so, I have gone from California to Richfield, Utah.
and that was rough over the dessert but mountains are nice. from there to Eagle.
from there I made it to Kansas and that’s where i had my nervous breakdown. I wish nina had just rented the room to me and I could have started a mediation business on the side. I could have done this; I could have done that sort of thing.
Then on to Paducah Kentucky and got the car looked at. Turns out it was just that gas cap not locked into place and the engine check light went off. Now I am in Atlanta
and got stuck in traffic and stayed at a hotel and got a good night’s sleep and am on the way. I woke up still wanting Colorado — I can’t shake it. Perhaps it’s because it;s where i am from and want to go home. Richard Rohr , in his book, Falling Forward , says that wanting to go home is the holy spirits way of wanting to connect with god.
Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or “gone down” are the only ones who understand “up.” Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as “falling upward.” In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness.
- Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness
- Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens?loss is gain
- Richard. Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines
This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right–a fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life.
Another good book I just read is Life Plan by Hyatt and Harkavy. Sound and stable information about getting it together.
Relieved I am not the only one.
From the authors page:
Each of us has but one life to live on this earth. What we do with it is our choice. Are we drifting through it as spectators, reacting to our circumstances when necessary and wondering just how we got to this point anyway? Or are we directing it, maximizing the joy and potential of every day, living with a purpose or mission in mind?
Too many of us are doing the former–and our lives are slipping away one day at a time. But what if we treated life like the gift that it is? What if we lived each day as though it were part of a bigger picture, a plan? That’s what New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and executive coach Daniel Harkavy show us how to do: to design a life with the end in mind, determining in advance the outcomes we desire and path to get there. In this step-by-step guide, they share proven principles that help readers create a simple but effective life plan so that they can get from where they are now to where they really want to be–in every area of life.