WHEN I WAS A CHILD I CAUGHT A FLEETING GLIMPSE OUT OF THE CORNER OF MY EYE
I TURNED TO LOOK BUT IT WAS GONE I CANNOT PUT MY FINGER ON IT NOW
THE CHILD HAS GROWN THE DREAM IS GONE AND I HAVE BECOME COMFORTABLY NUMB
I love those lyrics from an old song by Pink Floyd! Every time I hear it I am reminded at just how easily one can slide into a life that is at best "comfortably numb" Hopefully myself and all of you are stilll able to keep the "dreams" alive in our experiences and can move past the "numbness" of this often times dark world.Sure hope all of you are enjoying a great weekend. Be safe "out there" and enjoy every minute of your experiences! And try to remember to do something nice for someone just because you can!"HUGS" to all!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
How would you like to become a human being who had everything they could ask for and even more? It would be great dont you think? Does it seem like to you that this would be impossible to attain this state of being? Is it possible after all to be able to achieve any and every thing your heart desires? Does it seem within your grasp or rather like an unobtainable dream? And if this is a possibility in this life, then how does one get to the point of realizing the truth and then go about the process of living this life of "unlimitless"? Well, I am sure of one thing and that is that you are the only one who can answer these questions about yourself. And I can tell you that in my personal experience I have found that this "dream" can be achieved even if I still have a ways to go before I reach that state. Are there still things I wish for to happen in my life? You bet there is! Im not gonna try and tell you that I have found some mysterious way to fulfill that dream of being an unlimited human being. Yet there are those who claim to know the "secret" as to how to get there but most of those folks are the same ones who will share all their secrets of abundance, great health, good looks, stress free living etc for some of your hard earned money.Dont get me wrong though- if someone truly does kknow those "secrets" I cant really blame them for not just giving it away for free when they can make good money selling it. After all most everything that is worth a great value does not come into our lives without a pricetag on it! And I believe its ok to sell your private "information" to others who are willing to pay for it. The problem I do have though is those folks who promise us the "good" life but after we "pay" for the so called info it turns out to be nothing more than one persons con to split us up from our money. So I would advise to always be careful about who and where you send your money. In todays world where the almighty dollar seems to be the idol we crave it can be easy to fall prey to those who are not above taking your money and running.One thing I do sincerely believe though is that as human beings we are born with an innate way to access our minds in a way that we can then attract whatever it is we want to have made manifest in our experiences.But we must first learn to "unlearn" all the "wrong" things we were taught as a child.Put out of your mind and vocabulary the words can't and won't and maybe and replace those words with I can I will and Im sure. The Universal Mind will hear your words and thoughts and will serve to act upon those thoughts to make manifest those things you deeply believe in. As Sam Keen once stated:"In the moment you become disillusioned with your normal satisfactions, and ask what do I really desire, your soul rather than your ego takes charge of your life." When this happens you are then on the road of discovery and closer to attaining the state of an "unlimited" human being. In conclusion I will share with you the following statement from the Science of Mind Textbook---Marvelous as the concept may be, it is none the less true that man(woman) has at his disposal--- in what he(she) calls their Subjective Mind-------a power that seems to be Limitless.My sincere hope is that each of you will soon discover(if not so already) the road that leads back to one's self and can then find the4 way to live a more fulfilling and joyful life. And as you go along finding life's delights in the most obscure places please try to remember to freely share the "good" you encounter in life with others around you. Together we can make this world a much brighter place! Peace love and joy I now leave you with and hope the new week ahead will be one filled with much love along the way!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Hi folks. I know I have to be reminded at times to remember to just observe life and not get too caught up in reacting to everything that transpires. It really sounds simple to stop reacting and just observe but I have found it is one of the hardest things to do well as a human being. And that is because human beings are by nature reactive beings.As a new born we are good at observing things without too much judgement but that quickly dissipates as we begin to grow.We quickly learn(and are taught by well meaning adults) to react to everything that happens to us.But sad to say most of the time we are taught to react negatively to lots of things.We are told no, we cant do that, no we will never be able to acxcomplish our goals etc etc.Before you know it we are adults on our own in the world of illusion trying our best to just get by.And when things do not go our way we react in numerous negative ways that affect not only our bodies but minds as well. And very often we will find ourselves feeling miserable without even knowing why. Over the years I have had to "unlearn" lots of things taught to me when I was a child. At the same time I have tried to be better about just living a life of observing more and reacting a lot less. This has helped me to find ways to live a fuller and more enjoyable life. To give you an example of what I mean I will tell you about the way I used to be and the way I am now(at least the way I strive to be) Years ago I was what you would call an aggressive driver. I wasnt reckless but I did get upset way too often when other drivers would do something I considered dumb.Like pulling out in front of me as i quickly approached. Or those drivers who got in the fast lane and slowed everybody else down by not getting over to the slower lane. At those times i would usually react by honking the horn, by getting way too close to their bumper, or just by silently cursing them under my breath. I never had what they call road rage thankfully and never wanted to physically confront the other driver. But I was guilty of letting the circumstances drive up my blood pressure and at times even ruining what had been a pleasant drive up til then.Now when I am confronted by this circumstance instead of reacting to the situation I just observe what is happening and find myself asking questions like "I wonder why this driver is intent on staying in the fast lane when he is not even going the speed limit" Or "I wonder why this guy pulled out in front of me. Did he not see me? Or was he on a phone? etc" and by doing this I manage to keep from getting upset with things and instead remain calm and just allow "life" to "happen". You know it never fails to amaze me as to just how much more easier and beautiful this life is when I just observe and not react. Of course Im not saying we should never react to anything because not only would that be impossible it would probably get us killed. But Im sure you can see what Im talking about. Maybe you can try that for the next day or so and see for yourself if it helps to "uncomplicate" your own life.I now leave you with thoughts of love peace and joy for you and yours.And please try and remember to do something nice for someone today just because you can!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
One of my favorite authors Richard Bach once wrote:"Every person , all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there.What you choose to do with them is up to you." And if this is the case ( which I believe is ) that means we can no longer blame anyone or anything for the circumstances we find ourselves in right now. Every one of us must stop playing the "blame game" and as Gandhi said "We must be the change we wish to see....". On this day especially as we remember the terroist attacks on the United States in 2001 may we all "see" the light which burns at the center of our souls and then radiate the pure unconditional love from within to gently touch all life. On a personal note I want to express my thanks for all the brave men and women who have and are still fighting to rid the world of terroism. Yes I am a dreamer but I still dream of a world where all men women and children live as one united in pure love for one another.And if I ever do give up on this dream then my life here will be done. "HUGS" to all of you wonderful folks out there.I leave you in peace and love and hope for a better world today and tomorrow!
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I really do love this life I have been priviliged to be a small part of.I find so many wonders that just leave me speechless. This planet is just so awesome. Personally I have never understood how such things as radios, computers, satellites, etc work. I just accept things like that as being a "miracle". At the same time I have also come to see a lot of "darkness" that envelops us humans way too often.And I know that in every life there are times when the darkness seems unbearable and it looks as if the light will never shine again. But all the experiences Ive been through and the situations I have been exposed to have led me to believe that the "Light" will always return unto us when we get our "little ego" selves out of the way and allow the light to shine wherever it wants to. I truly believe that we are ALL a small part of the light that brings all good things to this earth. And we can and should always allow that Light to shine through us as us in every circumstance that we possibly can. For when we allow the "darkness" to envelop us it not only hurts us but it also hurts the entire planet.My hope is that each of us can and will today allow that "LIGHT" to shine and to gently touch each life we connect with.Enjoy the day and try to remember to do something nice for someone right now! As the Buddha once said:"Be a light unto yourself." and if you do that Im sure you will find your life filled with even more "wonders" to behold. I leave you now in love, peace, and joy.