Tuesday, November 29, 2016

IN A WISP OF SMOKE

What if all of us would take a real close look at all the simple reminders of love in this world? Do you think that may help all of  us to stay attuned to the fact that we are all ONE and need to start behaving like it? I feel it would at least be a good start. We are incessantly bombarded by all the hate and bigotry among us while we ignore many of the simple signs that love is alive and well even when we can't see it very clearly. I want to share with you an experience I just had. I was talking with a dear friend on the phone and while doing so I stepped out to the garage and lit a cigar. Our conversation turned to talking about Leo Buscaglia. For those of you who have never heard of Mr. Buscaglia, he was a well known author and professor. I had the privilege of corresponding with him several years ago. I had written him a letter after reading some of his books and on a whim I mailed him a letter never expecting to hear back from him. I was surprised when a few weeks later I received a letter from him. Even though we never got to meet in person I felt as if he was indeed a good friend. He was known as the Love Doctor and all his books were about loving each other and how simple it was to just love. He even taught a class at a university called learning how to love. You may think we should all know how to love each other but Leo had a way of making it sound even simpler. Leo passed away a few years ago but his legacy still lives on through his books and his foundation The Felice Foundation. But back to my story. As I was talking with my friend about Leo I blew out a big puff of cigar smoke and watched as it joined together and formed a double smoke ring. As it began to float away suddenly it shifted and made an almost perfect image of a big heart. I immediately shared that with my friend and told her what had happened. Jokingly I said , Well, I think Leo is with us right now! But later as I thought about it I was again reminded that Love can even be found in  a simple wisp of smoke. Just a reminder to me that no matter how bad this world can seem to be at times, beneath and through it all lies the unmistakable thread of Love. Here's hoping all of us can take these simple reminders of love and then take a moment and share it with as many folks a s we can. Let your love light shine! Never lose hope and remember that perfect love will cast out all fear and overcome any negative situation you may be faced with. May your days and nights be filled with all the love you can imagine!

Monday, November 21, 2016

THANKSGIVING

As we in America get set to celebrate Thanksgiving Day once again, it got me to thinking. Thinking about all the things I have in this life to be thankful for. At first glance it may not seem like I have that much. I admit I don't have a lot of money, a lot of material possessions, a lot of things that some people put at the top of their list of things to be thankful for. But you know what, I do have lots of people I love dearly. And I have been fortunate to have those who love me in the same way as I love them. And you know what else? That's really all I will ever need. I truly do believe that. Call me na├»ve, call me foolish, call me a dreamer, call me what you will, it makes no difference. I am truly blessed and I give thanks for all the good I am able to share in. My wish for all of you is that you have people in your life who do love you and you love in return. And just in case there may be someone reading this right now who feels that they have no one who loves them, I say this. That is not true because I love you, and as long as just one person loves you then there is eternal hope for a brighter future! May all of us be good to ourselves and even better to each other!

Friday, November 11, 2016

A FACE IN THE CROWD VIDEO

Hi Folks
 I know I have already posted the song I wrote for my good friend Chris Ledgerwood. Chris sent me this video he put together for the song and I wanted to share it with all of you. I thought Chris did such an excellent job on this video! Way to go Chris! May all of us soon figure out that we are all indeed ONE, and that it is time we all began to treat each other with love and respect.





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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I share with you a quote from the book The Wheel of Time by Carlos Castenada which states:


"Human beings love to be told what to do, but they love even more to fight and not do what they are told, and thus they get entangled in hating the one who told them in the first place."


 May all of us decide to listen to what our hearts tell us instead of depending on what others tell us to do and how to live. My sincere hope is that all will finally understand that love is truly all any of us need. May your heart be filled with love for everyone including yourself. Enjoy this One Eternal moment! For that is all we really possess.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

On a most glorious autumn day last week I opted to go for a walk in the park. The leaves had begun to turn into the fall colors and I was enjoying Nature at its finest. Soon I became aware of some kind of event going on in  another part of the park located away from the walking path I was on. Staying true to my curious nature I ambled on over to see what was going on. Turned out it was an event called BUDDY WALK, an event designed to bring awareness of kids with Downs Syndrome and other childhood illnesses. My timing was impeccable as they were just getting ready to begin the walk through the park. Even though I had not registered  for the walk I just jumped in the middle and took off with all of them. We had a good hike with moms, dads, kids with disabilities, and kids that seemed to be healthy. After the half hour or so walk I sat down on a bench and this thought came to me. The past few months I have watched as people have been campaigning for the upcoming elections in November. They seem very sincere in their efforts to help their candidate of choice to win . Now I'm not into the political scene myself but I am amazed at the ardor and fierceness with which folks go about defending their candidate. And I'm sure that is the way it should be. But my thought was this: What if everybody would exert the same amount of effort and fierceness to just volunteer  to contribute to just one charity of their choice. If everyone would do that with the same amount of gusto as they do in politicing just think how much good a worthy charity could benefit. I got no problem with people campaigning  but I'd bet the farm that more good would come from helping a charity. But then again, what do I know? Here's hoping your candidate wins and that he or she will generously support many worthwhile charities.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tao Te Ching

I share with you the following verse from the Tao Te Ching.




When people see some things as beautiful ,
Other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
Other things become bad.


Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.


 Therefore the Master acts without doing anything,
 and teaches without saying anything.
 Things arise and she lets then come;
Things disappear and she lets them go


She has but doesn't possess,
Acts but doesn't expect.
When her work is done she forgets it.
That is why it last forever.