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Originally posted 2015-12-29.
10:56. I have a noon appointment with my therapist. I’d originally thought to stop downtown for coffee afterwards and then go to the mission. However, last night I got turned away, so I now think to go straight from my doctor’s office to the mission: I don’t know how long that walk takes. If I arrive at the mission at 13:45 and have to stand there idle for 45 minutes — after last night, that’s a price I’m willing to pay.
This morning I’d meant to go up to the doctor’s office early, arriving at 11:00, and then try to find someone in Case Management to help me get into transitional housing. I came to the library first, but it got to be 10:40, meaning I’d have less than an hour to work with the case manager; so I cancelled that plan for today. Later this week I’ll have opportunities.
The move into transitional housing, and the transition into that move itself, are likely to bring many changes.
1. About this book
THE WAY OF PEACE
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Matthew 11:28-30: Jesus said,
Come to me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; …
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
All my life, I have been concerned for people who seemed to me to have a harder lot than they deserved — who were loaded down with heavy burdens.
In time, I came to see that I likewise carried needless heavy burdens.
Life is difficult enough even without them. Jesus speaks here of a way to live without them. Life’s inherent difficulties cannot be avoided. Needless difficulties can be avoided, and one’s life will be far more pleasant as a result. I humbly believe I have come to understand what Jesus meant, and that is what I seek to set forth here. Continue reading 1. About this book
15. Jesus’ words about “the Kingdom”
THE WAY OF PEACE
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When I first conceived The Way of Peace, I set myself the task of accounting for every time Jesus used the word “Kingdom” in the Synoptics, the end being to demonstrate that what I call “peace of mind” is what Jesus called “the Kingdom.” This task will remain unfinished. I decided that only 41 of those sayings were authentic. Some will be examined more than once, from different angles; others won’t be examined at all, either because I don’t understand them myself or because they’re hard to relate to The Way of Peace. Continue reading 15. Jesus’ words about “the Kingdom”
Science and the left wing and the right
“These key psychological differences can determine whether you’re liberal or conservative”
Some months back, I linked to this article and said I would need to devote more time to it at a later date. A later date has come. It lists fifteen physiological and psychological differences between liberals and conservatives. Some interest me more than others. Let me begin with a fairly bare-bones presentation of the list. Continue reading Science and the left wing and the right
Two stories from Sunday, August 8:
– Unanswered prayer
– Direction for The William Tell Show
If I’ve said some of these things before, now may be a good time to say them again.
Some version of this post may be a good, new, final chapter for The Way of Peace.
Podcast – Seeking peace of mind
It won’t happen if I’m not paying attention.
Seeking peace of mind
Music: George Michael, “Father Figure”
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“Anatomy of the Spirit,” by Carolyn Myss
“Where do you get that living water?”
This may seem unrealistic, even delusional; and much of the time, it has felt that way to me. But I’ve been here before, and know it’s not unrealistic at all. One drawback: it will pull me even farther away from the societal mainstream. But if I feel a “call” toward anything at all, it’s this path that I feel called to.