Wednesday, February 24, 2010

i'm a sucker for almost anything acoustic...

love is only as secure as the good feelings between two people, and that is only as secure as the goodness of each -Daniel Campbell

i had a three hour conversation with my friend Daniel tonight about love and the ideas behind it. whether we choose to love or not, etc.

it was an enlightening conversation. i really like the philosophy behind his thinking (for the most part) and while it is obvious to see that some of his realizations have come due to harsh realities i believe the knowledge is something that will benefit him more than not.

i love the idea of love. true love. love that is unselfish, love that one doesnt have to work at constantly because they are constantly working on improving themselves and therefore as a result of that the love itself is improved. a feeling that is based upon Christ-like love and expounded to further regions as two people discover the virtues they admire in the other and are enlightened and supported. i want to be the person who helps through the hard times, not the entity that causes them.

in my religion (and i am sure this has been seen in others) there is symbolism used to show a person's relationship with God and their spouse

it looks something like this:


wife husband

and so one can see that the closer a person is to God the closer they become to their spouse. i also think that this has implication in the single world but the triangle would be a tad different, with a slightly different connotation

best choice
better choice

single person good choice

mediocre choice

lame choice

uhm, honey what were
you thinking?!

it seems like there are loads of single people who sit around making lists and hoping for an amazing person to come along when they don't do anything to better themselves. lame. work on yourself and the rest will fall into place. i'm not saying be down on yourself, have a low self-esteem or even say "when I... (insert some worthy goal here)" the right person will come along. I am simply saying if you really want to find someone who is going to fulfill your goals, shouldn't you first attempt to achieve them yourself? and if the right person takes a little longer than you thought to come around or if they never do, then oh no, you are an amazing person with talent, success and a goal oriented life. is there anything wrong with that?

i'm not trying to pretend I am anything but a hopeless romantic. because I am. But, without the right foundation in this silly little head of mine things could get out of hand quickly.

in the words of a prophet "Look to God and live"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

short and sweet

i really dont have much time to be writing this. school is insane at the moment but i needed somewhere to vent, even if only for a moment or two.
maybe vent is the wrong word. more like take notes so i can remember these random thoughts in the future.
so... here it is:
- thank you regina spektor for writing music that isnt about love
- i am happy when i am not worrying about the details i have no control over and instead focusing on the specifics i can influence
- words can rip a relationship apart, misunderstandings and lack of communication dont serve anyone well
- trusting the Lord is sometimes so much easier said than done
- jealousy is lousy
- even the best of friends can be untrustworthy, sometimes the selfish desires of a person overpower their ability to give good advice
... that being said there is one friend who will never lead me or anyone else astray. while we are imperfect, He will perfect us. but only if we are willing to let Him.

an apostle of the Lord says it much better than I am:

God does not look on the outward appearance. I believe that He doesn’t care one bit if we live in a castle or a cottage, if we are handsome or homely, if we are famous or forgotten. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely -Dieter F Uchtdorf