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The Process

The Process by Barbara Harbeson |

Wondering through life with many questions, I’ve come to realize that it is easier by far to accept and not question. However, understanding doesn’t come without a price.

The price usually equals the risk of knowing, or the size of the puzzle piece that will give us the answer we are seeking..

I know people who choose not to follow up on confusion. They just let it go. I on the other hand like to think that the process of understanding is what makes me human and more or less accepting.

Sometimes after a long search for a particular answer, the one that comes is incomplete, doesn’t make sense or not what we expect.

It seems that we as a society are becoming more and more process oriented, choosing to dig up the bones and analyze them. As we can see from our entertainment, we enjoy Crime Scene Investigation or CSI the number one program on evening TV. The media thrives on this aspect and feeds us all the crime stories one by one.

The insane part is how the human psyche adapts to levels of crime and the extraction of spiritual value from the equation. A total science of ingredients and DNA that will bring forth an answer that is needed to understand and to process such horrible acts…

Although relationships and death are as old as Greek plays, the media covers these stories much more competitively due to TV ratings and what would appear as our society’s insatiable appetite for crime.

We have more science to run through each particle and spit out an exact match for whatever, but are we any closer to understanding the process that causes feeling of jealously, hate or greed to a degree of taking human life?

I really don’t believe we are. I suppose that is the component that is truly missing. We cannot get our minds around a teenager shooting up his/her school, people killing their parents, pregnant women being dismembered and discarded with child, babies being thrown into dumpsters (dead or alive), children being drown by their mother. These are a few recent examples of human relationships that have ended in crime.

It would seem that no matter how hard we look at the evidence, we can only find the answer of whom but not WHY. Even if we find the answer to why, it doesn’t make sense. Or, is why the gristle of life that cannot be processed?

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Affirmation For Any Age

Sometimes we see the truth in life. Usually it streams in and around the thirties. Up to that point it is OK to be one, and now for some reason one is not enough. More is needed to sustain and grow. To continue growing up toward the sky is useless. It is necessary to multiply our spirit some how. There are people who do this through procreation and others through art, writing, etc. in order to leave something behind. Money too, is a sign that you were here and lived, so this is what you have to show for it.

“The Shiny Things” grow dim through time and child’s play is just that. Work feels like life and life work That is when the spirit of life decides. Up to this point all seems easy. A child, then friends, establishing who we are, by what we do. But then there is work, and what is beyond this work is our life. So a decision must be made as to what the beyond means to you.

Just as the farmer decides what to plant and when to harvest, you too must plan the next stage of your life, otherwise, the land will lay dormant and nothing will grow and time will decide for you. It is not enough to get up each day, but rather the huge effort to put one foot in front of another becomes the focus unless there is destination involved at which point the mind takes over.

A “True design” begins with a thought, a dream. Pen and Paper help to establish the reality of thought (write it down, make it happen). Plan even what you cannot see. Travel, a wife, a husband, success, a garden, art to do, what kind of friends you want in your life and what kind of residence where you’ll live. What you believe and what you don’t will determine the outcome of your plan and how far it will go.
When a human is born, it automatically comes with a built in immune system to protect from exposure to the world. That protection wears off and requires us to build up our own immunity to things that we cannot see that will harm us. More damaging is that which can harm the spirit. Protection against that is the hardest thing to acquire. Some people use religion, substances, work, adventure, sex , fame or their own recipe to numb painful emotions that seep into and conquer the spirit.

Some choose a plan that can protect them by surrounding life with that which you like, not with the one that happens to you. This can protect you because it secures your existence as your own. Making changes and being flexible with life is a key, disappointment is a part of life and must be acknowledged and dealt with accordingly, and the “Pursuit of Happiness” is only an idea. The rest is up to you.