DANA SELVAGE'S PERSONAL STORY
I would like to start by saying, I'm not sure I am qualified to be a moderator. I do not have a lot of knowledge of scriptures and I am not the best at explaining how I feel or what I believe without getting emotional. However, I would like to feel more confident in explaining my feelings, beliefs, opinions, or whatever you may call it, about this work; especially to those whom I am close to. I am okay with not being a moderator if that is the case, but I would like to gain more knowledge about how to answer questions about this work. So, I would love to be a part of this discussion group if possible. If not, I am okay with that too. (smiley face)
That being said, I would love to have my story and contact information on the official website just simply so it is out there for anyone to see and possibly benefit from. So here goes!!!!
It took me some time to get through TSP, while reading the first half I took my time and tried to understand what I was reading. I also got overwhelmed by the length of the book because I have not really been very interested in reading in the past. But once I got to the end of the first half something changed for me; I couldn't get enough of what I was reading and I was emotionally overwhelmed and tearful whenever I picked it up to read.
I felt like TSP had opened my eyes to the way things really are. And it felt like everything that I was reading was simply coming to my remembrance. I already knew what I was reading; I had just forgotten or put it out of my mind. I felt so happy and at peace with this ugly world that we live in. And I could make sense of why this life can be so frustrating at times. I only wished that I had grown up in this life feeling this way, although I am sure I would still have had a lot to learn and experience and possibly taken it all for granted.
I now have a different outlook on our life here, and I have a better understanding of why things are the way they are. I feel like I know myself better and I can forgive myself of the things that I do to others that I am unhappy with; while at the same time understanding that we do these things because of our "flesh" and worldly cares. When I take a second to think things through, I realize that there is a reason why I feel bad for what I have done or said, it is because it does not sit well with who I really am. And I now know that is all a part of our existence here, to prove to ourselves what makes us happy and what does not. What a relief! Knowing, or at least believing, that one day we will all be happy!
While my story is not exciting or earth shattering, I do feel that I came in contact with this work for one reason or another. And I feel that my life has taken certain turns to get me to where I am now, and I am so grateful for it. I get so much comfort out of the connection I feel to this work and all of those involved, and I have a better appreciation for everyone around me; which I have always had, but now realize why it is important to me.
WHAT IS THE VOICE OF THE 'ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS' TELLING US? Ask Him Yourself!
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