"Because you can be sure, my dear Crito, that misuse of words is not only troublesome in itself, but actually has a bad effect on the soul." Phaedo

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The Stories Within The

Please view my videos on YouTube.com that preview the books I have authored beginning with “The Stories Within The,” which introduce the characters in the trilogy “The”, “Expected”, “One”.   youtu.be/-qAetczpPg.

 

 

 


An Elegant Storm

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Beware of the love of Christ.  Beware of that which brings joy then that which signals fear.  Because what brings joy is more real than the fears we experience.  Joy is everlasting and permeates time, fear is temporary and therefore we will be compelled with more will to protect joy then have a need to guard our fears.


Far and In Between

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I am my most dangerous weapon the moment I make the choice to not trust in God.


Fight or Flight

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To this day, I have never walked into Mass because I wanted to.  I attend mass because of a sense of obligation, feeling that if I did not go, I would regret it.  This regret is not due to some threat that I would be condemned to eternal damnation but that I would miss out.  I know this is true because once I do fight the resistances instilled from my childhood – resenting being forced to go to some boring lecture with no guidance  – I participate with a full heart.  Once inside, I experience a love when I sing the songs, I feel an uplifting joy in the music and I strive to listen, really listen.  This means taking the insight and not just apply the knowledge of truth to the troubled world at large as if I am innocent of such charges. But that whatever I might find right or wrong externally is perhaps something I should apply to myself internally.

 


A Student Vow

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“Ambient graves are the seeds of life,

For through the Lord,

Music is the tangible longing…”

Poe-Deo: A Student Vow, https://youtu.be/T1ofiZu_Zrc


Celestial Food

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Proof: If God is acknowledge as the lens with which to see, the same sight can never submit to the devils advocate; boredom.  Proof, that is not given by what only the eyes can observe but what is confirmed by the heart.


If the truth hurts then…

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Words can nourish the body, fortify emotion and free the soul if they are one with the truth and the central premise to truth is that which contributes to the sustainability of life.  

I know there are people who boast that “the truth hurts,” believing that the hurt is evidence of truth, but the hurt is only evidence of “A” truth.  The only reason “A” truth hurts is because a partial truth is used to contradict another partial truth.  Partial truths benefit one person who will aggressively sew doubt with the desire to obtain worship with intimidation and to enslave; and thus a hurt.  “The” Truth are words that nourishes the body, beautifies the mind, and sets the soul free and does this simultaneously with a will to benefit all, not just self. 

There is no coincidence that truth can be analogous with ‘the fruit of the vine’ because a good fruit provides nourishment to the body, its sweetness bring joy and with a little passion and heat can give us a glimpse of the spirit within that is free.  If a statement is known as true but hurts and brings resentment, then it is a partial truth.  But if a statement nourishes as it brings joy and helps us understand our spiritual life, simultaneously, then that is The Truth.