After a morning of conversations at work with people stuck in their own life-zapping thinking, I couldn't crawl deep enough into peaceful/comforting scenes like this in my garden once I arrived at it's entrance. But enter I did and I think I would just stay here if that were possible. The emotional responses I've been exposed to, that have been just a bit out of touch with reality, just melt away when I am in this space.
But I also know that it is out "there" in the flowing tide with people stuck in their own life-zapping thinking that life is to be lived daily. It's also conversation out there that can be of assistance to me in helping recognize my own life-zapping thinking.
So, I'll just settle for crawling into this peaceful space while I am at home.
The conversations over the past several days have kept these thoughts from The Shack front and center in my mind.
"Most emotions are responses to perception---what you think is true about a given situation. If your perception is false, then your emotional response to it will be false too. So, check your perceptions, and beyond that check the truthfulness of your paradigms---what you believe. Just because you believe something firmly doesn't make it true. Be willing to reexamine what you believe. The more you live in the truth, the more your emotions will help you see clearly. But even then, you don't want to trust them more than me." (me in this excerpt being the Spirit of God the Father)