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Entrance and Exit of Life's Labyrinth

Updated on September 2, 2013

Genesis 1:27

"God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

All the rest come to life from the cell named zygote. A cell resulting from the union of two gametes (male sex cell and female sex cell) from which the embryo develops a living being. Our development is such a miracle when in only nine months, little by little, we transform into the baby that will be part of this world.

How is life defined? Life is defined as the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body. Physical life is not eternal, it is the spiritual life which accepts Christ as Savior during the period of existing. That vital and functioning being is characterized by capacity for metabolism growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction. The sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual is also life.

What do others say about life?

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."

William Jones (1842 - 1910)

Dyana Nyad with 64 years of age, completed 110 miles swimming from Cuba to Florida and she quoted:

"Never Give Up"

Woman makes final attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida

Life labyrinth
Life labyrinth

The journey of life's labyrinth

Like commonly said, nobody said it will be easy, neither impossible. Walking through life's labyrinth is tough, but we are the ones deciding and managing it. For this I invite you to reason in these other quotes (yea, yeah...I like quotes; other said it, why not quote it).

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself." Harvey Fierstein quoted it very well. The touch it needs is to understand limits. We are born to be free, but freedom requires limits to be enjoyable. I have not seen a single person diving into the ocean of freedom without drowning others or themselves.

George Washington Carver (I would have loved to drink tea and chat about life with him). This fine man gives us some beautiful suggestions as we walk through life's labyrinth; he quoted: "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong, because someday in your life you will have been all of these."

Last but not least is the quote of Erma Bombeck; "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

Fast-food angry woman (mute)

Self control

Will Smith is one of those talented humans that has poured out all his skills through his life labyrinth. He really makes me laugh and sometimes cry. I love the wisdom in his following quote:

"Through life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too."

We all know these kind of words. We quote them, we like them, but we just don't practice them completely all the time. I think that instead of trying, perhaps we just ought to simply do them. Hatred, bad humor, disgust, and all the negative feelings, thoughts, or desires toward others is negative to ourselves.

The video to the side is understandable by the way some fast food workers treat some customers. I don't know what had happened to the person from the car before she got there, but it surely demonstrates absence of self control.

Without control we become a disaster. Proverbs 25:16 "Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it." Make good choices as you walk through.

We aren't functioning by instincts only, we are thinkers and with the capacity to love. Love is an action not only a word with four letters. It is not easy, the daily struggle with "some" people around, but we need to keep in mind and teach our hearts, emotions and actions to be:

  • Kind
  • Tender
  • Patient
  • Caring
  • Gentle
  • Faithful
  • Etc, etc, etc...

Birth and death

We know where we were born, but we do not know where or when will we die. Life is great. It is a gift we have...appreciate it,and handle it with care. Dreams, goals, desires are wonderful when it gives meaning to life. Commit to yourself "Until death do us part", and go through life's labyrinth knowing that your soul will be headed to another place after your physical body departs.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

"then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it."

Meditate in these things and blessings to all!!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

"Life begins at Conception"

© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      mylindaelliott thanks for your comment. Yes, she really lost it...her good manners. We really need to develop self control.

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      mylindaelliott 4 years ago from Louisiana

      Oh my, the lady at the fast food window really lost it. I love the baby video though.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Jackie Lynnley thanks for your comment which contributes to the message I left there to see if someone would perceive it. Thanks for standing up for the babies that cannot talk by themselves.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      MsDora thanks! Your comment is truly an inspiration.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Naturally this only brings to my mind the fact that 5 month fetus's are murdered. My two were doing flip flops at three months. I see grandmothers marching; wanting mothers to have the right to murder these babies and I know the end is near. I admire you for standing and I stand with you.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Dyana Nyad is an inspiration. Your entire article is filled with inspiration from the quotes and the pictures. Thank you very much for this enjoyable presentation.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Thanks, Froggy, sure you can live up to it. Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Thanks Eric! You sound like one of my sons with the "pounding in the head". I just try to give a message for a better world. I think there aren't so many moms pounding in the head.

      Hope you write a hub and share that sonogram, it is wonderful to see who technology shows God's wonders.

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Another great one baby. I hope I can live up to it.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Oh my!! Let us see if I can do it quick from memory -- helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, brave, clean and reverent. I am not going to look it up but near fifty years ago that was pounded in my head.

      And the first pics reminded me to go and find My boy's first pictures --- an extended sonogram, with music and some cool dance moves. Thanks nice lady.