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February 26, 2012


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Hey stranger....been a long time since I have posted here.

So I love and appreciate your perspective on keeping the good feelings. I do believe that each of us is responsible for our own emotional state....no person or situation can "make" us feel anything....we need to own it.

So I do want to hear more about this comment:
"For example, I used to believe that whatever happened to me had some purpose, a deeper meaning. That made me feel protected, safe, secure -- even if what was going on was unwanted, painful, disturbing"

I do want to believe that each of us "manifests people and situations for the purpose of our self-learning". But what if that is not true? What if life is totally random?? Wow, an interesting thought for this morning. Guess I never thought it could be that way....and I admit it's an unsettling thought before my 2 cups of coffee.....

Look forward to reconnecting with you!

Tia, I don't see life so much as being random, as unpredictable. It sure seems like causes and effects rule the day, along with the cosmos.

But usually we can't accurately predict what's going to happen, or exactly explain why something happened to us, or confidently say why we, or anyone else, did this or that.

I don't have a problem with this. Life is more interesting with its mysteriousness. If everything happened predictably, that'd be boring. Not even living, really -- more like being the digital display in an electronic calculator.

And even though the universe/cosmos doesn't appear to have any built-in meaning, WE supply our meanings. The Meaning Remote Control is in OUR hands. If we want to change the meaning channel, we can.

To me, this is a lot more inspiring, optimistic, and hopeful than the notion that some god guy/gal has planned out a meaning for our life, but we can't know what it is without signing on to one of the world's thousands of religions, which means we're just taking a guess of which imaginary god to trust in.

How about trusting in the meaning that we find within ourselves? That makes much more sense to me.

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