Thursday, January 1, 2015

WHAT WAS I THINKING?

Ok, a brand new year is now upon us. I am excited to think about all the really good things that will happen to me personally, but more importantly the positive changes we will see as a family of human beings. Believe me when I say that I am well aware also of the "bad" stuff that will no doubt occur. As I listen to the world news I am appalled at some of the crazy things people are doing not only to themselves but also to others. As a human family I am ashamed at times to even admit that I am a part of all this. Every so often, (at least several times each day) I have to just stop and take a look at what I am thinking. I am not the smartest person ( by a long shot) but I can see that what I am thinking about is generally what I will see. And it is very hard to see all the good in this world when the press insists of making big news out of any event involving stupid actions people are committing against each other. But I know, that for things to change for the better, we all must begin to change our thinking patterns. If all we think about is war, violence of any kind, inhumanity, hate, prejudice, and on down the line, then I am afraid that we will continue to see the same results. So being the dreamer that I am I will try my very best to keep a close watch on all my thoughts. I know I cannot "save" this world, or anyone in it. But if I manage to see love when the opposite seems to be, if I can think good of all my brothers and sisters, if I can dream of a world where we all walk straight, proud and peaceful, if I can see solutions when others see problems, if I can strive to become the very best human I can possibly be then at least the little corner where I am will be loving, peaceful, and joyous. As I said I know I cannot save the world but I can watch my thoughts and I can treat everyone with love and respect. I know I will need help in doing this and that is why I would like all my friends and fellow bloggers to join me in my quest for helping make this world a little nicer. If you will only take a moment right now to examine the thoughts that you carry around with you and if by chance some of the negative ones are still there, try your best to replace them with positive ones. One man alone in search of enlightenment is great, but when he has company in doing this it becomes awesome! Be good to yourselves and even better to others. We can make a change. Keep the faith and believe! I will leave you now by sharing a couple of quotes. The first comes from Kahlil Gibran who has stated: "Thoughts have a higher dwelling place than the visible world." And finally from the Science of Mind textbook comes this nugget. When we have arrived at sufficient understanding, our thoughts will take us where we wish to be. My love goes out to each of you and all those you care about. Be safe, have fun, watch those thoughts, and above all else enjoy each sacred moment!

8 comments:

deepian said...

Yes - our thoughts become our reality, and so we should pay great attention to our thoughts, and give energy to those that come from the heart or the intuition, whilst denying energy to those that come from fear or selfish desire.

Ron, you say "I know I cannot 'save' this world, or anyone in it", but yes you can: firstly, you can save yourself - indeed you are already doing so. And through saving yourself, you become spiritually strong and then able to support and help others.

We change the world through first changing ourselves.

Thanks as ever for your thoughtful and thought-provoking posts. You are an inspiration.

love+light

captron52 said...

Hi Ian Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Yes indeed, change does begin with each of us. As always my friend the best to you and yours.

Eva Prokop said...

Hey Ron! Yeah, the news is always a downer. I sometimes can't even stand to watch it...terrorists cutting people's heads off...cops shooting people in the streets...kids shooting each other in school..it's way too much death and destruction. Your posts are always positive though. I like that. We can change what we think, it's true. I'm a pretty positive person most of the time, but sometimes it seems like the world is an ugly, ugly place.
I always come away from your blog with a positive and happy feeling.
Hope you and the family had a great christmas and are all hunkered down for a fantastic new year!

captron52 said...

Hello Eve. Thank you for the kind words. As you stated it is sometimes almost impossible to stay upbeat with all the horrible things going on around us. Here's hoping that we can usher in a new way of behaving towards each other. As always the very best to you and yours

Dark Star said...

The first comes from Kahlil Gibran who has stated: "Thoughts have a higher dwelling place than the visible world."

He is talking about our Thought Entities, which we think is our mind but it's not, OUR thinking...is not who we really are.

This 3D illusion isn’t real, nor is matter, nor energy associated with matter. We are led to believe that we are simply energy, and energy can’t be destroyed. However, energy can be eliminated, because energy is an illusion, a fabricated lie. Energy, creating the illusion of matter, is an illusion of scientific magical thought, and is already finite, or limited. This energy with the illusion of matter in the atom has no relevance to the eternal state of ecstasy – called WISDOM. Matter does not exist in the eternal wisdom state. There is no divided light, no shape, no colour and no sound. All these 3D manifestations are bits and pieces of illusory deception, attempting to simulate something of value. Matter is simply light, manipulated to form an atom and the appearance of everything 3 dimensional. The light originated from a thought. (Read page 41). These thoughts – these atoms – are lies!

captron52 said...

thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us Jedi. As always the very best to you and yours

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother, a perfect post to start the new year. Often I leave your blog thinking, if only.

If only everyone decided to act the way you act.

If only everyone in the world decided to think the way you think.

Never any confusing ideas!

No earth shattering changes to make!

Just a simple easy to follow philosophy!

Love one another...

Think of good and positive ways to contribute...

Look to make one small difference in someone's life each and every day...

In Lak' ech, brother Ron, prosper with wisdom.... live with love....

captron52 said...

Thank you so much for your encouraging words Christopher. I have always been amazed by the way us humans try our best to take something simple and make it complicated! Maybe some day my friend all of us will go back to a more simple philosophy.