Choosing the Best, Choosing Conversations

Entrance to Azul -- a restaurant at the Ihilani

Good Morning, God!

I love doors — openings into new worlds, new experiences — in this case, perhaps new tastes. They are so symbolic of coming and going.

I never know what makes me think that I can actually get everything DONE before I go — biological optimism? Or is that just a failure to accept reality as I seem to be addicted to designing it?

On the other hand, what I have done has been wonderful! Here is the motto of the restaurant: E komo mai, e noho mai, e ‘ai a e (come sit, eat and talk) Aren’t those wonderful words, God! I have chosen to come sit, eat and talk . . . lots of talking and listening. How utterly important it is to speak words out loud. Words swirling around in my head really don’t seem to get me anywhere. But, when I hear myself say them — AH, then things shift and move inside me.

Today is Wednesday and I have risen early and will drive off to our Women’s Prayer Group. We will be real and we will laugh and we will speak — hearing others and hearing ourselves. Our founder, Marge Terpstra (aka the Reverend Doctor Marge) said ALL of it is Prayer. But we will have a time of formally speaking to You, God. I love it. I love it because there is something different — more real? — about praying out loud in a group of trusted friends. Mind you, people become trusted friends by praying together — real prayers.

This evening a friend called for a phone hug. Hugs are almost — well, maybe MORE — as important as speaking. That is part of our Prayer Group dynamics — hugs!  Every one each other a hug coming in — and going out. The Body has its own wisdom and way of speaking. Thank You God for doing such a marvelous job of creating us! Help us keep on letting You adjust us!

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Posted in Being ENJOYED by God, being heard into speaking, being together in a compassionate presence, connecting, connections, Conversations, hearing myself, hugs, listening, Prayer, relationships

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