Thursday, August 29, 2013
Perfection. Don't you just love that word? I hear it used just about every day in some form or another. Someone wants the "perfect" job, the "perfect" relationship, the "perfect" home, and on and on it goes. But I stop to think--is perfection something we can attain in our lives or not? Most of us do strive for the perfection of something but oft times I feel it may be the "wrong" thing we are trying to perfect. It's fine and dandy to want the best of relationships, homes, jobs, etc but as I see it, trying to make every thing perfect just gets in the way. Maybe we should look at perfection in another way. How about believing OK everything is already in its own perfect time and space and all I have to do is accept that and go on from there. Well, I know that may sound strange but that is exactly the way I see it. As a human being I know I am very, very, far from being perfect and I will never be perfect. Hey, just trying to always be perfect would be enough in itself to drive me more crazy than I already am! And I sure don't need that. So I suppose I will continue to keep on trying my best to become the best human being I can, while at the same time knowing perfection is an inexact science. That in turn will free me up to be the person I want to be. I surely know that at times in our lives when things are going screwy and seem to be so messed up, it will be hard to see that perfection is already here within all things spiritual. I'm hoping that all of you beautiful people feel secure in everything going on in your life right now. And when things do get rough( which I guarantee they will at times) I hope you can find the wisdom and courage to keep on keeping on and trying to become the best human being you possibly can! In one way or another I believe we are all looking to find peace, love, and joy in our lives, and to do that I feel we must realize we are all as one in Spirit and that we should do everything possible to be kind and loving to everyone. May I suggest that if you have a free moment to right now do a little something nice for someone else just because you can. You don't have to have money or even have to exert much energy to do something nice for someone. Just a smile at the next person you see, hold open a door for someone, give an old friend a call just to say hi, and on and on it goes. Oh yeah, another thing I've found out in this life is that the more kindness and love you put out there the more you will get in return. I leave all of you wonderful folks with the following quote from Gautama Siddhartha Buddha who once stated : "When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky." Here's hoping all of you will do quite a bit of laughing real soon!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Most all of us have so very much to be thankful for even when we fail to see the blessings while in the midst of some kind of stressful situation. I truly believe for one to be at peace with themselves and with life in general they must show their gratitude. And personally, I feel the best way to show gratitude for our blessings is for us to do something nice for someone else so that they too may see some kindness in their life, which in turn will maybe help them feel better about their situation. There are many ways though that one can show gratitude so do whatever you must to show your appreciation. I leave you with a quote from Meister Eckhart who once stated: "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "Thank you," then that would suffice." May all of your lives be blessed richly now and forever!
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Today is another beautiful day in Paradise and I'm left wondering if I'm headed in the right way. Man, I sure do hope so! As each day quickly passes into the next it seems as if life is in a great big hurry to take me somewhere, of which destination I'm not sure. Thankfully, I adhere to the philosophy that I am exactly where I am supposed to be at all times. And that includes the times when I feel totally "lost" here in this human form. The question of where you And I and all of us on this planet is going is truly a deep subject with many opinions on the subject. I think it benefits us to take a look at our path from time to time and see where it is we are headed. If we do not take a close look it will be very easy to stumble around from place to place and just keep on spinning our wheels so to speak. One thing for certain though is that I or anyone else can not tell you where you are going. That is entirely up to you and no one has the right to try and make you go in their direction. Hopefully, you can stay centered on where you want to go and stay true to that path. I try to always remember that the destination itself is not what is important. Instead, it is the daily path we walk each moment. The following quote is from the Science of Mind and it states: We exist in Limitless Opportunities, which are forever seeking expression through us. And I will leave you now with another quote, this one from Lao-Tzu who stated:"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are headed." Think about that one for a second! Take care my friends and remember to try and do something nice for someone right now while you have the opportunity!