Sunday, September 24, 2017

All Roads Lead to the End



Help your friends with the things they know, for you know these things by Grace.
- The Maximx of Ptahhotpe


At a time when unity is so desperately needed it is significantly lacking.   Misunderstandings about basic philosophical differences place people on opposite poles.   Competition for perceived limited resources separate people along racial, social and gender lines.   The need to be right and feel supported separates us from those who hold different views and opinions.   Our internal obstacles and external oppositions create a debilitating conflict and limits the coming together of the people of the world.   If each of us would take the time to examine our feelings, we would see that "they" are right, too.   The nature, experiences and perceptions of individuals help mold the ideals they hold.   If we could remember and respect this right for everyone, we could avoid open confrontations.   There are so many causes and issues in the world and so many ways to approach them, it is unlikely we will all agree on one way.   Unity does not mean we will all believe in or do the same things.   It means we will agree to do something without battling over how and why.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Discipline Your Mind, Your Body, Your Being!

 



Why did you get up this morning? What do you hope too experience by the end of the day? In order to answer these questions and put yourself in alignment with divine purpose in your life, you must have discipline. You must do what you say you will do when you say you will do it. You must consciously and creatively structure your day toward some small intention. You must be disciplined in thought, word, and deed. Consciously train yourself to do those things that are good for you. Breathing. Walking. Eating. Resting. Working. Playing. Listening. Creating. Praying. Meditating. Discipline yourself to speak softly. Discipline yourself to live peacefully. Discipline is the only way to avoid struggle, chaos, and confusion.

When you know what you must do, when you must do it, and why you are doing it, things that are not in aligment with your intent seem to fall away. When you are where you intend to be, doing what you intend to do, for a goal or purpose you intend to realize, you are less likely to be knocked off your center square. Discipline calms the mind, opens the heart, and clears the path away from ego toward spirit.

When you are disciplined in your quest toward peace, joy, harmony, balance, and expansion, you are spared the confines of fear, anger, resentment, restriction, guilt, and shame. Having discipline is like doing one hundred spiritual sit-ups. It builds your spiritual strength and muscles.

Just my two cents

Friday, April 24, 2015

It Begins With Me

The bell rings loudest in your own home.


~ Yoruba proverb


As you look around the community, society, the world, you probably see many things you would like to change. Recent changes in my life have raised my consciousness to a higher level and created a deeper desire to make a difference in the lives of others. My path is growing stronger toward a commitment for change.

Injustice, inequality, hatred and poverty probably disturb you. They do me. We may be angered by the lack of respect and insensitivity to people and their needs creating an impetus for us wanting to speak out and take action -- to strike out and make changes happen, but what comes to mind is that God works from the inside out. I believe we must first look within ourselves to eliminate the fear, the anger, the imbalance in our lives. Then and only then can we move forward to create peacefully and powerfully the changes needed in the world.

The world I want begins with ME.
The world you want begins with YOU!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Who is God? Look at Me.

If I want to know who God is, I look at me.


One good way to know if something is working is to actually see it work. No matter what your philosophy, regardless how much you believe it, if it does not produce, it is worthless. I believe God is the same way. We can talk about Him, sing about Him, pray to Him, for Him and about Him, but if His glory is not produced in our lives, what are we really saying? The only way for God to be seen is through our lives. Our lives must reflect all the things we say God is. We are His hands, feet, eyes and voice. Our lives reflect who and what God is. Are we living a happy life? Are we thinking practical thoughts? The only way for God to demonstrate who He is, is for us to do it for Him. We must demonstrate what we know about God in the way we think, talk, walk and live. God is peace. God is strength. God is mercy. God is forgiving. God is all knowing, all powerful, abundant, radiant life. God is love. To know God is to be like Him. All else is a figment of our imagination.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

It Begins With Me!

 

 
The bell rings loudest in your own home.
~ Yoruba proverb


As you look around the community, society, the world, you probably see many things you would like to change. Recent changes in my life have raised my conscienousness to a higher level and created a deeper desire to make a difference in the lives of others. My path is growing stronger toward a commitment for change.
 
Injustice, inequality, hatred and poverty probably disturb you. They do me. We may be angered by the lack of respect and insensitivity to people and their needs creating an impetus for us want to speak out and take action -- to strike out and make changes happen, but what comes to mind is that God works from the inside out. I believe we must first look within ourselves to eliminate the fear, the anger, the imbalance in our lives. Then and only then can we move forward to create peacefully and powerfully the changes needed in the world.

 
The world I want begins with ME.
The world you want begins with YOU!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Inspiration

This was sent to me by a friend  and I thought I'd share it with you.  It speaks volumes.  Turn up your volume for the full effect.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

People Are the Light

Let there be everywhere our voices, our eyes, our thoughts, our love, our actions,
breathing hope and victory.
- Sonia Sanchez


In the twenty-first century the power is with people through the Grace of God. The people are the force that will make or break the world as we know it. The people are the only voice that will matter. The people have the power to create the world they want to see. The power is in our thoughts, our words, our actions toward one another. Who are the people? Not the priests, not the heads of state, not the presidents. The people are those who can surrender their ego, embrace themselves as they are and do what they have been sent to do. The people are those who know they are not in charge; rather, they give praise to the Creative Source of Life. The people are those who control their breath, know their bodies and use both to teach others how to do it. The people are the children. The people are the women. The people are our elders. The people are the men who love, nurture and protect the childen, women and the elders. The people are the light. The Light is provided by God.