Friday, November 21, 2014

Through Passion I Gain Strength

As an aside to yesterday's entry, I was talking to my sweetie about how we feel strongly that even negative things can happen for a reason.

With the tough work schedules (and challenging personalities to work with) that I've had recently, I had very much put spirituality on the back burner as of late, in favor of focusing on just the mundane tasks that need to be done.

It's kind of interesting how, now that someone has disparaged my spiritual path to my face, it suddenly feels much more important to me.  I've talked more about my spirituality to my sweetie in the past two days than I had in the previous six months, I think.

I guess when things can be stagnant, too peaceful, if you will, it can be easy just to set something aside and believe it is safe.
But once that thing is attacked, it can become something that is worth defending, worth being passionate about.  And in using that passion to protect and defend something that you now realize is important enough to be worth defending, I think it can bring great strength to your connection to that thing, where you are no longer content to let it gather dust.

Maybe peace really is a lie....


  1. Hi, Sis. It took me a few days to see these entries, sorry.

    Yeah, your co-worker was way out of line with what she said, and I'm proud of you for standing up to her and not backing down. I'm also really looking askance at the response by your employer (as you reported it, it came across like "be good and stay in the broom closet," and I bet they would immediately recognize how inappropriate that was if it were directed at a more recognized religion, eg Judaism).

    But I also respect the need to pick your battles, and I'm glad if it could give you a clarifying moment that helps you grow.