Monday, July 26, 2010
Chatty Thinking . . .
Well, I've finished our out west trip - hope you enjoyed it and wasn't bored to death - I also use this as a journal so that one day I might go back and see what I did with my life.
Getting back to a somewhat normal format - if there is such a thing for me - I like to think about things and and see how I can improve my life - growing as a person and as a Christian.
I know that the importance of life is not the things we gather, how much money we make, how many nice things we have, where we can vacation - it's what we give or scatter to others that really marks the kind of life you have lived.
Now that is a good definition of life - and I try to follow it - however, I fail - probably every day.
I have dreams of winning the lottery especially. Who says money can't make you happy? I think of all the problems it could solve here. I have so many issues going on here - that it would help, but doesn't everyone?
I think I would love the travel and see the world. I had such a wonderful adventure in Alaska when I went last summer, but doesn't everyone want to travel and see the world?
I would give 10% to the church. I'd help my family - get them all straightened out, but wouldn't everyone do that?
At night sometimes I think about winning it and what would I do if I won it - after I pray! No so good.
I KNOW in my heart and in my head - it's not the answer to life. The true answer is not what I can get, but what I can give - who I can help - what I can do. On the other hand I feel I've done a lot of that on the home front and it can get tiring to do what is right and give to others.
So my mind always spins and an answer is hard for me. I don't have one. So humbly I just
Happy Birthday to Carl Jung - wikipedia -
Jung emphasized the importance of balance and harmony. He cautioned that modern people rely too heavily on science and logic and would benefit from integrating spirituality and appreciation of unconscious realms. He considered the process of individuation necessary for a person to become whole. This is a psychological process of integrating the conscious with the unconscious while still maintaining conscious autonomy. Individuation was the central concept of analytical psychology.
Any one familiar with Jungian therapy - I think it has some good things in it myself - not everything.
And Dorothy Hamill - wikipedia
Hamill wrote an autobiographical book, On and Off the Ice. She was married and divorced twice: to singer/actor Dean Paul Martin (1982–1984), and then to Kenneth Forsythe (1987–1995), with whom she had a daughter named Alexandra. Her second autobiography A Skating Life: My Story, was published in October 2007 by Hyperion Press.
Hamill has continued to skate in shows, including a regular principal with Broadway on Ice). She was a "special guest" in the Brian Boitano-Barry Manilow skating extravaganza at AT&T Park in San Francisco on December 5, 2007.
On January 4, 2008, Hamill announced that she was being treated for breast cancer. Following her battle with cancer, Hamill began encouraging people to eat a plant-based diet to reduce their risks of contracting cancer and other diseases.