Literature: EBOOK We Make Ghosts, Warrior's 365 Day Devotional
“The night is chosen, men of war come over the hills. They whistle and hum, making violence their priesthood, conferring death upon unholy men. I can see them, can you see them, these legions of savages running wild? We make ghosts, they make ghosts. See the spectral lights upon the hills, see the big birds, bringing big hurt to mongrels walking as if they are men? Men live and die in their firefights. I can see them, can you see them, their numbers increase all night long and it never ends....”
This devotional is meant for warriors who want to live in the present to get away from the hurts and haunts of their past.
This book is meant to help you get ahead in life by realizing that you are not the same person, and that you shouldn’t let the past retard you from growing spiritually and emotionally. You have more control over your mind than you might think. Hopefully you are inspired by reading this book; 365 pages of thought-provoking suggestions are here to help you healthily revisit the past, to keep you focused on the rewarding present, and hopeful for a better tomorrow.
This book provides structure and direction for your daily life for spiritual formation and personal growth. Everyday sincerely devote your time to reading, reflecting and then taking action to make your ghosts disappear or be less palpable.
If this book helps release you in any way from some injury, or at least makes them sting less I will be very happy; I hope you will be happy too. I do not propose what I write here is a cure for every ill but I believe something within it can help you in your goal of being healthy. If we can get out of our heavy funk, if we can navigate outside these roads of war within our own heart, we will grow. I sincerely believe this and I hope that you do too.
Love someone in your heart every minute, fight some kind of fight every hour, teach someone one beautiful lesson every day, in war be a terrifying person to terrible people, guide and protect the weak. Work on new and certain old relationships and feel less that sting of regret, rise each day with peace in your heart, and a wonderful plan of action. Live deliberately. Live vitally
“Whether a man sings or paints, writes or dances some piece of his art should be his confessional, of what he did and what he saw. He should create out of what seems unspeakable and incommunicable to the world until there isn’t a need to do it any longer, until he feels peace away from the most inhumane part of himself. If he only trained his hands for destruction he must train them in techniques of construction. He should be possessed to produce even if he can’t replace a single thing that he destroyed; he must learn how to bring good into the world out of the strange places where he chose his exile, and the strange people who chose to love him, or the people he hated, shunned, injured or killed. Every man who knows the snake knows the sword, fire, banishment and a gate that shuts forever. He is only damned if he doesn’t choose to control his destiny with his experiences and knowledge.”~Michael Kurcina May 3, 2020
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