Quotes from book I found unique

I really liked this book and if you like what you read I think you still may be able to get an online copy for free: http://vagobond.com
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From “Liminal Existensis”

The moral of all of this is that life goes on as long as you let it. Like the manic-depressive king who sought a cure for his sadness and his happiness without success until a wandering wise man gave him the simple solution.
THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
And so it shall.

You simply need to weather the storm so that you can find what lies around the next bend of your liminal existensis. In sickness, in health, in poverty, in wealth, and in all the states in between there are lessons to be learned, joys to be found, and sorrows to learn to deal with. And the one thing you can be sure of, this too shall pass, for change is the only constant in the universe.

The truth is that for me, every bit of this life is spiritual. Sometimes I forget, but when I am tuned in and the metaphorical meter is turned on, there is nothing that doesn’t have to do with the greater questions. This includes travel, philosophy, religion, nature, and science. All of it.

In my life, I’ve spent a lot of time unlikely to you, but I’m convinced of it.
We spend countless resources and lives fighting with each other to prove that what we are saying is right and what the other person is saying is wrong.

It’s a tragic irony that everyone is saying the same thing. This is what I think we are all saying:

I am. I’m not sure why I am, but I am. I have a feeling that I am for some reason, but I’m not sure exactly what that reason is, but someone or something knows that reason (even if that reason might just be because the universe happened by itself and you are a consequence of that process.) I am.

Because you are and because I am, We are. And because we are and it is essentially intellectually impossible to deny that there is a shared reality that lies between us, It is.
Or to simplify that to the essence of two letters and one sound, IS.
Our arguments generally revolve around IS.

Is not.
Is so.
Is not.
Is so so.
Is not not.

We are all trying to tell each other what IS is. And since we are all experiencing IS from within a different body/consciousness, it is probably impossible that any of us actually do agree on what IS is. You might be thinking, but I am a Muslim and all Muslims believe exactly the things I believe. Bullshit. Same goes for Christians, Catholics, Hindus, Sikhs,
and everyone else.

Each person has a very unique view of exactly what IS is that is different from each other persons.

I don’t even own my skin. It is constantly shedding and changing, falling on the ground.

Since then, I see what I call the hand print of God everywhere. I’ve looked at a sky filled with clouds and seen that the formation of the clouds in a certain spot is identical to the view of the horizon in another. I’ve pointed this out to friends and blown their minds with it. It is not imagination. It is not chance.

Watch water ripple on a lake or pond and let your mind relax. Watch the patterns that form as you stop thinking for a moment. First they seem to go one direction, then they go another, then they become geometric, then they start to form pictures. Watch the waves on the ocean or the wind blowing through tall grasses and you will see the same thing.
Maybe these aren’t pictures that mean anything to you or to me, maybe the patterns are just patterns, but I don’t think so.
I think they are the hand-prints of God. There is order in the Universe, there is a controlling force, there is something. The proof is all around us. IS.
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I thought the book very interesting and rather profound.
Remember, life is what you make of it! Can’t be always selective about your circumstances – but you can ALWAYS choose your response to them. Keep it positive and the negative will actually
lessen with time. Honestly. I have had almost every stress available to man/woman (honestly!) and I have survived without letting the world turn me sour. It is a choice! Have a wonderful day, I actually care! 🙂

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8 Responses to “Quotes from book I found unique”

  1. Chuck Says:

    An old Navy friend once said, “Why do we continually search the horizon for God, when he is standing right next to us?”

    If you want to see a miracle…look close.

    Nice post!

    Chuck

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Your friend was so right on. Thanks for reminding me to look closely. 🙂
    Marsha

  3. raeder Says:

    This is a great piece! sometimes, we get so caught up in “things” we forget that HE IS RIGHT HERE! there is good in our lives everyday – just that we tend to focus on the bad things. thanks Marsha for reminding me “this too shall pass”.

  4. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Easy to get caught up in “things”. I sure do it myself and often forget that very fact. We have so much love and power so near. Thanks for your comments and positive input.

  5. susieshy45 Says:

    Most of my life I spend in thinking about what I don’t have and wishing I was someplace else. Your posts remind me that I need to be present, for everyone around me now.

    • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

      AMEN. We only have this moment and each moment should be cherished. It is a choice to be happy and though the past 18 months of healing has been difficult, I am slowly, with God, choosing happiness…besides, it is a lot more fun!

      • susieshy45 Says:

        You are a good and faithful servant and you are cherishing each moment of your life, as we can see from your posts.
        Thank you for taking the time to reply to each of my comments.

  6. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    My pleasure. Fun for me too.

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