February Thirteenth; Considering Inclination

More rain. While I am very glad it is liquid rain and nothing of the frozen variety, I am fast growing weary of this weather.  My desires and inclination to spend time outside are being severely restricted.

While I do enjoy these mornings of quiet contemplation and slow beginnings to the day, this rain is becoming depressing. It is important that I keep reminding myself that all this rain will, should, could produce an abundance of flowers. Hopefully soon. 

The rain also has those stray cats either using my Jeep, which I did not cover last night as some form of exercise, stay out of the water springboard or they are under the house doing some form of gymnastics. Either of which may not be good. I really need to find a way to find homes for them.

Even though my inclination is to take care of every stray critter that wanders up into the back yard. Well, all but that big yellow, bully of a cat. It will hog all the food and leave the others hungry so I run it off when I see it. From the looks of it he has a home somewhere anyway.That or is very good at fending for himself.

 As it is, I am sitting here in my chair, with my coffee, still in my retirement uniform and staring out the window at the rain. My inclination to day dream overriding my need to complete this write. I also realize I haven’t written my response to the weekly challenge yet either. 


So this dictionary.com site has as usual, a good explanation of the word inclination. Something I’ve hinted at along the way. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/inclination.
We all have a part of us that is more apt to do one thing over another. We prefer to act and believe in certain ways. I am more inclined to spend time hiking in nature than spending time in a city.

In the process of writing this, I fell down a rabbit hole of research, trying to seek out a reasonably simple explanation for why we tend to be inclined one way or another. Is there a physical, mental, moral attribute that brings out one inclination over another? Which obviously bright up  many psychology sites, which has me wondering, do all psychologists speak in circles?https://iep.utm.edu/natlaw/


But anyway–


There is also philosophy https://iep.utm.edu/natlaw/


 I kept finding all these sites that mention natural law and morality. Where we know good from evil and know that we should strive to do good. Is it a natural or divine inclination to do the right thing over the wrong? If we are inclined to do wrong, can we find the methods needed to correct that path should we choose to do so? I believe the answer to that particular question is yes.

But, I also wonder, if those who had been following a so called ‘wrong’ path and chose to reroute their journey, was their true inclination to do good,but due to certain adversities along the way, been detoured. So when they reset their path, are they returning to their true inclination?

Is man’s real inclination to do what is right morally, naturally and legally and if so, what creates the side that deviates from that?

Is humanity stronger when it remains within the moral code, or does one who deviates and then find the ability of character and morals to return to that which is considered good, the stronger?

How are the laws of nature, and the morals of man, connected? Are they?


I don’t have an answer on which I could write a thesis. I have the answer within my heart. I believe, that in our creation we are given a soul. That inner conscious that gives us that understanding, that feeling of right from wrong. We instinctively know it is good to be kind over being cruel. Sadly that can be buried by the actions of society and even family.


I believe, that as Christians, the Holy Spirit dwells within us and reminds us of those moral standards.That quiet (or not so quiet) voice that reminds us of compassion, mercy, peace and love. It opens and grows within us, that desire, that inclination, to show that love and hope to others. It is that Spirit, that allows us to reroute our journey every time we take that wrong turn.

And I, am very inclined to be thankful.

The blossoms of flowers is a process, from beginning to opening. Such is the understanding of and acting of right and wrong. Both are a growth process.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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