Friday, November 7, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
---See what happens in a high stress environment after the alpha males are eliminated. When the comparing and competing behaviors of the alpha males were no longer present, the tribe began to flourish.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The GENTLE SMILE
Practicing ONENESS in DAILY LIFE
By Diane Berke
I accept my strengths and my weaknesses,
my gifts and my shortcomings,
my good points and my faults,
I accept myself completely as a human being.
I accept that I am here to learn and grow,
and I accept that I am learning and growing.
I accept the personality I've developed,
and I accept the power to heal and change.
I accept myself without condition or reservation.
I accept that the core of my being is goodness
and that my essence is love,
and I accept that I sometimes forget that.
I accept myself completely, and in this acceptance
I find a ever - deepening inner strength.
From this place of strength, I accept my life fully
and I open to the lessons it offers me today.
I accept that within my mind are both fear and love,
and I accept my power to choose which
I will experience as real.
I recognize that I experience only the results
of my own choices.
I accept the times that I choose fear
as part of my learning and healing process,
and I accept that I have the potential and power
in any moment to choose love instead.
I accept mistakes as part of growth,
so I am always willing to forgive myself
and give myself another chance.
I accept that my life is the expression of my thought,
and I commit myself to aligning my thoughts
more and more each day with the Thought of Love.
I accept that I am an expression of this Love,
Love's hands and voice and heart on earth.
I accept my own life as a blessing and a gift.
My heart is open to receive, and I am deeply grateful.
May I always share the gifts that I receive
fully, freely,, and with joy.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
OLYMPIC ATHLETE IS
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
NAKEDness - A New Wrinkle.
''COMMUNICATION, RELATIONSHIP and The OFFSPRING''
---We all know how babies are born, don't we? A man and a woman ''get'' together and produce a third-a baby, a child, an offspring, etc. This works the same way in all of Nature. This is the NO THRILLS, NO FRILLS approach. This is the 'Classic'' way that we have populated the planet. Two combine to make a third. We have many words for this togetherness, some I can print here, some I can't. But we do know that this is how sex works.
---Two combine to make a Third. This is the dynamic I want to speak about. Do you know that this occurs all the time, for everyone? Whenever someone communicates with someone else they produce a Third, an Offspring. This Third is their Relationship, their ''Child.'' This ''Child'' has to be nurtured in about the same way, also, to reach its fullest potential. It does not matter what gender, what species, what you look like, who you are etc., this is the Way it is. Two beget a Third, when communication exists, even if one is not good at it. This is the idea behind ''Celibacy.'' One uses the 'Life Force' in this way, instead of the sexual response we are more used to.
COMMUNICATION is the CORNERSTONE of all RELATIONSHIP
---If you have a relationship with the Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker, it still works the same. It could be a dog ar a cat. Anything. It works the same. When Two communicate...they produce this Third, the Relationship.
---So, it seems it is about Communication. Then, where is all this Nakedness we've been promised? It comes in the form of Honest Communication. It can be sometimes very difficult to be Naked in this way.
LOVE is the GREAT UNIFIER!
---Now the kicker-The more we tell the Truth and the more Honest the communication we have, then the more Naked we are. There is a lot of strength in this kind of vulnerability. The Relationship then tends more to this thing called Love, which is The Great Unifier. Love brings Everything together. In this way we can see that the Three (the two who Communicate and their Relationship) have become One, and that Communication is at the Heart of the matter. Does this sound familiar? It also holds the makings of a 'Family.'
CREATING The OFFSPRING
---To start this process, where do we begin? Well, as with everything, it starts with Yourself. Begin by telling the truth to Yourself. This is not as easy as it sounds. We fool ourselves in many ways. Somehow being right, winning, or looking good, takes the place of being Honest, even with Ourselves. The old self-image problem again. When we toss and turn, are not sleeping, have pangs of conscience etc., it is usually an Honesty issue. If we begin by telling the truth to ourselves, about how we really feel, we begin the process.
---Remember, being honest does not mean we attack people with our ''Honesty.'' Tact and diplomacy always fits in there somewhere.
. We DEVELOPE through TRIAL and ERROR
---The reason we avoid telling ourselves the truth is because we avoid Knowing ourselves. We think that if someone, or even ourselves, knows the truth about us, they wouldn't like us or some variation of this theme. Sometimes we compensate by going the other direction and ''think'' we're better than others. This couldn't be further from the Truth. We are ALL Equal. We ALL have flaws. We are ALL working on this in a personal way. Loving and accepting ourselves as we are, is not the easiest thing that we do, but this is how we Learn and Perfect. We develope through trial and error.
---Don't worry so much about being right, but just be honest with Yourself. You will find that being right and being honest becomes the SAME thing, eventually. You will feel better and be better. Remember, telling the truth to yourself…becomes a habit like any other, but it is one of the good habits to acquire. Be Well.
Being yourself is what it is saying. Accepting yourself as you are...so called faults and all...is THE place to begin. To be NAKED...is a call to be HONEST. It is important that one is honest (naked) with himself. It is really NOT about the wearing or not wearing clothes. I hope that you can see this. I think that if/when society learns that naked and honesty are synonyms in this way...we will have taken a step forward!
Do yourself a favor and pay attention to the message and really hear this video. Don't watch...but, only listen if you find the nudity distracting. The video has a very good message, I think the message is a poignant puzzle piece to the true seeker.
We see that the more HONEST we are and the more we ACCEPT OURSELVES, the less self-concerned we are. This frees us to be more loving and more able to listen. WE ARE BETTER AT BEING LOVING. We can smell the roses. Be Well.