A Pilgrim's Progress

Discussion in 'Ages 40+' started by Squire, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    :D:p:eek::D:D:D
     
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  2. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    Politics? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  3. Saville

    Saville Well-Known Member

    OK, pull your hands off the keyboard and close the lid. Back away, slowly, that's it, nice and slow. Phew! Now, go to the kitchen and pour yourself a glass of what you like. Good, very good. Sit down in your favorite chair and just smile. Let the mind dance, let the movie reel roll, and you just chillax. :)
     
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  4. Joshua Shea

    Joshua Shea Well-Known Member

    Holy hell...disappear for 12 hours and look what happens.
    Working backward...
    First, dead-on balls accurate about the political rant.
    Second, I'm with my wife because I love her, but even more to the point, I like her. And even more to the point, she feels the same way about me.
    Third, OK, you're not gay. I get it.
    Fourth, I think my world would blow up if I wasn't allowed to market myself in some way.
    I have to admit, I thought it would take an act of Congress to bring Bobo, Saville and myself probably this close in thinking.
    Maybe a day or two off from the board?
     
  5. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    Ok I've had enuf
     
  6. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    You know you are always welcome since you are one of the brothers. Peace to you Squire.
     
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  7. Guy_Stewart

    Guy_Stewart Well-Known Member

    3&3

    I WALK with you, man. We are here to support each other. I'm going to fast today -- and my new act of will is that I WILL not to eat after the last evening meal. As for PMO...I'm back on the wagon again. Let's ride it and walk beside it again, brother.
     
  8. Saville

    Saville Well-Known Member

    I see Squire has deleted his last couple of entries. @Joshua Shea. When you first showed up here I found you a little abrasive, but I liked what you had to say. I thought I saw another warrior who was standing tall as he gave out his tough, honest, love. However, I'm afraid there is something in you that is still so unhappy and rather angry. You've been through a lot, I know that, but that doesn't excuse your behavior, and how you went after Squire like a dog with a bone. If you are in earnest about your journey, and being a beacon of hope to others, then I would encourage you to reflect on how you talk to people. We all project our stuff onto other people and I am as guilty of that as the next person. Squire was vulnerable, and most probably afraid, and that is something that we must always take into account. We are here to help, to guide, but also to console. Sometimes a persons needs a soft place to land, instead of always being shown the bed of nails as a way to having a better life.

    Squire already said it best about you not having a journal. You may think you're a righteous warrior, but it is self-righteousness. Perhaps that's what you have to go through, JS. If you had your own journal and exposed yourself to others, then we may have been able to give you the odd piece of advice that was helpful. We are only as strong as the weakest of us here. You see, we ALL are in this together. We don't always get along, we don't always get it right, but we are part of a team that endeavors to row in the same direction. What's the point of getting off P if it is only to be replaced with some other obsession. It is interesting that most dyed-in-the-wool atheists often become the most fanatical Christians and vice versa. We must be wary of our predilection to obsess.

    Squire sent me a message to say he is leaving the forum and I'm sorry for that. I hope, @Squire that you will reconsider, as you did much good work on this forum and embraced so much of what's good about this place.

    I accept my own responsibility here in being too willing to give Squire advice when all he needed after his last fall was compassion. I'm just a dude on the internet, but hopefully I will recognize the next person who needs a soft hand, rather than a club. We've all beaten ourselves up enough.
     
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  9. dig deep

    dig deep must stop wasting my life on porn

    Squire I hope you don't leave the forum,I find reading about your journey helpful for my journey.

    As with the thing with Joshua I have not really followed this disagreement so I wont comment on what was said but I do that when things are written down they can come across different than if they are spoken.

    Also you can block/ignore people if you want and they can't see your posts or you theirs.
     
  10. Joshua Shea

    Joshua Shea Well-Known Member

    I'm going to walk away at this point...it will allow @Squire to return. I'm sorry for the chaos. It was never my intention.
     
  11. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    No-one needs to walk away . When people walk away WE are all weakened. As Saville said perhaps we need to be more compassionate at times. If I have been less compassionate at times TOO BAD ! HAHAHA ! Seriously, though perhaps I for one know this is correct. :cool:
     
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  12. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    Squire....... where are You? :(
     
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  13. A New Man

    A New Man White Knuckle Brigade 2013

    Oh no- Squire has been a great positive presence here. I learned a lot from him, from his journey and the way he treats others. He's been very active supporting others on their journals too. I'll miss him.

    If he does come back, i reckon Squire should change his name to Knight (a bit like Gandalf the Grey coming back as Gandalf the White). The guy has leveled-up enough times for that, that's for sure.

    Squire, don't make us form a posse to come get you.
     
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  14. Saville

    Saville Well-Known Member

    You were trying to help, you went too far...so did I. You showed you're a man of depth for posting the above. Good on ya, bro'. (still think you should have a journal. ;) )

    @Squire I wrote about you on my journal. This will be my last entry here if you don't come back, duh. But, you should come back. Nurse your wounds, but then come back, if only to say that the forum has served its purpose and you're moving on. We miss your investment in the recovery of others. No one here sees you as weak. We are all weak, but we are also fucking strong. Like A New Man said: come back as Knight and let Squire go. You've earned your armor, earned your sword and shield. Come back and let's crack some heads open! :D
     
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  15. Joshua Shea

    Joshua Shea Well-Known Member

    I have to say I figured with a couple weeks away, I'd come back and things would be OK. Has anybody heard anything from Squire?
     
  16. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    No nothing unfortunately. He has not come back thus far. My feeling...... so sad I know this forum could have helped him.:(
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2018
  17. Guy_Stewart

    Guy_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Squire -- I am here for you. I will be holding you up in my prayers.

    Guy
     

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