"Faith, acts promptly and boldly on the occasion, on slender evidence."
It's comforting to choose a path that seems well-lit and predictable. But, once in a while, we seem to know with inexplicable confidence that it's time to take a risk.
Moving in faith takes a joyful heart and willingness to surrender perfectionism. Those leaps, both big and small, bring us to a new level of living, thinking and loving.
Let today be the day you giggled more, laughed more, wept
more, fell to your knees more in gratitude and in silliness and saw the
preciousness in the passing of things.
For when you become like the little
children you will enter the kingdom of heaven, and the kingdom is already here,
friends, disguised as an ordinary year, an ordinary day, an ordinary moment,
waiting for your eyes to open wide to its abundant treasures.
Sometimes we fall apart, and sometimes in the midst of
falling apart, we remember more clearly where our feet are rooted.
Held by gravity; always falling, yet
somehow always supported. Sometimes we are brought to our knees, and we
remember our knees, and nothing has happened from the perspective of the
ground, save for the birdsong and the first light of dawn.
I thought of you after despair paid a visit.....this is what
it gave me........in this dream
you are in this wild water
and you are so scared and you struggle more then you have
had to struggle
you try to scream for help, even though you know no one
you are still asleep and the moment comes when you know
oh wow....it’s a dream
without thinking you know
there is peace in both the struggle and the drowning
It is not for you to judge the journey of another's Soul. It
is for you to decide who you are, not who another has been, or has failed to
I like seeing people act with integrity and unselfishly, not
focused on greed at the expense of others. Nobody gets away with anything.
Sometimes people think they're being slick by maligning or slandering another,
for example, and they think they're getting away with something
I too sometimes fall into this trap. I'm no better or worse
than anyone. I strive for righteousness and do my best.
I'm quick to correct my
faults if I notice any and would never intentionally wrong another.
Often we make "observations" not necessarily
judgments. A person playing with fire increases their chances of being burned
its inevitable, not a judgment just an observation.
For every action there is an equal opposite reaction, it is
just the nature of things. Sowing bad seeds, yields a bad unproductive
Sowing good seeds upon good fertile ground yields an
abundant harvest. Here again, just an observation.
Now for the individuals that choose to sow bad seeds...when
they could have spent that very same time sowing good seeds...again their
harvest will be their own. We all will reap what we have sown. Not a judgment,
just an observation.
That’s my humble opinion.
open our minds and hearts to new information, ideas and points of view and be
willing to change our paradigms when it becomes clear that they're wrong."
Life doesn’t always go our way but that isn’t necessarily a
bad thing. Much of life is like art…it is in the eye of
What one person sees as a tragedy another might see as an
Changing your perception of life is easier said than done,
but then again, so is everything. It is much easier saying I want to write this
article than it actually is to write it. But if even one person feels better
after reading this, it was completely worth the time and effort.
You have a roof over your head. This is something I try to
remind myself of on a daily basis. That statistic gave me a new appreciation
for sleeping in my bed.
You’re working to improve yourself. There are no limits,
only plateaus. Perhaps you feel like you’re stuck on a plateau, but just being
conscious of that fact is HUGE. It means you know a change needs to happen.
You dream big. The world you see today was created by dreamers.
Before reality takes hold the process of imagination and dreaming must take
place. Some of the greatest minds in the world came up with their best ideas
Forgiveness is one of life’s most important lessons. Those
that can learn to forgive tend to live in more peace, and it is important to
remember that forgiving yourself is just as important.
You are forgiving.
onto anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a
sore jaw from clenching your teeth.
Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and
the lightness in your life.
Few things are more beautiful in life than having friends,
family, or a significant other that loves you. Never take these relationships
for granted and always take a moment to thank these people for being in your
life. You are love
You don’t need much in your wardrobe. I only have enough
clothes to fit in one suitcase, but I also don’t allow myself to get sucked
into the world of fashion. Be happy you have sufficient clothing for your life.
You have cloths
You have clean water.
783 million people do not have access
to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation
think about that for a moment. Let it sink in. If you have clean water you are
Staying genuine in a society surrounded by false advertising
is difficult. If you know who you are, what you want in life and refuse to sell
part of yourself for monetary gain is thankful. Some have no idea who they are
even with all the money in the world.
Truly great experiences come to those who stay open to
possibilities. Being able to experience life in another country is eye opening
and will benefit you far into the future.
My question is when did you come to realize that you believe
OR don’t believe in god?
No one is born with belief it is due to indoctrination;
babies are born neutral and as I said it is not a choice not a conscious
I didn’t make a choice to be a human being.
I didn’t make a choice to be born or being a female for that
If I did I did not remember. Children do not have the
capabilities of thinking beyond themselves until about the age of four. There
is no God or spirituality to them. They literally do not have the developmental
ability to process it.
Every newborn baby knows nothing about gods, nationality,
racism, homophobia, misogyny or which football club to belong to until they are
told what to believe or follow.
Children will emulate the adults around them.
By default when we are born we have no beliefs. A God would
be one of those things we have no belief in. Granted it is not an atheist by
thought, but in the simplest of terms. Until someone mentions a God, describes
it, and presents it as something existing, the baby will have no belief in a
God; if nobody ever mentioned this God, or presents the concept.
If we look at Piaget’s theory of moral development, children
do begin moral development until the age of 4. Between 4-7, children begin to
display heteronymous morality. The think justice and rules as unchangeable
properties in the world, removed from the control of people.
From 7-10, they
begin moral reasoning. Once they hit 10, they start to show autonomous
morality. This is the age where they realize rules and laws are created by
people. Also, they understand judgment and consequences.
Babies/infants and toddlers literally cannot
understand morality, let alone morality in a religious sense.
I know I was born not believing was mildly indoctrinated in
my early years, questioned to myself the validity of religion belief in around
high school, concluded there was no religion by the time I was 20-ish. I really
hate labels, so I made a personal conclusion and my "Faith" is with
me and believe that there is a higher power than me you might call God or IT or
Universe that did not requires following any religious faith.
All I have to do
to is to get educated and learn to think critically.
Belief is an option whether to believe Bunkum or you need to belong to a herd that blindly follows some leader.
If belief were a conscious choice, you could easily choose
to believe anything I tell you now, no matter how crazy and really believe it,
but you would not be able to.
You would realize, you really did not believe.
My goal is truth. That's it. And it seems simple, but it's
not. Explaining truth can be confusing to those who are indoctrinated to think
in a certain way.
But what tools do you use to determine the truth?
How much do
critical thinking skills apply?
I do my best to bypass my emotions and opinions, even
forgoing anecdotal experience in favour of hard facts and reality.
And I admit
when I'm wrong, because learning is more important than being right.
However, we seem to live in a world where it is important to
have an opinion, but that's it. It doesn't matter if it's based in fact.
a species that are run by emotions, and they have a pesky way of clouding our
Why do I need to be a theist or an atheist other than just
be a human being?
Each of these two groups is best showing how the other is
wrong of which I realize their intention is to confuse.
Unfortunately, we can’t
deny the fact we all are humans.
As for being a theist or an atheist, it is a
The two groups are indirectly looking for FOLLOWERS and I am not here
to follow any groups, esp. those that don’t look eye to eye.
Maybe I was born
ahead of my time...
Theist is someone who believes in gods.
A - Theist is anyone who is NOT a Theist.
It is a very simple definition.
Atheist is NOT a word made up to collectively describe a
group of people who once knew of a god and then just decided to be
contradictory and rejected that belief.
A - Theism is just NOT being a Theist for whatever reason
whether you are too young to know about gods or whether you have logically
applied reason and reached the personal conclusion that gods are just a man med
concept that have no bearing in the real world.
We're all humans we tend to like to categorize things,
including ourselves theism/atheism is one kind of categorization. Sometimes,
it's useful and meaningful, other times it's not. But we all do it. Heck, even
categorizing ourselves as 'human' sets us apart from other life.
just then say, 'we're all life? Let’s get along!'
It is about opening a room for learning new things. Not
making an absolute decision, but seeing that all things relate to one another.
I’m pretty certain there is a LOT of life out there, and very likely a good
number of intelligent, technological beings, some even very far ahead of us.
But that said, I very much doubt any of them, except in rare
cases where they emerged nearby each other in both space and time, ever cross
each other's paths. The realities of interstellar space travel are pretty stiff
obstacles, and I would bet few, if ANY at all, ever work out how to overcome.
That, plus the other uncertainties involved that can affect a planet and its
biosphere will also have a significant impact in diminishing those numbers.
I’ve been learning all my life about everything I can lay my
hands on, and I long ago understand that wishful thinking is a huge barrier to
understanding the world as it really is and not as I’d like it to be.
200 years ago we didn't know what we know now, and we know
some pretty important and fundamental stuff, you should look into it.
us why some things are impossible, some unlikely, and explains a lot of things
we know definitively. It also outlines the boundaries of the things we don't
know, and in many cases why we don't 'know' them -- yet -- and where they
probably fit in relation to what we do know. Don’t base hopes on our ignorance
-- that's exactly what religion does.
Truth of the matter is none of us know our true origins. I
personally don't believe intimate objects magically create life.
So life must
have always existed.
It is certainly one of the most interesting topics to read
about. I believe the Earth as well as the Universe is living beings.
Atheism/atheist and theism/theist are descriptors in
relation to belief in god or gods, and NOTHING more. Atheists have no belief in
god, theists do.
The reasons for atheists not having a belief in god can vary
widely, and atheism says NOTHING about their other beliefs except that they
don't include god.
The beliefs of theists can vary widely, and what ties them
together is a belief in god.
I've never liked the term bucket list. For me that sounds
like a list of things to 'tick off'; a get-off-the-bus-get-on-the-bus kind of
view of travelling. I prefer to make
choices to live my life including the experiences I want to have, so travel
becomes my lifestyle.
Don't let short-term pleasures seduce your focus from your
long-term Purpose. When they begin to recur it's the perfect recipe to get
short sighted and lose our clarity. DECIDE to follow through your purpose and
stay the course no matter what obstacles is thrown your way for what it's
/ \ We aren't guaranteed a tomorrow.
So can we meet here,
beyond our story of time, beyond our plans and prayers, beyond all hope of a future salvation, and discover what is true and present NOW?
If tomorrow never comes, and it may or may not, can THIS be enough? Do we really need time to be fully what we are?
The death of seeking is the death of time, and we could call it 'love'. Time is the guarantee of promise and hope.....
Where there is none.
There are no promises or sentiments of hope in the here and now.
Do we need to be anything other than exactly as we are? Nothing like in the photos, it’s so ordinary, so nothing and yet so interesting.
Intimate like a wood fire, or chocolate or good red wine.
I hope to live in a world where people put their faith in
understanding science, the lack of fictitious Gods, and a world where kindness
and respect for one another and for all the creatures on this planet, is paramount.
This is just a pipe dream that I doubt will ever come to fruition.
leaders can certainly help to bring about this change but they are too narrow
minded and focused on their own greed to accomplish this.
You can't be a
revolutionist if you belong to a political party.
I believe that the winds of time and chance happen to us all,,,
but the universal changes that you are calling for, there are many of us
calling for but what we the people are not being informed of is the sacrifice
and the debt to pay in order to birth and produce these changes, it's much like
having children, it's a full life transformation that requires your ALL
The revolution really needs to be a reformation ...-and
resolution and repentance in order to produce permanent LIFE outcomes, and not
the religious whoredom that prostitutes the true and genuine love and light. This
alone must be our guide and hope eternal...
When suffering under the addiction to thinking, clarity and
the occasional free space of mind is relief.
When we think, we are going to make mistakes.
The flow of
thought it isn't always right and we can jump on any words and form words
Defending or agreeing.
We often feel something if words don't agree
with our words. Battle. To harmonise we must rise above thought not below to
the level of animal. Left or right, up or down, sometimes a smile, sometimes a
frown, both are faces of same coin
Where there's humans there will be corruption, and where
there's a need for control there will be no real freedom.
'True freedom cannot
be offered from above it must be taken from below'.
Nothing will change unless
we make changes to THE WAY we are governed and do business...
When intentions are good and felt with love it
Love is not perfect and good thing it isn't, but two people
can be perfect for each other because they accept and embrace each other’s
imperfections. That is the truest love, loving 100% of a person no matter of
religion or race or personal beliefs.
Imperfectly perfect love.
The best opportunity for perfect love is mother to child,
for me that is. Perfect love is the unconditional love.
When I remember to say my silent mantra which is kind of a
feeling combined with a few essential concepts I can have perfect love whenever
and wherever I am. The concepts I contemplate are in no particular order and
with no particular need to remember it all
'I feel limitless,
unconditional love. I am a conduit for limitless, unconditional love. Limitless
unconditional love flows naturally through me and out of me'
Tolerance and acceptance of people’s differences certainly
brings us closer to achieving it. Sometimes I think it's a lack of feeling
connected can get warped into a search for perfect love - which doesn't really
exist because people aren't perfect.
Love is everywhere you don't need a "MESSIAH" to
find love my friends. But everyone has the right to believe what they want and
if you need an image to turn to for guidance then again your choice.
Religion as a whole is outdated.
We no longer needed to be
told to love each other; we've learnt to do that by ourselves. I think that is
how to do the change bit, and how you learn to love.
Looking for and basing love on conditions … is
Conditions are changeable and no lasting happiness will be
found even if you enact the very change you wanted; you will soon want
something different and the conditions for your love will change. Not to worry
change in inevitable.
The love we are looking for comes only from within and is
unchangeable and not based on conditions. Do not be distracted from your love
by outside conditions. Or go ahead and do so, but knowing you are doing so
It is all good.
Love is real should you choose to accept it without
expectations but that can prove to be easier said than done!
Open your heart to love and you will see it’s real but
imperfect but that life. Life would be totally a drag if everything was so
simple, wouldn't it!
We find that we live on an insignificant planet
of a humdrum star lost in a GALAXY tucked away in some forgotten CORNER OF A
UNIVERSE in which there are FAR MORE GALAXIES THAN PEOPLE.
EVERY ONE OF US is, in the cosmic perspective, PRECIOUS. If
a human DISAGREES WITH YOU, LET HIM LIVE. In a HUNDRED BILLION GALAXIES, you
will not find another.
For me, it is FAR BETTER to GRASP the Universe as IT REALLY
IS than to persist in DELUSION, however SATISFYING and REASSURING.
Who is more humble?
The scientist who looks at the universe
with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or
somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth
and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?
Is not RELIGION all DEEDS and all REFLECTION?
Who can SEPARATE their FAITH from their ACTIONS, or their BELIEF
from their OCCUPATIONS?
Something I've always known and had impress upon my son>>>>> once
you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life stop pursuing wealth it
can only make a person into a twisted being, you have to pursue objectives that
are not related to wealth.
It should be something more important:
stories of love, art, dreams of your childhood.
God has made us one way, we can feel the love
in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, and you
cannot take them with you.
You can only take with me the memories that were
strengthened by love. This is the true wealth that will follow you; will
accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.
Love can travel
thousands of miles and so life has no limits.
Move to where you want to go.
Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve.
Everything is in your heart and
in your hands.
What is the world's most expensive bed?
The hospital bed.
if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire
someone to take your illness that are killing you.
Material things lost can be
But one thing you can never find when you lose:
Whatever stage of
life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the
Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, and love
for your friends... Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.