Poem, Spiritual

Dagger of Truth


Dagger of Truth

 

Do you believe in the spirit world? Do you think that there is anything beyond matter, time and space? I do.

I know not everybody believes what I do, nor has had the same type of experiences. We are all individuals. We are all unique. Not one of us has the exact same experience in life.

When I was a child, and all through my adolescent years, I just accepted what was taught to me in school. I didn’t believe in God, nor the spirit world. It wasn’t until I started asking the questions that all humans, at one point or another, ask themselves. How did I get here? What is the meaning of life? What is my purpose in life? Why are people frightened of death? Where am I going when I die? So at the age of 20 I made a decision to believe in God? I had found Truth, or better yet, He had found me.

Over the years though, I’ve had to water that relationship. I didn’t just make a decision and leave it at that. No relationship thrives like that. It takes dedication, commitment, and quality time spent. If I don’t feed my spirit the healthy nutrients it needs, it is very easy to start believing subtle little lies. When that happens, things get dark and I need to run to the light. That’s where I hear words of life again. That’s where I am restored and refreshed again. That’s where I’m safe and sheltered from fear. I need to catch those little foxes before they dig up the garden. Before they scratch away the seeds that were planted for the growth of amazing fruit.

So, do you believe there is a spirit world? Do you think that there is anything beyond matter, time and space? Do you believe that there is good and evil? Light and darkness?

Poem, Spiritual

Relativism


 Absolutes Obsolete

Absolutes obsolete
Buying truth like one does dim sum at kiosks on the street
A little bit of this
A little bit of that
Something fried
Something steamed
Something salty
Something sweet
All to satisfy each craving I have
All to suit my own personal needs
This I don’t like so I’ll leave it alone
But that I adore so it’s coming home
Morality, shmorality
It’s all relative, you see
What may be truth for you
Isn’t truth for me
Really?

Just some thoughts on post-modern ideas and relativism.  I’m not an expert or anything on the topic, but so interested in learning more.  What are your thoughts on the topic? On post-modernism? On relativism?

Food and Nutrition, Food For Thought Friday - FFTF, Spiritual, Uncategorized

Truth can be created? Hmmmmmm


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*I tried to post this on Friday, now it’s Sunday, and just realized that it didn’t actually publish.  Let’s try this again.

FFTF (Food For Thought Friday)
    Spirit: Truth can be created? Hmmmmm
    Body: Apple Yogurt Bowl

Spirit: Truth can be created? Hmmmmm

What is truth?  Do you think it’s possible to create your own truth?  Let’s take a look at what Winston Churchill once said.

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Incontrovertible: Big word, wouldn’t you say? Let’s see how the dictionary defines it:

  • Not able to be denied or disputed.

And how about “Truth” itself:

  • The real facts about something : the things that are true
  • The state of being the case
  • The body of real things, events, and facts
  • The property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or reality

It seems that now-a-day postmodern thought leans toward this tendency to believe that one can actually create his/her own truth, and I have a difficult time with that.  I would like to borrow a piece from Josh McDowell, former agnostic that used to believe that Christianity was worthless.

The Postmodern Age: Create Your Own Truth

Postmodernism is a worldview that asserts that external, absolute truth—that is, a truth that is true for all people, in all places, and at all times—cannot be known through reason or science because truth is either nonexistent or unknowable. Postmodern thought asserts that experience is more reliable than reason, and the idea of truth is created rather than discovered. In a nutshell, postmodernists say, “If it’s true for you, then it’s as true as it needs to be.”

Postmodernism now shapes the attitudes of our society as a whole even though most people don’t even know the meaning of the word. Don’t be surprised to meet many adults or even Christians who are reluctant to draw a line between right and wrong or to affirm a belief in absolute truth. They have adopted a postmodern mind-set without bothering to check whether it is based in absolute truth—or even needs to be. Perhaps, if pressed, they might offer an explanation that borders on New Age mysticism.

Contrary to postmodern thought, we do not create truth–we discover it. Belief does not determine reality–reality exists apart from belief. Our belief in the truth merely brings us into alignment with it and activates its power in our lives. Absolute truth is an objective reality that exists totally independent of what anyone thinks or feels about it. Truth is real and solid whether or not we choose to believe it, just as Mount Everest is real and solid whether or not we choose to climb it. (original here: http://joshmcdowell.blogspot.com.br/2008/01/postmodern-age-create-your-own-truth.html)

So what do you think?  Do you think it’s possible to create your own truth?  Just some food for thought as you go into your weekend.

Body: Apple Yogurt Bowl

I love breakfast.  Don’t you?  It’s my favorite meal of the day.  I have recently discovered an amazing breakfast that I have been enjoying frequently.  A simple recipe, but a good one.  Hope you enjoy.

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A great weekend to all and please, let me know your thoughts.

Blessings =)

Spiritual, The Peaceful Warrior -5

WHY?


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I absolutely love the movie, “Peaceful Warrior”.  It has inspired me to do a blog series called, “Who, What, Where, When and Why?” This post is the fifth and last of this five part series.

Why are you scared?

Is it because you feel so empty?  Why do you feel so empty?  Are you searching for fulfillment in things that just don’t satisfy?  Are you wondering what your purpose is here on this earth?  Are you thinking that you may not amount to anything?  That you may not make it in this world?  And how is it that one “makes it” in this world?

I remember when I was graduating from high school.  I thought to myself, “What am I going to do with my life?” I remember thinking about how I loved theatre, music and dance and loved doing musical theatre.  Throughout my younger years I had been involved in various different productions.  In elementary school I was in a musical version of Cinderella.  Then during my adolescence I was in the musical Oliver Twist and even played “Anne” in Anne of Green Gables.  I took dance classes, voice lessons, acting classes and so on.  However, I was a very insecure individual with low self-esteem and thought that I would never make it in the industry, and that it was pointless for me to even try.

A few years after high school though I had an encounter with Truth – the Living God.  He came into my life in such a powerful and extraordinary way that I have never been the same since.  He permeated every fibre of my being and started to take ahold of the lies that I had believed and the damage that had been done.  He started to heal me up and make me into a new creation.  I had been born again.  That’s what Jesus does.  Lies can’t hold up in the sight of Truth.  When light comes, darkness has to go.

Soon after, I received a calling from Him.  A calling to go into the nations of the world and minister to people’s lives.  A calling to share Truth using the performing arts.  And as of May 2000, this calling started to come to fruition.  I set off for Hong Kong for training and soon traveled throughout various parts of Asia, sharing Truth using the performing arts.  I then moved to Brazil and joined an arts group, doing the same thing.  I had “made it”.  I was living and doing what I thought would bring me satisfaction.  But you know what? It didn’t bring true satisfaction.  You know why? Because I cannot be defined by what I ‘do’.  And it isn’t what I do that will cause true and lasting peace, satisfaction, contentment, joy, fulfillment, and the list goes on.  What I do is not who I ‘am’.  And who I am is what will remain throughout all of my life and into eternity.

I can say, with confidence and full surety now, that I am a woman that is fulfilled.  And it is not because of what I do.  It’s not because of what I have.  But it’s because I am found in Him.  I am in a living, active, passionate and intimate relationship with Him.  He has made Himself one with me.  And that’s what brings me meaning.  That’s what brings me satisfaction and contentment.  That’s what brings me security.

So then, there is nothing to be scared of.  There is no room for fear.  He that put the sun in the sky and brought everything into existence is with me.  And I will remain with Him.

Are you worried, scared and anxious about your life? What’s got your heart in a loop?  Leave a comment and let me know.