MaryLou Hits the Restart Button

Week 9 — P.S. — The Answer


My post of yesterday was supposed to only be an introduction to the answer to my question…but I kind of got carried away with the explanation, and decided that enough was enough for one sitting. Now I’m back with a bit more insight I’ve found in Emerson, then — voila! — the Answer!

Emerson’s thesis in “Compensation” can be condensed in one of his statements: “Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit, cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed.” He goes on to explain why that is so important to understand, because human nature doesn’t seem to get it. “The ingenuity of man has always been dedicated to the solution of one problem…to get one end without an other end…This dividing and detaching is steadily counteracted… the parted water reunites behind our hand. Pleasure is taken out of pleasant things; profit out of profitable things…” In other words, if you aren’t willing to accept the reality of loss as the other end of gain, then you have neither…no life, only existence.

This has really been a challenge for me to rethink my life. As I look back now, I can see that after choosing to walk away from the love of my life, and living with the hurt too long, I allowed my wonderfully protective subby to convince me that I could avoid that pain by  never feeling that way again about any other man. Result? One disappointing relationship after another. I have proved over all these years that what you believe, you get! Ouch!!

So, as of Week 9, here’s who I am going to convince my subby that I really want to be for the rest of my days:  “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.” And I am going to add to my affirmations God’s word to back up each adjective, starting with “strong”: Philippians 4:13–I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

May all who read this be as abundantly blessed as I feel on this American Thanksgiving Day!


Author: masterkey4MaryLou

Who am I? I have to think about that...a loner who really likes people, a "tomboy" more comfortable in jeans who enjoys dressiing up, a country girl who is fascinated by city life (for a few minutes anyway), a writer who would rather read, a homebody who looks forward to traveling (my goal next year-a river cruise in Portugal), a conservative with a liberal heart, a Bible student intrigued by the new mind other words, a simple 74-year-old full of contradictions, still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. Also, must confess to being addicted to Coast-2-Coast radio when I can't sleep (except October, when the dark side takes over).

6 thoughts on “Week 9 — P.S. — The Answer

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed your post on may levels! That you searched for your answer and found it, that it magnificent.
    Philippians 4:13–I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” The Master teacher who came to the world and taught us “to love one another as I have loved you.” No greater lesson could we be taught. Thank you!!


    • Thank you for your comments Marlo – the most rewarding part of this whole journey is connecting with others who love our Lord – we’ll get to spend eternity getting acquainted if we don’t get together here. Blessings!

      On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 8:25 PM, MaryLou Hits the Restart Button wrote:



  2. Thank you! This is wonderful, an eyeopener for many.
    It is so nice when you “just get it” and know how to change thoughts and attutudes so that you can show that you have learned the lession now and can go on, no more of these broken relationships or whatever there is we got to learn from:-)
    Enjoy your journey !
    Love to u!


  3. Hi Marylou, Thank you so much for your insight on Emerson. I have been struggling with his work from day 1 and I love your summary, Here’s to your subby opening the space for the next love of your life to enter!


  4. Lovely again MaryLou! Thank you!


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