Posts Tagged "emotions"

Living on the Plain with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Living on the Plain with the Teachable Spirit

Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. –Isaiah 40:4 What is it like to live on the plain? Is it better than experiencing the highs of living on the mountain or living in the lushness of the valley? The teachable spirit knows that if you say to the mountain to be thrown into the sea and do not doubt in your heart, it will come to pass (Mark 11:22-24). Following the mountain in my life being obliterated, I could see for miles. Experiencing the effects of either climbing up some difficult winding trail or climbing down into a valley where I could not see the forest for the trees, as the expression goes, is all I had ever known until that point in time. What...

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Friendship: Encouraging Growth

»Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in encouraging growth | 0 comments

Friendship: Encouraging Growth

I would not say that Kahlil Gibran is my favorite poet; however, many of his poems, especially in The Prophet, resonate with me, encouraging growth. Recently, Kathy Brandon, my business coach posted a blog on marriage I wrote using words from Gibran’s work on her website, Ready for Happiness. Additionally, I have highlighted my favorite section of his writing from The Prophet on one of my own blogs regarding work. Today, I wanted to discuss friendship as I am experiencing a better understanding of that topic these days and feel the essence of the emotion he portrays in The Prophet: And a youth said, Speak to us of Friendship. And he answered, saying: Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with...

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