Monday, May 22, 2017

CHRISTOPHER'S POETRY

My friends I wish to share with you a piece of work penned by my good friend Christopher Dos Santos. May you enjoy it as much as I have. With his permission I give you the following verse



You are one of a kind,
a golden reflection,
a sight to behold,
I love you.

You are exquisitely perfect,
a misstep impossible,
a flawless gem,
I love you.

You are the expression of divinity,
a murderer with bloodied knife,
a thief in the alley,
I love you.

You are magically eternal,
a whisper in the wind,
a star in the night,
I love you.

You are a fractal of all which exists,
a grain of sand in your shoe,
a taste of salt by the sea,
I love you.

You are an omnipresent sun,
a spirit dancing in a body,
a timeless enigma,
I love you.

You are the quintessential God,
a universe without borders,
a creator of reality,
I love you.

You are me as I am another beautiful you
a singularity appearing as two,
a being who cannot be judged,
I will always love you.




Friday, May 19, 2017

HAS THE WORLD FINALLY GONE NUTS OR WHAT?

How does one wake up in the morning and say,"Hey, I think I'll just go out and kill a bunch of people I don't even know?" I just don't get it! But then again maybe I'm not supposed to get it. Ok, here's another scene. How does one go about killing fellow human beings and do it claiming that it is done in the name of some God that declares that you should kill people if they don't agree with your beliefs? Another thing, why does anyone wake up thinking they are better than another person simply because of their skin color? Does the color of your skin dictate what resides in your heart? I don't think so! But what do I know? Why do a lot of folks get up in the morning and right away begin to try and figure out how to take something from another simply because they want to? Why do some people get up with the intention  to be as mean as they can to everyone they meet today? I wish I knew why------ no, maybe I don't after all. So I'll just keep on dreaming--- dreaming of a world where we all learn to walk hand in hand. Live and let live. Sometimes it is tough being a dreamer.

Friday, March 17, 2017

TOMORROW NEVER COMES AND IF IT DOES IT MAY BE TOO LATE

Here lately I have been thinking about just how fleeting this earthly experience really is. I have been wanting to post my thoughts of the following since January but have been putting it off. But now it just won't let me alone so I'd better get it done cause tomorrow just may be too late. I was so saddened this past January when I found out one of my favorite ladies in the entire world had lost her oldest son at the tender age of 21. It is so hard to lose anyone we love in this life but especially so when it is a fine young man whose life has been cut so short. On the day of the Memorial service as I sat listening to the loved ones speaking I was once again reminded of just how quickly anyone can suddenly be taken from our mist. Since that day I've done a lot of thinking about how we sometimes take those we love for granted and think they will always be with us. I've also thought about how we at times get peeved with loved ones about oft times very minor things. Human beings can hurt those they love at times over such silly things. But to make matters worse I have also seen loved ones hold grudges against each other and refuse to make amends. Seems as if they had rather continue to play the part of a victim of some misunderstanding and withhold love as a way of getting even for some either real or imagined hurt. Personally I feel one should never under any circumstances withhold their love, especially when there has been some kind of misunderstanding. That I feel is when love is needed the most. But the worst part of that is when a grudge or ill feelings become permanent and the parties involved never do reconnect in a loving manner. So much love that could have been enjoyed by both parties instead wind up being a void filled with anger and resentment. So sad! I have also seen times when situations like this happen that when one of the parties involved dies the other one is filled with not only grief but also guilt. Then they begin to ask themselves Why didn't I just take time to forgive and let go of my hurt feelings? But by then it is of course too late to make things right again. I try to not give advice but may I just suggest that if any of us harbor any ill feelings toward anyone, especially those we love, that we immediately let go of all our pride, our hurts, and resentment and just go to the one who is estranged and let them know we would like to just forgive, forget , and move on by continuing to love each other. You may not agree with me and I well understand that. I have heard people say someone has just hurt them too bad to forgive them and if you feel that way I would never tell you that you are wrong to feel like that. If you choose that path that entails holding on to pain, resentment, grudges, and the like I'm sure your reasons are valid ones. But I just can't help but think of how much brighter one's path may be if they would choose to embrace unconditional love instead. My hope is that right now if you find yourself harboring any ill feelings toward anyone, especially a brother, a sister, a wife, a husband, a family member, that you contact this person and say, Hey, I love you, I forgive you, I wish you only the very best. If nothing else I can almost guarantee you will at least feel lighter after ridding yourself from any negative feelings toward another human being. But if you do want to do this may I once again suggest you do it now. Tomorrow may just be too late. Love to all of you beautiful people.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

OUT OF LOSS COMES RENEWAL


This story was featured in the "All Together" section of the Science of Mind magazine in April of 1993.





Peace Be Still

This little story I wrote was published in the Science of Mind Magazine in June of 1995.  Just wanted to share it with all of you.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

THE NEW BIKE

The following story was one I had published in the Science of Mind Magazine in August of 1989. The story was written as  a tribute to my dear Mother and my first Step Dad. Those two wonderful people along with my other family members taught me the values of being a loving and kind human being, and the love and gratitude I feel for them cannot be expressed in mere words. I do hope you enjoy the story.










THE REDBIRD

The following story was one I had published in the Science of Mind Magazine in November of 1988. I do hope you will enjoy reading it. These stories I am sharing now are ones that I wrote long ago when I was first learning to become the human being I wanted to become. The previous entry (The Sun Beam) was the first one that Science of Mind magazine accepted and published. This entry was the second one. Over the years I have learned many, many things and some of my beliefs have changed accordingly. But my basic belief that we are all ONE and that all we need do is to treat each other with love and respect, remains my core belief system. And my hope is that soon every human being will begin to  do just that. This life is short, very short. So may we all remain in the One Eternal Moment, and be good to ourselves, and even better to others.


                                                                 
                                                                                                               


                                                     













Thursday, February 2, 2017

WELCOME TO MY WORLD

Thought I'd share with you today a small glimpse into my world. Once again I remind you this is only my "Truth".  It may be yours also and I hope it is. But if not that doesn't change the fact that I love you. In my world I don't see black, white, red, or yellow, instead I see family, friends, and human beings.I don't see politicians, I see fellow human beings. Instead of seeing activists, I see human beings. Instead of seeing Christians, Moslems, atheists,hoodlums, etc I see fellow brothers and sisters. Do I agree with everyone's beliefs and actions? Of course not. But I do see a human being with a heart and whether or not I agree with them will never make me stop loving them. My dream is that one day we will all learn to live in peace, with respect and love for all. Welcome to my world.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

SOMEBODY JUST TELL ME TO SHUT UP

There are plenty of times in my experience when I try to explain what I am feeling to another human being,  the words just don't seem to want to come out right. I've lost count of the times that someone has misunderstood what I have said. And at times these misunderstandings have caused the other person to be angry or hurt with me. And most of the time I don't even know it! I admit the words I try to explain myself with can really seem to confuse rather than explain. So maybe I should just keep my thoughts to myself more often. But who really cares anyway? I was reading this morning from the book The Wheel of Time, and came across this quotation from don Juan Matus. Guess it about sums up the frustration I sometimes feel in trying to share my feelings with the world. The quote reads:


 The flaw with words is that they always make us feel enlightened, but when we turn around to face the world they always fail us and we end up facing the world as we always have, without enlightenment.. For this reason, a warrior seeks to act rather than to talk, and to this effect, he gets a new description where talking is not that important, and where new acts have new reflections.


So today I use only these words thinking they cannot possibly be misunderstood by anyone. But then again anything is possible. And the words I leave you with today is this: I truly do love all of you and wish you only the very best!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

LIVING FOR THE SECOND TIME

Hey folks. Sure hope all of you are feeling great at this moment and find yourself immersed in the Sea of Light that is filled with much love, peace, and kindness. Today I want to share with you a few lines from the book titled: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Mr. Frankl was a holocaust survivor and the book came about from his time spent as a prisoner all those years ago. He states the following: "Live as if you were living already for the second time, and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now. Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of their personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he(she) loves him(her)."


May each one of us this very moment make the choice to love everyone else, especially those that we find the hardest to love. Let us not judge or condemn others until we can honestly say we are perfect. And since that is never going to happen then we will stop judging and condemning and this world will be much better off. Much love to all of you beautiful people.