Have you ever done prayer walks? I like to take them around any place where I'm visiting or residing. I did some praying as I walked around Church-Wellesley.Spirituality can certainly be enhanced by movement. In the summer I love to take long bike rides and find them very spiritual in a sense. Time to be on my own and commune with God. Likewise, when we had a dog I often had the same feeling taking him for walks. I never generally thought of either as "prayer" though.
What do you think changed, that you were able to feel more comfortable within yourself?Yes, walking outside can be great. When I first got to the Church-Wellesley neighborhood, however, I was a little apprehensive about walking around it. My first walk or two, I was moving pretty swiftly. After that, though, I became more comfortable and my walks were more meditative and reflective.
As I was on my quick walks, I saw one or two straight couples walking in the Village (at least I assumed they were straight - opposite-sex couples holding hands and all). That let me know that no one there should automatically assume that anyone inside the Village was gay. I was also feeling increasingly close to God, so I felt an increasing assurance that he was with me and would protect me in the new neighborhood I was exploring. On top of all that, it was a reasonably cold weekend in Toronto, so there weren't many people walking around outside at all. That meant I felt more sure that no gay person was going to come up to me and try to flirt or anything.What do you think changed, that you were able to feel more comfortable within yourself?
You do realize that gay men are no more likely to flirt with you than straight women, right? And they normally flirt with guys they know or are fairly sure are gay themselves? They don't go out of their way to hunt down straight men.That meant I felt more sure that no gay person was going to come up to me and try to flirt or anything.
Actually not right Mendalla. In real life I actually have a reasonable number of straight women flirt with me.You do realize that gay men are no more likely to flirt with you than straight women, right?
I don't know about that one. Why wouldnt they be the same as straight people - some more selective than others. Some straight people tend to flirt with just about everyone. Why would the same not hold true for some gay people.Mendalla said:they normally flirt with guys they know or are fairly sure are gay themselves?
Mendalla said:They don't go out of their way to hunt down straight men.
Mendalla said:Most of the time I've met gay men randomly in public, they've been in couples (I remember my first such encounter many years ago in Hamilton. One of the guys commented on my t-shirt, which sported a picture of Edgar Allan Poe, and we talked briefly about that.) which is the only reason I even knew they were gay (I mean two guys with arms around each other is a bit of a dead giveaway).
More on disturbances known as ambiguous chaos that could be emotional, or intellectual lines without sensitivity for the other as designated in the golden roué 'L!Actually, "tohu" is the Hebrew word that is generally translated into chaos. And, actually, the word chaos doesn't come up very often in English translations of the Old Testament. In places referring to chaotic situations (such as the creation story of Genesis 1) the word is tohu. Tohu is also used several times in Isaiah to refer to chaotic situations. You may be thinking of the word "ce-der" which actually means the opposite of chaos (as in Job 10:22.) In that verse, the situation is referred to as chaos by taking ce-der (meaning order) and prefacing it with the negative "we-lo", which turns the phrase into "not order" (ie, chaos.) But "ce-der" (which I think is what you mean by "citii") means order and not chaos.
At the risk of derailing Jae's diary - who here has ever said you were a demon?Thus I'm denied here as a demon
At the risk of derailing Jae's diary - who here has ever said you know nothing about emotions?LuceNDs said:... said to know nothing about emotions
At the risk of derailing Jae's diary - your BRIEF TIME here? You're everywhere and on every thread going. And you have been going back to the original WC.LuceNDs said:thus something was gathered from my brief time here ...
So it sounds like part of your discomfort was in thinking that any stranger seeing you in the village would assume you to be a gay man. What could it be about such an assumption that caused so much discomfort? I suppose there was also learning for you too, that geographic location does not predict sexuality, and what assumptions you yourself might have been making?As I was on my quick walks, I saw one or two straight couples walking in the Village (at least I assumed they were straight - opposite-sex couples holding hands and all). That let me know that no one there should automatically assume that anyone inside the Village was gay.
So you're saying you have lots of experience dealing with people who flirt with you - wouldn't the same response strategies apply regardless of who is doing the flirting? If not, what would be making the difference in how you respond to people?It quite often happens when I'm at my job as a Cashier. I'm in my spiffy black work uniform.