Sunday, August 17, 2014

FINDING SATISIFACTION

Do you even have any idea what it would take for you to be able to say that you are satisfied with your life right now? I sure hope you have already found the key to being a satisfied person. If so then I would hope you are sharing that truth with the entire world. But if you are still seeking the answer to finding total satisfaction may your way soon be made clear and the answer found! I suppose each of us will have our own idea as to what we need to be satisfied. For me, I think just doing the very best I can to be love, to show love and to share love, will give me a feeling of being satisfied. I would like to share with you a quote from V. Manley Ayers who has stated this: "The individual's quest for divine satisfaction is the quivering of the compass needle, which is never still until it finds its North." Another quote from the Science of Mind textbook states: Let each resolve to be true to himself, true to his inner light, true to the truth as he understands it. In closing may I add that I truly believe that what we are searching for is what we are searching with. I wish each of you the very best in finding your Sacred Center, that serene place in one's heart that says, All is well! As we begin a new week let us all resolve to be a little kinder to each other and to let our love flow freely. Reach out a hand and do someone a good deed and see your world glow a little brighter because of that!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

LEARNING TO LOVE

At first glace loving anything should be an easy thing to do. Or maybe I should say loving something or someone with out conditions would not be so easy. Most of us, being born within the state of love, seem to have no problem loving others as long as they are doing what we think they should be doing or saying. I do believe however that most of us attach conditions to our love. I'll love you when .... or I'll love you if.......you do this or that. So really learning to love anyone unconditionally does take a certain amount of effort on our part but I do believe one can learn to do this. Love itself can spread like wildfire if all of us can remember to put some kindling on that fire every chance we get. First we must learn to love ourselves, because one cannot give away something they do not possess. After learning to love our self we can then put forth effort to love everyone we meet. There is an old proverb that states the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is today. So I would ask each of you to plant the seeds of love, peace, and togetherness wherever you are. Right now right here let us all begin a movement of loving one another. Remember the force of many always begins with the force of one! Remember to be good to yourself and even better to others. Let us shout to the world, we are One!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DISCOVERING OUR ONENESS

I have long been an advocate of believing that all life is One and shall remain that way for eternity. As human beings we must have lost our way somehow because I am continually amazed at all the terrible things we do to each other every day. I want to share with you a couple of thoughts along these lines. The first one comes from Michael Bernard Beckwith who has stated, "We are here to learn how to swim together in an ocean of love, peace, joy. selflessness, integrity, cooperation, in short--- oneness." Also from the Science of Mind comes this nugget of truth---What we need is not some greater power, but a greater consciousness, a deeper realization of life, a more sublime concept of Being, a more intimate concept of an already indwelling God.  My sincere wish for each of us is that in this very moment we shall see that we are all One and then begin to treat each other in a loving and kind way. I really believe that a life lived without love is one that is doomed to bring us much pain and sorrow while  a live lived with love is content within itself. I leave you with thoughts for a bright and loving presence each and every day. Be good to yourself and even better to others. And let your love light shine!

Monday, August 4, 2014

LOVE VERSUS HATE

The following quote comes from the late Martin Luther King Jr. who was gunned down because he dared to try and get the world to understand we are one and that love is the only way to light one's way. Some day, probably after my human experience has been long over, maybe all human life will finally realize he was right. The quote is as follows: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."  My most sincere wish is that each of you will allow your light and your love shine brightly each moment. That may not "save" our human family but it sure is a good start!

Friday, August 1, 2014

WHY LOVE ANYONE

Paulo Coelho in his work "THE ALCHEMIST" answers this question for us with the following quote. "Because when we love, we strive to become better than we are." I agree and hope all of you are sharing your love with the world. Believe me, we need you!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TEARING DOWN THE WALLS

I feel that most , if not all of us tend to erect strong walls that we feel will protect us at some time or another. A lot of times we build them without consciously knowing it. And oft times those are the walls that keep us from manifesting who we really are. These walls are usually built one brick at a time and when completely built they can become quite the burden instead of protecting our ego selves as we had envisioned. There are many names we can call these walls  but no matter the name one should surely be very careful before allowing them to rule our subconscious mind. It is well to note that we ourselves are the only ones who can either build or demolish our walls as we see fit. The philosopher Milton once wrote the following: The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven. Another thought of the subject of mind comes from a Dr. Karl Menninger who has written that the human mind is far more than the brains little bag of tricks. It is, instead, the entire personality made up of a human's instincts, habits, memories, organs, muscles, and sensations, all going through a constant changing process. And to me the good doctor is telling us we should be very mindful of the things we accept and then use to erect those walls! One more thought on the subject I wish to share with you now comes from Og Mandino's character Simon Potter, an old ragpicker. In his book the Old Ragpicker is talking withMr. Og on the subject of walls. He states the following: You see, Mr. Og , most of us build prisons for ourselves and after we occupy them for a period of time we become accustomed to their walls and accept the false premise that we are incarcerated for life. As soon as that belief takes hold of us we abandon hope of ever doing more with our lives and of ever giving our dreams a chance to be fulfilled. We become puppets and begin to suffer living deaths. It may be praiseworthy and noble to sacrifice your life to a cause or a business or the happiness of others, but if you are miserable and unfulfilled in that lifestyle, and know it, then to remain in it is a hypocrisy, a lie, and a rejection of the faith placed in you by your creator. So my friends as I bid you all a fond farewell with hopes for the very best of everything for you and yours, I truly hope that those walls you have so carefully built  over the years are still an asset and have not become a burden. Be free today to love, to give, and to accept, all that is good for not only yourself but for all the people. "HUGS"

Friday, June 20, 2014

ITS A MIRACLE

Do you believe in miracles? Well, I suppose that would depend on how you define a miracle. I've mostly heard folks talk about a miracle in some religious event. Since I am not a religious person myself I had to decide how I would define a Miracle. Being a simple man I feel that just being here in this 3d world is a miracle. And that any of us as newborns and little children ever grow into adults. The way I can turn a knob on my truck's radio and pick up a station many miles away is a miracle to me. That I'm able to sit here and type these words and send them out to far reaching places is a miracle. Oh well, that's just me though. One of my favorite authors is Og Mandino. He wrote several really great books. One of them was called The Greatest Miracle in the World. If you ever get a chance to read it then good for you. I highly recommend it to all. In the book he describes a miracle in this way that I now wish to share with you. A character in the book is one Simon Potter who considers himself a ragpicker. Simon asks Og to define what a miracle is. Og's reply was "It's something that happens that is contrary to the laws of nature or science....a temporary suspension of one of these laws? Then Simon Potter ask if Og thinks he is capable of performing miracles...of suspending any laws of nature or science. Og laughs nervously and shook his head. The old Ragpicker picked up a paperweight from the coffee table and held it out to Og. Then he said "If I release this paperweight from my hand it will fall to the floor will it not? Og agreed as the old man added "What law decrees that it will fall to the floor? Og responded the law of gravity. Exactly! said Simon Potter as he let the paperweight fall from his hands. On instinct Og reached out and caught the weight before it hit the floor. The old Ragpicker folded his hands and with a self satisified grin he asked Og "Do you realize what you have just done Mr. Og?" Og replied "Yes, I caught your paperweight." More than that said Simon . Your action temporarily suspended the law of gravity. By any definition of a miracle you have just performed one!
 So there you have it friends, from here on just remember that you can indeed perform miracles if you desire to do so. And my hope is that you will be able to use these miracles to not only better your life's circumstances but that they will also help the entire world to learn to live as One! I leave all of you with big hopes for much love, peace, and joy as your experiences. Be really good to yourself and even better to others! "HUGS"