Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Whining or Shining

It's funny to me that I'm getting some conciliatory comments when I think I am talking about feeling good. Reminds me of an Alanon saying that goes, it's not what you say, it is what they hear.

It is a good and right thing to leave behind what no longer serves us. There are no mistakes in God's world and there are no changes that are 'bad'. I guess I haven't communicated the quieting of my anxiety as I no longer try to 'hang in' where I don't belong.

The book, Compassion, by Henri Nouwen and two other theologians is great and there is a chapter on displacement that says it all. It's a great read for group discussion which is how I discovered it.

And that, with great faith, is what is good about today.


  1. Hey girl, I didn't think my comment other day was 'conciliatory'. Rather I was (wrongly using your comment space) voicing opinion on trying to learn more about the deity (like taking a course in theology class), rather than simply accepting IT, whatever and Whoever IT is. Just loving IT is all required of me. Simple...but not easy, because I wany to keep seeking knowledge--think therein lies my salvation. WRONG!--for me--grin!

    Anyway, I should keep my views to myself when commenting on others' posts.

    PEACE, Carol! Hope it warms up soon, or do you L O V E the cold?

  2. Your spiritual maturity is a healing force in my life. thank you

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki
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  3. Love the work of Henri Nouwen --