I agree that it’s good to have faith. It keeps us going when times get rough and lets us believe in something other that this Earth that can often times be so overtaken by the corruption that we cause.
I had a friend in college who had the same type of belief. He believed in something, at least. That’s what I remembered thinking. Man, college was a tough time for me. I loved it. The diversity among people and cultures. But it also really confused me. See, I came from Catholic education my whole life and then was placed with people who had a COMPLETELY different view of what normal was. I had someone tell me once that just because something is normal doesn’t make it okay. This saying has followed me. But oh, some days, I long to not be on the outside looking in on my own life. I think that’s why I need a lot of work on my own mental and spiritual health at the moment.
I can show people what I think is right and true through my actions. But in the end, they’ll just accept or reject. I’m just another face in the crowd. I’m going to want to nudge if not just for some common ground and god discussion but I’m afraid I might end up pushing her. She has already made the comment of not liking people who force their religion on her. She doesn’t know I’m Catholic. Right now, I’m keeping it friendly.
But the other part of me tries to recognize accepted social behaviors in relation to simply telling (or showing) someone that you like them. I remember being at my brother’s wedding and the girl that I stood up with, I felt myself wanting to talk to as we spent more time together. I was trying to get out of my comfort zone and just make conversation. One of my friends initiated a conversation, sparked an interest, and kept talking to her. It then evolved to him asking her to dance and them continuing to talk. It ended with all of them hanging out the next day as well.
I feel like I’m more often an observer of people living life than actually living it. Like, I study, watch, and analyze situations. This leads to overthinking to the point where I get stuck. See, being friends is good. But will I miss an opportunity then if I don’t do anything more soon? And I’m not sure why I’m even thinking about an opportunity, but it feels like I’m doing what I usually do and am just watching thing happen. Normally, if someone likes someone, they let them know by continuing to hang out with them, asking for their number, or asking them to a movie or something.
And then I look at so many different angles that I’m defeated before even going into something. To th effect of ‘Oh, there’s someone better for them. Someone who won’t bring them down.’ People like people who are spontaneous, take pride in themselves, and aren’t doormats. (You have to look before you leap, pride can lead to vanity, and we should turn the other cheek.)
This is what I have to work on before being with someone. I have to learn to relax a bit and not stress out.
All things in time.
Thank you for your continued support.