Daily Prompt: Meandering Through Life

A little meandering is good for the soul.

But you don’t want to do it indefinitely.

Many who take a straight course of action in their lives wonder later if they have made the right choice.  They seem to think that since they knew what they wanted early in life and went straight to it, they must have missed out on so much.  I envy those people.  I believe most of what they missed was heartache, indecision and problems because the grass is never greener than in your own backyard.

I always wanted something else.  It’s not that I thought something or someone was not good enough for me, but I was never satisfied.  I knew there was something wrong with me because I was never happy.  I wasn’t depressed but lived to strive for things.  Jobs, competing for juried art shows, certain friends or a man who happened to catch my eye for the moment.  Nothing ever made me feel elated as I had hoped so I just kept searching because I knew it was out there somewhere.

I loved the thrill of the hunt.  I know this now.  I think that’s why I loved to shop.  Always looking for treasures.  Some called me “fickle” in ways of the heart.  I’m surprised they didn’t see that this was how I was with everything in my life.  Why I studied for years in college and never got a degree, changing my majors and studies all the time.  Granted, I’m impulsive but it’s honestly like I must have it all, eat it all up.  Glad I’m not like that with food.  It’s not that I’m easily distracted.  In everything I remained focused and disciplined until I achieved the desired result.

I have studied so many visual arts, even asking to work with artists I met at shows if I liked their technique in oil,  pastels or whatever their medium was.  It’s not like I was constantly quitting  either.  I studied most of these things for many years and still dabble.  Learned to play piano, organ, guitar, banjo and mandolin.  I started taking dance lessons at age 3 and my music lessons soon after.  The dancing was not my idea at the time and I sometimes wonder if my early training in so many things taught me to crave a varied schedule throughout my life.   I have studied Russian ballet, tap, jazz, modern, various folk dancing such as Hawaiian, Tahitian, Flamenco & Belly Dancing, and then later teaching it as well.

When finally forced to work for a living I did various things enjoying my work and the people until I didn’t then looking to move on to something bigger and better, always more money.   Sometimes that’s a grave mistake.  I was looking for something that would fill the void that I still feel today.  Sadly I now know what that is, but won’t get into it, too complicated.

You don’t want to live your entire life wondering what you want to be when you grow up because one day you will find yourself totally lost.  Find your anchor, whatever it is.

 

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Encircling Insanity

Oh how I wish that meant that we could encircle insanity but insanity is rapidly encircling the world.

It is brought on by the unbelievers in these, the end times.

An example of this insanity is when I make a comment somewhere online that the reason a person murdered or some horrific act was just committed is because this was a person that did not walk in the spirit of the Lord, the spirit of love.  I see the responses reminding me of the crusades and pedophile priests, of which I respond with the truth that these people obviously did not know Jesus, were imposters, fakes and it is ridiculous to even suppose that these folks in any represent the Christ.  These are the comments of those who do not know Him.

This shows me that many people lack critical thinking skills and just plain common sense.  Obviously you don’t walk in the Word if you hurt others in anyway, period.  It’s one thing to say something accidentally offensive or that the truth offends someone who wishes to be offended.  They better take a much better look within or maybe you need to think things out before you speak.  Most people that hurt others are hurting.  This does not mean they had a bad life or were abused in their lives, but obviously the way you treat others is pretty much the way you think of yourself, how you feel about your life.

Happy people seldom hurt others physically or verbally.  Most people are unhappy, lost, bored, angry, you name it.  Most don’t walk in the Word or even know how to accept the peace that Christ offered the true believers.

Important thing to remember is the way you accept and treat others is pretty much what you really mean for yourself.  This should scare some of you.

We only have one world and one chance in it.  How many care to try and make this a better world for them being here, rather than destroying it for someone else?

Especially for those who don’t believe in heaven and hell, if you think this is all there is, why wouldn’t you feel sorry for your brother and try to make his or her time here on earth a little easier?

Dare to be someone’s hero.  You will only get one chance in one place at one time.

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