What If?

What If?

what-ifThere are questions we ask ourselves all of our lives that can haunt us if we let them. What if that decision was wrong? What if I shouldn’t have done that? What if I had tried out for the chess team in high school? What if I said yes?

There are a million of these questions that you can consume your time with, but they don’t add up to anything in the end because the fact is whatever you are “what if-ing” about didn’t happen, will never happen and so should concern you about as much as what the weather was in Borneo in the year 1656.

Dark Side

darkness vs lightHow often do you really look at yourself in the mirror? Not just how your hair looks, or to shave or do some other habit of grooming, but look yourself in the eye and really see who is looking back.  This is a daunting thing to do because you just may see something you didn’t expect, darkness.

Equal Parts are There

All people contain within themselves the ability to love deeply, show compassion, help their mlkfellow-man and give completely to virtual strangers.  There is also the capacity to be petty, mean-spirited, selfish, and discriminatory without too much coaxing.

Peace

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” – Abraham Lincoln

133622396_80_80This famous quote by Abraham Lincoln was given well over a hundred years ago and I believe that it can be directly applied today, to the reason we do not have peace in the world. When it comes to war, hatred and discrimination of any kind there first has to exist a feeling of separation in one’s mind.  A cognitive judgment that a person places on another to exclude them from themselves and their lives.