Sunday, November 12, 2017

I want to share with you the link to my good friend Christopher Ledgerwood's short story. Chris is one of the most talented and creative people I have ever met. His latest short story The Expedition is a tale of two 12 year old best friends from Oklahoma who set out in their search for Big Foot. Although the story is fiction it is based on his experiences growing up. The story is well written and the undertones carry with it the message of what is really important in this crazy old world we live in. The following link should take you to Amazon.com where you can read and purchase the book. I do hope you will enjoy it and if possible leave Chris your thoughts on his work. If the link does not work you can go to Amazon.com and type in Christopher Ledgerwood and it should take you to his book. Thanks.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HERE'S AN IDEA

Would you like to really be happy for a change? I think most of us would. Well here is just a thought or two to think about. How about if we all just take a moment and decide to just distance ourselves from all the negativity fora bit and just live and let live. We all have our own personal opinions as to what we think everyone else should be thinking or doing. But what if we decided to allow everyone else the same freedom to do as they see fit without trying to push our belief system on them? Does that mean we have to agree with them? Or even to like what they are doing? No, we don't have to like it in the least. But we can still give them the right to have and express a different opinion than the one we have. And we can still love them no matter what it is they are choosing to do. We can remain true to our beliefs without trying to force anyone else to think or act as we do. If we do this does it mean we will be free from being adversely affected by others actions? No . I don't think it will. One thing I have learned is that other people are going to hurt our feelings a times. Those we love the most will at times cause us much heartache and tribulation. Ones we have never met will do the same by their actions also. People will fail to repay a debt to you, they will abandon you for reasons you may not fully understand, they may even treat you with hate, disrespect, or total disregard for you. But even so you still have the ability to just love them anyway. Does this mean you just turn your head when you see a wrong. No. Of course if you see a wrong you can maybe correct then by all means do it! If you see someone being mistreated and you can help then  by all means step in and do something. But just because someone may have a different opinion than yours please don't hate them and try to convince them they are wrong and you are right. Just step away from their drama and try not to let it affect you in a negative way. Because more times than not when you try to change anyone all you do is wind up immersed in their drama and the conflict becomes at times almost unbearable.It is human nature for us to believe that our "way" is the right way and that everyone else should agree with us.But it never works this way of this I am almost sure. I know it can be hard to do but if someone hurts you in any way just love them. Personally when I find myself in any conflict with another I just try my best to throw as much love into the situation as I possibly can. And you know what?  This has never failed to help me to step back, accept them as things are, and to remain in my state of being happy. Probably the greatest freedom I have ever discovered is when I realized I don't have to be "right". All I have to do is love everyone. It ain't always easy to do but I have found it is the only way I can truly be happy. I do hope the day will come when we all just decide to live as one and begin to treat each other with the love and respect we all deserve. My sincerest wish for each of you beautiful people is that love will be the Light you carry forth at each moment.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF............................................

I was blessed to wake up to another very beautiful day this morning. And as usual before getting out of bed to begin my day I began to count my blessings in this life. And fortunately I have many to be thankful for! While drinking my first cup of coffee I went online to check out the FaceBook page and see what was happening on social media. And guess what? As usual I saw so much anger, so much derision, so much misunderstanding, way too much drama, and yes, even a little hatred being spewed out for all to see. You know, just the usual stuff! What a shame I thought to myself. People all over the world waking up to quickly share all the B/S and drama they possibly can. Just to express an opinion. Getting so worked up over stuff that really isn't even that important, at least to me it's not that important. Sometimes I just don't get it! I just wondered once again to myself what would happen if every single one of us would take the energy we expend on trying to get others to see our point of view and instead focus that energy on just loving everybody no matter their belief. Just for one single day, take all one's love and peace and share it with everybody. I'm sure not trying to say I have the solutions of bringing about the changes necessary for not only our country but the entire world, but I do firmly believe that to be the change we wish to see we must become that change in our own lives first.So today I am going about things in my usual manner. And that is to show as much love to everyone as I possibly can. And instead of complaining about anyone else and what they are doing, I am going to just accept them as  a reflection of myself and wish them well. Do I honestly believe this will cure the world's ills of today? No I sure don't. But at least it won't hurt any I hope. If you decide to spend the day being caught up in all the drama complaining about this or that, all I would say to you is Ok I wish you the best and do hope it brings you peace and understanding. I gladly accept that your "Path" is "right" for you even if I may not understand it. And all I ask of you is to accept me and allow me to walk my path without condemning me. My sincere hope is that your day will be filled with much love, peace, and joy in whatever it is you decide to do. Be good to yourself and even better to others if you can. Blessings to all of you beautiful people.

Monday, September 11, 2017

GOD I LOVE THIS TREE

Once again I find myself sitting on the front porch just enjoying the beautiful afternoon. Since I have made myself a promise to get back to just "BEING" this seems to be one of my favorite spots. This past couple of years, especially the last three months or so, I have made a sincere attempt to further distancing myself from all the illusions of this 3D existence. I rarely turn on the news, I don't get overly excited at all the B/S going on all around me, and I don't get caught up in other people's drama. Today I'd like to share with you a story about the Bradford Pear trees that sit in my front yard. When this home was built in 2006 there were two of these trees which sat by side. They were very small saplings and were staked to a rod to help them to grow straight. I've always loved these trees. They come into bloom in the springtime and are filled with lots of beautiful white blooms. After the blooming period the leaves turn a beautiful dark green color. They stay green until the fall season then they turn brown and fall to the earth and once again begin the cycle of life. Now I must admit that there are times when I still tend to take for granted Mother Nature and all Her glory! But here lately I find myself more attuned to all the life around me. I have gone back to my "old self" and even started to once again talk to the plants, the trees, the hummingbirds, the squirrels, and all the other living things. Back now to this one tree in particular. Back in 2009 I think it was, we were hit by a really severe ice storm. Major damages all around. The weight of the ice on many trees became unbearable and the limbs snapped and fell to the ground. It was an eerie night as I lay in bed and heard the cracking and popping of tree limbs coming down throughout the neighborhood. The next morning I surveyed the damage and noted several trees in my back yard had fallen completely down. But as I looked at the front yard those two Bradford Pears were still standing. However the one on the left had about one third of its limbs caked with ice and it had snapped those limbs in half. It had also been bent to the left quite a bit and no longer stood straight up. The other tree looked to be untouched by the storm. After the storm finally cleared and it was time for the cleanup, I did notice that the one tree had lost its shape and I had to cut away the broken limbs and I tried to straighten it up best that I could. I got to admit it did look little weary and abused. Come spring while its yard mate looked so good blooming, this other one did bloom but still leaned to the left and looked traumatized on the one side. But it kept on growing and looking better and better each year. Today as I sat out here and talk with these two trees, I couldn't help but see that they look almost identical. Both are healthy looking and very full of dark green leaves. Other than the small lean to the left I'd say they look the same. But I think I feel a special connection to the one that is bent a little. Because like it my life too has been hit by several "storms" and I too have been knocked to the ground by a very heavy load on my "limbs". And I've been down and not looking so great for a while as i struggled to stand back up straight. I too have been traumatized a time or two. But I have managed to keep on growing.  I may still be "bent" a little bit but you know what? That's okay, it gives me character. But you know, none of this really matters. In this world of illusion I know I am the tree, I am the plant, I am the hummingbird, I am the squirrel. I AM THAT WHICH IS THE I AM. God, I just love this tree!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH


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Ronnie McIntosh I really can understand your frustration with this Susan. In that big beautiful heart of yours lie the answers you seek. Is it ok to be angry? To be sad? To even feel disgust with your fellow man? Of course it is! This is what makes us human beings. But above all else us humans can simply Let It Be. If we see an injustice should we speak out? Of course we should! But one reminder here, as long as we focus on the negative it only gives it strength. On the other hand when we focus on unconditional love that also gives strength to Love. We must be the change we wish to see manifest. So as long as we are filled with anger, hatred and such that is what we will continue to see. Vice versa when we focus on love we begin to see that instead. Those who still live in Darkness are the ones who need our love the most! Instead of judging and hating and feeling angry all the time may we instead send as much love as possible to those folks. Give love, accept love, be love for that is truly all we are. Of course all this I have said is only my personal belief. There are many ways one can be a part of the solution instead of the problem. I suppose it is up to each of us to decide which way we need to go.Please remember that you have such a warm and beautiful heart that it will from time to time ache when you see some of the B/S that goes on in this world, but at the same time you possess the power to Love! I send much love to you and yours as always my friend.


I wanted to share with you the above answer to a friend's feelings about all the hate and negativity that seems to be so rampant not only here in the United States but around the world.I am not saying I have the answers to what is going on. I am only expressing one man's opinion and that opinion is just my Truth. I am only suggesting that all of us take an honest look within our hearts and see what lies within. The answer given to me long ago when I was in a meditative state was this, "Give love, Accept love, Be love for that is truly all you are." And to this day that is what I try my best to do. Do I come up short at times? Yes, sad to say but I do. But I keep on trying. And I keep on dreaming of a world where we all walk hand in hand. I've been called a fool, I've been taken advantage of(if that is even possible) and I've had my share of hard knocks. But at the core I have remained true to my beliefs. And I have found that is the only way it works for me.The paths to one's inner peace and enlightenment are many of this I am pretty sure but I wonder. Religion? That fails to work for me because in religion there is always a belief in fear of some sort. Fear of being cast out for a belief contrary to the church's teachings. Also most religions teach a separateness of people. Either be one of us or you are doomed! Heaven or hell they say. Maybe they are right, who am I to say? But once again there is the fear factor. Either do it our way or burn in hell. As for myself I don't claim to know what happens to us when we leave this human form. As a matter of fact I know NOTHING!Only what I believe is what I know and I am not trying to convince anyone of anything. I am only suggesting that we try unconditional love and have an open mind that can accept everyone's beliefs and differences without trying to force anything on anybody. Politics, That fails to work for me too. Once again there is the fear factor. Do as we say or look out! They too teach we are separate from one another. The lower class, the middle class, the upper class, the ones superior who makes all the rules that manage to keep the classes fighting against one another. Keep them at odds with each other and in the meantime we can continue to rule with an iron fist and enjoy the "easy" life we have come to know. I could go on and on but instead i am choosing to stop all this nonsense. And you know why? Because if I continue to think about all this negativity it is going to jerk me away from the life I wish to live. And when I do allow that to happen I begin to feel those negative emotions. Fear being the most destructive one of all. All of us can choose the path we wish to trod as a human being. And whatever path you happen to be on I send you blessings today. I will not judge you, I will not condemn you, I will only love you. And for me that is the best I can do. Am I a fool? Maybe? I don't really know anymore. And yet I don't really care either. You can choose to hate me because I happen to be a white male, or black woman, or a heretic or whatever else I may choose to be. But you know what I can't do anything about that other than to just love you. This world may look dark to lots of folks right now and that I can understand. But I remain steadfast in my belief that to be a part of the solution I must listen to my heart and realize we are all ONE. I bless all of you and wish you the very best of everything. Be good to yourself and even better to others.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

WHEN I SAY I LOVE YOU

Many of us use the phrase I love you many,many times during the course of our day. But how many of those times are we "feeling" what we are saying, and how many times are we just repeating a phrase we have grown accustomed to? Often times I wonder about this. I realize that the word love may mean different things to each one of us. But here is something I have thought about for many, many years now. Sad to say but it does seem to me that most of the people who say I love you are really saying I will love you as long as you continue to do or be something I think I need in my life. And by this I don't mean just giving material things but things also like compliments, a helping hand, or anything else that may make them feel good about themselves. But then, the minute you stop doing any of the things they "need", they no longer have any desire to be around you or to even remain a friend. I see it happen to people all the time. Now, please don't get me wrong, if that is the only way they can define love then who am I to expect them to behave any differently. It may be the only kind of love they are able to give. As for myself when I say I love you that means I love you simply because you are a human being who is a part of myself, a mere reflection of myself. I truly wish there was more of this kind of love going around. This is just one reason why at times I feel I have been misplaced and thrown into a world where I don't belong. But at the same time I know I am always right where I am meant to be. Another paradox of the human life of illusion I suppose! I am tired, I am a little weary, I am ready to go back home! Back home, where all is pure unconditional love! But I know I must remain until that time has come. So in the meanwhile I sure hope to continue to be able to say I love you and really feel the essence of pure love when I do say it. May that little phrase never, never become just something I say without the true meaning behind it. I am at peace even in a world where it seems that hatred, violence, egotism, greed, and so much B/S is the norm. But yet, I keep on dreaming and I can truly say from ,my heart that I love you! May your day be richly blessed. Be good to yourself and even better to others!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

ASSUME NOTHING

I recently asked a young friend of mine what she thought was something all of us could do to help make this world a better place for all of us. She was quick to reply that she felt we should stop assuming things And I have to agree with her on that one. Because often times assuming something creates all kind of trouble and hardships. Hurt feelings, misunderstandings, even hatred and resentment at times. Assumption can ruin a relationship in the wink of an eye it seems. Let's take a quick look at how assuming things may cause some of these ills between two friends say, or maybe between lovers, neighbors, or anyone else we share our lives with. Here's a quick example of what I am talking about. Let's say a wife calls her husband at work to see what time he is going to be home for dinner. During the conversation she tells him they are out of milk. Having told him that she now assumes he will stop at the market on the way home and pick some up. But he doesn't do it. Now once home the wife asks; "Where's the milk?" "I didn't know you wanted me to get any" he replies. "Well, I told you we were out so I thought you'd be good enough to stop and get some." "Sorry" he replies. But by now the wife is upset and says something like "If you would listen more closely to me when I'm talking I wouldn't always have to ask you to do things for me. You could try doing things that way for a change instead of always only thinking of yourself!" Now that she has managed to get herself all worked up the husband now begins to take offense to some of the things she is saying. So now he becomes angry. Then he yells at her; "What's for dinner? I'm starving!" "Well," she says; We were going to have chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy but since I don't have any milk I may just not cook anything!"  Angrily the husband slams the door as he leaves the house to go pick up the damned milk at the corner grocery. Upon returning he sets the milk down on the table  and says; "Ok Are you happy now?" The wife looks at the milk and says; "This isn't the kind of milk we use." He replies;"Well, Why in the hell didn't you tell me what kind to get?" Her reply?;"Well, I assumed you knew the right kind to get!" Now both of them, angry and frustrated, just go on to bed. Well, actually he is going to sleep on the sofa tonight! And neither one of them wound up getting any dinner at all! And you know how one feels when they go to bed angry? Not very good I imagine. Now mind you, this is just one quick example of what can happen when we assume anything. Especially when we assume what someone else is thinking or what their actions really imply. I have heard it put this way; When you assume you make an ASS(out of) U and ME. I think my young friend is right on. We all need to stop assuming anything. That will be a  good start of building better relationships anyway.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I'LL LOVE YOU IF...........................................

When you tell someone I love you, what exactly are you saying? Do you even really know? I realize that the word love can imply a different meaning for each one of us. I  just looked  at the definition of the word love and it says; An intense affectionate concern for another person. So using this definition of love let us take a closer look at how we show our love to others. It has been my experience to see that many folks are willing to show their love for another only as long as the other person is doing something for them. And the very moment this person stops giving them what they want look out! Here comes the old I'm teed off now and instead of loving you I choose to withhold my love until you go back to doing whatever it is I think you should be doing for me. Human nature almost demands that others give us something if they truly want us to love them. We can deny that fact but it still doesn't change anything.I suppose that is why it seems so easy for someone to withhold their love from others. We do it to each other all the time and usually don't even realize it. Take a man and his wife who have just had a blowup about some matter and are really angry with each other. Just when they need to show each other the most love is when they instead choose to withhold it from each other. The wife says you are sleeping on the sofa, and the husband says that's fine, now you can go out in the morning and scrape the ice off your windshields yourself. Just don't expect me to do anything nice for you! Just an example of withholding one's love. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me but then again that's just me. Just seems to me that there is way too much of the "conditional" love and not near enough of the "unconditional" love in our lives. I know it's easy to love someone while they are fulfilling your needs and doing what you want them to do. But learning to love others all the time can be a little more testing. May all of us try just a tad bit harder to allow our love to flow freely to others at all times. In my humble opinion withholding love from another for any reason is not a good idea and will only serve to keep us chained to a "selfish" kind of love. Give love, accept love, be love, for that is truly all any of us are!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

WHAT, ANOTHER GUILT TRIP ALREADY

Of all the trips I have ever been on the one I detest the most is the guilt trip. I am continually amazed at the times my fellow human beings use the old ploy of trying to make one feel guilty so they can get whatever it is they think they want. As a young man I used that ploy myself at times since it seemed to work so good. But at that early age I had not yet come to realize that making anyone feel guilty about anything was one of the most selfish acts I could have done. Through the years as I have watched human nature at work I began to see how often this ploy was being used time and time again. I saw parents using it on their children, kids using it on their parents, friends using it on their friends, and on and on. At times the one using these tactics are quite good at hiding the real meaning of their ways. Other times it just stands out like a sore thumb. The guilt implied can be either subtle or downright rude! Personally, I feel using guilt trips on another human being is totally uncalled for and also very degrading to the one being made to feel guilty. But because it does seem to work so good I suppose people will continue to use it.I am so happy that long ago I saw how others tried to manipulate others with guilt and I made a vow to myself to never allow that to happen to me again. And through the years I have had ample opportunity to test myself on this. There are still times when the guilt implied is so subtle I have to look really close but I have gotten pretty good at sniffing it out. Guilt is one of the most devastating emotions one can carry around. Or at least that is the way I see it. Now I will be the first to say that I do stupid stuff all the time and do things I am not so proud of. But still, I absolute refuse to allow anybody to make me feel guilty. Hopefully you are not one of those people who do allow others to make you feel guilty about anything. But I think it is always a good idea to be more aware of those in your life who repeatedly use the old guilt trip thing on you to manipulate your actions. And take a close look at yourself to make sure you are not doing the same thing to someone else. Life, being the mirror it is, may just show you the reflection of yourself using some of that "Emotional Blackmail" on another. May your life be guilt free from now on! Be good to yourself and even better to others!

Monday, May 22, 2017

CHRISTOPHER'S POETRY

My friends I wish to share with you a piece of work penned by my good friend Christopher Dos Santos. May you enjoy it as much as I have. With his permission I give you the following verse



You are one of a kind,
a golden reflection,
a sight to behold,
I love you.

You are exquisitely perfect,
a misstep impossible,
a flawless gem,
I love you.

You are the expression of divinity,
a murderer with bloodied knife,
a thief in the alley,
I love you.

You are magically eternal,
a whisper in the wind,
a star in the night,
I love you.

You are a fractal of all which exists,
a grain of sand in your shoe,
a taste of salt by the sea,
I love you.

You are an omnipresent sun,
a spirit dancing in a body,
a timeless enigma,
I love you.

You are the quintessential God,
a universe without borders,
a creator of reality,
I love you.

You are me as I am another beautiful you
a singularity appearing as two,
a being who cannot be judged,
I will always love you.




Friday, May 19, 2017

HAS THE WORLD FINALLY GONE NUTS OR WHAT?

How does one wake up in the morning and say,"Hey, I think I'll just go out and kill a bunch of people I don't even know?" I just don't get it! But then again maybe I'm not supposed to get it. Ok, here's another scene. How does one go about killing fellow human beings and do it claiming that it is done in the name of some God that declares that you should kill people if they don't agree with your beliefs? Another thing, why does anyone wake up thinking they are better than another person simply because of their skin color? Does the color of your skin dictate what resides in your heart? I don't think so! But what do I know? Why do a lot of folks get up in the morning and right away begin to try and figure out how to take something from another simply because they want to? Why do some people get up with the intention  to be as mean as they can to everyone they meet today? I wish I knew why------ no, maybe I don't after all. So I'll just keep on dreaming--- dreaming of a world where we all learn to walk hand in hand. Live and let live. Sometimes it is tough being a dreamer.

Friday, March 17, 2017

TOMORROW NEVER COMES AND IF IT DOES IT MAY BE TOO LATE

Here lately I have been thinking about just how fleeting this earthly experience really is. I have been wanting to post my thoughts of the following since January but have been putting it off. But now it just won't let me alone so I'd better get it done cause tomorrow just may be too late. I was so saddened this past January when I found out one of my favorite ladies in the entire world had lost her oldest son at the tender age of 21. It is so hard to lose anyone we love in this life but especially so when it is a fine young man whose life has been cut so short. On the day of the Memorial service as I sat listening to the loved ones speaking I was once again reminded of just how quickly anyone can suddenly be taken from our mist. Since that day I've done a lot of thinking about how we sometimes take those we love for granted and think they will always be with us. I've also thought about how we at times get peeved with loved ones about oft times very minor things. Human beings can hurt those they love at times over such silly things. But to make matters worse I have also seen loved ones hold grudges against each other and refuse to make amends. Seems as if they had rather continue to play the part of a victim of some misunderstanding and withhold love as a way of getting even for some either real or imagined hurt. Personally I feel one should never under any circumstances withhold their love, especially when there has been some kind of misunderstanding. That I feel is when love is needed the most. But the worst part of that is when a grudge or ill feelings become permanent and the parties involved never do reconnect in a loving manner. So much love that could have been enjoyed by both parties instead wind up being a void filled with anger and resentment. So sad! I have also seen times when situations like this happen that when one of the parties involved dies the other one is filled with not only grief but also guilt. Then they begin to ask themselves Why didn't I just take time to forgive and let go of my hurt feelings? But by then it is of course too late to make things right again. I try to not give advice but may I just suggest that if any of us harbor any ill feelings toward anyone, especially those we love, that we immediately let go of all our pride, our hurts, and resentment and just go to the one who is estranged and let them know we would like to just forgive, forget , and move on by continuing to love each other. You may not agree with me and I well understand that. I have heard people say someone has just hurt them too bad to forgive them and if you feel that way I would never tell you that you are wrong to feel like that. If you choose that path that entails holding on to pain, resentment, grudges, and the like I'm sure your reasons are valid ones. But I just can't help but think of how much brighter one's path may be if they would choose to embrace unconditional love instead. My hope is that right now if you find yourself harboring any ill feelings toward anyone, especially a brother, a sister, a wife, a husband, a family member, that you contact this person and say, Hey, I love you, I forgive you, I wish you only the very best. If nothing else I can almost guarantee you will at least feel lighter after ridding yourself from any negative feelings toward another human being. But if you do want to do this may I once again suggest you do it now. Tomorrow may just be too late. Love to all of you beautiful people.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

OUT OF LOSS COMES RENEWAL


This story was featured in the "All Together" section of the Science of Mind magazine in April of 1993.





Peace Be Still

This little story I wrote was published in the Science of Mind Magazine in June of 1995.  Just wanted to share it with all of you.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

THE NEW BIKE

The following story was one I had published in the Science of Mind Magazine in August of 1989. The story was written as  a tribute to my dear Mother and my first Step Dad. Those two wonderful people along with my other family members taught me the values of being a loving and kind human being, and the love and gratitude I feel for them cannot be expressed in mere words. I do hope you enjoy the story.










THE REDBIRD

The following story was one I had published in the Science of Mind Magazine in November of 1988. I do hope you will enjoy reading it. These stories I am sharing now are ones that I wrote long ago when I was first learning to become the human being I wanted to become. The previous entry (The Sun Beam) was the first one that Science of Mind magazine accepted and published. This entry was the second one. Over the years I have learned many, many things and some of my beliefs have changed accordingly. But my basic belief that we are all ONE and that all we need do is to treat each other with love and respect, remains my core belief system. And my hope is that soon every human being will begin to  do just that. This life is short, very short. So may we all remain in the One Eternal Moment, and be good to ourselves, and even better to others.


                                                                 
                                                                                                               


                                                     













Thursday, February 2, 2017

WELCOME TO MY WORLD

Thought I'd share with you today a small glimpse into my world. Once again I remind you this is only my "Truth".  It may be yours also and I hope it is. But if not that doesn't change the fact that I love you. In my world I don't see black, white, red, or yellow, instead I see family, friends, and human beings.I don't see politicians, I see fellow human beings. Instead of seeing activists, I see human beings. Instead of seeing Christians, Moslems, atheists,hoodlums, etc I see fellow brothers and sisters. Do I agree with everyone's beliefs and actions? Of course not. But I do see a human being with a heart and whether or not I agree with them will never make me stop loving them. My dream is that one day we will all learn to live in peace, with respect and love for all. Welcome to my world.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

SOMEBODY JUST TELL ME TO SHUT UP

There are plenty of times in my experience when I try to explain what I am feeling to another human being,  the words just don't seem to want to come out right. I've lost count of the times that someone has misunderstood what I have said. And at times these misunderstandings have caused the other person to be angry or hurt with me. And most of the time I don't even know it! I admit the words I try to explain myself with can really seem to confuse rather than explain. So maybe I should just keep my thoughts to myself more often. But who really cares anyway? I was reading this morning from the book The Wheel of Time, and came across this quotation from don Juan Matus. Guess it about sums up the frustration I sometimes feel in trying to share my feelings with the world. The quote reads:


 The flaw with words is that they always make us feel enlightened, but when we turn around to face the world they always fail us and we end up facing the world as we always have, without enlightenment.. For this reason, a warrior seeks to act rather than to talk, and to this effect, he gets a new description where talking is not that important, and where new acts have new reflections.


So today I use only these words thinking they cannot possibly be misunderstood by anyone. But then again anything is possible. And the words I leave you with today is this: I truly do love all of you and wish you only the very best!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

LIVING FOR THE SECOND TIME

Hey folks. Sure hope all of you are feeling great at this moment and find yourself immersed in the Sea of Light that is filled with much love, peace, and kindness. Today I want to share with you a few lines from the book titled: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Mr. Frankl was a holocaust survivor and the book came about from his time spent as a prisoner all those years ago. He states the following: "Live as if you were living already for the second time, and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now. Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of their personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he(she) loves him(her)."


May each one of us this very moment make the choice to love everyone else, especially those that we find the hardest to love. Let us not judge or condemn others until we can honestly say we are perfect. And since that is never going to happen then we will stop judging and condemning and this world will be much better off. Much love to all of you beautiful people.