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!