Awakening a Keen Observer

Monday, October 23, 2006

What do we Believe?

When I was in elementary school I went to camp for a week. Somehow, in the 50's the fun thing was to tell ghost stories to the young campers and then pretend to live them out. If you remember most of them involved someone who was haunting the VERY place where you were thereby setting us up for a 'visit' from the ghost of whatever to come that night and knock on the cabin roof. I thought it was funny. Well I thought, I thought it was funny but according to a correction by my mom I woke up for a few weeks scared in the middle of the night. This was even after the counselors told us who it was that had done the knocking and we all laughed. But, somehow in my young unconscious it had not been resolved at all.

What do we believe that lurks in our inner selves that effects what we do and how we view the present world? Do we believe that everything written, in newspaper or posted on the internet is true? Do we believe that a family always looks the same? Do we believe that everyone tells the truth all the time? Do we believe that everything is about us? Do we believe the world is flat, or that the sky is a bowl turned over the top of the world with water outside that rains through on occasion? Do we believe that the earth moves around the sun? or the sun around the earth?

We have shifted in what we believe. Well, sometimes.

But there are core things that don't change.
It isn't all about us (me).
That we can learn our whole life through.
That truth will out --
That kindness matters

That we are loved by the one who created us and has a plan for our lives.

Trust that
live into that
believe that
ok happy second day of the week

God abides believe that too
Bobbie Giltz McGarey


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