Sometimes, an occasional word

Sometimes, an occasional word comes to you. It finds a fresh place in your thinking. Maybe you act on it, and see where it leads. Maybe you just remember it in a new way — it takes some kind of root in the good, dark, moist soil of your subconscious, and grows. Either way, inwardly or outwardly (or both), temporarily or permanently, definitely or indefinitely, a change has happened. Where do these occasional words come from? For me, they often come from my reading; and sometimes from a chance conversation with a friend, or neighbor, or stranger; sometimes from within. However they come — whether randomly, or by some small or grand design, I am learning to make some kind of mental note when these things — these changes — occur. I wonder how much my life is affected by such things.

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6 comments on “Sometimes, an occasional word

    • mustardnine says:

      On the importance of a HOME to a MAN.

      This comment results from an incidental email that I received today from the Jeffrey Gitomer people, which led me to this link.

      http://salesbarista.blogspot.com/2013/09/theres-no-place-like-home.html

      In the context of SALES, of all things, Stephanie Melish says, briefly, with the EMPHASIS MINE IN CAPITALS:

      There’s No Place Like Home

      I have learned that home is a distinct word that can create special emotions for each person. I’ve also learned that you must create three home fronts in order to be your best.

      How to create your best three homes for success:

      – 1. Personal home . . . sanctuary . . . “WHOEVER INVENTED THE CONCEPT OF THE “MAN CAVE” WAS SPOT ON! I challenge you to create your own man cave room. Don’t argue with me and say, but I don’t have an extra room to make all for myself. Improvise! At minimum create your own “space” just for you. A spot where you can read, think, write, create, pray, and be with the best person in the world, you!”

      – 2. Work Home. . . . How are you TAKING OWNERSHIP of your work home like you do your personal home? Do you take the time to adorn your work space and your actual WORK with your personality and interests? Or do you simple check the tasks off your list without taking full home ownership?

      – 3. Internal Home. THE SPACE INSIDE YOUR BODY IS YOUR INTERNAL HOME, your mind, your conscious, your heart, and your spirit. This the most important to take care of, and usually the one that is most frequently ignored. . . . What’s your passion? What’s your interest? What are you doing about it? How’s your spiritual home?

      – 4. LIVING ROOM: In every home you have to TAKE THE TIME TO WORK ON THE LIVING ROOM. That’s the area where you actually make the room to live . . . When you combine the physical place with the people and the pleasure of experiencing life together, that’s when you are home.”

  1. branchnvine says:

    Word: Meekness

    • mustardnine says:

      @ branchnvine

      I posted a sub-reply to the tag-word “HOME”, but wordpress ate it. I have reposted it now. I’d like to read your comment on the subject word MEEKNESS. Just REPLY to your reply. Thanks.

    • branchnvine says:

      I’ve been thinking about this word for several days now. It seems that meekness is used most often in “Christian speak”. As a follower of Jesus I’m called to humble my self before him. I think meekness is the action of righteous humility. Often it seems that people we consider humble are actually defeated. I would say humility like that is probably more accurately described as fear. Fear in a follower of Jesus is the result of a small faith. Jesus calls his follower to have a great faith. Great faith in Jesus is extremely empowering. This is where meekness comes in. Being a powerful, faithful, follower of Jesus only increases the opportunities for conflict and danger in this life. When those times come meekness allows one to stand with confidence and self control, removing the power of an adversary to control our actions.

      • mustardnine says:

        @ branchnvine
        Moses, the Holy Scriptures tell us, was an exceptionally meek man, in God’s sight. The opinion of fellow-travelers, Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, was quite otherwise. I agree with your thoughts here; I only wish to emphasize that meekness toward God does not always (and perhaps not often) translate as meekness toward other men (or women).

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