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Seeds and Hates.
When I lived in Idaho twenty-five years ago, I resided in a place I considered heaven on earth. My former husband and I acquired sixty acres of untouched land. Together, we constructed a log home, pouring our blood, sweat, and tears into the project. They say that couples who build a home together might end up divorcing due to the challenges they face during each stage of construction.
From the foundation to the framework, to the roofing, and then on to the wiring, plumbing, drywall, and paint. Doing things together isn’t always a good thing.
Love Languages Explained: Seeds and Hate
I wish I had known what the five love languages were back then. Oh, how we were so immature in our youth. Today, our youth is fortunate to have the knowledge base that is offered on the internet and the mental health awareness that is available to us.
This information is the seed of knowledge: growing, learning, and finding inner peace through a mindset that has been rewired to a mindfulness-thinking mentality.
I remember back when I was helping my first husband build our home, I built several flower gardens: one with just roses and the other with perennials. However, there was something I always noticed throughout the spring and summer months — the weeds. Those darn weeds.
Seeds and hate in flower gardens.
Do you know how quickly weeds can choke the beauty from a rose garden or perennial gardens? Weeds can spread so many seeds. The wind carries them and spreads them. There’s a term that farmers use (poisonous or choke out).
Hate does that as well. Racial hate. Gender hate. It’s like the weeds in the gardens I created. There’s a way to change it though.
I hold space for forgiveness. I open space for forgiveness every day.
This includes hearing slurs from all races, sexual innuendos from third-world countries, people who hide behind their phones here and on all my social media profiles. I’m pretty sure you have experienced this too.
Yet, there’s something I do, I don’t hate, I forgive! I call out the behavior as it happens. I want to be a representative of tranquility and inner peace.
When I call this behavior out, it’s me forgiving that person, also sending a direct message that says;
I am not sorry for holding boundaries so strong that my soul stays intact.
– I am Linda Wolff
When we can breathe through those horrible words or actions and not absorb the intent of them through our pores, veins, or soul, we stand defiantly strong in our values and tranquility.
We forgive them and don’t get emotionally distracted and allow it to divert us from our purpose. We are driven by the true purpose of life.
Gardens are beautiful places to enjoy and people are too!
Sending love and life!
Linda J. Wolff