Temper

Do you allow your life to be tempered by adversity? Temper, according to Dictionary.com tempered, as I use it is a metallurgical process to reach a degree of hardness and strength imparted to a metal, as by quenching, heat treatment or cold working.  Life can equally temper us by bringing us hardness and strength through adversity and success. When I see my life as neutral, both good and bad having equal value in my life I can see God working in my life for good. When I begin to judge my life and the experiences I am offered I differentiate the good and the bad. It is seeing all that happens in my life as a blessing that allows my life to temper.

I am constantly inventorying my life and my experiences in order to appreciate my life and not judge. If God is in control of the universe and I am merely a player in the grand scheme of life, then I must accept all of my life as a blessing. I am grateful for all that I have experienced in my life: the loses; the gifts; the mundane and the excitement. I can see God’s DNA on all of my life. I can see how I have ridden in the front seat and been drug behind, based on my acceptance or not. God is in my life whether I am willing to play by the rules or not. The difference between allowing God to temper me or not is the determining factor in my pain.

My work with people has shown me that the strong have learned that their truth is within them and properly tempered by adversity, their pain is minimal. People who have not allowed God to temper them with love and understanding allow the world to own them and dictate their emotional wellbeing. I know that God has loved me every second of my life. None of my experiences were punishment, but were blessings. I use to be rigid and wishy-washy. Today I am firm, yet flexible. I am loved by people who know me and I love people who allow me to. If you want to know how to allow your life to be tempered remember…

Your Life is PERFECT!

PAY ATTENTION!!!

Love,

Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.

About Randolph Ek

My name is Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D. I started life as one of five children of an alcoholic father. The physical and mental abuse nearly destroyed my life. In fact my self-destructive behavior nearly landed me in prison. I eventually was guided to an alcohol/drug counselor and he directed me to a rehabilitation center. Since that time I have spent more than thirty years devoted to helping people find their ultimate potential. We can blame our negative, spiraling life on victimization but until we accept responsibility the power we need is beyond us. When we accept our part in our lives and surrender to a higher power, which I choose to call God, intervention is immediate. God allows us to realize our true power. We are all made in God’s Image and Likeness and have all the power of the universe at our disposal. We are not victims; we are volunteers and once we believe this truth our lives become limitless. God wants us all to have our heart’s desire and he will deliver whatever we continually think about good or bad. Unless I start my day off powerless and humble I cannot make the spiritual connection required to tap into God’s limitless power. God loves mankind and refuses to leave anyone behind. We can go willingly or we can be dragged to salvation. Pain is merely a symptom of spiritual separation mind, body and spirit. Realize, your individual limited resources, seek help, join others in their quest for spiritual understanding. Realize that all religions are right, yet they are also incomplete.

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  1. Though I have a different definition/experience of “Higher Power” than you, I so appreciate this post, Randy. My favorite line is “… the strong have learned that their truth is within them and properly tempered by adversity, their pain is minimal. People who have not allowed (themselves to be tempered) with love and understanding allow the world to own them and dictate their emotional wellbeing. ” Spot on!

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