Nov 2, 2011

Waiting for Joy

It's been an exhausting few weeks, mentally more than anything.
I can't wait for everything to be over and to have my X out of my face. It will be soon,  looking forward to the joy of living.  The children are impatient too but I think they are handling it better than I am. In fact they play the 'game' quite well.  They seem almost stoic about  their father's behaviour, which is escalating in terms of the show of power and aggression. They do not want me confronting him. I have to wait it out.
He thinks he's winning, well he can have his illusion.

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My latest diversion is reading Eric Fromm, it's seriously tough text to follow but here and there there is light on particular subjects of interest. Here's something I want to remember particularly from his discussion....I keep trying to imagine how and what it would be/feel like in this ultimate situation of true Joy.

Eric Fromm writes about the difference between joy and pleasure and that what God wants for us is Joy as a virtue of living in the mode of being. Pleasure is transient, momentary and a product of possessions and the need to have.

Master Eckhart's thinking interprets it such.."When God laughs at the soul and the soul laughs back at God, the persons of the Trinity are begotten..
...when the Father laughs to the son and the son laughs back to the Father, that laughter gives pleasure, that pleasure gives joy, that joy gives love and love gives the persons [of the Trinity] of which the Holy Spirit is one. .................
Joy, then, is what we experience in the process of growing nearer to the goal of becoming oneself"

7 comments:

  1. Leaving you with a blessing and a favorite Psalm of mine…
    Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
    ~ Psalm 30:5
    Hold on to that one. Keep the faith. Keep hope alive.
    Peace will come… and joy too!

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  2. Thanks Debra, I am waiting.

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  3. As God has healed my wounded soul and I have walked through the pain with Him...on the other side is the most amazing Joy that bubbles up out of my soul. This has happened recently and I liked reading what you wrote. God always gives me the experience and then explains it to me. What you wrote about joy is what I feel. :)

    Blessings,
    Tammy

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  4. Let the joy and peace be yours soon to keep...

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  5. The verse that Debra quoted is also a favorite of mine. I hope that you find a deep, abiding joy in the midst of your waiting. Blessings to you.

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  6. Pretty header.

    NEW FOLLOWER.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  7. Amen sister. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

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