Thursday, December 20, 2007

thoughts


This coming Sunday will be my first time to church in 2 weeks. I've missed the last 2 Sundays cause someone schedule me for the last 2 Sundays to work(pathetically, that someone was me..why did I do that!). Anyways, my hubby went last Sunday and I asked him about all the things I love about church. He did pretty good :)...

On that note, the last Sunday, several of my co-workers started talking in the aisle. In a room full of cubicles, it's hard not to eavesdrop even when your NOT trying. These 2 co-workers are a few of those nurses that are into Buddhism and some other form of meditation. It's a group of them, they haven't gone recruiting or anything, but their conversations are interesting to listen to..Seriously, wasn't trying!

They 'want to embrace life' and discover the potential in themselves through the opening of the mind and embracing pain and to achieve enlightment...I remember these quotes from a calendar in one of the nurses cubicles. Funny, both of these nurses really agree and think what I say about life and enjoying life is right on. I just smile inside knowing my point of reference is the good Word, brother! :) I haven't told them directly that I'm a Christian and I am hesitatnt to do so for this reason.

It seems with some people the moment you mention you go to church or are a Christian a wall comes up. Like instantly and everything you say is now through a 'religious filter' and they can no longer take what you say without all those biases coming into their minds. I think I will wait for a moment where she asks 'where do you learn this stuff!' and I will get up the courage to say, I've learned it through Jesus' example..




5 comments:

scoey-d said...

I like to listen to people talk around me. It's not dropping eaves so much as it is simply hearing the ambient articulated noise around you...

Enjoying the conversations while sitting on a park bench in Disneyland for example...

Good post Erica!

TPluckyT said...

Any time I've contemplated my naval all I discovered was lint . . .

Erica said...

Louie- it certainly can be interesting listening to others. I have learned to bite my tongue and not give my opinion every time someone shouts out a question to all the listening cubicles
Glad your family enjoyed Disneyland

Tim- belly button lint is a wonder is it not.

laura said...

I cringe sometimes when I think about the fact that I was like those women a few years ago. But, like me at the time, at least they are searching... which will hopefully lead them to the Truth :)
I love "listening" to people too... then I often wonder... who is listening to me???

laura said...

I cringe sometimes when I think about the fact that I was like those women a few years ago. But, like me at the time, at least they are searching... which will hopefully lead them to the Truth :)
I love "listening" to people too... then I often wonder... who is listening to me???