what I am paying for my current lease. I asked for a used car, or the cheapest payment, but the condition of the bank would not allow it. I looked at a Ford dealership, won’t even consider me. So my options are limited.

So in-order to make the payments on the new vehicle my payments to the courts has to go down, logical I would say. Well the courts don’t seem to think so, in fact they won’t even allow me to skip a payment to have the down payment needed to get the new vehicle I need to get to work.

My lawyer than recommends that I just turn in the current, skip this payment and purchase a used vehicle with the whole $2000.00 I have. Here is the problem:

1. Not many reliable vehicles for that kind of money

2. By skipping my payment the courts can decide to toss out my case, leaving me holding the bag

3. I have a total breakdown due to the fact the our court system is (insert bad word here) up!

 

So, and I started off this blog, I and extremely frustrated, and ready to blow! I woke up at 3am this morning and was wide awake until 4, dozed in and out until 5:30 when my alarm went off… My 3am wake up call was a good time for me to practice my deep breathing skills and to say a few prayers to a select few saints… It will all work out, of this I am certain, like I have sated in this blog, we must have a positive attitude for a positive end result.

 

 

Paul

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Beingness

There comes a time is our day to dayness that we must refuel our spirit, top off our energy and just tune-up our being. Well today is one of those days for me. I needed to stop and refuel myself.

 

Part of the process of creating a new you, is understands that it takes a lot of work, hard work. We really don’t think about it at the time, we just do what we must, but it takes a lot out of you.

 

Well I too am trying to create a new me, in a lot of different areas of my life, and as of late the process has been going strong and fast, God has called me to many different tasks, all at once, and today I said enough, I need me time, I need to refuel my spirit, my being. I need to rest. So that’s what I am going to do, I am going to spend time with me. Let my mind rest, let my beingness just do that, be.

 

I will be as I read, or clean the house, I will be as I do all the stuff I want to do, or not be, I will just be, all-day today, my goal is just to be.

 

I think its important that we allow ourselves the opportunity to get in touch with our beingness, or essence. To define beingness, I would say that our beingness is the core of who we are, as people. Not just our physical body, but also our soul, or spirit, or totality.

 

Beingness is the essence of which we are the center of our human life, here on earth. But we can not separate the body from the soul, the spirit. We all too often take care of the body and soul as two separate things, but in truth they arte one.

 

We need to learn to nurture both, we need to see them as one, they are our beignness, and they are our essence. They are what God has created. So today, I choose to nurture both.

 

How can we do this? Lots of ways, but first it must be an intentional act, one that we choose to make.

 

If you work out, to improve your body, listen to MP3’s of prayers, or meditations, so you are working both body and soul, you are working your beingness.

 

If you like to read, read inspirational uplifting books, so you are working out your mind and soul, your beingness.

 

If you are cleaning the house, play uplifting music or inspirational CD’s that challenge you, so you are working out your beingness.

 

We can incorporate it in all we do, we can work our body, mind and soul our beingness all at once.

 

So today, spend sometime with your beingness, and work it out a little, push it to its limits and allow it to grow.

 

As for me I am going to clean my house, and my soul, both can use a little cleaning. I am going to put my home and my beingness in order.

 

Paul    

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