I was thinking about honesty today and wondering why we do the things we do and speak certain words. Am I sincere? Is that really what I think?
“I Love the way you look!”
Thoughts come to us all the time and we can’t control when they come and what they say. The statement above “I love the way you look”, is one that I just had. It brings to mind the Law of Mirrors in karma. Basically, it states that the things you can observe in others exist in you. If it doesn’t exist in you then noticing that it exists in others is impossible or at least it doesn’t seem objectionable to you. How many times do we find fault with others and upon introspection, realize the same thing lives inside of us? Read more...(488 words, 9 images, estimated 1:57 mins reading time)
As a younger person, I often got impatient with what life was bringing. Hurry up! Lets get to the next stage already.
Being impatient is one of the shortfalls of youth. There are patterns in life and each has its purpose, as a young person I didn’t comprehend this problem. Life presents us
with many challenging circumstances, thrills, accomplishments and disappointments. With all the excitement it is important to find moments of mindful introspection, a relaxing lull in life. Read more...(854 words, 11 images, estimated 3:25 mins reading time)
“I am afraid. ” There I said it, I admit it. Now the challenge is for you reading this look at yourself and see how true that statement is for you. Fear is so ingrained in our society that sometimes it is difficult to even recognize it anymore. If you are like me then it is time for you to get onto common ground with your fear and face up to it. Read more...(790 words, 6 images, estimated 3:10 mins reading time)
Who hasn’t imagined at some point in their lives that they were a superhero like Superman? Of course, we all have looked at the super powers of Superman and wondered what life would be like with that power. It is amazing to me that so many people don’t see the powers they possess. Strength, character and a commitment to truth and justice as well. Read more...(672 words, 4 images, estimated 2:41 mins reading time)
There are few teachers in my life who have gotten my attention and held on to it quite like pain. When you are in pain there is no escaping the message. Pain is a neurological phenomenon that is vital to let us know something is wrong. It could be physically wrong or mentally wrong but either way, pain lets you know that something must change. Without exception, pain has changed me with each visit it has made to my life. Read more...(626 words, 9 images, estimated 2:30 mins reading time)
I have read somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 books on various topics involving ideas and practices
for improving your life in some way, and one of the first was written by William George Jordan. It is an experience that I credit with fueling the desire to learn more and to begin to notice how AI thought and what I was thinking. The Majesty of Calmness, The Power of Truth, Self Control, Its Kinship and Majesty, The Trusteeship of Life or The Kingship of Self-Control, would .all be great for your mental growth and prosperity. Read more...(952 words, 2 images, estimated 3:48 mins reading time)
“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t go anywhere.” –Unknown
Like everybody else in life, there have been times when I have been faced with circumstances that were not the most pleasant to deal with. There are really only two choices as to how you decide to face these moments in life. One is to act out of fear, that you may lose what you have worked for or be hurt irreparably by whatever misstep has come your way. Or you can face the challenge of the situation head on and with a courage that you will not be conquered by the events of your life and you will not shrink from them. You will come out on the other end a stronger, better person. Courage is defined as mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficultyRead more...(1966 words, 9 images, estimated 7:52 mins reading time)
Why do we hug? What does it mean to people? I was walking through a parking lot the other day and witnessed two young people in the midst of a pretty intense hug. Both were emotional, to the point of tears and you knew that they were saying good-bye. For a day, a month, or a year I have no idea. But I did realize that I had been a participant in just that kind of hug on several occasions in the past and I was more than just a little jealous. Read more...(617 words, 12 images, estimated 2:28 mins reading time)
What are you sure of in life? What philosophy can you stand behind and not shy away from because you are sure of its validity? We all have some non-negotiable items in this cache. The sun will rise, the sun will set. Life is fleeting. You must work hard to be successful. The government is looking out for your best interest. If it isn’t one thing, it’s another. There are many points of view which are considered by people constant, unshakable and permanent fixtures in life and creators of our reality. Yet in reality, they are only interesting points of view that you can choose to believe or discard as you see fit. Read more...(761 words, 11 images, estimated 3:03 mins reading time)
When you look at your existence what do you feel? Are you located in your body alone, simply taking up the space that you are physically in at the moment? Or are you more than that? Only you can answer this. Do you make yourself small like a pebble or big like the sky. This decision is made each day by all people living all over the world, in all sorts of circumstances. Read more...(638 words, 8 images, estimated 2:33 mins reading time)
It is time to mark another year of existing on this planet and a trip around the sun. (Song at the bottom) I am excited to have made it this far and am encouraged and looking forward to the adventures that the next year is going to bring. Each year in retrospect, I am always kind of stunned by the number of people that have entered my life and effected me in a positive, powerful way. Some who don’t even realize it. Here are my top 49 thoughts on my 49th year. Read more...(798 words, 2 images, estimated 3:12 mins reading time)
For a long time I believed that if you created a graph of the activity and thought a person experiences in their life it would inevitably have a wide variety of points. There would be high moments where you experienced you best and of course there would be the predictable low moments where tragedy and disappointment linger as well. Most lives would display all moments of life that occur in between these highs and lows.
I can look at my life and plot out the points of success, failure, satisfaction, fun, contentment, anger, hatred, and love. A virtual rise and fall of personal accomplishment and fear. Read more...(843 words, 15 images, estimated 3:22 mins reading time)
There can be no more daunting question to answer than to ask yourself who am I ? Then to answer it honestly. Many people automatically list their job and their family situation, but those are outside influences on who you really are, not who you are. Just in case you need to know who you are, I think you can start by recognizing who you are not. What are the factors that make you a totally unique individual living on this Earth? Read more...(720 words, 15 images, estimated 2:53 mins reading time)
Beliefs are the ideas which we have chosen to provide a particular attachment to. These are thoughts that we have been told during the course of our lives that have been backed up through experience and our emotional reaction to them. It is important to recognize our beliefs because they will form the paradigms of our lives. These rules will determine the reality that we experience in our lives, so recognizing the limiting beliefs and actively working to change them can make your life much more positive. Read more...(787 words, 9 images, estimated 3:09 mins reading time)
Have you been looking for an activity to fill your free time? Do you enjoy watching college or professional sports? If this is the case, you should seriously consider starting a collection of sports memorabilia. This particular hobby has become very popular over the past 20 years. There are now large sports memorabilia conventions and shows all around the United States. This is a hobby that can enhance your enjoyment of watching sports. Here are a few of the best reasons why you should collect sports memorabilia as a hobby in your spare time. Read more...(411 words, 2 images, estimated 1:39 mins reading time)
Children have a natural sense of wonder and curiosity of all things. How does that work? Why is that color that color? Who is the tallest? The smartest? There are no limits to the questions and the knowledge that children seek. We were all like that at one point, and to return to that kind of mentality could only be a positive for more experienced people. Read more...(427 words, 9 images, estimated 1:42 mins reading time)
I heard this phrase today, “the courage to be imperfect” and for some reason, it stuck with me.
How much time in life do we spend worrying about being perfect in all we do? How often do we succeed and what would it mean if we were perfect? All of these thoughts had me feeling like my head was spinning off. So I thought I had better write about it quick!
How much time in life do we spend worrying about being perfect in all we do?Read more...(756 words, 8 images, estimated 3:01 mins reading time)
The Wizard of Oz has always been a classic, because of the message it teaches. Yearly it is enjoyed by children of all ages, but because of the symbolic search the characters embark on. The search for personal growth is one that I am very familiar, the ability to think, have a heart, maintain your courage and find a home. I think we are all looking for the same things. Here are a few things I have learned on my trip through Oz. Read more...(814 words, 10 images, estimated 3:15 mins reading time)
One of the most common blocks people face in accomplishing their goals is the worry about what others might think of your choices, behaviors or talents. How often have you stopped doing something because you didn’t want to look foolish or be picked on by someone else? This is a limiting thought that can be easily changed if you start to focus on what you are doing in the moment and forget what others are thinking about it, you will enjoy life a whole lot more and find success as well. There are several simple reasons that this is true. Read more...(641 words, 5 images, estimated 2:34 mins reading time)
We are all seeking truth in one form or another in our experience of life. The path to truth for each of us is more than likely going to be unique to our lives and will not look exactly the same for any of us. Following your path to truth is going to be a one of a kind journey. So follow it with passion and allow others to do the same. Read more...(359 words, 4 images, estimated 1:26 mins reading time)