The Face of Things

Facts matter and so does ART

Every moment is a great time to reflect on the past lessons, and present futuristic dream seeds.

Most of the time we can spend our lives searching for fulfillment only to discover that we were looking in the wrong places…

In reflection of the face of things at times, this may include interactions with others and encountering various viewpoints we may disagree with. Often it is our egos or pride that can get in the way of us being able to listen to opposing opinions and we can end up aggressively yet passionately seeking to persuade someone else to our position or we can provoke increased hostilities BY NOT listening enough. Hence, it seems that when we emotionally attach ourselves to a set of beliefs we feel connected to and passionate about it may be more difficult to remain calm when listening to opposing opinions and views. However, if we are able to overcome our aroused emotional state intelligently we can foster meaningful and healthy conversations with others in peace. So how can we remain open and emotional temperate to other opinions and viewpoints?

We’ll almost certainly meet folks with whom we disagree or don’t get along. Instead of burying our heels in even more to defend our own ideas and convictions, it’s best to listen to what they have to say. This will take practice but is worth the effort. Listen carefully and try to comprehend what others are saying. Spend less time defending your position and more time learning about the other person and their viewpoints. In summary, seek to understand rather than to be understood within this phase of the interactive conversation before you give your response. Become an active listener. Try to refrain from thinking of counterarguments while someone is talking or thinking of the next responsive comment. Empty your mind and consume yourself with the words being expressed by someone else.

Bottom line As much as you would like someone to agree with your position and accept your beliefs the same way you do resist the need to want to aggressively persuade them. We ought to resist attempts to control others. Recognize that a person has the right to accept or reject a belief and we must also accept that we may not have all the expert answers for everything either. Even if you are right and disagree with someone, you don’t have to tell them what to do or give them advice. While it’s admirable to be helpful, don’t be overbearing. Know when it’s better to agree to disagree. And that’s okay.

In modern times especially on social media, the thirst by some individuals to control others and persuade others on how they ought to think is real. But humanity is at its best when we forfeit our pride and the need to be right, we then can allow room for open discourse and the exchange of ideas. Sharing non-criminal ideas and viewpoints help humanity stay informed and reach beneficial solutions to complex problems. Hopefully, we can transcend our School Yard approach to conversing with others and actually be able to communicate in a healthy manner.

It’s sad we are living through times where there is so much division over disagreements that people are being polarized and divided just because they disagree on certain issues. As a result, massive censorship of free speech is taking place. And For some, these are make-or-break issues. However, it is a living hope we the people do more than break communication but repair it one meaningful conversation at a time.

The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

 –John F. Kennedy

When Scars Are Healed By Love

Inner scars can be unseen but can remain as painful reminders of the past. However, love has the power to heal these internal wounds and personal conflict that resides inside our souls. This can be done by seeking the face of the Almighty God and being open to receiving great love for us. If one chooses to seek God and be open to the great love He has for them, life can become a lot less painful and much more worth living. God is the ultimate healer of our souls and if we are honest with ourselves and come to God, He can take away our inner scars and help us to become better human beings renewed in His image.

We can also experience the love of God through people sent into our lives. The most valuable act of love is the love of God expressed through the person who is sent into our lives to love us. This person can be a friend, a parent, a sibling, a spouse, a child, etc. The love of God expressed through another human being is also healing and can help us to heal the internal scars of our past.

Indeed, we don’t have to be bound by the painful memories that may exist from our past. we can create a new future by choosing to love again. The risk is worth it. We can learn more about ourselves when we can experience the healing power of love. We can learn more about the great love of God when we allow people into our lives who are willing to express this great love. We can also learn about the great love of God when we seek Him in prayer and spend time in His presence. This can help us to understand more about Him and can help us to be better human beings who model great love to others.

By loving others as well we can become exceptional human beings and participate in a phenomenal opportunity to change our world. We can become better human beings by expressing great love to others. This can be done by showing kindness to others and by choosing to do so even in difficult circumstances. The more we love the more we become like our loving Heavenly Father. We can become better human beings by loving others who are different from us too or those who may have different beliefs than we do. This is a form of compassionate outreach and is one way we can become better human beings in God’s image that will lovingly magnify his powerful glory upon the earth.

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[Love Series Part 3 of 3]

What Real Love Does

Real Love Is All About Action Action Action

How to know if you are in love or not: What really counts is what you do, not what you say. Love is not a word or a feeling; it is a condition of action. And if you act lovingly or are experiencing expressions of tender love and care by someone, you are potentially in a loving relationship.

This is one of the most powerful and important aspects of love. Love is a verb. It is something you simply do, it’s not something you merely feel. It is a lifestyle. Expressing genuine Love is more than saying you love someone. You have to show them.

This is how you know if you’re really in love or not. When you truly love someone, you don’t want to see them hurt, you care for them whether they agree with you or not, you would do anything to protect them. When you truly love someone, you do things for them even when you don’t feel like it, you help them even when you don’t want to, you sacrifice your time and happiness for them, you put them before yourself.

If you truly love someone, you wouldn’t mind doing all of those things. It’s only when you love someone that you will do such things. This is how you know you’re in love when loving caring actions are reciprocated in kind. You may feel you are in love, but it’s not until you actually do something loving that you know for sure.

Bottom line if you are in love, you’ll know it. You’ll know it when you see it. And if you are not in love, you’ll know it because you won’t.

When you are in a loving relationship you feel comfortable with the person’s presence. You feel like you can be yourself around this person. You usually go out of your way to make this person feel good. You don’t feel the need to impress the person. You feel this way because you are in love that is accepting you for who you are. You feel as if you can be yourself and feel safe around this person.

You do not enjoy being away from the person. You feel a constant need to be with that person and do not like to be separated from them. Overall, You have an intense desire to be with the person and interact with them. You feel a special kind of happiness and joy when you are near the person. You feel free and relaxed when you are with the person. You want to be around the person all of the time. You feel excited when you think about being with the person. You feel a deep sense of satisfaction and contentment when you are with the person.

The ultimate height of the success of all of humanity is to be in reconciled fellowship in love with God. God’s love is beyond all human comprehension and is the purest form of unconditional love. It is the essence of love. As such, love is a feeling of total and complete caring for, concern for, attachment, and affection for another. Love brings on feelings of happiness, joy, and satisfaction. When we are in love, we feel a connection to the other person that is so strong that it almost becomes overwhelmingly soothing. Love is even more than an emotion. It is a way of life. It is a spiritual connection with another person that can only be described as being in love. When we are in love, we are more caring, loving, and compassionate. We want the best for the other person. We want to make the other person happy and feel the same way we do.

Love is more than a sensation; it is also an expression of love. Love, on the other hand, can overshadow the whole and total sensation of caring for someone else. Affection arises from the true existence of love within the human soul, and love is the purest expression of affection. When someone shows true affection for another, they not only express their sentiments, but they also go out of their way to make the other person happy. Love is so strong and pure that it has an impact on our bodily, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. A person, on the other hand, cannot make another person fall in love with them or be truly in love with them. When someone is truly in love, their acts will be genuine and well-intentioned. The actions are done because the person loves the other person and they are sincerely happy to be with the person. Signs of love demonstrated will be that this person will be very concerned about the other person’s life, well-being, and overall by being attentive to the other person’s feelings and thoughts. The person will also be very caring and compassionate willing to offer support, encouragement, advice, and assistance if need be. These actions are also often done as an expression of the affection and attentiveness out of the great love someone has for another.

Lastly, Love is the key to everything. Love is the key to a good and truly sustainable world, and without love, nothing matters. Without love, all we have is hatred, jealousy, anger, greed, selfishness, and selfishness. Without love, the world would end in anarchy and lawlessness. The world would be destroyed. The Earth would become a toxic, uninhabitable, and desolate planet. What was once pure and beautiful would become a polluted, dirty, and dangerous wasteland. We all need love. We all need love in order to survive. The scriptures tell us that the love God has for us is so intense, and pure, that we cannot even imagine it. Hence, The love we have for other people can be described as an extension of God’s loving hands towards others through his precious creations.

Expressing God’s love ought to be humanity’s greatest goal and our highest and most holy aspiration. This is the ultimate expression of human love. God’s love is the purest form of love, affection, and caring for another person. By loving others, we are expressing our love for God. Indeed, a world in love is a better, safer, cleaner, and more sustainable world. Love brings protection, happiness, joy, contentment, and fulfillment. Love brings fulfillment to all of our needs. Love possesses the powerful ability to even heal our scars and our deep emotional wounds. That’s what Love does. Love Heals. Love is a powerful resource we have in this world. We can embed Love laced acts into everything we do which can involve the interactions we have with others. This includes Love for God. Love for our family, friends, etc. Love for one another. It also includes love for ourselves. Love for caring for our world. Love for our future generational human existence. Love is the key to everything. Love is the key to completely healing our world. Love indeed makes everything grow.