Thursday, October 22, 2015

Welcome! Come and join me.


 


Welcome to my new blog. I am excited you have come to visit. This is a new endeavor I have decided to take up in order to become more aware of the truth, goodness and beauty that lies within each and every day. Because I love writing about varied things, this blog will not be on any particular topic. What is true? What is good? What is beautiful? That's what this blog will be all about.

So why "wholly imperfect"? Well, this life is imperfect. Agree? Take a look around. Take a look in the mirror. We are all imperfect. We are all living this entirely imperfect life. Why not share the journey? Yet, precisely because it is imperfect, we have plenty of wiggle room to focus on the truth, goodness and beauty. These are in fact the things that every person searches for. Aren't you? I believe this is a great place to meet you. It's perfect specifically because you and I are in search of the same things, no matter where our starting point was.

Who is not in search of truth? When truth is heard, it touches the most profound part of our soul, our heart and our mind. We are able to recognize truth, because it already dwells within us. Goodness? It too is recognized with the heart. Goodness permeates from the soul. It is inevitably recognized as soon as it is seen or felt. And what of beauty? They say beauty is within the eyes of the beholder, yet there is universal beauty. Beauty too, is indwelling.

So here we are. You and I. Living imperfect lives, but learning from each imperfection as we journey along each day. We can learn with grace. We can learn together. And, we can learn from each other! There is a great spanish saying that says "There is no bad that good cannot come from" (No hay de mal que por bien no venga). So we can even learn from the ugly stuff. Even there we can learn to extract and squeeze out, for all it's worth, the truth, goodness and beauty. Suffering, is never in vain. We just have to train ourselves to be able to do this.

Want to learn with me? I am learning along the way. I'm in this for the long haul. Which brings me to the point where I tell you how this all came about.

Recently, I had a change of heart you see. Nonetheless, I am nowhere near being cured, so to speak. I have a critical outlook on life. I am an ever-dissecting and introspective character. I think. I think way too much. And sometimes, I think so much that I forget to see what sometimes lies just beneath the surface. I get stuck on the rough edges; the bumps in the road; the not so beautiful stuff. So this really cool guy has made me examine my own outlook. He has given me a new vision; a new way of looking at the world. His name is Pope Francis. He looks at the world with eyes of hope, mercy and pure love. What a beautiful soul he is. Read his words some time.

Oh and yes, I am Catholic. That is no secret.

So in order to get moving to where we should be heading, you and I...let's end this monumental first post with some inspiration.

I would like to dedicate this blog to a very important figure that changed my life many years ago. Without his words and his influence I would not be who I am today. Really. His feast day is today, October 22.  It is Saint John Paul II. Two Popes huh? Yep. That's me.

So come journey with me. Let us become friends and let us extract what is true, good and beautiful from life's everyday imperfections.




7 comments:

  1. Alejandra: beautiful and what a great day to choose to start this new adventure! May Saint John Paul 2 intercede for you and your family always.
    love, cecilia

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    1. thank you Cecilia! God bless you! thanks for your support :)

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  2. This is beautiful and totally what I needed this Monday morning!

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    1. I'm glad I can be of help. I know Monday's aren't always easy :) Have a great week.

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  3. Love that photo of JP II !! Mutually inspired!

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