I am sure as a child you remember those conversations where you silently thought your parents were slightly off their rocker.
It’s a moment most of us won’t forget. Here is my version.
My mother’s thinking process, for the most part of my childhood usually made sense. When she would ask me to do something as an obedient but very observing child I could see the logic and the benefit behind her request. But one day, I don’t recall what my mother had asked me to do, but I do remember thinking to myself: “This does not make any sense” and THEN I tried to reason with the woman, which only made her even more frustrated with me. That led to the defining moment when I realized that my mother knew that what she was asking of me was not reasonable. So the only way to get me to obey was to pull the all-time famous parental rank: BECAUSE I SAID SO!
Do you remember the first time you heard that? It’s funny looking back now. I often told myself that if I had a child I would not pull that rank. I would hope as a parent I’d be fair with my requests. I think “because I said so” is a way to get someone who is dependent on you to fall into line quickly, without a thorough explanation. I’d hope I’d be the kind of parent whose children willingly listened to a request because they knew it came from a place of reason. I only hope I’d have the time to tell my child the reason behind my request, versus the swift and quick reaction.
Maybe you parents can share how you get around it if you can.
So what happens when that child becomes an adult and another adult pulls the “because I said so” response?
“A woman's silence says it all. Her silence
& lack of expression means that she's reached her breaking point!”-Anon
I just watched Robin Thicke singing to his
soon to be ex-wife Paula Patton, on the Billboard Awards, in an attempt to try
and win her back. I actually thought it was kind of sweet. But poor guy, I want
to give him a hug, he’s trying. But if Paula has hit her tipping point, that
song may not have any affect on her decision to go back to him. As a matter of
fact I really thought at some point R&B singer R Kelly was going to enter
stage left crooning his hit song “When A Woman Is Fed Up.” Oh Robin, how could you not
I can’t speak on any other woman’s
experience but I know when I am done, it’s the most liberating moment ever. You
know, there are those relationships that are super easy to walk away from. But
then there are those situations where your loyalty and love are so deeply entrenched
that it’s just hard to walk away. I know loyalty made me stay i…
“We are all butterflies.
Earth is our chrysalis.” ― LeeAnn Taylor
Recently I had a thought drop into my head. This seems to
happen quite a bit lately. Out of the blue I thought of the Seven Year Cycles
of Consciousness. Bear in mind I have never thought or read anything about the
subject until I heard the phrase in my head. Maybe I am stuck on the number
seven since I am reading a book by Jamie Sams called Dancing the Dream. It
basically discusses the seven sacred
paths of human transformation. Maybe that’s how I got stuck in the sevens. But
then I have been caught in a game of significant universal numbering for about
a month now. Who knows. But I digress.
I have heard that every seven years the cells in your body
renew themselves. However did you know your consciousness shifts every seven
years as well? Well, I can surely attest for that the last seven years of my life. I have had a huge shift in my life. If you had told me ten years ago I would be writing a blog about spiritual
“If you send out
goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you,
it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times. In the kingdom of
love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love
you give away, the more love you will have.”
― John O'Donohue
Article by MACKENZIE
Karma is the Eastern philosophy that teaches us that
everything we do will have consequences-- for better or for worse. Think of
karma as a bank account. When you do something good it's like making a deposit;
your balance is positive and you know you have good things that will gain
interest and be returned.
On the other hand, when you do something not-so-good, it's
like a withdrawal. You know you'll have less to look forward to, and if you
withdraw too much you go into debt. When in debt you accumulate interest and
someday, somehow, payment will come due.
Unlike bank creditors, you can't escape karma. It's