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Sunday, September 30, 2012

ONE God for all, I've always believed this.




NO religion, no need for an 'organized religion' NO such thing

I Am Spirit in human form. I knell before God. I weep for Humanity. I Stand for Mankind.

I adore this sentiment completely. "It" resides within our hearts, not inside walls and a roof with people who show up just to be seen.

One act of random kindness at a time,
One spontaneous warm smile at a time,
One held grieving heart at a time,
One act of freely given generosity at a time,
One released long held resentment at a time.
One act of healthy self-care at a time,
One giggle shared with a child at a time.
One night of passionate love at a time,
One moment of calmed silence at a time

We live our lives in moments. Seize your moments. Love with abandon
This is the tapestry weaving of our shared future together, arm in arm.
Entering our new paradigm of grace

Our consciousness is our paradigm and our reality is our conscience while our knowing is our awareness. The anomaly that I thought this is rare.

"Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace"



Yes humbleness and great gratitude to all life, from the base to the highest peak, let’s be mindful of all life and its divine purpose. Eventually all the pieces of the grand puzzle will fit. Let us embrace each piece of experience with Love, Self-Respect and Gratitude for this beautiful Human Journey through Earth.

Please note Elephants are regarded highly and sacred in other lands. Don't confuse this for the GOP.
Elephants don't represent the Republican Party any more than Camels represent Cigarettes.

ps/smoh
3/10/2012
Wednesday
7.44am





Freedom Is A State Of Mind


The world class criminals not only find a way around the laws for themselves, but use them to bind the good people to make sure there is injustice on the playing field.

The ignorant have been brainwashed to believe that good people control the government, that it answers to them, to bind criminals. But even in Plato's time, it was the case that a monopoly on power corrupts absolutely.

The criminals secretly use the government to bind people with laws from which they have exempted themselves using legalese, legal loopholes, fraudulent conveyance of language, and high paid legal and accounting professionals.

So no law is a solution???
Well, no laws where there are no victims is the answer, yes. Even a majority has no right to presume to run someone else's life and then to become violent if the person does not submit to someone else's personal lifestyle, opinions or sensibilities. To be violent with someone who has violated no other is deeply wrong. Most of us never consented to be bound by this evil system.




Saturday, September 29, 2012

What if...

Anywhere you are making yourself less aware than you are, you’re making yourself stupid. 

Anywhere you are making yourself less present than you are, you’re making yourself stupid. 

That’s the only way you can create a difficulty. 

It’s the only way you can create no energy in your body. 

It’s the only way you can create no energy in your life. 

It’s the only way you can create no creativity, no fun, no joy, and no possibilities.




It’s Saturday, must go out and dance myself ecstatically smart. What a joy !

ps/smoh

The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice --
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life you could save.”
― Mary Oliver

Friday, September 28, 2012

Pat Robertson


Better get your butt into school and study hard!! Pat Robertson just confirmed yet another spiritual truth - "It’s a sin to be stupid." I wonder if it is a sin to be senile too. If so, I think Pat may be on shaky ground... Good grief!!!!



It's a sin to be Pat Robertson. ROFL Pat Robertson is about the last person I would worry about their opinion of anything spiritual, he could be another nail in religions coffin as far as I am concerned...does that sound a bit jaded?? 

By the way, he is a good guy...He just has some pretty radical beliefs, and on top of that, he is getting old and says some pretty ridiculous things without thinking about what he says before he speaks.

I think he needs to retire from the airways and enjoy the rest of his life in private.

Just my two cents.

ps/smoh

29/9/2012
12.27pm

Move your energy to a higher place....

Take a deep breath of life and consider how it should be lived. - Cervantes

It is so easy to forget how fast the days of your life fly by, and to get into the habit of just going through the motions, day by day.
You weren't put on this planet to merely stay alive and pay bills; you were put here to learn, to live, to be totally alive.
Don't allow yourself to fall into the trap of the rat race.

Refuse to allow your life to slip by in monotonous boredom. Take a deep breath of life; consider how it should be lived, and then LIVE IT!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Freedom of speech....

I believe that the concept of free speech is broken.

For example we have laws against copyright infringement, we have laws against character defamation, and we have laws against threatening one’s life or calling to incite violence.
This means that although we have the right to use the catchphrase of a corporation they have the right to sue us blind.
Although we have the right to lay about one’s character in a damaging way they, too have the right to sue us blind, and we may threaten one’s life but we can be jailed for decades.

In this way we can see that there are still limitations on "free" speech. I believe that proves that it is not free and should not be entirely free.

All freedoms are limited by certain constraints.
We don't have absolute freedom of speech, but we do need the freedom to criticize religions...even to the point of ridicule, and breaking the dogmas in order to pave the way for Critical Thinking is important.

“I seek shelter with God from being among the ignorant who mock people.” Quran
49:11
O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! No people shall make mockery of other people, for they may be better than they are. Nor shall any women ridicule other women, for they may be better than they are. And neither shall you defame nor be sarcastic to one another. And do not call each other by (offensive) nicknames. After attaining faith, evil is (calling by) names that are far from decency. Those who do not return to the right way are the wrongdoers.

Mockery and ridicule is definitely a less dignifying manner of criticism; human being in the public realm, should be as dignified as possible.
But ridicule is not the same as criticism, which can be constructive.
Ridicule is defined as an absurd misrepresentation of a person or thing, derision.

For example, Art is a very interesting subject.
Expression is at its core.
If you are meaning to express extreme hate and virulence with hopes of spreading deception is that art?
Just because someone uses food to mask the poison doesn't mean they are a chef, it means they are dangerous.

Satire is a constructive form of ridicule. So the question becomes, what element must be present to delineate art from hatred?
Is it simply that there must be heart present in the ridicule?

ps/smoh
8.56am
28/9/2012


‘ALWAYS’ is a long time...


In any challenging situation, we need to think through exactly what we want to see happen as the consequence of our efforts.

What do we want to accomplish?
What's the ultimate goal?

To be able to answer such questions requires self-knowledge, one of the most difficult things for most of us to attain.

And yet it's the prerequisite for any rational road to success.

I believe in focusing on a solution that is best for everyone and not having a goal that only fits one person in any given problem. 
Goals should be for the greater good of all and not just for one group. Everyone sacrifices something to get something in every 'good deal'. Life is not a fairy tale.

Happiness or getting rid of sadness is the ultimate goal of each and every of our actions. We are searching happiness in objects, people, work, etc but never in the subject!

People reach for all sorts of goals outside of themselves, and it feeds blame and resentment. It is so much easiest to just enjoy the seconds.

Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding.


Insight


It is vital in this world to develop insight. Insight is not some mystical, magical power, but rather an ability everyone has, but not many people use. While there are those who are gifted in this area, just as there are those people who are gifted in sports, math, etc., everyone has this ability to some extent. You just have to develop it.

The reason more people don't develop their powers of insight and intuition better is because they are never quite enough to listen to their thoughts and what their spirit is telling them. You have to spend to time in silent meditation and learn to listen to your inner spirit. The more you do this, the more insightful you will become.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Rarest Creature on Earth...


This creature is on the most endangered list in every country.
They are so hard to find that many experts wonder if they truly exist.
Every time one dies, the world has suffered a great loss.
Several people have one or two, but most have never seen one.
They take years to truly mature and develop.
These are the most loyal of any creature on this planet.
Once you have found one, you have found a true treasure.
They wander around in every city and every state.
You probably have seen one or two in your lifetime.
They are so popular and in demand that there are many fakes.
You may have one in your life and not even realize it.
So what is this mysterious creature that sounds so great?

It is called a True Friend...

Faces we see, hearts we know not.

It is a very rare thing to truly know what is in someone's heart.

You can see what's on the face, hear what comes out of the mouth, observe the actions, but the heart is hidden.
Sincerity is so rare today that it makes knowing someone's heart even harder than ever, and you really don't know anyone until you know his or her heart.

Who do you allow to truly know you?

Why are you so careful about allowing people to know who you truly are?

These are questions everyone should ponder.

Have the courage to take off the veils and be you.


Once a person has become aware of their souls essence, love and friendship is a given.
Loving every living creature cannot be resisted, once you become the person you should be, being a true friend comes naturally...

You are, the same goes for me, I hope I am earning yours as well...

ps/smoh

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Be Decisive!


What does it mean to live life to the fullest?
What does it mean to live a life of character, honour and integrity?
What does it mean to live life in your own way, by your own code of honour?
What does it mean to live a life of excellence?

We have to be decisive. 

To spend time meditating on our values and standards, we have to know who we are deep down inside.

This information gives us a moral compass as to how to live our life and how to make the important decisions that have to be made throughout our journey.

Everyone has important decisions which have to be made in their life. Your choices determine your destiny.

Deliberate often – Decide once.  Latin Proverb

It is vital that you make the correct choices because every choice carries with it a set of consequences. For this reason you have to look at all the possibilities when you are deliberating what you should and should not do. 
Examine the pros and the cons. 

Look at the possible consequences for each choice.

Don’t rush your decisions. Take your time when possible, and don’t make a decision until you feel confident on the inside that your decision is correct.

Once you feel that you have made the best decision that you possibly can make, stick with it. The time for debating the issue has passed. 
You have spent time meditating on your options, you have thought about the different outcomes, and you have made the best decision that you could make.

Have confidence that you have done the best that you could do to make an intelligent decision. 

Don’t second guess yourself over and over again. 

This only causes doubt and stress to cloud your mind.

Deliberate often – decide once, and then stand firm on your decision.

ps/smoh

9.45pm


Balance....


Balance is the ideal, but few attain it. It is in part our egos of what should we be doing or having, instead of listening to that inner voice and discovering what is real and true and worth pursuing.

To understand is to be free of ignorance. Ignorance can and does cause evil action and behaviour on our parts. To be more understanding is to less likely to be under the spell of ignorant behaviour thus being freer.

I like a future. I want fervently for a chance of possibilities of the human consciousness and as well heart, and brain. We are so gifted. The human race really is a tragedy, but it has the makings of a glorious future, if we but dare to dream and to believe in ourselves as well each other. This is a culprit, we judge, never truly understanding what is in the other person’s heart.

If we could only begin to understand, this is why I am in the field of psychology to understand, and to fix. For I want a future for our unborn children and god help me I will do everything in my power to make it so.

We do not know how to think as incredulously as that may sound, for we were never taught. It is a fine new science and a bright frontier, a frontier of possibilities, and becoming that which we were destined.

All have truths; some are more misguided than perhaps others. It is essential to see all of good in persons and work with that rather than fighting about what we don’t believe in. There are bridges called understanding.

I try to behave as some bridge builder. I don't argue, rather I reflect another individual view point and try finding some decent common ground. Obviously it isn't easy especially with an irrational being not of some understanding with respect, open-mind, and difference in opinions and unique view in reality.

Set your mind to dispense with the all the "LABELS" for we are one. 

The art of "Thinking” has been lost by the fact of "Relying on others has become a way of life" for so many. 

We are each individuals!


5.37pm

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sincerity....

Sincerity is an openness of heart that is found in very few people.

What we usually see is only an artful disguise people put on to win the confidence of others.

Beware that most people act out of some kind of agenda and are not completely sincere or open about who they are or what they want from you.

There are very few people that you can trust completely - true warriors should be one of those few.

Your word should be your honour.

Live your life with sincerity, honesty, and honour, and set yourself apart from the insincere people playing their games.
Be who you seem to be.

What I have found out however is that when you really live with honour you can easily unmask those who clothe themselves in hypocrisy

The more you live with honour and meditate and get your life focused, the more clearly you see into many things, not just hypocrisy.

I find that people tend to be drawn to genuinely sincere people more and more lately.

They are tired of the slick "Sales-person" mentality.

It seems like people are getting tired of the slick talking sales person because people are getting a little smarter and a least a little less gullible,
but there are still plenty of sheep out there getting sheared by misleading, exterior appearances.


ps/smoh
6.33pm

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Look deeper

Look beneath, for ordinary things are far other than they seem. 

You always have to look closely to get at the truth. Do be fooled by first appearances; look deeper! 

Then you will be able to see what others don't perceive and what many try to hide. 

Never be too trusting or too eager to accept things at face value. 
Always look beneath. 

There is usually more to be seen than first meets the eye...like in this picture.

I think many times people childishly accept things at face value for the sake of expediency. 

There is also the idea of accepting others at face value, but if you observe the subtleties the truth of the matter always manifests itself.

People are too busy to slow down and take the time to really investigate things, and this can come back to really hurt them. 

The truth of the matter may manifest itself, but the falsehood can do a lot of damage before this happens.


7.53pm

23/9/2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wisdom...

"Wisdom is knowledge that's gone to the heart." - PSMOH

Wisdom is different than just accumulating lots of facts and figures. 

Wisdom is different from knowledge. Wisdom knows how to use all the facts, figures, and knowledge. 
Today's soc
iety is drowning in available information, but starving when it comes to wisdom.
Don't seek to be an encyclopaedia of information, but rather a man or woman of wisdom.
With wisdom, knowledge becomes useful.

Follow the path of the Sage who comprehends knowledge instead of the parrot which only repeats words it doesn't understand.

GOOD MORNING!!!! Happy Sunday *__*





23/9/2012


7.33am












The I Ching;


"If a person or thought or practice is not in harmony with the principles of the sage, quietly let go."

Sometimes we have to let go of things in our lives. 

Some things, practices, activities, and people are only meant to be in our lives for a season; others are meant to stay a lifetime. 
You will know when it is time to let go of something or someone in your life by listening to your spirit. 

If something no longer resonates with you or your goals, it is time to let it go. 

The same principle goes for people. 

If someone no longer is in harmony with which you have become as a person, it is time to let them go. Although this may be hard, in the end it will be the best for both of you. 
Stay true to who you are and surround yourself with people, practices, and thoughts that are in harmony with your life.

Letting go is the toughest part. We don't really have that many things that are dear to our heart.

Kept thinking on down through the years that the love and understanding I had was so complete that no matter what another may think or say or do I only had to open my arms wide and embrace them, because I could not claim love if I shut another out, for any reason. 

But I’ve learned differently here of late, and sometimes, to stay true to light and truth, we must quietly let go of that and those desire is to hold back and keep repeating the past.

As hard as it is, we can't allow anyone or anything else to continually drag us down. 

In fact, letting go can be as much for the other person's well-being as it is for our own well-being. 

No one needs constant negative energy; it can wear you down just like water can wear on a rock. As you said, this can become a pattern and someone has to break it or else it can totally disrupt your life.

So peculiar to discover I had a mistaken idea about turning the other cheek. To continue to protect what cannot be countenanced because one fears another is not strong enough to take the truth, is to foment continual misunderstanding. 
I don't know, I’m just working out the logistics at present, because I desire above all things, to do what is right and true and kind and leads to a good life for all us human beings, yet in the particular, it is tricky.

I'm not much of a believer in turning the other cheek...But I do tend to give people way too many chances.

A lot of people can't handle the truth.



ps/smph
9.08pm

Friday, September 21, 2012

Guts feeling..

It is better to do now what you will have to do eventually.

You know, right now, what you will have to do eventually. Your stomach is telling you right now. You just don't want to have to listen to it; don't want to believe it. Believe it. The tummy knows. How many times in your life must you prove this to yourself?

My tummy is talking to me NOW!! And I am not hungry. I just wish the tummy feeling like this could mean something good instead of always something bad. The tummy does know, doesn't it? Dang it!

The intuitive itch...the butterfly...Come on let’s DO IT you know what needs to be done NOW LETS DO IT!
I DO know what I have to do...the question is when?
Timing is everything...and we do need some financial backing...and things of that nature...in other words...a little bit of a plan in place...hopefully that will happen soon...some days can get discouraging when we feel things are moving at a "snails pace"...really...it would be good to see a major change in events at this point!!!

Thus the saying, “don’t put off till tomorrow, what can be done today" guess that's why procrastination gets us to overwhelm feeling.

If you're not listening to your tummy's gentle whispers, it may eventually start screaming with ulcers. At least it's part of popularly handed down wisdom in German to say that something "gives you gastric ulcers" when things don't get going as they should.

Again and again and again... but I’m learning.

And I like to think I’m learning well. if the inner voice, that "tummy" doesn't have an instant "yes" or "no"... and with the first uncertainty or doubt.

I simply won't put myself under the pressure of answering, of deciding. At least until I have that quiet affirmation and confirmation, and all the noise around me stills itself and until I can "hear" or "feel" that answer.
Or I’ll just "walk away"... and let life and god decide. 

The wonder... it most things usually take care of themselves. And I like to think, that life and god are always right anyhow.

Welcome to a new day...:0)

What if, Why not, Could it be?

OH YES IT CAN!
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WHEN THIS IS REALIZED...

WELCOMES TO THIS DAY, A CREATIVE LIFE FLOWING SPIRIT YOU ARE.0)




ps/smoh
Saturday
22/9/2012

Trust..


Trust in today's friends as if they might be tomorrow's enemies. Grecian

Can you really trust another? 

Is there anyone who you would trust with your life? 

Are you sure that you can trust this person 100%, no matter what? 

What makes you so sure? 

Is it just a hunch or do you really know that you can trust this person no matter what? 

What about if they were offered 10 million dollars to turn their back on you, would you still be confident about their friendship? 

If not, you better be careful about placing too much trust in them. If someone will sell you out or turn their back on you for a price, they aren't really your friend.

Be very careful about how much trust you put in your "friends." 

There are very few people today who have the character needed to offer someone unconditional friendship; everyone else has the potential to be today's friends and tomorrow's enemies.

"I don't give a damn for your loyal service when you think I am right; when I really want it most is when you think I am wrong." John Monash

It is not hard for someone to be a loyal friend when everything is going well and times are good.
A friend's loyalty is tested when times are not so good.
A true friend will be loyal to you even when she disagrees with you.

He/she will talk to you in private about personal opinions concerning what you are doing, but in public, she will maintain her loyalty, even if you are dead wrong. She will never trash you in public, period!

Being a loyal friend does not necessarily mean you agree with everything your friend does, but it does mean that you are dedicated to your friend - right or wrong.
True friendship is not conditional.

That kind of friend is hard to find, that animal is on the endangered species list...but then again, true friend also does not abuse help when it comes his/her way.


 I have a few friends that I will trust my life with, because they are proven with blood, honour, and integrity. I am abundantly lucky......most people don't even have one.

People have forgotten one long-standing piece of wisdom. Not everything is for sale; because for most people, everything is for sale...they will indeed sell you out if the price is right. It is a rare man, the true warrior, who will stick by you no matter what.

Most people know what they will do when their back is against the wall...fold. The problem is when it comes down to it, they only care about themselves. In order to be a true friend, you have to care about your friend as much as yourself, or at least close to it.

Real friends are one of the rarest things on the planet...

We need to find out and differentiate between those who have a code and those who have no definable code beyond expedient survival. 
Those friends who adhere to a code can offer us an approximation of how they will react in different circumstances whiles the rest.....who knows. A code can be used as a template that, if lived sincerely, can be projected onto existing survival mechanisms.

Once a situation arrives it's too late to adopt a personal code.

I wish I could tell you what the litmus test is on this one. I would love to say that when I look at the most tragic times in my life the people standing next to me are the friends that would not sell me out. However, that statement would not be true.

Perhaps there are people who fill in gaps in our lives, as we fill in gaps in theirs. The bonds of those relationships are in direct correlation to the needs that are being filled.

I think that the most well intentioned, loving, caring, considerate, generous, and time tested friend will fail you through no fault of their own from time to time.

My mother once told me,
"You can count your real friends on one hand, if you're lucky". I think she was right.

Perhaps the responsibility is in our hands. We should not have unreasonable expectations of our friends.
Maybe we should not be so quick to label another person a "friend" without making them earns it. 
Finally, we should ask ourselves, 

"What kind of friends are we"?

We throw the word "friend" around very loosely, when in fact; the way it is generally used denotes nothing more than the mere fact that we know someone's name.
And you are also right that everyone needs to consider what kind of friend they are to others...if you aren't trustworthy yourself, why would you expect someone else to be a loyal, trustworthy friend to you?

But if you live your life by high standards, being trustworthy and a true friend to your real friends should be a given.
The problem is, there are not a whole lot of people who live their lives by high standards any more.

ps/smoh
8.51 pm







Thursday, September 20, 2012

It is not death that a man should fear; he should fear never beginning to live - Marcus Aurelius


Many people spend the majority of their time trying to prevent death instead of actually living their life.

Take a deep breath of life and consider how it should be lived.

Now, I am not against health and nutrition at all, in fact, my doctorate is in natural health ^__* ; it is one of my passions.

But when your whole life becomes infatuated with what you can't eat or can't do your life can start to be based on fear instead of the enjoyment of living.

Of course, we all need to work to keep ourselves healthy and in shape, but at the same time, we must not let nutrition and exercise rules our life.

Balance is the key.
Stay in shape.
Eat healthy, nutritious foods.
At the same time, you must be able to loosen up and live life to the fullest.
Balance is the key - everything in moderation.

Life is meant to be lived vibrantly.

Nutrition and exercise are a couple of the tools that help us enjoy a longer, fuller life, but they should not become life itself.

"When you stop travelling, you have arrived at your destination. Make sure you only stop where you want to be."

Never, ever, ever think that your life is over, but know always that each day, each hour, each moment is another beginning, another opportunity, another chance to re-create yourself anew.

ps/smoh
Friday
21/9/2012
8.52am


Action or motive?????


All actions are judged by the motives that cause them - Hadith

Actions should be judged by intentions.
Your actions are not right, no matter what the actual outcomes are, unless the intentions behind those actions are right.

Search your heart and make sure your intentions are honourable, and then you can have confidence in your actions.
You... can't do wrong right, but you can do right, wrong if your intentions and motivations are skewed.

Does being a good man or woman depend on the opinion of others or the recognition of others?
Of course not....
Doing what is right and living your life according to your own values and standards, depends solely on you.

You decide how you will live your life.

Furthermore, your actions can be misinterpreted by others.

Other people are not privy to the intentions behind your actions. They only see what they want to see.

What may seem like a dishonourable act to those on the outside may be completely honourable and just.
Always be aware of this when you are tempted to judge someone else.
And DON'T you give the crap that you can read what's in my head.

It is the intentions behind the act which make it honourable or dishonourable.

You can indeed be a wonderful person without another being aware of this fact, but if you give of yourself to others, you can be assured that there will be many who will realize how special and good you truly are.
I KNOW I AM :P

I was counselling someone very close to me about this just last night. One interesting issue came up. Without getting into too much detail, my friend was having a moral dilemma about moving forward with an action, because she was angry with the individual. Knowing her situation, I reminded her that her anger was legitimate and not petty. I then asked her to remove her anger at the individual from the equation. If what she wanted to do was still fair, balanced, and legal then she should go forward with it, but if any of those criteria were out of place then she should consider holding off or adjusting her position. It was an interesting lesson for me.

Many times people try to take minor petty things and hold them up as offenses on some sort of moral high grounds. Then you have those who take major offenses and transgressions and want to bury them to protect and excuse the offenders. In either case no one involved is served.

Most times, things are not what they initially appear to be...

ps/smoh
7.51pm


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Good Person...


Are you a good person?

When you get right down to it, this is the most important question in life.

If you are not a good person, it does not matter how many degrees you have, it does not matter how great your martial arts skills are, it does not matter how much money you make.

In the end, the bottom line is, are you a good person?

In my dictionary, a good person is the ones who helps others, who go out of his way to do nice things for others, who tries their best to protect those who can’t, who shares both his life and resources with those around him, and most of all they are honest. 

When you are honest, EVERYTHING will fall into its own places.....

You may argue that a monk who isolates himself in the wilderness is a really good person.
He doesn't wrong others, focuses on strengthening his spirit, prays, and in general, does harm to none. But is this really being a good person?

Sure the isolated monk is not harming anyone, is focused on improving himself spiritually, and is devoted to developing a relationship with the Creator, but is this enough to be considered a really good person?

If you look at the monk's action from another point of view, he could be considered very selfish and narcissistic.

If the warrior is not truly a good person inside, he is merely another narcissistic, ego driven person who is doing all that he is doing simply to make himself feel better about whom he is.

Without service to others, he is not a true warrior. 

Being a good person is truly the cornerstone of being a true warrior. If you aren't a good person, nothing else really matters when you get right down to it; you are simply another self-cantered person who has martial arts as a hobby instead of knitting or woodworking.

As I said time and time again it cost nothing to give someone a compliment or give someone a warm smile. It cost nothing to help an elderly lady with her bags. It cost nothing to listen to someone who needs someone to vent to or a shoulder to cry on.

I go for early morning walks, and one of my neighbours is in her 90's. During my walk, I take just a few seconds to take her newspaper from the street and put it at her doorstep. 
Mind you, this is a small act, but it does enable her to get her newspaper without having to walk down 5-6 steps and out to the street. She has no idea of who is doing this, and that doesn't matter. It is just a simple thing that is nice to do.

You may think that this is really not "helping" her or that it is just me trying to make myself feel good, and that there is really no good coming from this act, but you never know. 
This simple act may prevent her from falling one morning. The smallest acts of kindness can have ripples that you could never imagine. 
You simply don't know what all of the consequences of your actions may be, both the bad actions and the good actions.

Don't be concerned with the consequences or getting recognition; just do your best to help make others' lives better as you go through your day.

But then again, who knows; the law of karma is always at work. Maybe when I am an old, my daily newspapers may mysteriously appear at my front door step instead of under my car, in the middle of my flowers, or out in the street, the usual places for me to pick up my papers. The bottom line is, you should do acts such as this simply because it is the nice thing to do.

Being a truly good person is the basis for being a true human being. I will not let another day go by that I don't do something nice for as many people as I can.

Life is too short and too hard; do what you can to make the lives of those who cross your path just a little better, even if all you can do is give them a smile and treat them with respect.

To me I am a good person, regardless what others might think of me. I know who I am and I am happy and comfortable in my own skin.

Life is only travelled once; today’s moment becomes tomorrow’s memory. Enjoy every moment, good or bad, because the GIFT of LIFE is LIFE itself.

Tips to be Successful in Life [mine anyway];
1. I’m the best.
2. I can do it.
3. God is always with me.
4. I’m the winner.
5. Today is my day
6. My way or highway.
7. Take NO nonsense from anybody
8. Help whenever you can
9. Eat well and
10. Have fun, live your life to the fullest

Are you a good person?
What have you done for someone else today?

ps/smoh
Thrusday
20/9/2012
6.49am


What Religion is God?

Whenever someone tries to start some over-heated, under-thought out, debate about religion and why one religion is the true religion of God, I ask one question,
"What religion is God?"

At first, I get a short silent pause, then I get what you might expect - 
God is a ____ of course! 
This blank is usually filled in with whatever religion the person that I am talking to is.

If I happen to be talking to a Mormon, God is of the Mormon faith, if I happen to be talking to a Christian, God is of the Christian faith,  if I happen to be talking to a Muslim, ‘you are not allowed to ask such question’ and so on.

Then the conversation gets a little more interesting after my next question, 
"What was God before that?"

This time the silent pause is a good bit longer. Let's examine that...

If God is of the Mormon religion, which originated in 1830, what religion was God before 1830? 

Well, God must have been a Christian and then refined and changed His beliefs? 
Hummmmmm...really?

Well, okay, let's just say for the sake of argument that this person is correct; then what was God before Christianity, or did God only become religious a couple thousand of years ago?

The answer that I usually get from this is, of course before Christianity, God was obviously Jewish, because before the New Testament, there was the Old Testament, then the New Testament replaced the Old Testament and Christianity replaced Judaism.

Hummmmm... Okay, let's say that is correct, but what was God before Judaism?
After all, God created the world, so God must be older than 4,000 years old, right?

Maybe God started out Hindu, after all, Hinduism is older than Judaism.

Usually the response that I get at this point is that I am just a "nonbeliever" and am just trying to confuse the issue, and the conversation is abruptly ended, or I get the ever useful, 
"You just don't understand."

And even if someone does agree that God must have started the Hindu religion, 
what religion was God before Hinduism? 
Hinduism is only 4,000 to 5,000 years old, so God was obviously around before Hinduism, right?

This argument just includes some of the major religions, but can be applied to all of them.

Is Islam, which originated around 600 CE, the only true religion?
If so, why did God waste thousands of years of human existence before He started the "true religion?"
Did God just not care about anyone until "the Great Prophet" came along?

That wouldn't be very nice and loving...

Even inside individual religions, people can't seem to agree on things. In fact, people disagree so much that they cannot even worship together; they have to establish different denominations or build their own church because the other church is just not teaching God's truth. The debate seems to go on and on, with the only "facts" being what a certain group of individuals agree to as being the "truth."

Nobody can answer the real question at hand, the question that would prove that they are right - what religion is God?

Or maybe they really can answer it, but they refuse to admit the true answer because that answer conflicts with what they chose to believe.

Hummmmm... People can't entertain thoughts that are contrary to their beliefs; that would go against their faith or be sacrilegious or blasphemous.

After all, you aren't supposed to question the church, just have faith and believe what you are being told. You have to understand the priest, preachers, and holy men are special and know more than you.

Don't you know these men are above reproach?
Haven't they proved this too everyone over the years time and time again?
Just look at their actions and let them speak for themselves... Aren't their actions above reproach?

The answer to my question seems very obvious to me - God has no religion. Religion is manmade. The answer that I usually receive when I finally make this statement is,
 "Of course God has no religion, but He did inspire so and so to start the one true religion. God spoke through his chosen one to bring us the truth."

Well, seeing how honest the majority of people on this planet are, I prefer to get my information from the Source, not from hearsay.

The Kingdom of God is inside each of us, so why do we need some other person to translate God to us?

If God is no "respecter of persons," ,then the preacher, priest, holy man, etc. is no more important than you or me and is no more qualified to speak to or hear from God than you or me.

Maybe it is time for everyone to go to the Source instead of other people's ideas concerning the Source.

The water that comes from this spring does not need any purification. It does not need anything added to it; it does not need to be filtered.

If you are searching for the truth, go to the Source; go to the Root.

The "branches" are not the source of life - the Root is the Source. Go to the Source and forget the debate about which branch is the best or the original - none of them are the Source.

So PLEASE once again DO NOT speak of RELIGION to me for I don’t belief in a man made word.


Quran, Bible and so is the other 2 books before that (so they said) is NOT a religious book, it is a book of guidance to the righteous life!!!

I refused to be labelled; I am NOT a Muslim or a Christian nor a Hindu or a Buddhists!

I AM a human being and a believer...ONE God for ALL!!!

There is NO such thing called RELIGION!

As Quran neither calls towards a religion, nor preaches a religion; therefore, it will be a serious mistake to offer the concept of a religion through Quran. 

Live with Honour! the way of life, the righteous life! Nothing more nothing less.

ONE God for all Humanity...

ps/smoh


Quran, Bible and so is the other 2 books before that is NOT a religious book, it is a book of guidance to the righteous life!!! To me all these books are like dictionary, when I’m lost for words those are the books I consult and refer to, but since Quran is the last book so Quran it is. I refused to be labelled; I am NOT a Muslim or a Christian nor a Hindu or a Buddhists! I AM a human being and a believer...ONE God for ALL!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Adapt or die...


How do you handle the changing times? 
How do you maintain your standards in a politically correct atmosphere?

We live by a certain set of standards, a code of honour if you will. There are certain things that we will not do because those things go against our beliefs and the standards which we have set for ourselves.

Many of our principles are not open to compromise; they are set in stone and we refuses to bend where they are concerned, but this does not mean that we is inflexible. 
Although our being is not willing to bend where our principles are concerned, we must be flexible in our strategy.

We have to be able to adapt to the changing circumstances. The willow bends and adapts during the storm and is not broken, where the mighty oak does not bend and will break during the storm.

We must be able to change tactics as the situation changes. We will adapt our methods to that which the present circumstance requires. 
Not to do so would be foolish and costly.

This is not to say that the we should lower our standards or set aside our ethics as we sees fit. 
There is a difference in changing your strategy to fit the circumstances and in changing your ethics to suit the situation.
This is where time spent meditating on your code of ethics and honour comes into play. You must be clear about what you believe and why you hold those beliefs.

Change your methods to accomplish your goal; don’t compromise your ethics to serve your methods. 
This may seem like a subtle distinction, but it is an important one, especially for the one who wants a righteous life.

In today's society, our culture is changing rapidly. This means that the we will have to adapt our strategies and methods to be successful in today's political climate.

While being straight forward is to be commended, you do have to carefully consider both your actions and your words, especially in a politically correct, litigation crazy culture. Trying to handle situations the same way as might have even 50 years ago can get you into big trouble.

For example, 50 years ago, if some jerk was using file language or being crude and obnoxious at a public gathering, in front of ladies, chances are there would be a man there who would shut his mouth for him, and not in a peaceful way.
On top of that, those around him who have most likely been appreciative of his actions, and if by chance law enforcement was called, they would have probably hauled the obnoxious jerk off to jail instead of the guy who punched this bum in the mouth. Times have changed...

Today, if the same thing happened, it is pretty much considered commonplace. Everyone would basically go about their own business and the jerk would not be called out concerning his behaviour.
And, if by chance someone did address his behaviour and punched him in the mouth, guess who will end up going to the jail house?
Not the file-mouthed jerk, oh no, he was innocently assaulted by some macho brute. This is just one example, but you get the point.

One has to adapt and change his strategies for handling situations like the one described above. Not to do so is simply unwise. 
This doesn't mean that you have to allow things such as I described above go unaddressed; it simply mean that you have to be smart and determine a better - more acceptable way of addressing inappropriate behaviour.


"If one method fails, try another, and suit your methods to the characters you have to deal with."
Emerson stated

Today's one has to deal with a totally different breed of characters.

It is to your advantage to adapt your methods and strategies to fit the culture and the people that you have to deal with in today's society.

Adhere to the virtues of old, but make sure that you adapt your actions to the times.

Change your strategies and methods - not your standards or your ethics.

Wednesday
10.19am
19/9/2012


Be strong!


We are strong and smart only as our convictions and beliefs.....

Your convictions and beliefs are a major part of who you are. 

Ones convictions must be as hard, sharp and useful as the steel of a sword. If they are not, they are useful for nothing more than show.

They determine your commitment to the righteous lifestyle, to your training, to your friends and family, and to your overall self-improvement.

Without strong convictions concerning right and wrong, a being has no compass for his/her life. Our convictions are the driving force behind our code of ethics.

Without a strong belief in the importance of honour and integrity, you will find that these traits become less important to you, and consequently, they will become flexible.

Situational ethics is not fitting for the warrior in us. Honour and integrity should never be compromised.

It takes a lot of courage to maintain your honour and integrity in the face of those who neither understand nor respect these qualities, and who will verbally attack you concerning your beliefs.

Without courage, you will stumble, and courage requires strong convictions. The righteous lifestyle is not the easiest path to take.

You have to believe in the value of living your life according to the strict standards that are required for this lifestyle.

You will not be successful if you don’t know why you have chosen the path of the warrior.

You have to have a strong belief in what you are doing and know why you are doing it.

Without conviction, you have a major chink in your armour.


Vibration...


Intuition doesn't speak in words...it speaks in VIBRATION. 

It is up to us to translate those vibrations into words and then follow their subtle urgings.

Be quiet and FEEL the energy pulsing up from your heart. Express out loud what you are feeling.

IF you are on track you will experience a deep resonance throughout your entire being.
It feels true.

To start simply put your hand on your heart and say "MY spirit says,” And sees what tumbles out.

Keep on doing this until you feel satisfied. TRUST YOUR VIBES and you will stay the course of your authentic self.

To focus exclusively on the darkness in the world is to ignore and miss the light.

The Spirit of we human beings, in spite of our own dark experiences and creations, still shines brightly within us.

And better yet, there is millions of ceaselessly loving, open, generous, sweet, and intensely kind spirits worldwide blazing through the clouds of our collective learning curve, leading us to a more compassionate, creative, brighter way for the future.

I suggest we all lift our attention from any inner darkness we may be in, if only for a moment, and notice these bright lights of positivity surrounding us, because they are there.  
And hopefully, join in.

”If you want to help the miserable on this planet, do your very best not to be one of them.”   

Shining the light of our Spirit is something each one of us can do right now, today, to help alleviate the miserable darkness in this world and in our own lives as well.

Fortunately this isn’t difficult to do.  Sharing a deep breath, extending a warm smile, offering an open hand, giving a genuine thank you, having patience, acknowledging others, and being responsible for our actions, are all powerful, yet easy ways to start.

let us band together, bright beings on this earth that we are, and let us all shine on to a better way, drawing in others attracted by the light, starting right now. 

Aaaaahhhh!

ps/smoh


Monday, September 17, 2012

Always...


Happiness release me
With Love's grace quilt for me
Pillowed wings of clouds
So that I may effortlessly float
High into bluest silken sky
Past the moon made of cheese
And to the diamond twinkling stars beyond
Place gently my bare feet
In high mountain, dawn dew damped meadow
Feather soft, moist blades of emerald grass
Dancing playfully between my toes
Lay my naked body in tranquil sea, buoyed by joy
So I may float blissfully cross oceans vast to distant shore
Every sandy beach and snow capped fjord
Time my Loving heart to beat in rhythm
With the raging, undeniable furnace of Life
That pumps tirelessly at Mother's core
I remember NOW
I am at home
In happiness
At One
In Love
In God
Always
All ways...


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Words that is all we have...


Let’s go to the dictionary and look up 'a' word.

OVERHAUL:
a comprehensive examination and repair of something.

Ah, yes…the repair of something. 
Not the destruction of something, the repair of something. 

That’s what this time on our planet is all about.

A lot of people are running around declaring that this is the end of everything. 

It’s not. It’s the beginning. This is about repair, not destruction, of our world and our way of life.

In order for those repairs to be made, we have to be clear about what is needed. 

What is needed here is not a revolution on the ground; it is a revolution in the mind.

Repairing our souls, repairing our minds, repairing our hearts an indeed this is needed in a suffering world.


You can't make a heart love somebody, you can lead a heart to love, but you can't make it fall.

Too bad people haven’t truly learned how to communicate.....

No words are necessary, now that we have internet we need words, but still people have not learned how to communicate properly.

A long time ago, before the internet, I was learning the art of communication with no words. It’s an incredible way to talk WITH another human.

Yes communication is big problem for some, communicating words can be difficult for some as well...

This year I have learned and am still learning how to communicate, especially with the ones I love and that are dear to me, it is one of the toughest lessons I have learned, but little by little, my communication, words and writing have become much better. I am letting my inner being out and words I was always afraid to share.
I am grateful for support and awareness to be me.

ps/smoh
17/9/2012
Monday 7.08am



Indisputably true....

Some of us simply can't be controlled by others, no matter how hard they may try. The sooner they accept this reality, the less miserable they will be.

It is only the dominating ego who claims ownership, and may just be some form of karma after some other form of dharma.

Be assertive..

Are there any theories which can control others without their personal will?
I can't find it.

No one should try to live a life controlled by others .
But sometimes choices are made for them at a time they were not mature enough to make decisions on their own and later it became difficult to rebel, create the life that you want!

Each individual should have that opportunity!

NON SERVIUM!!!

I will not "serve" anyone!

No one will control me!

Anyone who tries to is part of the "master/ slave" problem on this planet!

We all have "FREE WILL"!!!

We need governments, societies and relationships that respect the FREE WILL of every person on the planet.

Do not violate my FREE WILL!!! I will not violate yours!!!

ps/smoh
16/9/2012