Horizon

Horizon
I

Horizon is an abstract word.
Although the horizon is abstract it always draws my attention in a very concrete way when I am out. How can a thing be looked at and at the same time be abstract?

And isn’t it strange: when you get to the point on the map where you clearly saw the end of the view, you start to see something else. A whole new view.
I guess it is the same with the Rainbow.

It is said the rainbow has a pot of gold buried on the spot the place it goes down in the ground. And no one can ever check.
I think a lot of you think of God this way. You can’t proof he exists but neither can you contradict a believer. It always ends up in a long talk about abstract thoughts. I just want you to know that whatever your religious beliefs are – you are always welcome here.
I want to broaden my horizons.

II

I was brought up in a Christian home. My mother worked as an immigrant teacher and learned at lot from her. Her wisdom and her eye for the special needs of different pupils was a great experience for me.

I love to hear her talk of her dear young friends at school. They came from all over the world. She found out the best way to teach Swedish was to ask them to talk about their beloved home they had fled from. Only she said they had to talk Swedish all the time. Their hearts were burning with eager to tell their story. She heard about their climbing in trees and backyards and friends. All in coloring words by a child filled with longing and dreams.

Later she worked at the University. There she met another face of the multitude: Religions philosophy. She once taught me the resemblance in the lotus rose and the Christian roses we sing of in my church.
The symbols go way back and are very interesting as it is a universal language. Often you need words to specify the exact meaning of a symbol. The explanations are very important.

III

Explaining is a way of earning respect: It is given over time: the time it takes for someone to tell the truth and the hearer to understand the very same.

People have survived living next to each other – even though they are very different – just by knowing and respecting each other. I think it is all through words and explanations and our willing to understand. I believe it is a forgotten truth: the urge and the strive to always make us understood and to explain ourselves. The words can seem a bit abstract at first by still catch your eye.
It is because love is buried deep in the search for truth, and love is irresistible.

I love to be taught. Please feel free to teach me something about your religion if it is different than mine. If I don’t show you my horizon, no matter how blurry it may come out in writing, how can you ever see me? This is why I speak of my religion sometimes. Very abstract to some. But also very interesting, since it has my sincere love buried in it and my deepest longing to be understood.

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    • Julyasik
    • October 26th, 2010

    I read your blog before bedtime. Your thoughts is very interesting. I think, that we can learn at you. Thank You for your thoughts! Good night, dear Jenny!

    • Amos
    • October 28th, 2010

    Jenny, beautiful posts like this are exactly why so many of us adore you. Your love and acceptance of all reflects what it truly means to be a Christian, reaching out to others with love and acceptance and truly being Christ-like, rather than condemning. We are all threads in God’s beautifully woven tapestry of life, each thread bringing it’s own dimension and contribution to the whole. I am thankful that this is a place where we can all come together and escape the chaos and hatred we so often see in this world.

    • judy
    • October 31st, 2010

    A year ago, i did not believe in the scriptures of the Bible.
    I was baptized in the Catholic church, but i never had a religious life, even i did not have any catecism for my first comunion as a Catholic tradition.
    I learned to pray on my own.
    For my suprise a year ago God our Father was calling me to a conversion. I know him much better now, i love to talk to him just like a child talk to his father. It is an amazing feeling that i cant explain in words.
    All i can say is that He is so wonderful,loving, tender, and merciful. He give to us so much love that we cant even imagine how big it is. He is calling us every day, telling us come to me and i will forget all bad things in your heart, come to me and i will show you that you belong to me, I am your God, I am the King, I am your Father so all of you descend from royal family.

    • Anna
    • October 31st, 2010

    I grew up in a Catholic family , everything was great until I start to ask “tough”” questions no one could answer, something was missing and I couldn’t find myself in all those things I simply didn’t agree with. I just “protested” more and more…This was paradoxical because..the more I move away from what I was taught, the closer to God I was. I followed the horizon (ca. 1500 norr ut 😉 and I saw new view. I met amazing people and even if some of them don’t believe in any God I’ve learned so much from them. I see myself as a Christian. I collected together all the puzzle pieces and I never felt better! I’ve found the harmony and now I’m working on the “technical knowledge” Once, one said “when I talk to God it seems that I speak another language” (or something like that 😉 and from my point of view I found it really interesting

    • Hamburger Jung
    • November 1st, 2010

    Hallo Jenny,

    greetings to your sister Malin. Wish her a happy 40th Birthday. In Germany we miss her very much. Hope she`s fine.

    • Rinat meshulam
    • November 2nd, 2010

    Dear Jenny
    I really love reading your blog. and I feel I learn from you a lot.
    I am a Jew who believes in God and try to observe the commandments that I could.
    for example:
    for us Friday night is such a very special day, this day
    Distinguishes between six days of practice on the Shabbat.
    when evning of shabat comes me and my mom light candles and pray.
    On Friday night we all the family together and we shared a meal.
    i’m not religeous but I’m glad you gave us the opportunity to share with you the thoughts I think between all of us at least have something in common one that is God.

    • David
    • January 15th, 2011

    Hello Jenny,
    Than you for this blog to learn more about you.

    I want to know more about your religion. Growing up Christian it seems that you have different traditions and viewpoints on Christianity. Are you a Rosicrucian?

    I noticed many symbols used throughout Ace of Base’s graphics and music videos that are associated with Rosicrucian teachings. And you recently made this comment on the blog:

    …She once taught me the resemblance in the lotus rose and the Christian roses we sing of in my church.
    The symbols go way back and are very interesting as it is a universal language. Often you need words to specify the exact meaning of a symbol. The explanations are very important.

    What are the “roses” you sing of in your church? Please tell us more about your religion.

    Thank you,
    David

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