Many folks thrive on pointing the finger at things outside themselves...... in all directions except for where the problem really lies....... a favorite blaming place is religion......Quite frankly, organized religion is just filling an emptiness that folks feel when we have lost the inner sense of fullness. Pointing the finger of "who dunnit first" is… Continue reading Blaming Religion – a new fad
Was reading an article about how some folks who practice "mindfulness" techniques actually end up having their "inner dialogue" getting louder and louder instead of quieting down, and having that "blah blah blah" get them down...... all those negative thoughts that "just won't shut off".(How in the world can we shut that damned thing off!)Gary… Continue reading Self-Inquiry – the De-constructor of our mental “Blah Blah Blah” – from the teachings of Gary Weber
It is BECAUSE of life's turmoil, that some folks are led to look for something to hang on to, or something deeper within ourselves. Others just choose to live in darkness and bitterness..... If a person is honest with themselves, it can lead to finding the " it is just as it is" inside ourselves.… Continue reading Asking ourselves why do we have such Lifes Turmoil?
"Faith is the bridge which carries us through moments of despair" What has faith come to mean for me? when i was young, the understanding of what faith meant to me, was akin to hunkering down, closing the eyes (in many cases closing to the voice of reason), clenching my teeth, and saying "i believe,… Continue reading Faith is……. (part 2)
"Faith is the bridge which carries us through moments of despair"When the light at the other end of the tunnel has not yet appeared, and there seems to be nothing but darkness........ realizing that "all things must pass".... realizing that "this darkness is simply a cloud floating past in the sky"...... this is faith.In the… Continue reading Faith is……..
Life is like a tree, its roots extend far into the ground, those roots bring nourishment upwards into the trunk and branches. Leaves and fruit grow from that nourishment. That fruit has a lifespan.... those leaves have a lifespan. When they get old, and turn colour, they fall to the ground, and add their elements… Continue reading The Tree of Life
Our anchor.... is the root or grounding, deep inside ourselves, that provides safe harbour to us at all times, and especially in times of turmoil. It is our birthright, bestowed on us by Life (many see it as the breath of the Spirit of God). This root never leaves us nor forsakes us. This is… Continue reading Our Anchor
Be present..... be here, on the head of the moment..... be fully aware of the present surroundings and how they are flowing by.... don't need to make a bunch of assumptions.... don't need to reflect on what is happening.... there is always something new and wonderful occurring.... pay attention to what IS.... rely on your… Continue reading Be Present….. Attention Attention Attention
i keep reminding myself...... of the importance of balance.... Balance stems from a sense of completeness, leading to a healthy mind. Life's circumstances cannot ever provide us with balance, or a sense of completeness. Balance comes after we learn how to deal with all our inner boogeymen, and realize that we are born with "inner… Continue reading Balance … Lack of Balance
i am asking myself, after seeing a news item that said "Our discarded COVID19 masks are now harmful for the environment", and while i see the point of this, i wonder, "What is the base guideline of how to define "important" in our society?" How do we gauge what is more important and less important?… Continue reading A Society Catch 22……