Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Conclusion on 'clearing the mind'
I am almost done with said psychology book. The grain I get out of it is to do what I can to stop thinking about the yuck that comes my way from various locations in the form of dysfunction. My own interpretation of this is that ultimately it doesn't matter, Christ is still risen from the dead. It doesn't matter if my encounters are anxiety ridden and hard for me to be patient with. There is a way to separate the dysfunction from dragging me down which include forgiveness, doing what I can to not respond and to remember Christ is risen from the dead so.....carry on. I don't think I would recommend this book to someone who is not well grounded in the faith. If you find me sitting like a Buddha in the corner humming, please have a chat with me okay? Continuing in the hearing and preaching of the Word, Confession and Absolution, prayer and Catechesis. That seems like a good plan. We are not ducks which can let it all roll off our backs easily but we can remember how we are grounded.