Sunday, October 14, 2007
Oh, she knows. She knows what is good and what is not, and exactly which she is going to choose. I think Eve knew what she was doing. She knew the plan and what needed to happen to progress. We have to make so many choices! It feels good to have confidence that the choices you are making are good and will be for the best. I don't always have it, sometimes I second guess myself and sometimes I don't choose what I know is better. Laziness can get the best of us. But, conviction and righteousness is something I strive for.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
I keep going back to the delicious dichotomy of the bee. It makes honey, but it stings. It pollinates the plants and flowers in my imaginary garden, but invokes fear. Life is full of dichotomies as we attempt to find balance in all things.
I feel a little like batman. Why bats? Because he was mortally afraid of them. I had no traumatic childhood experience where I was repeatedly stung by a swarm of bees and went into anaphylactic shock, narrowly escaping death. Actually, I've never even been stung. But I was sure I was allergic, like my dad, and one sting could be fatal. To be intrepid, fearless and calm come face to face with a noisome bumble bee, or worse a wasp! This is a supreme conquering of a fear, leave the nebbish behind and become a stronger woman.
Brigham Young used the term "Deseret," meaning honeybee in the language of the Jaredites. He used it to describe the Saints in Utah. He thought they should be productive and self-sufficient, like honeybees. I like that. Busy as a bee, hard at work, with fruitful results.