Wayne Dyer once wrote that whatever anyone does to you is their karma.....How you react to what it is they have said or done is your own karma. I have thought about that statement often these past few months. I have to agree with him on that. I know there are times in all of our lives when someone will do or say something to you that immediately strikes your emotions in a very hurtful way. When I was younger my first reaction to an event like that was to immediately try to strike back. Either to defend my beliefs or to "get even". Thankfully over the years I have learned to instead try to remember that my reaction will determine my own karma. I try my best to not react at all but if I do I try to do it in a kind loving, and positive manner. Now I admit that I am not always able to do things that way but when I do react with anger to anyone I then get upset with myself for not being able to "live" my belief. I am getting better at it and one day I hope to get to the point where I can just experience a negative attack on myself by not reacting at all. This human ego self I try to keep under control but man, it sure is hard to do at times. I might suggest that you take a close look at yourself and see how you are reacting when someone hurts you in some way. I truly believe that if we learn to quit trying to react in anger we will then not have to face some negative karma in the future. We can't change anyone but ourselves. But we can make our lives easier if we learn to live from unconditional love for everyone. And that includes the ones who have hurt us the most. I hope all of you folks will have a most blessed new week just begun. Give love, accept love, be love. It really is as simple as that. At least in my personal opinion. Bless you all!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Ok. we all have our dreams as to what it is we would like to see happen. And that is exactly the way it should be. Or should I say most of the time. I would challenge each of you to take an honest look at your dreams right now. Whatever they are maybe you should take a close look and see what it takes to achieve those dreams. I have found out that many folks who are trying to realize their dreams oft times go about it in such a way that they leave behind them much heartache, sorrow and damage to others. Take the person who is dreaming of one day becoming the CEO of a big company. That dream in itself is a good one I suppose. But the way they go about attaining that dream may include lying, cheating, and stepping on someone's toes in a big way. Or how about the person who dreams of material wealth? Again, that dream is a good one. But if he or she cheats others along the way to attaining his or her dreams I would say this. If a dream includes hurting others needlessly then that particular dream isn't worth having. I've seen time and time again people who have attained their dreams in a less than loving way. And you know what? Most everyone of them find that they are still very unhappy. I admit there are those folks who can somehow justify anything they did as being ok. So all the rubbish they leave behind in their search for fulfilling a dream just goes unnoticed by them. Instead they delude themselves with their own ego self and go around feeling like they have accomplished something really great. I would say to those folks, Some day, somehow, you are guaranteed to have to face your past demons. One day you will have to look into your "real" being and admit that you haven't done anything except add to the so called problems of this world. When the time does come and they cannot put any kind of "spin" on their actions that will be their Judgment Day. Like it or not, every day is Judgment Day. I am always working on myself to make sure that my personal dreams do not include harming anyone or anything. And just like all of us, I too will one day have to peer deep into my deepest part of my soul and then realize have my dreams been good ones or not. I suppose time will tell. So with much love intended may I ask each of you to just take a moment and look honestly at your dreams and then decide, Are they worth striving for, or should I go in a direction that doesn't include leaving destruction in my wake. My sincerest hope is that each of you will find that your dreams are truly worth pursuing. And that they may soon arrive on your doorstep. Give love, accept love, Be love, for that is truly all any of us are. Be good to yourself and even better to others!
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Ever notice how others are so quick to judge you in one way or another? Yeah, we all do it at times. But I will say this, the next time you see some fault in another person, just remember that life's mirror is always reflecting back to you the truth. So when you see another's faults the probability of you possessing those exact faults of your own are rather high. Why we as human beings are so quick to condemn still remains a mystery to me. Just try for a while this exercise. The next time you judge someone as being "mean", "hardheaded", "unfair", "selfish", or anything else you may imagine, peer honestly into Life's Mirror and see if those things may just be true of yourself. May we all be slow to anger, judgments, and condemnation of anyone. The hardest path is the one that leads back to yourself. You, and only you can decide when that path will be the 'Right" one to take. See just how honest you can be with yourself when no one else is watching. Just don't be too surprised when the reflection you see is not what you may have expected. To all of you I wish the very best now and always. Be good to yourself and even better to others!
Monday, January 11, 2016
Years ago the Rollin Stones had a song titled the same as this entry. They did however go on to say that "If you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need." How very true this lyric is. Many times in my personal life I have pictured something in my mind that I thought I needed to be happy. But quite often the thing I desired never did come to fruition. And at times it was a little disheartening that my desires never came about. But amazingly after I waited for things to clear up I found that I really did not need the thing I wanted at all. Life in Its infinite wisdom knew what I really needed better than I did! So over the years I have learned that when things do not go as I wanted I am still able to take a lesson from the entire episode. And that always makes me feel like I have become a better person by not receiving what I wanted but rather I got what I really needed. Life can seem hard and even cruel at times but I firmly believe that all things happen for a reason. I am living proof that you can't always get what you want but I am learning to accept that I am always getting what I need. It sure ain't easy sometimes but it always is a blessing. So if things do not turn out the way you would like them to try not to be too discouraged. Instead look for the lessons and accept that Life knows you better than you know yourself sometimes. But my hope for all of you is that all your dreams come true without too many "hard" lessons. Remember to keep smiling through the rain laughing at the pain til the sun comes out again. (Thank you Wet Willie) Let your light shine brightly and try to do a little something nice for someone today!
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
As I see it love is the most powerful thing that has ever existed. Even when I look upon all the hatred and senseless killing we are doing to each other I am still reminded that love still exists even among all the so called "bad stuff". We fail at times to recognize that love is always present, even in the most horrid events taking place. If we can all begin to see and feel this love it will then surely overcome everything that may still exist. While I am talking about the power of love let me say this. Right here from my blog I have been introduced to many really good people in this world. My closest friends on here are located many many miles from where my physical presence is at the moment. But the love I sent out to these folks quickly reached across the miles and great friendships have been the result. Love can travel faster than the speed of light and touch any one wherever they may be. And while I am speaking of my friends I want to share with you a small portion that my friend Christopher just wrote on his blog. We have become very dear friends in these past years and I am a much better person by having his loving presence in my life. Christopher has just written a most beautiful story on his blog and I want to invite all of my readers to check it out for yourselves. You can find his blog by clicking on his name that is listed in the comments from my blog. His blog is titled God I Am God You Are. I assure you his blog is well worth checking out. Now I want to share with you a few lines from his latest work. (Thank you Christopher for allowing me to share this with my readers). Christopher states :"Life is only worth living when we insist that Love remains in our heart. Love eases pain, it carries hope upon its wings, it allows us the courage to brave each day, honor each moment, and cherish the many gifts we hold dear." There is not much left for me to add to this except to say may all of us reach out with love to embrace everyone and everything that we possible can. The power of love is about the only thing we need to have in our lives. For with love all things are possible. Thanks again Christopher. I love you man! Hey, I love all of you and wish only the best for you and yours!