The Art Of Christian Living

Exploring & Sharing Life | Lessons | Experiences

This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression. A meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Teach each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.  – Rumi

Life is not easy and many are hurting and struggling with visible and invisible obstacles, and many suffer in silence everyday. They wear their smiles like a mask, itching to come home each evening to be their authentic selves. Do not let misery trap you.  Remember that emotions only visit temporarily. Baffle them with endless strength while listening to the message they have for you.

Using Words to Help Manifest My Calling

Blogging or writing helps me express the desire that stirs in my heart like an unquenchable fire burning to alleviate the pains and sufferings of others. Words are powerful tools and a single word can touch or calm a furious mind or hurting soul.

We use words to express the inexpressible when our brains freeze and we are overwhelmed by the world. Words are weapons for self-defense against intruders into our lives, like negative self-talk.  Words help us translate unbearable feelings that keep us in prison.  Once we can express our feelings with words, healing begins to take place.

Hoping To Touch Lives Through Words / Blogging

That is why I want to use words to alleviate the pains of others, to inspire and empower as many as possible. I hope to use words that resonate in hearts, knowing that everyone that reads them matters.

I started blogging wanting to share about cooking while exploring different cultures, but I realized that many minds are starved and in need of just one word that can touch their hearts to make them feel heard or seen by another. During my internship, the most rewarding moments were when I was seen as a source of hope and provided a safe place for my clients. That really stuck with me, and at the end, those were the moments recalled by my site supervisor and program director.

As time went on I slowly stopped blogging about food and started wanting to inspire others as I get inspired myself.  I want to use my words to touch another human, instill hope in them, and let him or her know that I am here and feel their pain in my own unique way.  I have had and still have my share of the bittersweet in life while pushing through the obstacles.  It is a lonely journey to walk by yourself.

Blogging To Find Myself & Connect With Others

People need people – for initial and for continued survival, for socialization, for the pursuit of satisfaction. No one – not the dying, not the outcast, not the mighty – transcends the need for human contact. – Irvin Yalom.

I blog to express myself as I continue figuring out who I am, knowing it is a process, sometimes frustrating yet at the same time exciting. For me, I use words to deal with both the excitement and frustrations that come with this process.

I blog to connect with others, it is beautiful when we do life together through the expression of our words. Modernization makes it possible for humans to connect in unique ways. While joining or finding a community is important, stay true to yourself. Finding and embracing your true self is my aim in this blog. Walking on a journey of self-authenticity as a unique individual who offers this world what no one else in this universe can offer is a deep reality for all human beings.

I blog to be able to say to that one person “Do what you want and stand tall, be authentic and learn to embrace vulnerability. Get over your past failures and mistakes. Life is your drawing board, erase the picture anytime it does not match or manifest your imagination and draw again. And be as relentless as life itself.”

I blog to inspire, motivate, empower,  encourage, to instill hope, to share life experiences and lessons, to express my creativity, and to build a community. I have a desire to see everyone flourish in their own ways by exploring their God-given talents for the benefits of humanity.

Thank you for reading, and have a great weekend.

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