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"The Only People Who Truly Know Your Story Are the Ones Who Help You Write It"- Unknown
So should we make our enemies miserable by either thanking them for giving us our story; and/or forgiving your enemies
You're comment makes it sound as though your enemies have had more influence on your story then your friends and loved ones.
That's a pretty picture. I love purple and I love flowers so together it's a perfect picture.
I love the red-blue hues too.
No...but then again there is a difficulty I am dealing with that may have skewified my vision. They say when we are in pessimistic mode we tend to focus on those higlights that seem to be never ending.
Well, keep in mind that everything has an end. Not always a good one or the one you want but an end. Then you get to have a new beginning. I have a perfect example of this but it would take more than the 250 characters.
They are mostly placed in the way, ThreeKeys. It's all planned by virtue of Universal laws: Action and Reaction; Cause and Effect... perhaps I'm here to annoy you; to teach you patience, forbearance (chuckle), but it could be true, all part of the plan. The Master Planner is the Universe, not imaginary enemies, and yes, in a manner of speaking, we should thank these people, as they act as catalyst to encourage growth.
God knows your story, he is the Author and His appointed emmisaries also. Most, if not all of us, are simply instruments of His. Have a great Sunday.
I had a boss once who said I was here to teach him patience...
Possibly. It is generally worked out before. Great virtue, patience.
Thinking this way-that all was preplanned" did bring a lot of peace and tolerance into my life. But then? I began thinking this belief was just letting people get away with things who needed to be held accountable. No, you aren't a thorn in my side.
Spiritual life is paradoxical. It will teach you that self effort is necessary. It will also teach you that Karma can be nullified. But by and large we are mostly working out our destiny. But yes, we have to and mostly should try. Love.
If karma exists how is it nullified by us Mantita? I know this area is huge but how could you answer simply..
Grace,ThreeKeys,Grace. The wise say: O Lord, I remember you, because you remembered me first. An indomitable will is needed. But this too, relies on Grace.
Im not sure what you really mean when you say "Grace" Manitita44. To me my idea of Grace is that it is undefinable non forceable and something that "just happens" of its own accord. Not sure how that relates to my ask of you about Karma? That's oK..
Nothing happens without the will of God. Karma is subjected to His Will. Loosely speaking, Grace is God's goodness...His mercy...write to me.
I will come back to you on that Manitita.
Have read a few of your poems. They are surreal and as fine as gossamer threads to me:)
Very sweet of you to say so ThreeKeys. I can write one for you, just let me know.
I'd generally disagree, or at least leave room for disagreement in SOME instances. Every one of us has his own story that is "written by life or by one's individual life". There are pages and chapters that we may have shared with others as a "shared with someone" part of the "book"; but regardless of who we have shared what, of our "story", with; each and every person (living creature, for that matter; but this about people) has his/ own, individual, story that's either "written by his individual life (whoever/whatever has been in it) and/or written by the person himself.
How accurately he tells the story can depend on how much he wants to say, or how honest he wants to be; and whether he even sees the story as it really is can depend on how mature, skilled at objective thinking and/or accurately/adequately informed the person is.
As far as I'm concerned, no matter how important someone is to me, how big a part in my "story" they play/played, at any one time and/or for how-ever long, they're certainly part of my story but certainly have neither written it nor necessarily know my own, individual, "story".
There are things that can on with "characters" in one's "story" that the individual (whose story it is) doesn't know, of course; so it's possible not to have accurate or adequate information in our own, individual, "book"; but a careful, mature, objective, and reasoned "author" knows how determine what can presented as/"written about"/thought of as "fact", and where and when inadequate information means not drawing a conclusion.
Maybe it's just how I happen to see people's individual "story"; but while an individual may not be able to see his/her whole story (because of inadequate/inaccurate information); characters, pages, and chapters (no matter how important in one's life) are still not the "author's" of someone else's individual "story".
So (particularly once someone is past early childhood) while an individual may not have all of his own "story" there sure as heck isn't likely to be anyone else, friend or enemy, who "truly knows that individual's story".
As far as enemies go, I don't even know if I have any. If I do it's not "to my face", but most of know how that can work. In any case, with any enemies.... either kick them out of the book, keep their page(s) brief and limited, and certainly do not allow them to believe that are "writing your story" when they're only characters (and certainly don't just hand over the pen to them).
Our enemies are like training to us. I always tell myself this when someone horrible comes into my life. We can't grow without them. Back to your question, it's kinda' like a fiction novel. The only way the hero can shine is when he/she's conquered an enemy. I personally have experience with this before, and I tried to blame it on the enemy. But after having a most bizarre dream watching from a third person point of a view how an interaction between my "enemy" and I unfold, I woke up to the realization that all along, I was the one to blame. I had chosen my reactions; I had allowed my enemy to do bad things to me. Observation from a 3rd person pov opens your mind and it makes it easier to admit your faults. If you see past your ego, you'll see that enemies are there to train you. If you don't learn from a problem, it perpetuates until you learn the lesson it wants you to learn. So yes, you should thank your enemies genuinely. You don't really have to forgive them, when there is nothing to forgive in the first place, depending on your situation. Obstacles are the best mentors you can have, for free! However, I'm not sure with you, but these things are not easier done than said. You have to truly believe your enemies are there to help you before you can genuinely thank them. Give your heart the time to believe, don't force it.
"Training"-nice word for something horrible.
I know full well my personal weakneses/challenges-too much so. Yet in saying that it isn't "our fault" necessarily. Wrong place wrong time. Randomness wthin the Universe.
It's great you know yourself well! Do you believe that every single obstacle in your life is planned instead of random?
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