Thursday, May 19, 2016

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Facing tough decisions is something that comes to each of us from time to time. Often times we make our decisions rather hastily which usually don't work out too good. Then there are the times when we waffle back and forth as to what we should do until we really mess things up. But whatever decisions we will have to face one thing is for certain. Either we make our choice wholeheartedly or half heartedly. And if the decision is a major one for us, we may spend a lot of time looking back and doubting if we made the right choice or not. When this happens it usually serves to make our lives seem like a mess from which we have no escape. In the book A Separate Reality don Juan Mateo states this: "The most effective way to live is as a warrior. A warrior may worry and think before making any decision, but once he makes it, he goes on his way, free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting him. That's the warriors way." So today I hope all your decisions will be made with the highest degree of love and that each choice will be an easy one for you to make. Make a decision to be the very best human being you can at this moment. Take a respite from the worries of todays world you find yourself in, reach out to a fellow human being and do something nice for the both of you. I wish for you all the gift of love, peace, and understanding.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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If you folks want to listen to some really great music click on this link and enjoy some tunes from The Thrift Store Poets. Chris and the band are a hard working bunch of guys who still manage to find time to write and play music. Give 'em a listen if you will.

Monday, May 9, 2016

I'M DYING AS FAST AS I CAN

Death. The one word all of us know and accept. In The Teachings of Don Juan he reminds us that Death is forever by our side, stalking and waiting until the time he strikes us down. He also reminds us to have the utmost awe, respect, and reverent fear for Death as he is our constant companion. In the book ILLUSIONS by Richard Bach a character named Donald Shimoda tells Richard this: "Remember where you came from, where you are going, and why you created the mess you got yourself into in the first place. You're going to die a horrible death, remember. It's all good training, and you will enjoy it more if you keep the facts in mind. Take your dying with some seriousness, however. Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by lesser advanced life-forms, and they'll call you crazy."
Personally I find the thought of so called death so very intriguing. There are just so many different beliefs about death. I can only say I don't have any preconceived notions about what happens at that moment. Of course there are many who claim to know exactly what happens but I don't get that at all. Human beings are equipped with a finite brain and then we still try to explain the infinite. Just can't be done I don't think. The only thing I do know for sure is that death will get each and every one of us one day. So with that in mind I am going to try my best to make today one filled with love, peace, and happiness. And my hope is that you will do the same. Be good to yourself and even better to everyone you meet this day. Live now, because death awaits us all. I leave all of you with thoughts of love and kindness. Enjoy the moment!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

RETURNING THE FAVORS

The following quote comes from The Second Ring of Power by Carlos Castanda. The quote from don Juan  Matus  says this: If a warrior wants to pay back for all the favors he has received, and he has no one in particular to address his payment to, he can address it to the spirit of man. That's always a very small account, and whatever one puts in it is more than enough.


So today I would like to give thanks for all the favors I have been fortunate enough to receive. And that payment I make is to give all of you my best regards and to say I love you. What you decide to do with this gift is entirely up to you. But I do hope you take it and allow it to make your moment a little brighter. And if so, may I ask you to send this favor on to whomever you choose. May the "Battles" of your moment be easy ones indeed!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SO YOU GOT A PROBLEM, NOW WHAT

What a beautiful world we have for us to live in and enjoy. No man, woman, or child will ever live long enough to see and experience all the wonders that lie before us. It would benefit all of us to not waste much time worrying about our "problems" since that would take away precious time we have to experience the "good" things. But it seems that too many times we had rather focus on the problems thereby wasting valuable moments. I would like to share with you a quote from Richard Bach"s book title "ILLUSIONS".


"There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts."


 I full heartedly agree with that! It has been my personal experience to see that each problem I have had an encounter with has only served to make me take an honest look within. And by doing that it has helped me to grow in Spirit and hopefully to become a better person. I realize all of us have many difficult times in our lives. There is just no way to prevent those problems that life gives us. But if we honestly try to take each event and use it to look at ourselves, I feel that will eventually make us see the truth that a problem is indeed our friend. With that being said, I do hope all the problems you have to face will be few. And when faced with one, may you take a moment or two and look deeply within  and find the "gift" that life has given you. May your love light shine brightly and gently touch everyone that you meet along the way!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

WE ARE FAMILY

No matter who you are, no matter what color of your skin, no matter what your beliefs, and no matter where you are, we are just one big family. And yes, families do have their differences and trouble within at times, but it doesn't change the fact we are all ONE. And personally I feel it is time for us to start loving each other whether we even know each other or not. In Richard Bach's book titled Illusions, he wrote the following quote which I want to share with you. It states: The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. I have to totally agree with that saying. And my hope is that each one of us will see that we all need to start treating everyone as if they were a loving member of our immediate family. As you begin the new week ahead I hope it will be filled with much love, peace, and understanding.