The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Friday, August 31, 2012

A Complimentary Life

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.”
Rabindranath Tagore

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Logic: “reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity” New Oxford American Dictionary
If you've ever watched “Star Trek” I'm sure you're familiar with the half human half vulcan character of Spock. Spock's logical vulcan characteristics make him great at solving logical problems, but those same characteristics seem to fail him when the problems he faces stem from emotional causes. Spock is at his best when he is able to use both emotions and logic to decipher and solve problems. Now I know we don't live in “Star Trek,” but I think there is a lesson to be learned. Neither emotion nor reason can solve every problem we face. While emotions can lead to better understanding of daily life and relationships, strengthen our bonds with fellow humans and animals, and be the driving force behind living; emotions in their purity can also lead to intemperance and foolishness. On the other hand, logic can separate us from our emotions, and reduce our value of life. In life, we should understand that logic goes hand in hand with emotion and neither should be seen as disabling the other but complimenting it. And isn't life so much better when it's full of compliments?

Daily Journaling Questions:
  1. How did I help someone in kindness today?
  2. What did I learnt today?
  3. What am I thankful for?
  4. Who did I love today?
  5. What am I dreaming for?
  6. What about today do I want to remember forever?
  7. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading, you make my day.

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