Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ahhh shit.......


It occurs to me that sometimes people read things here and because I don't explain myself well enough, they may leave a little confused.

Sorry about that but I say as much as I need to and if you want to know more feel free to ask. My blog friend Snow has asked recently and due to my state of rather extreme busy-ness right now, I think I inadvertently insulted and confused him. Sorry Snow.......really!

However, I will not usually feel the need to explain or apologise for what I say here.

My last post was very short and just a passing thought really, not an essay, on what faith and hope and gratitude mean to me. It was short because I wrote it to remind myself, not to educate anyone else. I truly believe that these things are relative to each of us and that we get there, or not, in our own ways and that for me to try to tell you how or what to believe would be an extreme act of arrogance on my behalf.

It doesn't actually matter to me, what your opinion or interpretation of faith and hope are, I try to respect them, regardless, because they are yours. I TRUST that they are not nasty and that even if they are I know that I am powerless over what you say and believe.....so I leave it up to God/s/ess to judge, or I try to, because I don't really know you and I never can.

We can, none of us, ever really KNOW another person. All we can do is have an opinion, and that opinion will always be based on our OWN experience and that is why we wont ever know, because unless we can walk in another's shoes and actually experience their experience, who are we to say?

Anyway, that's enough of that.

I have a mother to go take care of.....just for today I will try to be grateful for that.



6 comments:

Chrisy said...

Just catching up on your last few posts Michelle. I loved reading the Life in Point Form one...you sound so settled within yourself...this is the way life is meant to me me thinks...except of course your mother's decline...you deserve to be happy and loved...and faith yes it is such an individual thing...the way we each make sense of our worlds...
ps have you seen Avatar yet...saw it last week and loved it..think yo would too...

Lisa said...

i think the 'head-fuck' was the problem- im not familiar with it either- anywho, how is Sandy Pandy xx

christopher said...

Michelle, you have a large and generous heart. You didn't really need to write this post and it is kind of you to have done so.

Don't forget to breathe.

Linda S. Socha said...

Ah Michelle......
Love this post. Love your blog
Thuth and beauty
Linda

Natalie said...

yes. Love all, that is you.xx♥

Cyndy said...

Ah, our colloquialisms.... I knew what you meant...

I was talking with a lady who has in-operable lung disease yesterday: she's heading towards end-stage, and is hooked up to an oxygen machine constantly. I asked her if she was religious, and she replied in the negative. Then said that she wished that she did, as then she may have been able to have some comfort in the knowledge and depth of her faith. Like me, she is/was a nurse.
But she has found that she is unable to find that belief due to the awful things that she has seen over her lifetime, so she is true to herself.
I guess that while she doesn't have a faith in a single deity, she does have faith in her self and own beliefs.
I have often pondered these things myself.... the comfort that people can find in "God" is quite amazing.

But at times, the lack of acceptance and anger that continues to the end can make a passing even more difficult.

Peace is good.

Yep: that's what I choose.

Love you, Lots-of-Peoples'-Chelle.