It seems again I've put off until the very last moment my most important segment entry for this blog site. That being the monthly trio of "Jewels of Truth" statements with a handful of notable quotations on personal character or spirituality itself. Today's triple play of spiritual wisdom statements are on the topics of: Speech, Innocence, and Forgiveness. In the series of #1036-1038 written originally back in late May 2010 into early June of that same year.
As always may you find these statements intriguing if not otherwise mind expanding in terms of spiritual wisdom.
1036) Talk without intelligent substance is cheap to the senses and the very soul itself. Those who fear frivolous dialogue in serious relationships make a mockery not of themselves. But cast out any reason when their is none to be gauged overall. Silliness was the intent, no matter if the goal was ought neglected on its own principle. One must only accept constructive speech only when it builds upon the seed of the topic at hand. Any other feckless criticism especially one filled with salacious hate should be jettisoned right away. Turn your back on such a speaker for what they offer is only venomous to the senses. Even if there be a mote of truth in their diatribe on the principle of civilized speech it should be rejected.
Since only well reasoned dialogue is worth consuming within one's own mind. No matter if one accepts or denies the perspective being offered in question. Fact or opinion it is all one in the dance of speech with the listener(s). Only be open to receive the truth when it is delivered in a benign to a compassionate manner. This will fortify your senses allowing you to grow into a greater human being. Those who are civil in discourse command a greater presence amongst their peers than those who are raving mad in fanatical speech. For the peace makers of the "Kingdom of God" ply the all inclusive holy truth in all manners that are wondrous. By superseding petty barriers of the heart and mind directing one's soul to the beauty of nature itself. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
1037) From a great innocence comes a pure heart where the possibilities are truly endless. Naivete can be a source of inspirational strength when it is rightly applied by its inherent good nature. Do not dismiss out of hand the innocence of a person with a genuine inquiry to learn. There before you lays an excellent opportunity to inform by teaching to a very willing pupil. Your knowledge and wisdom must not come at the price of your rude or mocking treatment of a very open student. Neither should one discourage the many attempts to reach a difficult person that is layered under pounds of emotional turmoil. You may very well become surprised that after you have gained the trust of a susceptible person abused by others. That you encounter the malleable clay of personal character that none other but the hand God has touched within a lifetime.
The innocent be it a child, a creature of nature, and up to a full grown adult are truly inadvertent teachers by their own temperament. Any parent can attest to how they have reared the very young full of promise. By how they view the world akin to a very magical place. That purity of spirit be it from a child in youth or a simpleton doesn't denote stupidity, but rather the very creative mind altering "Spirit of God". A remnant of heaven on this Earth that is more angelic in nature. Than what is human until that is this turbulent world makes all attempts to stamp it out.
Innocence delivers us closer to God without malice nor guile. For subterfuge has a very warm spot in hell for the deceiver. Truth followed by a pure or noble heart makes all the difference to those who make life not just bearable but magnificent for all. Amen.
---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
1038) For those trapped by having been wronged by either a loved one, a friend, colleague, or a complete stranger. There are one of two paths to take within a lifetime. One is of turmoil inflicted by a narrow set of recriminations that holds you more hostage than the one that has wounded your pride or heart. Every time you revisit the drama in your mind's eye you torture your being just a little more. Just so you feel obligated to having made the right choice by having your emotional heart bleed and your intellectual mind feel vindicated. Congratulations, your now holding the high moral ground. Now don't you feel dandy and boastful in your very small and acidic ego having driven you to near madness.
The second route is only of grace itself in the entire essence of God's own unconditional love in truth. Where by your freely willed permission you surrender your emotional pain and your mental anguish to God. You invite the "Holy of Holies" into the triangle of your worldly suffering. So that you may find peace of mind and of dear heart by releasing this awful pain. However by releasing such a hurtful turmoil you are proving no one to be right or wrong. You are seeking absolution from the "Spirit of God" within your very mind, heart, and divine soul. By accepting a wider truth into the equation so that you may move onward with your life. No matter if the other offending party pays no mind to your grief. Or worse shows no pity for the injury they have caused you in mind and heart.
Hold not onto the pain and suffering this has caused you. Only just recall the lesson in an unbiased truth that this other person(s) has taught you under harsh treatment. So as to avoid it the very next time and more over not to become a victimizer yourself. By choosing to pass onward the vileness to another innocent person in a future exchange. Allow yourself to heal without regard of the approval desired from those you hold in esteem. This is your sanity and your grace that is most precious and not that of someone you can not control. Forgiveness is a healing medicine of the soul not just to mend hearts and minds, but to build moral personal character. It is compassion for the self directed inward being as well as for the outward life. When it is sought by persons who care knowing they have wronged you. Live upon such a truth and your life here on Earth will be all the better and brighter in your days to come. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Whoever is from God hears the words of God. ---John 8:47
Instead of condemning others, strive to reach inner peace. Keep silent, refrain from judgement. This will raise you above the deadly arrows of slander, insult and outrage and will shield your glowing heart against all evil. ---St. Seraphim of Sarov.
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ... may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him. ---Ephesians 1:17
Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. ---Macrina Wiederkehr O.S.B. "A Tree Full of Angels"