hus it was settled. I made an oath to never venture in that direction again Duke. Not for a shilling, not even for a morsel shall my bowels soften. Our world hangs in the balance. Yet for her I suppose such amendments can be made. Courage demands a stand. For integrity then shall I advance My Lady. For Love (I Come Your Friend).
With Skim Milk
If you’re like me, you probably put on some weight since the Quarantine. Similarly, you probably took a good chunk of time to reflect, rest, and learn new skills: Consolidate. All education is transferable in my opinion. What matters is that your learning is developing U into what you value the most. If you haven’t figured me out yet, my main goal is to live a fulfilling life. Unfortunately, I haven’t solved the problem of being a short man. Dot. Dot. Dot.
Lots of Bubbles
One of the most frustrating things for me in these times is the rise of Tribalism. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in community. And sometimes it’s good to ostracize to protect the integrity of commonwealth. But we’re seeing a stronghold of anti-intellectualism; where the lack of critical thinking and empathy arises, opinions are shot from the hip without conciliation, and social and logical fallacies surround the gullible like a firing squad. Which soul is next to be subjected to cancel culture? This cannot be real right? Ignorance can be a form of witchcraft.
What do you think about the Economy? I say the combination of falling housing sales, rising unemployment, and relatively strong stock market shows a disconnect between Main Street and Wall Street. How long do you think these inflated assets will remain? I don’t know as I’m not an expert on these things. In all seriousness though, I do believe in the law of gravity.
And Cinnamon Sticks
t’s a great feeling to come into your own. When you learn to love yourself with all your flaws – that’s when you begin to become perfect. When you finally heal that’s when you can bear the Casual(T)s. Like the continued violence in poor neighborhoods, laundering of money, and social injustice. The latter being taboo subjects around certain cultures. I still don’t find how many Evangelicals can preach the Suffering Gospel when very few are lynched in America. So “air of gas’ I tell you.
All these barriers slow down progress towards a universal meritocracy; where men are collectively refined to be elite – IF- desired, where markets are approachable for Main and Little Street, and life and freedom are promoted to its fullest. This will never happen so long as interdisciplinary subjects aren’t taught or promoted in business. Neither if we forget the legacies laid down by our ancestors. So, then my dear Sir, forgiveth mine iniquities being sheepish about God. If only thou hast preached the Name. Thy brother may have
intercrossed, since we’re so ‘death of hearing.’
But what stands before us is not some dilapidated dream; an age in which injustices across the globe are unavoidable, where people are locked in their echo chambers; imprisoned by unsound group think and tribal talks. We’re no longer bound to the idea that our economy must operate under a zero-sum game; under the pretense of scarcity and classism. Our minds have been opened to entertaining the alternatives; those hybrid political and economical systems that challenges the status quo without demolishing the landmarks of Democracy. Our hearts have been warmed through this sensation of complete healing so let’s not doubt its effects on the soul. Never before have a few turns of events given us a greater assurance of hope. We can see the Promise Land from afar off. We are taking steps back to look behind and before and see that the old has passed away – and INDEED – all things are becoming new.
How does it look? Can we get there quicker? What should we expect? If the prospects of an American Utopia seem too idealistic, let’s look at what things we can do to better our outlook of the future.
Six Ways to Make your Time on Earth Heavenly
- Be healthy: You’ll need to invest in yourself to see the Kingdom of Heaven is not only near you, but in you. And when you commune with the Supreme Being, you’ll find yourself more dispositioned to exert yourself spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically in a way that is both self-rewarding and profitable to others.
- Interdisciplinary learning: It’s easier to be in awe of the world and yourself when you can connect the dots of one subject to another. Learn new skills, go for an adventure, meet new people, and see if there is a correlation in your studies. You may find yourself pleasantly surprised!
- Get out of your comfort zone: It’s good to establish safety in the things that make you most comfortable, but you should not stay there. Do something that is difficult for you. Meet people who do not share the same ideas or values not to persuade them, but to get a better understanding. Make it an ambition to travel outside of your country.
- Be a thriver financially: It’s difficult to do the aforementioned if we are still in survival mode. If you are barely making ends meet, take a step back and take a deep breath. Say to yourself, “I am not merely a survivor, I am a thriver.” Daily Confessions are powerful. For those who have made Christ their refuge are more than conquerors, they are healers, redeemers, indeed saviors of this present world and the world to come. Envision yourself as a conduit of resources where you a freely giving things to enrich others. Think of systems and solutions that makes channeling these resources easier and accessible to everyone.
- Accept and see past flaws: While It’s important to maintain objectivity and to see the world ‘as is’, we must also understand that changes in this world are conditional to how people perceive the world and others. Pessimism belongs to a realist, but optimism is the root of all practicality. For what’s the purpose of pursuing any endeavor if it’s impossible to accomplish? Let love be our common denominator and see the beauty in our people.
- Expect miracles: Extraordinary events can happen and do happen whether you believe in God or not. What are the chances that supernatural events can conduct themselves in and through you if you don’t even believe they exist? It may not be wise to stack the odds against us by refusing to believe and act on the possibilities.
If we take the time to practice those things and develop character, we may go far. Establishing rectitude is analogous to building a strong tower. It is strong because it’s foundation and composition has significant substance and longevity. For when James first heard her voice, his spirit was stirred.
‘Is she not the wisdom my fathers hath taught me?
I sat daily under the tutelage of my teachers.
They taught me how to incline my ear
And I ate amongst the prudent.
I shall sing to her in well-courted boleros.
In tempered mandolins do I string melodies.
Even in false trills do I compose codas.
She called me…Baby Yoda.’
And a T-Spoon
So, for many of us who are still in transition (my wife and I are still thinking through our next steps in moving…) do your best to keep a positive outlook on life. For some of you, the past year has utterly destroyed your livelihood and now you are back at the drawing board.
Solve for t:
t2 * (5-2) = 27
Don’t give up. Don’t be discouraged. Whatever state you may find yourself in, make sure you take the proper measurements to make the best decisions. Remember to remain positive throughout research. Bring solutions that can be tested and correspond to reality. You CAN push yourself to go the distance.
You CAN expect this of me My Lady. Not an hour, or a day goeth by idly. We are turning to a new chapter and a fresh story emergeth. Let it be written of us that we flourish in desolate times; that we may hold each other dear thus being a citadel unbroken – a Castle Tea. May we loveth well so that we may prevent ourselves and others from committing Casual (T)s, and that life and affection are the things that ever surroundeth us. Until we cross the other side. Farewell my love.
Can you read this entire blog hearing ‘Christ’ and ‘Crucified’ juxtaposed with every word?
“I think too many people presume to read the divine Scriptures and fall into such terrors as this,’ said Patricius sternly. ‘Those who presume on their learning will learn, I trust, to listen to their priests for the true interpretations.’
The Merlin smiled gently. ‘I cannot join you in that wish, brother. I am dedicated to the belief that it is God’s will that all men should strive for wisdom in themselves, not look to it from some other. Babes, perhaps, must have their food chewed for them by a nurse, but men may drink and eat of wisdom for themselves.”
― Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon