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Oh Lordy, Let There Be No Tapes
June 12, 2017

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I wake up to birds outside screaming because I’m late. Usually I’m outside on the patio by now taking in the morning-glory of life. So I move my unresponsive legs off the bed hoping to find the floor and Eberhard says, “Careful, careful”. I make my way to the bathroom to relieve myself. All goes well except for the thoughts that start running through my head as memories from last night start to float past me. I get to the sink to wash my hands and lo and behold there’s a huge zit on my upper lip between my nose and mouth. What? Who gets this at 68? Last week it was one on my nose. God hates me.

I make coffee (I only have one cup a day, but I love it in the morning) and I make my way out to the patio to take in life for the day. I’m naked. Not a pretty site, but I’m protected (and so is the world) by an 8 foot wall around me. The birds start laughing at me in great furor. I am not my usual self, ready to take a moment to meditate. Instead I have these flashbacks….”oh my God, did I do that?” Jeff (karaoke man) why didn’t you stop me?” And Bobby,  you were suppose to keep me in check….. you even said to others that “I was never the same after my mild stroke.”

The evening was enlightening. We started out by meeting friends and their family relatives visiting from Georgia. It’s our ‘solving the world’s problems’ (Trump, etc.) get together that we have occasionally on a Sunday. Of course we discuss the delicate matters over a few glasses of wine. It was a very interesting perspective, not one we were accustomed to, as we tried to figure out why people are attracted to Trump, and why they can believe his rhetoric. We surmised, part of it was education, another part was environment and what they see around them, but mostly it was what people don’t see as they view their lives from  a finite perspective. In conclusion we decided “not to worry”…..this too will pass.

Dancing in front of the karaoke singers was just part of it. There was the bus ride from our beginning location to the karaoke bar. We got the whole bus to ‘rock’. Everyone got off at our stop and the bus driver was relieved, just hoping for a few more silent moments until his shift finished. Still, I remember Jeff encouraging myself and Bobby to sing. Not a nice picture or sound for that matter. Everyone run……run for your lives.

In conclusion, at some point in time, we all need a little release on whatever level makes us comfortable.  Just look at the TV in this moment. Trump, is surrounded by his cabinet in their absorbent moment of self-aggrandizement.  This is their moment of release.

True or False?

Beginning of………
February 3, 2017

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Identity
November 17, 2016

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We’ve lost our identity. Our true identity. Maybe it’s social media. Maybe it’s because we’ve been trained to look outside of ourselves for respect, gratification and acceptance.

We’re feeling forgotten, left out and we’re in pain. You can’t fill that void with a new President-elect, drugs or any external means.

We have to stop, quiet ourselves…and listen to what we feel. We have to do this each and every day. And, each and every day we will learn truth and the outside world as we know it will slowly change.

We must change inside first, before our outside world changes.

 

Frustration
July 27, 2016

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Frustration is running rampant throughout our lives right now. On an international level its extremists and how to cope. On a national level it’s dealing with deep divisions in beliefs, and on a personal level its dealing with the myriad moments of daily life. Finding a solution isn’t that easy. If you ponder all of these scenarios throughout any given day, you end up with a cacophony of unending thoughts and turmoil in your mind.

Maybe the best solution is to simplify. Take the three necessities in life: food, clothing and shelter. Are these needs being supplied? And, are they being supplied at a level that does not invoke stress? If stress is involved, you must remove the stress factor or whatever is causing the discomfort. You must start from a point of peace in your mind. Searching for that peace will give you an open mind to finding peace in other areas of your life.

The world will always be there with all of its woes. Starting each day from peace will eliminate most of the frustration you feel. A pill will never cure your feelings. Money will not fix the emptiness and feeling of lack. All you can do is start over and start from the basics.

It will set you free.

Anchor
September 6, 2013

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The process that holds us to our beliefs.

Beliefs are temporal.

Much like life,

It’s more important to believe, than to …..

Assume

Your belief will open any door

Your wishes will leave you dry.

Leave wishes behind.

“The American People”
August 5, 2011

You hear this phrase often from politicians, but what does it mean? It’s all assumption. They think by quoting that phrase, they have the support of “The American People”. It’s a selling point. No more, no less. It means nothing. These politicians haven’t personally asked everyone for their opinions. As a matter of fact, most using this phrase are expounding their own personal views/agenda and enhancing their position by including “The American People”.

How about telling the truth? You really don’t know what the American people want.

Let the American people express their opinion from the elections and not an expression of rhetoric from a politician.

The Writing Is On The Wall
July 14, 2011

Our perceptions are based on our reality in this moment.

As we continually ponder our futures, moment by moment, in our everyday life, things in the world are changing around us. The collective consciousness will be moved towards more separation and contraction. A world burdened by debt has no other alternative than to pass the burden. There will be massive changes in our ability to maintain our status quo. Look carefully around you and cherish what you have now.

Move towards freedom of burdens. Discard what you cannot use.

The saving grace for us all will be expansion on all levels.

Expand in love.

It’s An Unruly World
July 9, 2011

I would like to blame Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney for the way rules are disregarded now, but in reality the core base of what we see happening around us now began long before they came on the scene. They were just the vehicles that made us aware. They broke all the rules and got away with it. Responsibilities and consequences were brushed under the rug. People emulate what they see, and in this case, they saw it in our leaders and copied their actions. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

However, when two people choose to break the rules and it is copied by millions, the effect becomes overwhelming. There are endless examples around us each and every day. Here are two. ‘Stop’ signs have been mentally changed into ‘yield’ signs. Carpool lanes are for single people only, unless you are caught. And who’s to catch them? There is no enforcement, and the people breaking the rules know it.

Two factors make all this possible. First, is the thought process behind the action. The person breaking the rule is coming from a place called selfish. From their point of view and the world they live in, nothing else matters but their agenda. Secondly, they assume they will not get caught. But, if they do get caught, they will deny the action. “Prove it” will be their response. They will spend endless amounts of energy denying ‘what is’ or ‘what was’. And, why would they take this approach? Because, they have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, if they get away with it. Kudos to the distorted and twisted way we’ve come to think. Where has our conscience, manners and belief systems gone?

The way of Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. Living the good life, at the expense of others.

We Need Another Woodstock
May 6, 2011

What is it that makes us so limited?

Eberhard and I are watching the videos and the song ‘Aquarius’ comes on. Eberhard utters the title blog. I’m thinking……. he’s right. We need another Woodstock. Maybe they could call it “I Stock’ or “Wood Be Nice”. The point is, we need it.

Stiffness, tightness, controlled, lost, anxious. These are just a few of the feelings that are out there. Fearful, poor, tired and weary, scared, unloved are the other words to describe our feelings.

Woodstock set people free. It was an incredible escape. There’s nothing more that we need now, as that escape. We’re so caught up in ‘life’.

What is life anyways?

A string of moments laced together to give us a feeling. You place the ‘word’ on what feeling it is you want.

I’m watching him dance. His steps are one, two,….one, two. Locked into the conditions he or someone else said, ‘was the way to be’, or,  ‘should be’.

Where is our ‘Being’?

I’m walking home and a few farts slip out between the cheeks of my butt. I smile. That’s the freedom we need. To be able to fart in public and smile, with everyone looking on and saying….

“That’s cool”.

Striking Back
April 13, 2011

Verbally we use words to offend when our perception is challenged. And, words only have meaning when we attach emotion to them. When we’re challenged by society to be politically correct, outbursts can reveal our hidden feelings. Hidden feelings are just that. Secrets we keep hidden lest we reveal an unacceptable concept.

In a moment of passion, Kobe Bryant lashed out with an unacceptable comment that offended some parts of our society. He apologized. But where does the apology come from? His need to appease or his belief?

There will always be prejudice. If it’s in us, it’s in us. No need to apologize. Truth is truth.

When we reach a point of understanding and perception greater than our thought, the prejudice will disappear.

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