Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Something that has been in the making for a long, long time for me personally is self control and it seems that it is a type of work in progress for others too...even though they don't know they are working on it.
As with the previous question, I would really like to hear your responses so in more general terms once again: (and by the way, I'm not asking for your responses first so that I can mimic them or because I'm chicken poo, but because I would rather put the question up for criticism or response first, then reply myself, I hope that's alright)
Where do you most commonly find a balance between your emotion/heart and logic? Or better put, are you ever 100% confident of the balance that you strike. Do you find yourself making decisions colored by one realm more than another, which do you feel more comfortable operating under?

How hard it is to control your entire person when your heart is poking you one way and logic is yanking you the other. Oh, "the terrible web we weave," yet it is of our own beautious making, is it not? (Emily, where is that quote from, I can't remember for the life of me)

Monday, January 23, 2006

In some sort of early morning delirium I am thinking about the phrase that refers to the
"fruits of your labor" and in the same direction, wondering about proof.

I guess when I say proof, I mean the evidence of hard work, whether it may be personally internal or absolutley external, it doesn't really matter, but:
When you don't have a proof to rest your heart on what keeps you honest, what keeps you true, and what propels your hard work if you have nothing to show for it?

In all of our experiments, patterns and equations that we make of living, do you enjoy any proofs of your labor? If so I'm curious to hear them, and if not, with what do you substitute evidence?
I know these are pretty general terms and I haven't even completely answered the question myself yet, but I suppose I'm just interested to see what direction anyone takes with that thought.

Friday, January 20, 2006

"We strain hardest for things which are almost but not quite within our reach."
- Frederick W. Faber

Just a quick question:
Does one always know when they are straining for something, do people inherently ignore the screams and yelps and laughter of their existence. In their torment and harmony, how do the murmers of awareness become so stifled?