Monday, April 7, 2014

IF I COULD CHANGE THE WORLD

Do you ever think about what it is you would do if you wanted to change the world in one way or another? I have been doing that ever since I was a young fellow. Of course when I was really young I only wanted to change it in a way that would benefit me in whatever way I could devise. But as I grew older (and hopefully wiser) I began to envision change that would benefit all human beings. As I changed myself from being a "taker" to being a "giver" I really did envision a world where we all live hand in hand. Sharing all the world, living in peace, and treating each other the very best we could. After going through that stage which I now call my "saving the world syndrome" I slowly became aware that no matter how much or how hard I tried I was never going to be able to see my dreams come true. And with that realization came the fact that I personally cannot "save" anyone, nor can I drastically change the world as it seems to now be, but at the same time I can do whatever I feel led to do to help. And with that realization I became a little more "free". No longer do I feel I have to do anything other than what I feel in my heart. I no longer have to "know" all the answers. I no longer have to try and fix anyone else. I only have to follow my heart in everything I do. Finding freedom in an unfree 3d world isn't easy to do but it does become a little easier when we accept everything as it is. Does this mean I will not try to change the world? No it doesn't. I will try to change my thoughts and actions and when I do that in itself will change the world. So I will continue to try and be the very best human being I can. I will try to be a good friend, a good husband, a good man, and will try to be a positive force. After all, that is really the only thing I can do. If the world around you right now seems to be dark and things are hard, may I suggest you try changing your thoughts and actions so that you can become a light for the darkness. Darkness is only an illusion brought about by a lack of light. Let your light shine brightly right now and become a part of the solution to this worlds darkness. And as always, take a moment and try to do something nice for someone! I leave all of you beautiful folks with a quote from Leo Tolstoy who once stated: "Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself."

Monday, March 24, 2014

LABELS?

I oft times wonder why us humans have such a need to label everything we see. And even though one will label a thing as this or that the next one of us redefines the thing itself and adds a new label to it. Is it no wonder we humans cannot learn to live in peace and harmony with everyone else? Life is not that complicated I think, rather I believe we do everything in our power to make it become complicated. One person's definition is another's illusion and on and on it goes. I wish to share with you the following quote from the Tao te Ching translated by Stephen Mitchell. It says this:

When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.
 
Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.

Therefore the Master acts without doing anything, and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn't possess, acts but doesn't expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.


My sincerest wish is that each of you wonderful folks find yourself right now in a state of peace, perfect love, joy, and with a sense of oneness for all of humanity. For no matter how any of us define things I feel we cannot ever change the fact that we are One. One with all life. Now all we need do is learn to treat each other with the love and respect we deserve. I leave you now with my love to each one of you, no matter where you are, or what you may be doing at  the moment. I would only ask that you take a moment and do something nice for someone right now and become a part of the solution that will eventually rule all life. Perfect life, perfect love, and perfect peace. I am you, you are me, and together we are life!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

WHERE ARE YOUR THOUGHTS TAKING YOU AT THIS MOMENT

Hey folks. Sure hope all of you are doing great and enjoying this moment! This is a brand new day and just like an artists blank page it awaits whatever picture you desire to stamp on it. Our thoughts are able to lead us to where we want to be or they can lead us to a place we would rather not be. I know it's hard to control one's thoughts, especially when they seem to be taking us for  a ride we are not really enjoying. It does take an acute awareness for us to control those thoughts but it can be done. I surely hope all your inner most thoughts are ones of much beauty, joy, and peace. Maybe you can take a moment right now to put those thoughts to good use and do  something nice not only for yourself but for others as well. I will share with you a quote from Anthony Liccione who has stated: "Thoughts are like an open ocean. They can either move you forward within it's waves, or sink you under deep into its abyss." My sincerest desire is that you are moving along with the flow of life in an easy and satisfying way. Have fun and enjoy this moment!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

WHAT ARE YOU EXPERIENCING AT THE MOMENT

Hi friends. I sure hope this finds each of you feeling great and enjoying the moment. Be assured that no matter what experience you are living right now has you in the perfect place and at the perfect time. Even if it doesn't seem that way to you. When things are flowing smoothly and we feel great it is very easy to know we are exactly where we are meant to be and that everything is working out as we want it too.. But those times when everything seems to be going wrong can bring us to a state of unrest and even turmoil. It is during those times we must dig deep into our "Center" of understanding and realize that even though things are "tough" right now we are still in our perfect place. Each experience serves as a teacher so that we can continue to grow. Be not dismayed when you feel unsettled and out of sync with life, for it is during these times of trial and tribulation  that we learn the most valuable lessons. In closing I wish to share with you a quote from Eckhart Tolle.--"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this experience is the experienced you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment." My sincerest hope for all of you is that the "lessons" of the moment will be clearly understood and will help you to relax and just enjoy the moment! If you will please take a moment and do something nice for someone just because you can. That way you will  be a part of the solution and not a part of the "problem". I wish all the best for you and yours always!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I AM YOU, YOU ARE ME

I want to share with you a quote from Helen Shueman. I think it says it all with no explanation needed.

"When you meet anyone, remember, it is a holy encounter. As you see him(her) you will see yourself. As you treat him(her) you will treat yourself. As you think of him(her) you will think of yourself. Never forget this for in him(her) you will find yourself or lose yourself."


I wish for all of you a moment of clear understanding, a moment of pure love, pure kindness, pure joy, pure peace and contentment. And as always may I remind you to try and do something nice for someone right now simply because you want to and are able to do so. Peace and love to all!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

CHANGES

Hi folks. As you well know the only constant on this planet is change. Like it or not change will come. In every direction. And lots of times it comes without much warning whether we are ready or not. Personally, I am a man who doesn't really like too much change, especially when it comes to me having to get out of my "comfort zone."  I like waking up in the same place each morning and going along with my routine. But even so, I realize that change does come and I will just have to keep adapting, like it or not! Some change we consider good, some bad, and some indifferent. And with change comes a lesson for us. I hope the changes you face today are ones you are happy to make. Those you don't feel you are ready to face but have to anyway, I wish you the very best in accepting them. I ran across the following quote somewhere(not sure where) and jotted it down on a piece of paper. Now I'd like to share it with all of you.

If you realize things change, there is nothing you will try to hold onto. If you aren't afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. Trying to control the future is like trying to take the Master Carpenter's place. When you handle the Master Carpenter's tools, chances are you will cut your hand.

Like it or not my friends, we will all have to just accept change as we grow in this 3D world of ours. I leave you now with thoughts of pure love, peace, joy, and enlightenment. And please remember to try and do something nice for one of your fellow traveler's on this path of discovery we call life!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

BEING FREE

Are any of us in this 3D world really free? I suppose that could only be answered depending on one's definition of freedom. And I'm sure there are many different definitions out there. I sincerely hope you consider yourself to be free and that you are content on whatever path you are now following. I would like to share another quote from the Tao te Ching for I feel it says a lot  about what being free truly means. The quote says:
The Master does his job then stops.
He understands that the universe is forever out of control,
and that trying to dominate events goes against the current of the Tao
Because he believes in himself, he doesn't try to convince others.
Because he is content with himself, he doesn't need others' approval
Because he accepts himself, the whole world accepts him.

I feel we are all Masters of our life if we but take the time and effort to honestly explore who we really are. The only one who can give you freedom is yourself! I hope you are already there this moment! I take leave of you good folks with a gentle reminder to be good to yourself and even better to others around you. A better world awaits your recognition..may the doors be flung widely open now and forever! Peace, love, and understanding to all of you, my dear friends. "HUGS"