Thursday, May 19, 2016


Facing tough decisions is something that comes to each of us from time to time. Often times we make our decisions rather hastily which usually don't work out too good. Then there are the times when we waffle back and forth as to what we should do until we really mess things up. But whatever decisions we will have to face one thing is for certain. Either we make our choice wholeheartedly or half heartedly. And if the decision is a major one for us, we may spend a lot of time looking back and doubting if we made the right choice or not. When this happens it usually serves to make our lives seem like a mess from which we have no escape. In the book A Separate Reality don Juan Mateo states this: "The most effective way to live is as a warrior. A warrior may worry and think before making any decision, but once he makes it, he goes on his way, free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting him. That's the warriors way." So today I hope all your decisions will be made with the highest degree of love and that each choice will be an easy one for you to make. Make a decision to be the very best human being you can at this moment. Take a respite from the worries of todays world you find yourself in, reach out to a fellow human being and do something nice for the both of you. I wish for you all the gift of love, peace, and understanding.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

If you folks want to listen to some really great music click on this link and enjoy some tunes from The Thrift Store Poets. Chris and the band are a hard working bunch of guys who still manage to find time to write and play music. Give 'em a listen if you will.

Monday, May 9, 2016


Death. The one word all of us know and accept. In The Teachings of Don Juan he reminds us that Death is forever by our side, stalking and waiting until the time he strikes us down. He also reminds us to have the utmost awe, respect, and reverent fear for Death as he is our constant companion. In the book ILLUSIONS by Richard Bach a character named Donald Shimoda tells Richard this: "Remember where you came from, where you are going, and why you created the mess you got yourself into in the first place. You're going to die a horrible death, remember. It's all good training, and you will enjoy it more if you keep the facts in mind. Take your dying with some seriousness, however. Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by lesser advanced life-forms, and they'll call you crazy."
Personally I find the thought of so called death so very intriguing. There are just so many different beliefs about death. I can only say I don't have any preconceived notions about what happens at that moment. Of course there are many who claim to know exactly what happens but I don't get that at all. Human beings are equipped with a finite brain and then we still try to explain the infinite. Just can't be done I don't think. The only thing I do know for sure is that death will get each and every one of us one day. So with that in mind I am going to try my best to make today one filled with love, peace, and happiness. And my hope is that you will do the same. Be good to yourself and even better to everyone you meet this day. Live now, because death awaits us all. I leave all of you with thoughts of love and kindness. Enjoy the moment!