Thank you for stopping by to find another digestion of Blogtemplation. I humble correct myself from one week ago, THIS is the week of Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. The 40 Days and 40 Nights of change begin for those who celebrate the lenten tradition.
I would like to give a Shout Out, a Praise Positive, an Echo Encouragement, a Hand Slap of Sincereity, and any other creative way to recognize those that are changing their lives daily. The act of a traditional time of year to change youself, be it for a New Year, or a faith following from upbringing, seems to be falling away to a quiet ground swell of those that decide it is time to change their lives no matter the time of year, or the "best time" in their lives to do it. You may have noticed that the graphic I am displaying today is tilted to look down. While I generally have a postive, and up looking point of view, I have changed the graphic direction with careful and purposeful thought.
It is with reverance and acknowledgement that the face of this Blogtemplation is bowing down to the transformation of change and the metaphors of becoming dust and ashes to the past, only to be created new again in the process of change.
I have come to believe now that a New Year, and a Lenten season are only reminders to the reason and need for change, however I hope that through any time of year, people are inspired to change for the better, for an end to suffering, for a hope of renewel, for a desire to fight for an end of pain in their lives. I don't think being "saved" or pushed into being "saved" or changed by others within formalized religious context is beneficial or successful. I DO think that personal intent, inner conviction, strength of personal spirit, and willingness, yes willingness; are all strong reasons for defining one's faith and spiritual direction in order to discover the changes needed in one's life.
I also hope that upon reading this, you the reader, the actionary, the rebel, the visionary, the out spoken, and friends alike, will comment and share some of your thoughts and contemplations. I encourage you all to do so, for the sake of growth. There may be conflict, but I will share that opening written debate, discussion, and contemplation of thought, all still continue to be the goal of this site. Please write from your unique viewpoint on change, the purpose of change, and the motivation for change. I also wonder if some of you might feel so inclided to fight this all together and choose to write for the viewpoint of stability or NOT to change, the purpose for status quo, the motivation for status quo as well. Let it all be written and share for change and staying the same.
The next 40 Days and 40 Nights will be transformational for many I hope, the continuation of Days and Nights should be ever transformational for many as well.
Who ever you are, where ever you may be, and what ever stage of life you are in, may your change be positive, graceful, merciful, gentle, and firm to support its continued benefit in your lives. Happy Season of Change to you all!