All People live by a code of beliefs, that are accepted over the course of their lives, based on their accepted moral code. What has worked and what has not worked in my life has led to a list of core beliefs that generally guide my day to day actions. There are days I lose my focus but I have found that getting back to the core of beliefs is a step in the right direction.
These are ever evolving and I am editing completely but at that time this is what they were, in no particular order. Read more...(918 words, 11 images, estimated 3:40 mins reading time)
Water can be a frightening thing, you only see the surface and there is really no way to know the depth that is underneath. There is also no way to know for sure what is lurking under the surface either, so for those who choose to be afraid, water can be extremely difficult to deal with. It is in the deep water, though, that greater movement to be yourself exists, a better chance to find out what you are made of. The opportunity to overcome fear and swim on your own and in your most natural way. Life will continually offer you the chance to explore the deep waters all around you. All you have to do is be brave and jump in to see what you are made of. Read more...(784 words, 2 images, estimated 3:08 mins reading time)
It can be amazing to think that we spend so much time and effort in our lives looking for things which are outside of our existence to make us happy, when the place we should be looking is inside of ourselves. The thoughts we think and the beliefs we adhere to and the actions we take surrounding them are all contributing factors to what we do have and what we do not in our lives. We are always looking for gold, outside when it is hiding in plain sight within. Read more...(853 words, 13 images, estimated 3:25 mins reading time)
If you knew the world was ending tomorrow, who would you make sure you visited today?
by Jonathan Hilton Day 54
Knowing the world would end tomorrow would make me want to see a lot of people today, for a number of reasons, but I think that this question is good motivation to look at how we value people and how we let relationships drift away into indifference for a multitude of reasons. Read more...(922 words, 14 images, estimated 3:41 mins reading time)
Today when I think about myself, I do not feel all that much different from the person I was at younger moments of my life. Yet I know that when I look in the mirror, that person has seen some things. I have to wonder what exactly makes me me?
I think that it is kind of mind boggling to think that of all of the billions and billions of people that have ever existed in the history of the earth, that there has never before been anyone who is exactly like me. Read more...(632 words, 6 images, estimated 2:32 mins reading time)
It was awhile ago that I was driving down the road with my best friend of forty years, when the song “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” by Meat Loaf came on the radio.
We laughed and said how stupid the song was, but then almost without our conscious choice, we were singing along loudly and we both knew all of the words to that song. Two dudes in their mid-forties who obviously had too much time on their hands as adolescents. Read more...(790 words, 7 images, estimated 3:10 mins reading time)
It can be difficult in our society to really appreciate all that we do have today. There is always another commercial that tells us what we should have, or how we should look, even though what we have and how we look is just fine.
I think that I do currently celebrate the thing I do have, and not worry too much about the things I don’t have but it has not always been that way and it seems many other people have problems appreciating things as well. Read more...(967 words, 6 images, estimated 3:52 mins reading time)
One of the things that I have become sure of, is that I used to know a whole lot more about life than I do today.
This is not to say that I feel like I am becoming less intelligent, it simply means that as you gain more experience, one attains a certain level of wisdom which unfortunately causes you to know that what you have believed most of your life about people and life has mostly been erroneous. Read more...(713 words, 14 images, estimated 2:51 mins reading time)
The more I look for topics to write about and expound upon, the more my writing process comes clearly into my mind. I write best when I have someone specifically in mind to write about, because it is like I am explaining my thoughts or emotions to them, or that I am giving them advice. Often I know the advice would never be received directly, so I just give it on the pages of my writing. Read more...(525 words, 10 images, estimated 2:06 mins reading time)
When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
by Jonathan Hilton
There are times in everyone’s life when they feel like they are all by themselves, with only your beliefs. These times are opportunities to define your life and what you believe in. Will you continue to believe as you always have or will you move in the direction of change and growth? That is a test that life likes to give us from time to time and it is important that we find the lesson and maintain our humanity and compassion in the process. There is no question that difficult times will define you and lead you in a direction of more understanding or more bitterness, the decision is truly yours. Read more...(808 words, 10 images, estimated 3:14 mins reading time)