Saturday, November 19, 2011


Living in the Present

---There are many people who speak about living in the HERE and NOW. What do they mean by that?
---Many people are in the present moment PHYSICALLY, but very few are actually there MENTALLY at the same time. Some WORRY about what is going to happen, whether it be soon or way down the line.
---Others spend their time thinking of things in the past. It could be some kind of blame where they feel someone is responsible for their circumstance. Or, it could be some kind of GUILT for something they, themselves, may have done that succeeded in making them seem less than perfect.
---Some could be in the present with an agenda to make things happen in a certain way. But, I wonder how many are in the present moment free and clear…just happy to be where they are. Whether in or out of the hospital, I’ll bet we don’t find a lot of people in that category. I find that when people ENJOY what they do, they are much happier. Take Care.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

EASTER: The Ultimate in Self-Acceptance

---When we think of Easter…I wonder where it is that our attention goes? Is it to eggs and bunnies hopping around? Or, does it go to the cross? Is it Christ being raised from the dead? Or, your thoughts may go to something that I’ve never heard.

---As I see it, the resurrection is the next step in the progression of being yourself. It is accepting yourself on another level that when death is NOT interfered happens naturally. Then it is another step in the growth process.
---Just as a seed must die to become the plant within. The acorn ‘’dies’’ to take root and becomes the tree that is potentially always inside. Humans become the love that is inside. That is why ‘’the love you take is equal to the love you make.’’
---The key that we see running through all of this is that the person becomes more and more integrated and becomes what he/she is slated to become. In humans we see that what actually dies is ones ego or false sense of self and he/she becomes more and more what he/she really is.
---He or she is truly love. It makes much more sense learning the ways of love-by loving and things of that nature then trying to mentally figure this all out. You will understand love by being loving; not by logically trying to suss it out. By adding personalities and emotionalism you just complicate the issue. You end up confusing more than clarifying. Take Care.


The Ultimate in Self-Acceptance

Tuesday, February 15, 2011



---Being uncomfortable, emotionally or physically, is NOT necessarily a bad thing. Today, instead of wishing for a better space or more compassionate people around you, accept things as they are. When you do, you will quickly realize that they are not nearly as unbearable as you thought. You have been underestimating your ability to go with the flow. You are much more flexible than you may have thought.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


The ''BEAUTY''

---We want to see commiseration in a positive light instead of the negative connotation that it now has. We see commiseration as essentially two people getting together and ''bitching'' about something. They are usually running, whatever it is, into the ground.
---The thing or situation doesn't really stand a chance when this negative onslaught begins, but, if NOT acted upon and they are expressing real emotion, then they are ''just'' clearing out their insides - Maybe, even for something more positive. This seems to be a good
---We must remember this - ''Two Negatives Make A Positive.'' This also works in Human Behavior. Two people, even being very negative, will find their ''agreeing'' to be positive. They now have a ''bond'' between them.
---In the telling of the way they see it, they should be ''saying'' the Truth, eventually, and are speaking from their own voice. The ''Truth will be that which sets them free.''
---This is the way you are following how you really feel. Through this complete denial of the way it is seen, you are then seeing it very clearly, yourself. It Is in this same way that Krishnamurti says that Negative thinking, (Negating ALL Things,) is the highest form of intelligence.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011



Games People Play

---I’m sure that everyone remembers the hit song called, ‘’Games People Play.’’ It was a song done by many artists from Dolly Parton to Conway Twitty. My own memory goes to Joe South. The reggae group…’’Inner Circle,’’ had a hit with the song, also.
---As the title implies…it is about the games people play. This is as true NOW as it was when the song was written in the 1960’s. People have a very hard time telling the truth. We don’t want to look bad or we don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings or whatever reason we use…we hedge on the facts.
---The fact is this…we only get hurt if the fact being kept from us happens to be more than we can handle. The immortal Jack Nicholson line comes into play - ‘’you can’t handle the truth.’’
---I’m NOT saying that we should all start telling the truth and that the truth will make us free. You have all heard that. I’m saying this - when we talk to someone, are we more concerned with saving face or being honest. My experience is that most save face and are not honest.
---In an age where self discovery seems to keep one with the status quo, lying to yourself…about yourself, goes against the grain. Owning up to one’s own so-called flaws, keeps one on the pulse of life. It is okay not to be perfect. Come down from the mountaintops and start living. Our toughness shows up in how well we handle those things that embarrass us. Stop projecting and assuming and begin interacting.
---The question is this…do we play games with others or do we tell the truth?

Saturday, January 1, 2011


You Can CHOOSE To Be Happy -

How You ''SEE'' It -
---Jim is the kind of guy you love to hate. He always is in a good mood and has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing? He would reply, ''If I were doing any better, I would be twins.'' He Was A Natural Motivator.
---If an employee was having a bad day, Jim would have him look at the positive side of the situation. Seeing this style really made me curious, so I asked him, ''You can't be a positive person all the time. How do you do it?''
---He replied, ''Each morning I wake and say to myself - You have a choice to make. You can either be in a good mood or be in a bad mood.
I choose to be in a good mood.''
---Each time something bad happens - I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. Anytime someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to listen to the complaints, or I can point out the positive side of life.
---''Yeah, right,'' I protested. ''It is not that easy.''
---''Yes it is,'' he said. ''Life is all about choices.'' When you clear away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You can choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or a bad mood.
---The Bottom Line is - It's Your CHOICE, How You Live Your Life.
(Contributed by Marcus F. - brother-in-law, of, my brother, Peter.)