"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn


A Helping Hand

I am a very spiritual person. 

The thing issss, I am also kind of hippie in that I believe everybody has a right to believe
what they believe (or what they don't believe) without judgment from others. 
I don't think we can be justified in saying that someone is right 
and someone is wrong because none of us really know... 
That's why it is called faith, right?

For one of my Day Zero Project goals, I decided to
#054: Memorize a bible 
scripture that I love

My dad would probably flip out if he were reading this 
(which, let's face it, he is not because he only just learned how to open his emails!).
To tell you the truth, I am pretty sure he thinks my sisters and I are
 borderline-Wiccan because we never go to church with him!
Not sure about my sisters, but I just don't like the social obligation that comes with
going to church. I don't like the feeling of being watched/observed/corrected
 while doing something which, to me, seems very personal and intimate. 

I guess this goal seems pretty simple. Any Tom, Dick, or Harry could Google "great bible verses" and 
memorize the first one that popped up. I, however, wanted to choose one that I felt really connected to.
And then it hit me like a ton of baby-chicks (I didn't want to say bricks)!!!

Matthew 7:7-8

This scripture is special to me because it relates to two of my most spiritual moments. (Ask me later...)
I also really like this quote because I think that most anybody can learn from it --
whether they are Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist, Taoist, Muslim, Atheist, Agnostic,  

I have always had trouble seeking help. I think a lot of my generation has the same problem.
Nobody wants to appear inferior, weak, or lost, so they just clam up and continue to struggle
when all they have to do is reach out to someone, anyone, when they need help. 
I think that sometimes the biggest obstacle we face is our own human-arrogance.  

My advice to you is: the next time you are drowning, do not be afraid to ask for a hand.
This hand could be God, it could be your best friend, it could be your favorite teacher,
your crazy roommate, your concerned girlfriend, the kid that sits behind you in Calc.
 that you haven't spoken to all quarter, it could even be your puppy!!

The point I am trying to make is that help is always available -- in many shapes and forms --
but it will never go out of its way to find you! It is up to you go and seek it.
So what are you waiting for?


Bryan Murray said...

It seems like line 7 and 8 are kind of repetitive. Is the bible so long because it just repeats itself like this all the time? Maybe it's because it has like size 2 font haha.

Anyway, I think you are the best kind of religious person. You don't force your beliefs on others, while respecting other's beliefs (or lack thereof) and you follow your own rules for practicing religion/spiritualism instead of following society's rules.

Why didn't you want to say bricks? Because they're more painful than a pile of baby chicks???

What are your two most spiritual moments? I'm asking you now instead of later :P

Cella Babee said...

HAhaha I didn't say want to say bricks because it is such a hackneyed phrase (and I already use way too many of those)! And are you sure a ton of baby chicks would hurt less than a ton of bricks?? What is heavier -- a pound of feathers or a pound of rocks?

LaLicenciada said...

This is an excellent post. love it.

I am now following your blog bc I totally dig it.



Cella Babee said...

Aw thanks Li! I just checked out your blog and it is great! Consider yourself followed :)

...that sounds a lot creepier than it should have, haha