The Art Of Christian Living

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Listening, Anxious, Anxiety

“The first duty of love is to listen.” –Paul Tillich The art of listening is crucial, especially to someone with anxiety. Listening with compassion and care can help relieve the burden of the speaker; reassuring and giving peace of mind as they pour out their heart. Listening First Some Christians, myself included, are quick to …

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I woke up in the morning and wished for a sunny dayBut the day was gloomy and cold, and I sigh and huffThen I caught a thought which says growth takes place in darknessTherefore, let the gloomy days spur growth for my soul I woke up in the morning and prayed for a happy dayBut …

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Happiness means realizing possibility, which teaches us about our nature, and challenges us to respect, support, and nurture it, not just in ourselves, but in all. Anger means the deprivation of possibility, which teaches us emptiness, and orients us towards fullness. And sadness means losing possibility, which teaches us fragility, and gives us strength. And …

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Stronger Together How about we work side by side For we are better together than apart Like teeth and tongue How about we work side by side For we are sharper together Like a doubled edged sword How about we work side by side For we sound better when we sing together Like a song …

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Lessons to learn from this journey of becoming vulnerable “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” Brene Brown Shame: Shame destroys or …

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What happens when we start embracing vulnerability and learning acceptance in life? If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.” Brene Brown Recently I embarked on a journey of self-discovery, acceptance, authenticity, and working toward self-actualization, but I realized that …

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Infantile Love Follows The Principle: “I Love Because I Am Loved.”Mature Love Follows The Principle: “I Am Loved Because I Love.”Immature Love Says: “I Love You Because I Need You.”Mature love says: “I Need You  Because I Love You.” ― Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving Love Is The Only Sane And Satisfactory Answer To …

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It’s Very Hard To Be Empathetic And Feel For Another Human Being If You Can’t Read Another Person’s Emotions. You Don’t Learn Emotional Literacy Facing A Screen. You Don’t Learn Emotional Literacy With Emojis. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie A World Without Empathy Is Inconceivable,” Mark Davis. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those …

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Start Where You Are. Use What You Have. Do What You Can. Arthur Ashe In life, some things may work for others and not us but trying things for the sake of seeking help is important. Like I said in the beginning of this series, this book is not meant for everyone, but anyone can …

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