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.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

FOLLOWING A PATH WITH HEART

I want to share with you the following words of wisdom from don Juan Matus


 "Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore a warrior must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if he feels that he should not follow it, he must not stay with it under any conditions. His decision to keep on that path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. He must look at every path closely and deliberately. There is a question that a warrior has to ask, mandatorily: Does this path have a heart?"
  "All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy-it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it."




My sincerest hope is that the path you now find yourself on is one that is truly blessed with lots of love and heart! If not may you decide to leave that path and instead choose one with heart. Blessings to all of you dear folks now and always. May we all be good to ourselves and even better to others.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SOMEBODY PLEASE WAKE ME UP

I admit I am a dreamer. I dream of a better world for all of us. One where we all realize we are a part of each other. I also admit that at times it may seem this life as a human being is more akin to being a nightmare to some of us. But I think that is because we oft times lose sight of the fact of just how powerful we are. I know it's hard to not judge appearances but maybe we can all wake up and see all things work together to help unite us as a whole. I would like to now share with you a bit of wisdom from the book God I Am, From Tragic to Magic, by Peter Erbe. Please take it for what you will but I hope you will give it some deep thought.


"Brothers, awaken from your dream- there is no thing to fear. Life is not toil, nothing to get, for all that is, IS YOU. And if you Be All-There-Is then you have All  as You.
 Stand straight, walk tall, discard your burdens, fly. For fly you can, but if you dream your wings be small, how can you lift to heights where eagles soar?
 Do not compensate your dream of lack with things within the dream. Your Being is your sustenance. Do not disavow your heritage, for it is yours to take. Come, and leave your battlefields, their harvest is but fruits of fear with further seeds of fear.
 The ONE who loves you more than you can love yourself, who knows you but as children having lost their way, He calls you home. He sees only innocence where you see guilt and sin. Counsel not your dream for answers, cling to it no more, for that is all you lose, just disenchantment, broken dreams. Awaken now and dream no more!"


My sincerest wish is that all of you find all the happiness, peace, joy, and love you can possibly ever hope for. Be good to yourself and even better to others.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LITTLE THINGS I'VE LEARNED

For those of you who are readers of my blog you may see this entry as being a little different from most. But I do hope you will enjoy it. Having just celebrated another birthday here recently got me to thinking of things I have learned over the period of all these years. I thought I'd take a moment and share a few of them with you. So here goes. You better have  sense of humor cause life sure is funny!  If someone says "It ain't about the money, rest assured it is about the money! If someone you have never met tells you they are gonna help you make some money--Run! If a friend tells you they are gonna help you make some money--Run! If someone asks you to cosign a note, just give them the money as a gift if you can and want to. If you cant do that--Run! If your significant other says ""Well, if that is something you really want to do go ahead"--What they are really saying is "Don't even think about doing that!" Don't ever buy the least expensive toilet paper on the shelf--no explanation needed! If you ever think you have it all figured out, you better get ready cause life is about to turn you upside down and shake the living shit out of you! If you think money is the answer to all your problems just try to buy yourself a loyal and true friend! If you think the sun ain't never gonna come out again just keep looking out the window every morning! If you think this world revolves around you and your desires, spend a week alone in a isolated cabin in the mountains and watch the world keep on functioning without you! If you put any expectations on anyone you will wind up being disappointed at times! And if you don't expect anything from someone you will find it much easier to just love them! If you don't take responsibility for all of your actions you will never earn the respect of intelligent people! If you think life is hard, you can bet your ass it will be! If you never learn to accept disappointments, you will never be able to experience pure joy! Most importantly, If you wait on others to love you first, you will miss so many opportunities to experience a lot of love! May all of us learn to be good to ourselves and even better to each other, for if we do, then life is truly lived as a blessing!

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!