Many people will read this and immediately begin to think from a religious perspective and ignore the transformation that can be experienced from this mantra.
The politics of religion is about mind and crowd control, not freedom or spiritual growth. And perhaps this is where the frustration begins. Instead of viewing the glass as half empty people will view it as constantly starting over.
Those hard times are where you are burning to rise. Where you should allow yourself to come undone. Only to give birth to yourself again. Think differently… think spiritually.
…that relationship did not end.
…the electric bill didn’t come on that pink piece of paper this month.
…the ‘check engine’ light did not flash on your car dashboard.
…your daughter didn’t ask, “why can’t I see daddy?”
…you don’t worry why your son doesn’t ask about his father.
…people discovered you aren’t who you say you are.
…you didn’t become physically ill when you walked into your place of employment on a daily basis.
…your wallet wasn’t stolen on your vacation.
…Grandma didn’t get sick.
…you weren’t caught in a huge web of deceit.
…you didn’t doubt you deserve goodness.
…the day wasn’t Sunday.
We wouldn’t have to seek God if we knew that Goodness was always in our heart.
Always within reach or hug or to Give.
“Give it up to the Lord”, literally has some people just stop. They stop asking, stop seeking, stop dreaming and wait for someone to knock on their door! Or perhaps they will meet this person at the pharmacy or at a traffic light. The opportunity will arrive via their AOL account or during a heated argument. As much as religion strengthens some people, it also weakens. The dictation of the scripture can encourage some to stop thinking or being creative. It also encourages them to follow the same path and stories as the scriptures and not take a chance on that road less traveled so they can mimic someone else’s blessing.
The common sense behind religion is what I compare to Harriett Tubman’s quote, she “could’ve freed more slaves if they knew they were slaves…” If more people considered religion as the noun and spirituality as the action, we would have a broader definition of freedom. A closer connection to the sun.