Brownies are also like relationships. Relationships are also "happy making" things- IF they are "healthy" :)
Brownies can be unhealthy too! But not the way I make them. I make amazing "healthy" fat free, protein laden brownies!
The trick is to stick with the healthy in both the relationship and the brownie.
My friend Linda once said,
People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
I was in the midst of attempting death by carbs last night- very, very late last night. After a horrendous evening I wanted my "happy making" carbs. Caught up in my starch high and processing my thoughts and life events I was pleasantly surprised when my phone ting tinged :)
It was my dear dear friend Bob-
He Facebook messaged me because he saw I was up late and concerned, wrote to encourage me to head to bed since it was that late.
I let him know that I was attempting death by carbs and peanut butter. He chuckled about what a way to go that would be and then proceeded to ask what ailed me.
I told him I was sad and confused by the universe. I told him I was practicing patience. I also told him I was aware that it would all work out in the end...
And then, like always, he spouted his wisdom-
"It will. Until then, 99% of life is showing up, to quote Woody Allen. The other 1% is carbs and peanut butter."
I laughed out loud! And told him I LOVE YOU!
He told me I LOVE YOU back...
Beautiful words those I LOVE YOUs...
The universe may not give me what I want, but it ALWAYS gives me what I need. I needed love last night and got it-
I got love from one of my lifetime people!
Bob is one of my lifetime people.
That's the thing with lifetime people. They recognize your worth and treat you the way you deserve to be treated. They cherish and adore you. They celebrate and encourage you. Endlessly love you. And vice versa.
Reason people are brought into our lives to bring us messages. They come and go flowing smoothly, impart their messages and then vanish.
Season people are people we had hoped would become lifetime people. But they either did not recognize our worth or did not treat us right... Or we did not recognize their worth and did not treat them right...
The consequence was that a separating was necessitated. Hence the season...
The universe always has a plan. It will guide. Until that plan comes to fruition, I will keep on "showing up!" meanwhile, there's always fat free brownies and peanut butter!
"...at the end of the day all anyone wants is just to be loved, I guess..." She said as she broke into sobs.
We will sometimes worship those we love, and those whom we worship we will eventually crucify...
That which we admire we shall also at times envy.
Ben stated to me that the world has historically destroyed its heroes. I wonder why it is so? We build and we break. To what end? Is it ourselves we seek to destroy or the other? The satisfaction born out of destruction is very short lived I have experienced. We find happiness in synthesis not wreckage, and yet, we plunder and pillage- resources, the world, each other! I wonder if it is pain that seeks destruction?
At the end of the day, all anyone wants is to be loved...
Upon observing our reflection we learn ourselves...
Such is the mirroring effect-
When offered such a neutral observation, we can objectively face the inner self. In this process a "noticing" happens. When we notice things we are aware-
In awareness the process of change becomes possible.
In my reflected self I was able to see. In seeing I am aware...
As I walked the ocean sands it occurred to me, the meaning of Jesus's words "forgive them lord, for they know not..."
We are a product of our torments. We react out of our torments. Forgiveness is easier to come by when viewed thusly-
In hearing my travel companion speak of higher order functioning, a rising above the primal urges- it struck me. The reasons why so many are stuck in the primal urges. I saw reflected, so much, in that simple statement.
Until a tormented soul has come to peace with the torment, how can it rise above to a higher order function?
In that recognition came the words
..."forgive them lord"...
And such was my understanding as I walked the ocean sands...