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In this recent post from nancelife: living authentically between brave and terrified, I hope to encourage us all to value & practice what it means to be True with our lives. This post is one of my favorites.
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God has been reaffirming his love for me with this song from good ‘ole Dave Matthews.
It’s become one of my favorite love songs from God. Some of you might enjoy His love in this as well…pack your bags!
A lovely article from Maria Popova’s exceptional brainpickings.org, exploring German philosopher Josef Pieper’s 1948 book, Leisure: The Basis of Culture.
Popova describes Pieper’s book as, “a magnificent manifesto for reclaiming human dignity in a culture of compulsive workaholism, triply timely today, in an age when we have commodified our aliveness so much as to mistake making a living for having a life.”
Pieper attempts to redirect us back to the more noble roots of leisure, which have drifted to an unfavorable tenor: today someone prone to leisure is prone to idleness and aimlessness. Instead, Leisure seems attracted to stillness, with a propensity to wonder. Pieper explains,“Leisure, then, is a condition of the soul.”
I was unfamiliar with “feminine traits” being valuable or needed; they mainly got in the way and slowed things down. So I became more masculine. I know it’s terribly unclear and infirm to use the terms “masculine” and “feminine.” Both seem confused. But they’re all I have right now in terms of language. I’m working on it.
I am determined to grow into a strong, authentic representation of femininity.
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