Steadfastness and Marriage
To be steadfast means to be immovable. Steadfastness implies a commitment to be loyal in the face of adversity.
Marriage is a sacred pledge to be steadfast. When we say the words, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part, we are making a vow to be steadfast no matter what comes.
Why then do so many marriages break down?
Becoming whole again
What if every relationship we have is nothing more than a reflection of the relationship we have with our selves?
What if we are made up of many aspects and each aspect seeks expression in our daily lives. What if we like only certain aspects and ignore the aspects we do not like?
What if we are not being allowed to ignore those aspects we ignore or suppress? What if the people in our lives are reflections of the aspects we like and dislike about ourselves?
What if it is all an elaborate construct of the mind enabling us to communicate on some level with those aspects of ourselves that we either deny or over rely upon in order to become whole again?
What if it is all about mending the pieces of our broken hearts?
A Japanese TV News crew discovered two dogs among the wreckage after the tsunami had hit.
One of the dogs would not leave his friend's side. The video clip does not need words to convey its powerful message.
The Nature of Nature
I can never understand why a cruel person is described as an animal when I have never seen an animal inflict cruelty on another.
Nature is telling us that we are not above its laws but must rediscover qualities that we share with all of nature.
Self discipline is required to steadfastly seek our human values and cultivate higher qualities in ourselves. When we realise that the people we admire and abhor outside of ourselves are all reflections of ourselves and exist within us, then we are ready to take full responsibility for our lives and can no longer play the role of victim.
Loyalty is a choice and steadfastness means through thick and thin.
Last Cold Kiss
Here are the words and chords of an old favourite of mine by Christy Moore called "One Last Cold Kiss".
The song tells the story of loyalty and steadfastness between two swans and never fails to move me. I have also added the video from YouTube so you can hear this beautiful song and allow its message to reach your heart and realise how little time we have to appreciate each other.
Two[Am] island swans, mated for [G]life,
And[Am] his faithful heart would not con[G]sider any other[Am] wife.
For three years peaceful joy midst the rushes of the [G]pond,
[Am]Proud and gentle was the loving of the[G] last two island [Am]swans.
Their love was like a circle, no beginning and no end,
With his lady by his side a treasure and best friend.
The pond was all so peaceful in the rising of the sun,
Young and free at the island breeze their life had just begun.
'Til a dread day in November when the searing cold did start,
Stalked the hunter with his bow and put an arrow through her heart.
Husband come to my side let your feathers warm my pain,
For I feel I will not spend another day with you again.
And the [C]cold [G]winds [Am]blow,
He was [C]brave but [G]he's laid [Em]low.
By her [C]body in the [G]isle of [Em]mist,
I [C]saw [D]him [E]give her one last [G]cold [A]kiss, one [C]last[D] cold[Am] kiss.
Of swans the people talk of only one in this days tide,
Though they brought him twenty ladies he would take no other bride.
They say he will not move from the place where she did fall,
Once so proud he's beaten now and he will not rise at all.
One Last Cold Kiss
Link to Trust on the Internet
I have written a separate hub called "Trust on The Internet" in which I write about communication and how we use other people as backdrops upon which we project ourselves. I explain how all our communication is ultimately with different aspects of ourselves and that is why we are prone to make up what we believe a person is saying or feeling in their communication with us. If you liked this hub then you may that hub of interest too.
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