Of all the ‘stands’ that I have in my life,
there is nothing as brilliant as this.
You may mistake it as a replica of the famous
Polynesian stone statues of Easter islands.
Don’t worry! It isn't.
See what my favourite stand holds!!
"Most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself rather than talking to yourself."
Think about it: When I am discouraged, I wake up in the morning and right away, there are streams of thought coming into my mind. I never invited them; I didn't even ask for them; I am not consciously doing anything to produce them...still they just come and start talking to me. That is bad! I know that most of these discouraging thoughts that come to me are not dialogues... they are monologues. Hence, I got to beak it. Dr. Martin Lloyd’s teaching to talk to oneself is of paramount importance to tackle discouragement. Talk back to your heart positive words, talk back happiness, talk back about the good things in life, talk back about the blessings God has showered , and talk back about a great step that will be taken today... then the negative monologues that pop out of our heart will soon stop and there will be streams in the wilderness.
Our life , as individual persons and as members of a perplexed and struggling race, proves us with the evidence that it must have meaning. Part of the meaning still escapes us. Yet our purpose in life is to discover this meaning, and live according to it. We have, therefore, sometimes to life for. The process of living, of growing up, and becoming a person, is precisely the gradually increasing awareness of what that something is. This is a difficult task, for many reasons’..... Thomas Merton, (‘No Man is an Island’).