I have often been amazed by how often I have witnessed both myself and others being stabbed in the back by ones whom we have been nothing but good to. And more times than not they choose to do this over some kind of monetary award. Nothing much surprises me any more as to what some folks will do to others for money. I still think it is such a shame that one will choose money over the option of being nice to someone, especially those that they know. If you don't believe me I would suggest you tune in to last week's episode of "Survivor" the reality show on CBS network. In that episode I watched as Brenda chose to give up her individual reward so the rest of the "tribe" would instead get the reward. A very nice thing to do for someone else I must say. And then immediately after she did the honorable thing for the others 3 of them decided to "blindside" her and get her voted off the show. Now, I do realize this is a "game" and 1 million dollars is at stake for the winner, so you may say she was just dumb to give the reward up. But on a deeper level I watched her crying after she was voted out and she had a very legitimate reason for being upset. The ones she went out of her way to be nice to had stuck a dagger in her back and she was very hurt. The sad thing though is that I've either been treated that way over a lot less than 1 million dollars and I've seen others back stabbed by so called friends for a few dollars. It's a sad state of events when people take advantage of others for any reason but to me it is especially sad when it happens over money. I try not to become too jaded as I realize there are a lot more honest caring people in the world than there are those who are"backstabbers", but it is very disheartening when I see things like that happen to good people. Thankfully I've been able to rise above all the times I've been used and abused and my hope is that you are able to do the same if and when something like that happens to yourself. And believe me, if you are a kind, caring, and giving person the chances are you will be taken advantage of a time or two. But hang in there and remember that it will only be an opportunity for you to grow into an even more caring person. As a matter of fact I have come to the realization that those who have used me in any way are the losers, and not me! As long as one can forgive others for their heartless acts then in my opinion they are truly the "winners". If you can today, try and forgive anyone who has done you wrong and reach out and do a little something nice for someone just because you want to. And if you do that , I do believe that it will make your day a lot brighter also. Hey, I love all you folks, even those who haven't treated me exactly nice! So take care my friends and to all the beautiful mothers out there I want to wish you the best Mother's Day ever! Me, being a guy, I will not ever fully comprehend the unconditional love a mother has for her kids and all the sacrifices they make for them. But I dare say that has to be the "Hardest" job in the world--being a good mom- so to all of you I can only say Bless your hearts! And those of you reading this who have a mother who is still alive please go out of your way to do something extraordinary for your mom this sunday! And remember, she is the only mother you will ever have! And to my dearly departed mom who passed away the day after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 2001 I want you to know that you were always the best mom ever! I can't say for sure what happens to any of us when we make our transition from human back to spirit but I do believe my mom is listening from within my own heart. God bless you mom You are the best! To all of you folks I sincerely wish you and yours the very best of everything now and forever! "HUGS"
Sunday, April 21, 2013
How am I doing you may ask. Well, I'm not too unwell thank you. Lately I've been giving much thought to just what is it I'm trying to accomplish here on earth. And guess what, I'm still not sure. Even after all these years of living I still question as to whether I'm in the "right" world or not. Believe me, I have some strong doubts that I'm where I wanted to be at this stage in my life. Please allow me to try and explain just how I am feeling at this particular point in my existence. And as I do at times I am going to use some of my favorite music as a reference point. I will start with a verse from the old Kenny Rogers and the First Edition song titled What Condition My Condition Was In. I quote: "I woke up this morning with the sundown shining in, I found my mind in a brown paper bag but then I jumped on a cloud and fell eight miles high I tore my mind on a jagged sky I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in." That's kinda the way I've been feeling here lately . Kinda confused if you know what I mean. When I saw on TV the bombings at the Boston Marathon I was really upset. Here we go again I thought--ignorant people killing innocent men ,women, and children because of some misguided beliefs. Terrorism at its finest! Now please, can anyone tell me why any human can believe it is appropriate to blow up, shoot, maim, or destroy another innocent human being? And especially in the name of a God or holy deity who would want one to kill innocents. If by the slightest chance that is even close to being true then I am sure I am not in the right world for me. Way too violence and blood shed for my taste. The way some of us treat each other is just a downright dirty shame! I've been abused, lied to, taken advantage of, and then used some more by several folks in my life who did those things mostly for money or some other selfish purpose. Like the following verse from The Grateful Dead song called "Trucking" which goes like this: "Set up like a bowling pin, knocked down it gets to wearing thin, they just won't let you be...." I feel that also. I still try and treat everyone as nice as I can but still there are those who still just want to use me for their own selfish purposes. Even here on this blog as I try to encourage others to think for themselves and to share their innate goodness with others, I have to daily fight the "spammers" who try to use the blog to make more money for themselves. They could care less as to the content of the blog, they can only see dollar signs in their mirror. To them I am only a "mark" for them to use in their search for money. How sad-these people are just so misguided in their lives. I could go on and on as to the perception I see from this world but I see no use in doing so. Either you get it or you don't. I believe all human beings are born somewhat selfish but one must learn top overcome that and instead learn to share instead of just take, take, and take! I have been taken advantage of by folks who go to church every sunday, those who put on a good show for everyone, always talking about loving your neighbor, treating others right, etc and then on Monday sell me something without revealing the problems I would be faced with later. And then just tell a bunch of lies on Tuesday and every day since. And they never own up to the fact that they really did defraud me in any way. Then they go back to church the next sunday and everything is righteous again? I don't think so but then again who am I to say what's right? I may not go to church but at least I don't try to be someone I'm not. Why do people think money is the only thing they need? Or to wield power over the masses? But that seems to be the way of this world so yes, I am once again beginning to think I am in the wrong place. This little rant of mine will maybe help me to get back on track, I don't know. But one thing I do know is this, Again borrowing a verse form Jerry Garcia's band who says: "Going home, back to where I belong, sit down patch my bones and get back on truckin almost home". Yes, I am almost home I can start to see the finish line and I'm sure my remaining years on earth will fly by as usual. And while I'm awaiting my so called "death" or what I instead like to label , my "rebirth" maybe next world will be the one I'm looking for. A world where everybody realizes we are all one. Or as Lionel Ritche once sang: If I was at a place where dreams were for dreamers, and all you wished came true. I'd wish the world had all happy people and then there'd be no more wishing to do. "I want to thank all you wonderful people for allowing me a moment to just vent some of my frustrations. I do love all of you and wish for you and yours the very best of everything. And please , if you will, try and do a little something nice for someone from your heart to theirs. "HUGS" to all.
Monday, March 25, 2013
And you think that you have no way to be a part of this life's solutions?Well, let me say this;I sincerely believe that all of us have our own unique way of adding to the betterment of all humankind.Most of you, like myself will never be rich or famous. Nor will we be the inventor of the next "big" thing that will make life easier for the rest of us.But we will all have a chance many times a day to make life better not only for ourselves but others to boot.Please allow me to share with you how my day went the other day.After getting up and having coffee I went to the kitchen and washed up the breakfast dishes that my wife had to leave because she had an early appointment.That was my first chance to do something nice for someone.Later, I went out to run a couple of errands. When I was getting to the door of the post office I saw an elderly fellow getting out of his car.So instead of rushing in and taking care of my business I decided to stand there in the cold wind and wait til he got to the door so I could hold it open for him. He gave me a warm smile and said thank you so much. Now I wasnt doing it to get a thank you but I admit it was nice to hear him say thanks.Later I was sitting in traffic waiting for the light to change and noticed there was a car trying to turn in my lane from a sidestreet. Since the road was filled with traffic behind me and not knowing how long it would take for him to get out I stopped and waved him to come on over and get in front of me. Again I was greeted with a broad smile and a lip snyced thank you.When I arrived home my beautiful wife was there and the first thing I told her was just how damned beautiful she was.Later that evening I thought of all the opportunities that life gives us to do a little something nice for someone even tho we may never see them again. I believe it should go without saying that we all need to be really nice to those we love as well as those we meet everyday as we go about our everyday living.I'm not writing this so you will say something nice about me but rather I am trying to get you to see that no matter your station or circumstances, you can choose to be a part of life's solutions instead of becoming part of the "problem" Today, while you are here how about just doing something nice for someone just because you can.If you make this a part of your daily routine I can assure you that not only will you have more friends but you will see life repaying you in so many wonderful ways.Dont do just to get a reward, do it because your heart says so.I leave all of you wonderful folks with peace, love , and joy."HUGS" to all.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Most would agree I think that there is still lots of work for us human beings to do if we are to become truly enlightened.I firmly believe all of us are given ample opportunity to take what we have learned and to share it with others who are looking to find spiritual enlightenment. I will paraphrase a quote from Thomas Troward who has stated that the Creative process brings us the materials and conditions for the work to our hands; then we must make use of them with diligence and common sense.This Creative process will provide us the food, but it will not cook the dinner.I leave all of you in peace and love
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I look out upon an ocean so wide and I see the waters that are colored green.You look upon the same ocean and see the waters colored blue.Are you right and me wrong? Or am I right and you wrong?What if I told you we were both right?Would you agree or say I must be disillusional? It really doesn't make any difference as far as I can tell, but it does show just how often we can see things in an entirely different light than another one would.Such it goes in this 3 dimensional world we find ourselves in.No wonder we find ourselves feeling seperated from each other, I mean after all if we can't agree on the color of the ocean what can we agree on?One thing I do believe tho is that each of us have the innate divine spark of all consciousness within our souls and if we but take the time and effort to learn how to use this info we can attain complete peace among all people everywhere.Just think, a world where we all feel as one, that we belong with everybody, a world where there is no need for greed, wars, fighting for things as if we are afraid we will wind up with nothing.How sad, when in reality everything there is is already ours if we but claim it from Divine Mind.I wish to share this quote with you that is from Joel Goldsmith:"Contemplation lifts our consciousness into an atmosphere of receptivity, into a consciousness where miracles can take place." And from the Science of Mind comes this nugget of wisdom: The person who can throw himself(herself) with a complete abandon into that Limitless Sea of Receptivity, having cut loose from all apparant moorings, is the one who will always receive the greatest reward. I would hope that you think about those 2 quotes until you can attain all the wisdom that lies within them.Remember that the thing you wish to see has already been made manifest in Divine Mind and all you need do is reach out and claim it for yourself.The mind is such a miracle made manifest and it saddens me to see so many of us fail to grasp the power we have. My hope is that each of you reach out and take back your power. And afterwards I would hope that you will remember to do something nice for someone and thus become part of the solution and not a part of the problem.Bless all of you beautiful people.I leave you now in perfect peace ,perfect love, and perfect Oneness.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Well, it's been a while since I've written anything on here. Like everyone else there are times I will go through another learning experience that makes me take a long hard look at myself Not that I consciously chose to go through this period where I felt depression,sadness, and even anger! I must admit there are times when I truly do feel like I have wound up in the wrong world.I see all the stupidity, the hate, the prejudice, the wars, the crimes against each other and I just wanna get the hell outta here.Back to the "real" world where I belong.But as always, I come back to my senses and realize I am exactly at the place where I'm supposed to be. It ain't easy, it ain't pretty at times but I am here!Maybe some day this world will turn out to be the one I can only envision right now. But I refuse to give up on my dreams. So once again after losing my mind I did manage to find a piece of it once again.I would love to share the following nugget of truth stated by Nona L. Brooks--"Right thinking restores us in consciousness to our normal state----perfection, although we seem to have been straying far from it." And also from the Science of Mind comes this statement---The native state of man(all people) is one of purity, peace, and perfection. I leave you now with thoughts of perfect peace, perfect love, and perfect oneness!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
I am getting pissed off by the spammers who take a good thing and try to use it for their own selfish reasons! Ive been going back almost everyday and deleting the spam comments. Today I found one that blogger will not allow me to delete so I guess the spammers have found a way to block that also. I realize I can set up the account so that all comments have to be approved by me but I really hate to do that.When I have to fill in the words and nos to leave a comment on someone elses blog I usually have to make at least 2 or 3 attempts because the words are so screwy.You know what? I am gonna just think about quitting the blog all together.As much as I try to keep my mind attuned to the "oneness" of all of us I am beginning to just get filled up with all the greed and selfishness that seems to abound. I know the frigging spammers dont give a damn if I end my blog or not. They will just go to another persons blog and drive them crazy.Guess Im just tired of all the B/S going on worldwide.Who knows maybe tomorrow Ill wake up with a better frame of mind and just continue to delete the spams.Looks like blogspot could do a better job of curtailing the spam.Even tho I report all of them I can it seems to do no good.Maybe Im just venting I really dont know but I do know I am just getting so tired waking up every day and seeing all the greed that is going on.If I do decide to end the blog any of you sincere folks who follow the blog are more than welcome to write me at my email yahoo account(yep, its been spammed too) because I have much love in my heart for all of you friends I have made over the years.Take care everyone and Ill try to improve my attitude!