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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 114: Talking to Myself

Today's Readings: Psalms 43-45, 49, 84-85, 87

The older I get, the more I find myself talking to myself.

Just the other day, as I was planting and mulching my herb bed, I spoke out loud to myself, inviting a conversation as to where to plant, how far apart to plant, and how to spread the mulch.

I address myself in the second person, sometimes to scold (You're wrong!), often to chide (now stop that!), and sometimes to compliment (good job, Sistah!)

In one of today's Psalms, the psalmist has a conversation with her/his soul. "Why are you downcast, O my soul?" What's your problem? Why are you feeling depressed? Snap out of it? "Put your hope in God." Quit looking at the circumstances and trust God to work this together for your good.

We talk to ourselves often in various ways. You can nose into these private conversations by reading people refrigerators and walls. You can hear people's "self talk" by checking out their bumper stickers and silently listening to them while they are going about a task.

I've done this. Though the wall and refrigerators usually speak volumes of philosophy, the most common self talking out loud tends to be in two categories: talking things out to work things out, or to say something derogatory, like "You dummy!" or "That was stupid."

I wonder if we can change our self talk from condemnation to phrases of hope.

What message does your soul need to hear from you today?

1 comment:

  1. The "I" Must Die!

    In as much as i can 'see',
    That which is of the 'I' in me,

    So it is i yearn, and to Our Father cry,
    For deliverance from all that is of the 'I'.

    The 'I', born of "imag"ination and selfish desire,
    As lust, greed, and pride, stoked a consuming fire ;-(

    A fire burning out of control, as 'I' leads the way,
    It's smoke concealing the fleshly mind that leads one astray ;-(

    Yet even in the smoke, searing heat, and blindness of 'sight',
    Truth can pierce the blackness of darkness, revealing "The Light"!

    And nothing can hide from "The Light", so "Light" reveals the "I",
    Allowing one to "see" clearly, and clearly the "I" must die!

    But to live, yet die, seems an impossible task,
    And so we need of "Our Father", the impossible to ask.

    Help me to "deny myself(die to self)(die to 'I')" Father!

    And as HE Helps, HE reveals more and more of "The Selfless One", The One Who leads His Brethren on "The Way to The Truth of The Life". He Who was, and is The Messiah, The Son of The Only True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL!

    And as The Messiah desired above all else, so also will His Brethren desire above all else, "Father, not my will, But THY Will Be Done".......

    The poem above was begun in Creel, Chih, Mexico in '92, a time when i sought to live and experience a simple and spiritual life and it was there that i received and embraced Simplicity. Left Mexico in '93, yet returned in '04. Then on 1/26/05 the poem was completed, and 'completion' is near for each and every one of us. And for "the poor and needy", thankfully so.......

    Translated, "corruptible to incorruptible" indeed and Truth.......

    Home at last.......

    Forever free from The "I".......

    All Thanks, Praise and Glory Be Unto "Our Father".......

    And while there is breath(spirit) there is hope many will "see",
    "see" The "I" for what it is, and then desire to be set free!

    And that Spirit that was in The Messiah shall "set you free, free indeed"!

    So, There Is Hope!

    For Miracles do happen.......

    Hope is there would be those who experience The Miracle that is receiving "a love of The Truth" for they will "see" The Light that is The Messiah, they will "see" that The Life is of The Spirit(not seen with the natural eye), and most certainly not of the flesh or fleshly mind("I").......

    Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(darkness) that is of this world and it's systems of religion, for "the WHOLE world is under the control of the evil one"(1Jn5:19) indeed and Truth.......

    Truth IS, a lie is not.......

    (Returned to this place called the u.s. of a. in June of '05, yet a return to the simplicity that is rural Mexico would be welcomed, however, i realize that in all things it must be "Father(Creator) not my will, But THY Will Be Done.......)