Tuesday, July 26, 2016

THE ZEN OF SELF ACCEPTANCE




    You don't need other people's permission to love yourself. The world is a fickle place, and placing yourself at the mercy of it's tide will always thrash you too and fro. Most people change their opinions as often as the wind changes direction... so you cannot let your self acceptance rely on their shifting thoughts. To find true stability in life, know who you are, accept it and love it for the uniqueness that it is. And never let anyone else change that perception.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

THE HEREAFTER




    Most of us go through our days acting as if we will live forever. We focus on the mundane tasks of life such as our work, the chores around the house that have to be done, grocery shopping and whatever other appointments we need to keep in a week. But do we ever consider a life beyond this life? Do we ever ponder the notion that we might have to make preparations for that life? What if some of the worlds religions are right, and we reap what we sow? What if it is only love and compassion and decency towards others that allows us uninhibited entry into this world beyond our own? What if the people who have experienced a near death experience are correct, and we all view our lives at the moment of our death to see how are our actions or in actions affected the people and the world around us? What if this world is just a place where souls are born? What if we are all like the dragonfly nymph living in the water, perhaps unaware that one day we will fly above the trees? What if there is an afterlife and it is the real life? Think beyond your daily tasks today, and ponder the hereafter.



Monday, July 11, 2016

RACISM AND BLACK LIVE MATTER






    This may be a bit of a controversial subject today, but I wanted to speak about the recent epidemic of racism in the United States as well as the Black lives matter movement. First and foremost, racism has no place in this world. It doesn't matter what kind of religious or even scientific or statistical spin you put on it, we are all human beings, we are all spiritual beings and there is no difference between us as a species. To judge someone by their culture or the color of their skin is perhaps the most ignorant thing any individual can ever do. What makes one person thinks that he or she is better or more superior than someone else? Do we not all have faults? It doesn't matter what country we are from, how much money we have or what color our skin is, there are things about us all that are problematic and faulty. Many people like to judge, but they don't like to look in the mirror and see the ugly truth about themselves and ignorant choices that they make. After all, how would the racist people feel if a group of academics begin to profile them and do violence against them because they were considered to be of low intelligence based on the choice of judging others by their color? Racism is a dangerous merry-go-round that can spin in any direction. And those who subscribe to its very poor philosophy will no doubt one day be the target of prejudice and hate crimes themselves. It's already beginning all across the world, yet some seem completely lost on the idea of putting this kind of low thinking behind them.

    As far as Black lives matter go, they absolutely do. This movement was wonderful at its inception, but then it began to spiral into the same kind of ignorance behavior as those they were standing up against in peaceful protest. Two wrongs do not make a right. Black lives matter just as much as anyone else's, and the African-American community has untold wisdom to share with the world. Instead of rioting in the streets, they should be rising above all the negative clamber in society today. The children of the next generation needs to be taught better, that need to be shown a higher way in life. To teach them to kill cops, or whites and tell them it's okay to live the "thug life," is a colossal mistake. We must also cleanse from their consciousness this ghetto mentality. People make a ghetto a ghetto is not a place. Every human being has the right and the ability to better themselves if they really desire to. Every human being has a right to vote or hold peaceful protest to change the face of the country if they feel they're being treated unfairly. People of all races and colors can, will and are already bonding together to make positive change where there is hatred and killing. As many people are beginning to say, all lives matter. And it's not the blacks or the whites or the whomever that need to join together and start rioting and killing others, it is the good in intelligent people of this planet that need to unite and make this world a better place for all of us. If we do not do that, then we are lost and our future will be dark. We all live on this tiny planet in a vast universe, we all share this world together. It will never be that one race will rise up to control the entire globe. And even if it does, there'll eventually be more protests and killings and wars and the cycle starts all over again, until we finally annihilate one another and the earth is barren. It is time to wake up and stop the nonsense. To continue down the path we are currently on is to march headlong into our own doom.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

NOBODY LIKES ME




    There are times in life when we hear people say that nobody likes them and they have no friends. Sometimes, we may feel that way ourselves. There are moments when it seems that the whole human race is against us and a true friend is nowhere to be found. In moments like this, always remember your greatest friend and that is the spirit within. There is never a moment when you're not connected to the Infinite Intelligence of the universe. You're always accepted by the Great Spirit and looked upon as being perfect and precious. Your oneness with the God is the most important relationship in your life, and it never changes, fails or falters. Draw strength from this truth and commune with the Eternal Spirit; you will be surprised at how strong and excepted this will make you feel. You need never feel like no one likes you or cares for you again.





Tuesday, July 5, 2016

DON'T BE YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY




    Sometimes, the person who causes you the most grief is yourself. You know who you are at the soul level, so why get involved with people who take you out of your natural element? Why do things that go against who you are or cause you drama and emotional discomfort? No one, or no circumstance can make you to do anything. Walk away from those people and situations that pull you into a whirlwind of stress and anxiety. Don't remain in a situation in the name of love or friendship. True love and loyal friendship always compliments your life and brings you happiness and peace. The worst person you can ever betray is yourself, don't live a life you will regret later on. Stay in control of your inner forces and always be true to yourself.



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

STOP TRYING TO BE APPRECIATED BY THOSE WHO DON'T APPRECIATE YOU




    If you're too wrapped up in your own life to share in other people's experiences, then your missing out on one of life's most beautiful gifts.

    And if your the person who is constantly trying to flag someone down to get them to pay attention, then realize this: The person's whose gaze always drifts beyond you will never really care how big your flag is... so put it away and stop trying to tell the other person that you're important too. They won't hear you, so stop talking! Find people who will stop along the highway of life because they noticed you and see the uniqueness of what you have to offer.




Monday, June 27, 2016

CHOOSING OUR FRIENDS WISELY




    Take a look around you and open your mind. It could be that the people you give less of your attention to, are the people who are the most sincere. Our best friends are not necessarily those we see the most or who text us most often. The true friend is he or she who knows our heart and is there when no one else is. They are the individuals who always offer a shoulder to lean on when life cuts us to the core. They are the people who are truly interested in what is happening in our lives even though we don't see them as frequently as others. Most of us know such a person and we always glaze right by them in our social circles... Open your eyes, who are your true friends?