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Chocolate can fix anything!

What would you do if told "Today is the first day of the rest of your life?" The thought occurred to me when I woke up thinking about something that happened last week.  It was a thought that reminded me how angry, furious and hurt I was because of the incident. The interesting thing is, I had put it out of my mind, let it go, made peace. At least I thought I had; and then this morning I woke thinking about it again.  Reminding myself, reliving, rethinking those thoughts of hurt, anger and fury. And then it occurred to me:   "Today is  first day of the rest of your life." Think...you have no past. Think...whatever happened before is gone and done with. Think clean, fresh and unburdened by the past. Interestingly, those thoughts made me feel better.  I soon forgot about the disconcerting incident and went on to begin my day anew. As simple as that; think other thoughts! Sometimes its not that easy to let it go, think other thoughts or accept peace. Maybe not so easy,

Chocolate can fix anything!

What would you do if told "Today is the first day of the rest of your life?" The thought occurred to me when I woke up thinking about something that happened last week.  It was a thought that reminded me how angry, furious and hurt I was because of the incident. The interesting thing is, I had put it out of my mind, let it go, made peace. At least I thought I had; and then this morning I woke thinking about it again.  Reminding myself, reliving, rethinking those thoughts of hurt, anger and fury. And then it occurred to me:   "Today is  first day of the rest of your life." Think...you have no past. Think...whatever happened before is gone and done with. Think clean, fresh and unburdened by the past. Interestingly, those thoughts made me feel better.  I soon forgot about the disconcerting incident and went on to begin my day anew. As simple as that; think other thoughts! Sometimes its not that easy to let it go, think other thoughts or accept peace.

What's this about A Tree, A Dolphin, and Granola?

Tree Huggers, Dolphin Kissers and Granola Geeks. You may be familiar with one or none of these monikers used to rag "those people" who are concerned about and care for the environment; Environmentalist. Although intended to show environmentalist or earth caretakers in a less than favorable way, I wouldn't mind being lumped together with "those people" as person who cares about the planet, this earth, the ground that we all plant our feet. Alas, I can't say I am a member of  "those people" who entreat us to take care of this place we live, be mindful of all the chemicals dumped in the waters and all the dirt pumped into the air we breath, lest we have no place to live. For the most part, we who are not among "those people" who stand up and stand out because they care about the trees, the waters and the air don't really listen, care to hear or understand what all the fuss is about. After all,we live on planet earth, and therefore we mus

What's this about A Tree, A Dolphin, and Granola?

Tree Huggers, Dolphin Kissers and Granola Geeks. You may be familiar with one or none of these monikers used to rag "those people" who are concerned about and care for the environment; Environmentalist. Although intended to show environmentalist or earth caretakers in a less than favorable way, I wouldn't mind being lumped together with "those people" as person who cares about the planet, this earth, the ground that we all plant our feet. Alas, I can't say I am a member of  "those people" who entreat us to take care of this place we live, be mindful of all the chemicals dumped in the waters and all the dirt pumped into the air we breath, lest we have no place to live. For the most part, we who are not among "those people" who stand up and stand out because they care about the trees, the waters and the air don't really listen, care to hear or understand what all the fuss is about. After all,we live on planet earth, and theref

Genetic Code

If you're like me and you have one of those nasty things called illness like asthma, migraines or even an aliment like acne, a life-threatening disease (dis-ease) like cancer which has attached itself your being,  you may find it difficult to deal with the spiritual philosophy "wholeness and health" is yours if you want it. Some of these things come to us as a matter of genetic code, that is it is a gene inherit (inherited for someone in the family before you, and before that person, and before that person).  It may not be clear where the gene came from in the first place (or even how it came to you and your ancestors).  However, there is said to be healing and wholeness, even when this is the root of the illness, ailment or disease. You are probably familiar with the bible story of Jesus performing the miracle of healing for a sick woman. However, as Jesus receives praise and thanks for the miracle of healing, he tells the woman (and the crowd gathered there) that it is

Genetic Code

If you're like me and you have one of those nasty things called illness like asthma, migraines or even an aliment like acne, a life-threatening disease (dis-ease) like cancer which has attached itself your being,  you may find it difficult to deal with the spiritual philosophy "wholeness and health" is yours if you want it. Some of these things come to us as a matter of genetic code, that is it is a gene inherit (inherited for someone in the family before you, and before that person, and before that person).  It may not be clear where the gene came from in the first place (or even how it came to you and your ancestors).  However, there is said to be healing and wholeness, even when this is the root of the illness, ailment or disease. You are probably familiar with the bible story of Jesus performing the miracle of healing for a sick woman. However, as Jesus receives praise and thanks for the miracle of healing, he tells the woman (and the crowd gathered there) that it

Don't Stop...

Often I find when I have a discussion topic in mind, its becomes associated with a song. In this case, it may sound strange, but I'm reminded of the Michael Jackson song, "Don's Stop til You Get Enough." (at least I think that's the name of the song). It's certainly a catchy tune, which is what made Michael Jackson such a popular artist (not to mention his dance moves). However, for this discussion the refrain "Don't Stop..." has less to do with the probable topic of the song and more to do with prayer. Yep prayer. A well know bible verse entreats us to "Pray without ceasing," which of course means "Don't stop praying."    The verse can also be interpreted as "Always keep praying" and "Keep on praying all the time." So it's easy to see how that Michael Jackson song " Don't Stop. .." can get planted in the mind when you think of "prayer without ceasing." And as far as I'm

Don't Stop...

Often I find when I have a discussion topic in mind, its becomes associated with a song. In this case, it may sound strange, but I'm reminded of the Michael Jackson song, "Don's Stop til You Get Enough." (at least I think that's the name of the song). It's certainly a catchy tune, which is what made Michael Jackson such a popular artist (not to mention his dance moves). However, for this discussion the refrain "Don't Stop..." has less to do with the probable topic of the song and more to do with prayer. Yep prayer. A well know bible verse entreats us to "Pray without ceasing," which of course means "Don't stop praying."    The verse can also be interpreted as "Always keep praying" and "Keep on praying all the time." So it's easy to see how that Michael Jackson song " Don't Stop. .." can get planted in the mind when you think of "prayer without ceasing." And as f

Hold Tight!

When I here "Seize the Moment!" I'm reminded of a movie that focused on serendipity, coincidence and ended with "Carpe Diem!" The phrase is Latin and it has to do with the immortalizing the words of the Roman poet Horace. Of course there's more history to the poet and how the phrase became so popular and meaningful, however, just now it upholds that mantra of "Seize the Moment!" Believe it or not, its hard for some people to get the meaning of this idea of "Seize the Moment" - and if you think about the literal meaning of the words, its no wonder its difficult to understand the meaning. How in the world would one "Seize"...that is "hold tight" to "the Moment" meaning the briefest, tiniest measure of time most of us can understand (unless you're a student of quantum physics or something). In this way, the mantra seems not only to be counter intuitive in the literal sense, that is you can't hold onto ti

Hold Tight!

When I here "Seize the Moment!" I'm reminded of a movie that focused on serendipity, coincidence and ended with "Carpe Diem!" The phrase is Latin and it has to do with the immortalizing the words of the Roman poet Horace. Of course there's more history to the poet and how the phrase became so popular and meaningful, however, just now it upholds that mantra of "Seize the Moment!" Believe it or not, its hard for some people to get the meaning of this idea of "Seize the Moment" - and if you think about the literal meaning of the words, its no wonder its difficult to understand the meaning. How in the world would one "Seize"...that is "hold tight" to "the Moment" meaning the briefest, tiniest measure of time most of us can understand (unless you're a student of quantum physics or something). In this way, the mantra seems not only to be counter intuitive in the literal sense, that is you can't

Fear & Faith vs. Faithful and Fearless

Facing a challenging issue, I remember telling a friend, "It's a matter of fear vs. faith." I wasn't sure then, and still not really sure, if I should have said it the other way around; that is faith vs. fear to affirm the side of the issue I wanted to strengthen. Perhaps it didn't matter how I phrased it, as long as I recognized which side of issue I wanted to come out on; FAITH. In other words, even in the midst of the struggle, I knew it was lesson about being fearful and I must find the strength, courage and to some degree the desire to be faithful. Of course it wasn't the first time I'd come up against fear and had to make my way to faith, and I certainly wish it it were a condition I would never have to face again (and perhaps again).    However, the fact of the matter is, as long a you have faith, there will be the issue of fear; and whenever you are fearful, you must make the decision, find the stamina and pray for grace to be faithful. I couldn&#

Fear & Faith vs. Faithful and Fearless

Facing a challenging issue, I remember telling a friend, "It's a matter of fear vs. faith." I wasn't sure then, and still not really sure, if I should have said it the other way around; that is faith vs. fear to affirm the side of the issue I wanted to strengthen. Perhaps it didn't matter how I phrased it, as long as I recognized which side of issue I wanted to come out on; FAITH. In other words, even in the midst of the struggle, I knew it was lesson about being fearful and I must find the strength, courage and to some degree the desire to be faithful. Of course it wasn't the first time I'd come up against fear and had to make my way to faith, and I certainly wish it it were a condition I would never have to face again (and perhaps again).    However, the fact of the matter is, as long a you have faith, there will be the issue of fear; and whenever you are fearful, you must make the decision, find the stamina and pray for grace to be fait

Somewhere Over the Rainbow...or not...

Where to begin again? My intent is not to write about glad tidings for the new year's. or rnew year's resolutions, nor is this a reflection about last year's missteps.    Well not really. Already its toward the end of January so I kind of missed the end of year reminices and inspirational words for the new year. What I'm thinking about is "Where to begin again?" because what's whirling around in my mind; brain, consciousness is the "reality" that "something" is amiss, out-of-alignment, and perhaps I'm just blowing in the wind; being everywhere and nowhere, Something like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz being taken off by the "hurricane," landing somewhere and saying to her little terrier "I've a feeling where not in Kansas anymore Toto" but other than that...Dorothy didn't know. That's exactly where I am...I don't know. And what's odd about this kind of dream-like, dazed, out-of-sorts state of min

Somewhere Over the Rainbow...or not...

Where to begin again? My intent is not to write about glad tidings for the new year's. or rnew year's resolutions, nor is this a reflection about last year's missteps.    Well not really. Already its toward the end of January so I kind of missed the end of year reminices and inspirational words for the new year. What I'm thinking about is "Where to begin again?" because what's whirling around in my mind; brain, consciousness is the "reality" that "something" is amiss, out-of-alignment, and perhaps I'm just blowing in the wind; being everywhere and nowhere, Something like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz being taken off by the "hurricane," landing somewhere and saying to her little terrier "I've a feeling where not in Kansas anymore Toto" but other than that...Dorothy didn't know. That's exactly where I am...I don't know. And what's odd about this kind of dream-like, dazed, out-of-sort