Gerald Schroeder, a scientist and interpreter of the Old Testament notes that the creator he believes in wanted humans to learn about the world not by reading, but by communing with nature.
To read more about this read God According to God here’s a quote:
According to our best understanding of the universe and equally according to the most ancient commentaries on the book of Genesis, there was only one physical creation. Science refers to it as the big bang. The Bible calls it the creation of the heavens and the earth. Every physical object in this vast universe, including our human bodies, is built of the light of creation.
Emotional Fitness Tip
Whether you are Jew, Christian, Muslim, agnostic, or atheist your Emotional Intelligence rests in to a large degree on realizing you are not all-powerful, but you are also not without power. Be grateful, practice kindness, and think about what matters.
Thank you for all you do. Thank me by remembering sharing is caring; so is liking, or commenting. Your caring keeps me going.
CRITICAL THINKING EXERCISE
Emotional Fitness aka Emotional Intelligence involves thinking carefully about strong feelings before acting. Feelings are signals and want you to act as they suggest. Strong feelings are like 911 siren calls; when you act on their urging, you often end up with regrets.
WordPress Daily Prompt suggested this: Modern Families – If one of your late ancestors were to come back from the dead and join you for dinner, what things about your family would this person find the most shocking?
Interesting to think about: John Broomall who came over with William Penn who have a hard time believing I converted to Judaism and have disowned me. (The early Quakers read people out of meeting for marrying out of their faith.)
The ship wrecked Moses Gordy arrived about the same time the first of my Broomall relatives. He came assure in Maryland and his relatives and mine from that branch of the family became slave owners, so I suspect he would be surprised to learn slavery had been outlawed.
Then there were the Irish who crept in somewhere along the line, who would laugh at my Safe Drinking Rules.
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (www.emotionalfitnesstraining.com
The five components of Emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)Emotional Fitness Tips for Parents (parentsarepeopletoo.com)
An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents(amazon.com)