It’s best that we not place our hope in worldly satisfaction because, at the most fundamental level, there is none.” – Marianne Williamson
We promise ourselves to be more peaceful – we resolve to settle disputes amicably and easily. We promise to be vigilant in minding our own business, our own emotions and dedicate ourselves to getting along with others. What we’re really looking for is a little slice of heavenly harmony here on earth. According to spiritual writer Marianne Williamson, the earthly basket is not the place to pile all our apples.
We should strive for eternal worth and value, but at the same time, we, in bodily form, must live on this planet. Integrating our daily lives with spirituality and meaning often collide with the hard realities of everyday living.
This week I was caught in the hades that can be earthly existence. I was faced with numerous home issues (heat, oil, burst pipe) and that led to monetary issues (thank goodness for emergency funds…). I was also having issues with family and that causes so much stress and worry that one cannot run from. I finally realized, much to my horror, I am menopausal and night sweats are not fun. My hard drive crapped out on my computer. It’s very cold here and I am a summertime kinda gal- I like it when it’s 85 degrees and sunny, not 20 degrees and cloudy. Even my hopeful attitude toward the ONLY thing i like about winter, snow, has been dealt a severe blow since there has been none here in Richmond.
Negativity hosted a big ole pity party for yours truly. After a week and half of “holiness” and i don’t mean the spiritual kind, I am feeling about 70% back to somewhat normal. I look forward to writing again for the 3 of you who read (OK- I chuckled this time i mentioned my readership- instead of crying…see I’m getting there!) I surely have missed putting my little two cents into the universe….