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Lady Justice Newark NJ

Somewhere between self awareness, and self preservation, lies an ocean of truth. Not to put too fine a point on a metaphor, but it really can get pretty murky. Jobs, Family, Finances, and more cover a wide variety of issues to fight about and build up a head of anger. I am pretty partial to my version of the truth and know that you are very comfortable with yours.

I was thinking (yes, I truly was) about Lady Justice and her blindfold, carefully balancing the scales in her hand to weigh both sides of the issue. Is she blind to anything but the facts? Or the truth? Or only the truth that someone can back up with facts?

Empathically you can pick up the stream of consciousness around you pretty fast. It isn’t always pretty, or fair, or frankly, even tolerable. But, there it is, the awareness of knowledge in your head and the hum of anxiety in your veins about what you are observing and feeling. The truth is so clear sometimes, but too hard to put into words for others. So, you sit quietly with that Mona Lisa look upon your face while the whole situation plays out like a symphony for one. Every note, crescendo, and cymbal is crashing and you know that the end result is going to be painful. Yet, you have to keep it to yourself. The only truth that matters to some people is their most beneficial version of the truth so it is already crafted in false flattery and convenient lapses in memory. It might be easier to be ignorant to some. Ignorance is supposed to be bliss, right? But then you are just ignorant!

The oath taken in court is to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. I believe in Justice and feel no tolerance for dishonesty and exclusion in all its forms. No one has the might on their side to treat someone else badly; there is no authority given to be a jerk. Power and control may be the face that someone wants you to see, but it is not the real truth, merely a mask.

Real truth does not try to make you uncomfortable or feel badly. It does not disappoint or cower in shame. Real truth is healing, clarifying and a starting point for moving forward. Real truth is also hard to find because there are too many people covering their eyes to its light, hoping to hide a little longer in the dark.

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the strongest women cry

To every wonderful woman I know and those I have met here, you face your battles and life head on everyday. You never back away from a challenge or walk away unwilling to try. You grieve, you laugh, you live, you nurture, you care, and you feel more than most people. You are the reason I am so blessed to have readers and followers that I never thought I would have and am so grateful to hear your feedback and appreciate your approval and kindness more than you know. Thank you to all of you!!

You are more than the sum of your parts, you are all the Sum of your Hearts. ❤

p.s. I see the grammatical error but could not change it. But I heartily endorse the sentiment.

ghandi speak your mind

“Weekly Challenge: Student, Teacher

We all have something to share, and we all have more to learn. This week, teach us something — or share something you’ve been taught with the class.”

classroom wash your hands 1940

I am a life long learner. The more I learn the more I realize how little I know. There is a great big world and the people who teach me things that are memorable are my children and family. But, others want to school me to just to show that they can be the smartest person in the room.

So the cycle goes, throughout Life:

Student or teacher? Windshield or the bug?

Things happen that make me think. Or, I should say, think even more. Our brains are capable of processing so many meanings for multiple words or phrases. What I heard is what you claim I said but I know I never did. You hear me speaking and think it must be about you but you are not sure because it could all be your imagination. Each day I must learn what I can and all that I wish I did not on the journey that gives as much as it gets.

See? It isn’t all black and white. There is a lot of gray in our gray matter.

A man came to the office, held out his ticket, and asked if I could validate him. The other person there gave him a kiss. I looked at him sincerely and told him “You are a very nice person.” It is all in the interpretation.

G-d must have given you so many words so you could talk out of both sides of your mouth.

I don’t care how many people show me their back. I want to meet the few who will show me their heart.

Talking to some people, like family, coworkers or adolescents can be difficult. Each word has to be carefully measured so as not to cause offense, or the implication of offense, or anything that could be misunderstood as offensive in any way. So you tiptoe around a situation or a person and it causes me to think:

How can I talk while I am holding my breath?

I know that there is silliness in our daily lives, but it is not all fun and games. However, it sure would be nice to have more fun than game playing…

If the prize goes to the last man standing, who will he brag about it to?

Have you had any random musings that you realized were more brilliant or clever than merely random? What did you learn from it? Did it make you smile? Better yet, did it make someone else smile?

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