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When you get a few free moments check out the varied definitions for the word "bear."

What prompted this post was the idiom "Don't poke a sleeping bear."

Without going into too much personal detail about what reminded me of that expression; suffice it to say I chose wisely to heed the sage advice this afternoon.

There is also the highly politically controversial second amendment in the USA which provides citizens "the right to bear arms" in order to protect ourselves from bears or other direct threats to our survival.

Another powerful use (and my personal favorite) of this word can be found in Ephesians 4:Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

This one happens to be our marriage verse and defines the way we treat one another on a daily basis.

There is an additional definition of the word bear which describes a surly, burly or uncouth person... the kind who at times gives us the opportunity to practice living out the verse above.

And of course there is the alternative spelling "bare" --- its homophone which contains its own list of unrelated definitions, not relevant for our purposes here at this time.

Words have always fascinated me. Partially related to my primary love language and also because I am a self-proclaimed "word nerd." Literature is empowering -- helping us to gain knowledge, freedom, escape, peace, faith, hope, and LOVE.

What is your primary love language? What is your favorite work of literature? What is your top priority? What is your purpose? Are you more focused on DOING or BEING in the power of NOW?

Do you struggle with hearing The Siren's Song? Is there anything specific I can help you work on today? Perhaps reaching a personal goal or finding a safe space to process a difficult decision? If so, please reach out in the chat box or through email on the contact page here at this blogsite. I am here. You are not alone.

May you be happy and full of peaceful resolution moving forward like a river.

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