Full of Angst on Saturday night

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GodisLove
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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by GodisLove » 29 Dec 2013, 00:39

I medicate with chocolate in my church bag ;)

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Not one Sparrow is forgotten
E'en the raven God will feed
And the lily of the valley
From His bounty hath its need

Then shall I not trust Thee, Father
In Thy mercy have a share?
And through faith and prayer, my Mother
Merit Thy protecting care?
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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by SilentDawning » 29 Dec 2013, 07:38

Today I am thankful. I am thankful that my whole household is sick. We have a strong reason to stay at home. Viruses are good antidotes for church anxiety.
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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by Cadence » 29 Dec 2013, 07:42

Yes I am always afraid it may snow on Saturday making me want to ski on Sunday. Or come summer it is the best day to spend ridding your bike. I could really care less what they say at church it is just all opinion and anecdotal stories. Sometimes humorous sometimes inane. It is just the thought of what I might have to miss for three hours of tedium.
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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by Daeruin » 29 Dec 2013, 11:48

SilentDawning wrote:Today I am thankful. I am thankful that my whole household is sick. We have a strong reason to stay at home. Viruses are good antidotes for church anxiety.
I'm in almost the same boat this week! Wife and baby are sick, which is enough to keep us all home to "keep from spreading germs."

I'm still curious to see if anyone has an answer to the OP's question about meditation. Doesn't anybody around here meditate? I don't but I often feel like I should and figured some of you probably would. It seems like a great supplement to one's spirituality.
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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by Curt Sunshine » 29 Dec 2013, 12:10

I don't meditate in any official way, but I do take time on a regular basis to sit and contemplate and try to, "Be still." It could be seen as cleansing the inner vessel, if you will - and it has been a great practice for me.

I think our modern world encourages going full tilt all day and then crashing at night, and I don't think that's healthy.
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Post by cwald » 29 Dec 2013, 18:04

I meditate almost everyday...usually out on the porch or by the fire pit or burn barrel. I'll drink a beer, watch the sunset, and talk to the gods. And, sometimes, they will even talk back.

Which, btw, is exactly what I'm doing right this moment.

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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by Curt Sunshine » 29 Dec 2013, 18:58

I'll . . . talk to the gods. And, sometimes, they will even talk back. Which, btw, is exactly what I'm doing right this moment.


Ok, we will talk back. :lol:
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Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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Post by cwald » 29 Dec 2013, 19:09

Well, thanks. Maybe a little revelation from staylds would be good for me.



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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by mom3 » 29 Dec 2013, 19:13

Daeruin you asked
I'm still curious to see if anyone has an answer to the OP's question about meditation. Doesn't anybody around here meditate? I don't but I often feel like I should and figured some of you probably would. It seems like a great supplement to one's spirituality.
Yes I do. I was more consistent before December, but am moving back into. Today I meditated during Sacrament Meeting while the speakers were speaking. I find it helps my spirituality, my calm, my heart. I use Buddhist meditation methods. I tried a couple of others, but I prefer Buddhist style and purpose.
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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by Harmony » 01 Jan 2014, 00:38

Thanks Mom3. Is there a particular book to reference for the meditation you use. I really do think it could be helpful to me.

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