Back to the Begining?
Posted 20 April 2004 - 05:50 AM
Lately I've been having the urge...or need I suppose, to return to the very basics of my Pagan path...you know, reread and restudy what I learned many years ago when I first put my feet down this way.
How many others, irregardless of the religion, have felt this need to revisit the beginings? And why?
In my case, it's a need to refocus myself. I live in a major city and often one finds oneself caught up in so much that you find yourself neglecting other equally or more important things.
Krafted with luv
Posted 20 April 2004 - 06:15 AM
For me, when I start at the beginning with studies and things of that nature, it's basically to help me realize what I've been missing. After all, I don't normally feel this way unless I HAVE been missing something intrinsic in my practices. This usually boils down to the excitement that generally wears off after a while. I always notice it simmering in the background when I talk to someone new to my faith, how they are just bubbling with anticipation and I say to myself "Huh. I miss that." And so, I go back to the beginning, as you so delicately put it, and work to find it. Lately, the excitement has been present and hasn't dwindled. Perhaps that's because I've finally found my niche. Good topic.
Posted 20 April 2004 - 10:39 AM
I don't have any kind of faith, but I know what my opinions are- and similarly I need a good argument to remind me of, and reinforce my opinions. It's good to go over old ground just to make sure you haven't missed anything.
The point which I should first wish to understand is whether the pious or holy is beloved by the gods because it is holy, or holy because it is beloved of the gods.Sonnet XCIVBut if that flower with base infection meet,The basest weed outbraves his dignity:For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds
Posted 20 April 2004 - 11:05 AM
Posted 20 April 2004 - 11:13 AM
Krafted with luv
Posted 21 April 2004 - 01:44 PM
Or do things worth the writing.
Posted 21 April 2004 - 05:53 PM
I wonder why this is? Is it because of everything going on in this world?
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Posted 21 April 2004 - 06:49 PM
Posted 22 April 2004 - 03:39 AM
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." Albert Einstein
I've been hit by mrsspookypants
Posted 22 April 2004 - 07:55 AM
Posted 22 April 2004 - 08:10 AM
Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:10 AM
But you make a good point. If every year has been eventful for one reason or another, mark the events. Lets say, last year you got a new job.... now, seven years from getting this new job, perhaps something monumental will happen to you in the workforce. If, five years ago, you got married, perhaps in two more years you'll rekindle the romance or get divorced or something drastic in your romantic life. I'm not necessarily saying nothing can happen within that seven year period... I'm just saying those moments are at seven year stretches... usually. This isn't always, of course, but for me, it's been pretty accurate, which is amazing really. I'll work on this theory a little more. lol.
Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:33 AM
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