In certain ways, I am already living the life I’ve imagined. A simple and deep, far-reaching gratitude is truly a cure of perspective. What you have is enough. Who you are is always more than enough: your cup runneth over.
To assist in Creating Loving values, morals of choice, tradition & custom. To represent the world as a mirror of the eternity of Love.
The power of this is chosen Here & Now by the Love of Being: abundant in aliveness, the forgiveness of wisdom, and joyful gratitude.
(The more accessible one is to use the new Planner I bought. Being a Gemini air sign, foreign territory! I am enjoying it.)
Plan to Follow your Bliss!
At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?”
To the mind’s natural protestation that staying under the blankets simply feels nicer, Aurelius retorts:
So you were born to feel “nice”? Instead of doing things and experiencing them? Don’t you see the plants, the birds, the ants and spiders and bees going about their individual tasks, putting the world in order, as best they can? And you’re not willing to do your job as a human being? Why aren’t you running to do what your nature demands?
Our nature, he insists, is to live a life of service — to help others and contribute to the world. Any resistance to this inherent purpose is therefore a negation of our nature and a failure of self-love. He writes:
You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you.
Many centuries before psychologists identified the experience of “flow” in creative work, he considers a key characteristic of people who love what they do:
When they’re really possessed by what they do, they’d rather stop eating and sleeping than give up practicing their arts.
Is helping others less valuable to you? Not worth your effort?
He revisits the subject in another meditation:
When you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, remember that your defining characteristic— what defines a human being — is to work with others. Even animals know how to sleep. And it’s the characteristic activity that’s the more natural one — more innate and more satisfying.
People get touchy & defensive when discussing politics, or would rather not entirely, but why? Certainly people have no issue discussing the Kardashians, the Bachelor or otherwise inane celebrity news. Politics are the most important issues facing our world, our country, and ourselves. Get informed!!
(My own, ever evolving opinion: Normally, I do not vote believing our system sadly is corrupt & that it’s an illusion of choice for puppets of their respective “party” & the mega wealthy corporate donors to their campaigns.
For those saying they don’t like either candidate, Trump beat a crowded field of 18 against all odds, rules & establishment “elite”. The blow-back only makes him stronger because people see the deck is stacked like they’ve never seen before. He is no puppet, that’s for sure. He is not perfect, that’s for sure.
Hillary, despite how nice it would be to have the first female president, beat a man who has much more support (Bernie), b/c of a rigged system of super-delegates (i.e. political insiders) who picked her & pushed her over the edge. This amidst being investigated by the FBI for irresponsibly & illegally combining her work/personal email server & leaving top secret gov’t information wide open to hacking (which it likely was), and then as we’ve recently heard, blatantly lying about returning all of the appropriate emails to them & numerous other things in regards to this.
The world is blowing up around us, & we need action, whether or not you like his tone, & not the politically correct madness that is currently guiding our country.
Looking forward to the choice of the people.)
The Moment of AWARENESS that I was creating thoughts outside of my SELF about who I was, being purely fiction.
NOW, understanding the power and process of thought creation; Knowing the Self, abiding in Gratitude and Forgiveness. Now, understanding awareness and the Health of Allowing versus the disease of resistance.
Now, Knowing I Am the eternal spirit.
Answering all of the questions derivative to One Answer, I abide in peace, bliss and harmony. Life passes through as a fleeting, wondrous experience all happening NOW.
Now I understand, in Answering – in Gratitude and Forgiveness – that the mind is used from within, and poisoned into this feeble, defending entity of the “ego”, stuck and separate in an aging body and warring for relevance, when it is lost in the self-aware question which multiplies into dizzying, infinite questions of the original question – when you are lost.
And be freed of all the seeming pain; of mistaken, fictional answers to questions of One question which is a gift and awaits your simple understanding.
Know Thyself. Be Thyself. Seek instead the counsel of your knowing inside, your certain intuition, rather than the lost thoughts which have not brought peace.
It is a shift, as breaking any habit is, but it is truth; it is peace, knowledge, confidence, joy and all of the effects of Love. It is Oneness, which is Love.
Let us Now raise children to Know the Self; to express this self truly and entertain no doubts.
Be willing to let go. Be willing to shift. Have you experienced enough pain yet?
Answer. Forgive. Know. Express.
Give thanks as often as you can.
~Dreams of Love ~
Coffee Boy | Man
Of Great Joy
In your Space
In your Arms
In my Arms
It is brotherhood
This dream world
Its wasteful tears
You once afar in my dreams
A dream held near
Pulled you near
With great patience
The purposeful dream
Of real experience
Today’s Youth Culture
With the immediacy of technological pursuits in modern American culture, while all over I am certain, much of our youth is deluded with the prospect of becoming self-made, not only in business but in attitude, much earlier than maturity has set in. This provides a hopeful bridge, much as I directly experienced with the shiny path of poker and gambling, over the muck and confusion of exorbitant academics without land in sight. The wealthy and powerful are allowing greed to autonomously run the country and it is breeding a civilization of rebellion.
Our youth is hypnotized by a celebrity culture as the Holy Grail to get out of whatever predicament they or their family may be in. Our entire culture is now deluded. Our country is in major, major upheaval as our world is (this is why I intensely support Donald Trump for President in 2016 –since July, just shortly after he announced his bid; now in November, after 4 months of leading in nearly every poll, the media and convoluted political ties still attempt to tamp down his seemingly unstoppable run toward not only the Republican nomination but also the White House – quite different than if it were any other establishment candidate with the same run). Digressing, (I am listening to one of his stump speeches on YouTube as we speak, as I have watched dozens of these along with interviews) we are stuck with our poor, young tweens believing that they are somehow adults and behaving in ways far beyond the scope of their true necessity, purpose and joy. Essentially, our country and our world, in varying degrees, are backward.
I believe technology must be greatly monitored for children and young adults, and Self-value taught; education completely overhauled. We must begin to shine the eternal, conscious light on these noted matters more steadfast and motivated and relentless than ever before, as all else is with this proliferation of technology. We must attempt more vigorously at our voices being heard beyond all of the static, loud enough to wake up the befuddled. Nothing else is working. It is time – it is Here and Now that I begin.
In Love, Forever,