quote of however-long-I-feel-like:

Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things - trees and grass and sun and moon and stars.

Suppose we have.

Then all I can say is that, in any case, the made - up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones.

-Puddleglum, The Silver Chair

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

C: Counsel.

On how to interpret the spirit. 
  1. Make sure you approach Him with only one question. You can't go the Lord with a multitude of questions and expect one answer.
  2. Don't seek counsel from a butt load of people. They will try and persuade you. Only ask a few trusted people, and take their opinions as a part of research and not the answer to a prayer. 
  3. Answers don't come amongst distractions. Joseph went to the sacred grove, and Moses went to the top of the Mount. We need peace and serenity to feel the spirit, but we have to seek it out and find a place separate from our daily lives. 
  4. Be humble. Pure and simple. It takes a great deal of strength to be humble in a world where humility is view as a weakness. 
  5. Be patient. 
Harold B. Lee: "Sometimes you don't get an answer. Do what you want and the Lord will sustain you in it." 

L. Alvin Porter: "Learning to interpret the spirit is like learning a language. You aren't born into the world with the knowledge. It's also difficult because he speaks to everyone differently, and you can't be taught."


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