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Faith, Life, Blessings, and Joy

“Faith is a passionate intuition.”

Faith need not be blind.
Libraries provide peace-justice
thousands of years
of human history
for our examination.

Art in spiderwebs,
flowers and oceans
of mystery surround.

There is no need to
explain beauty,
unravel mystery,
or translate wisdom.

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We are finite creatures.
It is reasonable to assume
that infinite mysteries remain
forever beyond our ken.


We can observe the human condition and come to various conclusions.  But rather than rainy-day-readingattempt to explain the incommensurable, we can embrace mystery, love life and savor the joys, sorrows, celebrations, resignations, adventures, dark clouds and silver linings.

The blessings we bestow upon one another (a touch, a hug or a few gentle words) are more precious than worship, prayer, angry gods, heaven, devils, hell, demons, eternal life or myriad and multiplicitous prognostications.

Sometimes simple faith in a personal god provides a sufficient reservoir of trust for people to spring into action. Others embrace mystery, with joy, and carry on.


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Notions about  “eternal life” contradicting science or science contradicting experience seem over the top.  Under human conditions the past is gone, the future awaits and essential moments matter.


So we find our places, peacedovemiddle
stay where we’re needed
and do the best we can.

 

Life is fine,  not to worry, we are living in a sea of joy.

Peace,  Tim Flanagan,

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“I’ll let you be in my dreams
if I can be in yours”
Bob Dylan,


 

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/scatter-joy/


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“Some people are so afraid
they cannot find the courage
to debunk the junk and face facts.
And many don’t want to know truths which may be too terrible to bear.”


more:  https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/fear-blind-faith-and-ignorance-vs-education-science-and-courage/

You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
Louise Erdrich

more:  https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/life-creativity-faith-mystery-imagination-wisdom-love-joy-dreams-and-visions/

“I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of
heaven and angels.”
Pearl S. Buck

more: https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/kindness/


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5 comments on “Faith, Life, Blessings, and Joy

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  5. Theresa Kennedy DuPay
    January 25, 2015

    This is lovely. This is what I need to remember and stop raging against the chaos…thank you for these lovely words…

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