KNOWING GOD

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Knowing how to please God requires one to “Be” God.

Knowing how to please others requires the same skill.

Learning how to please one’s self may take a lifetime but even if we fail,

We will have come a million times closer to success than with the aforementioned choices.

Another choice: Accept The Love and Pass It On.

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GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO IGNORE THAT BUCKET LIST

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GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO IGNORE THAT BUCKET LIST

Occasionally I discover a new truth and wonder if I’m the only person who failed to learn it as a child.

About that Serenity prayer: apparently no choice is necessary. Everything I do changes something.

I no longer have to ponder over an issue for an hour, a month or a year or a decade.

Nor do I need to make up for lost time.

Is it possible to spend only one single day acting on every new idea that crosses my mind with the effect of creating enough pathways to newness to last indefinitely?

Check back with me tomorrow evening.

(I don’t need no dad-gummed bucket list.)

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“REMEMBER THOSE TIMES IN YOUR LIFE…

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“Remember those times in your life when you knew there was more. You were a part of everything, with no beginning and no end. Maybe you were in the park one lazy afternoon. And, as you lay there stretched out on the grass a butterfly came along and landed on a wrinkle in your jeans and at that precise moment you realized that butterfly had a secret you knew once, long, long ago. La, la, la, la , la, la, la, la, la, la.”

I Had A Dream. The song. From Living Love and Loving Life. The play. Lee Broom. 1981.

 

When Love is Conditional it isn’t Love.

Do you say Attaboy or Wow?

Do you say “good job” of “Thank you”?

Do you give a pat on the shoulder when someone gives you a hug?

Do you say “Not a problem” or “Thank you “, as a way of accepting a compliment?

Do you fold your arms when people talk about feelings?

There is always an answer to why we say that, do that, think that. Those answers are conditions. When Love is conditional it is not Love. So what is it?

Think about this. How do you feel when you are helping someone?

What do you call that feeling you get when you calm a child in emotional pain?

Where did that feeling come from? If everything we do is conditional and the feeling that we have at certain times appears to be Love, then where do we get it?

When I get a stream of consciousness that results in a poem, a painting or an orgasm I am certain that these are gifts. Where did they come from?

What do you think? What do you believe?

I asked those questions of the man who stood before me, arms folded, glaring at me… the man in the mirror…the man with the furrowed brow.

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SMILE DAMMIT SMILE

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SMILE DAMMIT SMILE

With lips turned up at the corner

Or perhaps with a furrowed brow,

Will the effect  that occurred in an instant

Be remembered from then ’til now.

 

Which will  be remembered

My smile or  my glare

Will the furrows in my forehead

Be remembered first and always

By those who’d swear that never

Was my smile even there.

I wonder…

 

Love,
Lee.
How’s Ron?

 

ART IS ALL THERE IS AND LOVE IS HOW IT CAME TO BE

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ART IS ALL THERE IS AND LOVE IS HOW IT CAME TO BE

Everything in the Universe is made from the crumbs of something else.

Surely, this is the first rule of Creativity and Creativity must certainly be the first consideration in defining art.

And for those of us who have lived this Creative Experience, whether it be to suddenly hear the first words in a poem on its way into our reality or becoming aware of a business idea rising to the surface or perhaps caressing a piece of unfettered marble and feeling the sculpture hidden among its veins or Miracle of Miracles, helping to form a new person, whether by fertilizing an egg or stumbling through the agonizing pile of paperwork and interviews to adopt a child, the feeling that accompanies such Creative Endeavors is called Love.

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Hovering Above Zero

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My friend  Randy gave a lecture entitled Hovering Above Zero. I did not ask him if those were his own words but I can say that the image of Hovering Above Zero inspired me so thoroughly that the balance of Randy’s message has moved my thinking for the moment, to the back of the room; I am pretty sure that we are on the same page.

I believe that the two greatest Powers known to man are Love and Desire: The nature of man can be summed up as Fear and Desire, Fear in this scenario being represented by the label, Zero. Zero in this case helps me to recognize that Fear is not a Power but rather the Absence of Power. The nature of The Ultimate Power appears to me to be Total Love and the Sum of All Knowledge. Given more blogging space and undeterred by the possible loss of readers I would gladly share the details of the years of research which I believe lend credence to this observation but for now let us say that Love and Desire are the two greatest powers known to mankind.

Fear is the absence of Power. When we tolerate Fear by “Being Strong” or “Pleasing Others” or “Trying” to “Be Perfect” we are seeking to overcome Fear when in fact what we are doing is increasing the likelihood that our specific Fears materialize or continue if already in progress. We are Hovering Above Zero and we are certain to fail.

Whatever we Fear can be healed. Whatever Power we need to overcome Fear can be found by accepting The Love. Nothing can harm us when we are immersed in The Love. I know of no limitations for the partnership of Love and Desire.

Accept The Love and Pass it on. Thank you Randy.

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Hovering: Denying, defying, never trying. How high? Above Zero. (We need a Hero.)

Covering: The lies, the sighs, the highs, the sky’s the limit. Any lengths? Right, whatever.

Discovering: A better way? What did they say? A Higher Power?

Recovering: Truth? Really? How far? Any lengths? Really?

Savoring: Never wavering. How far? Any lengths. Really.

Hovering? Flying with the birdies, my Luv. Flying with the birdies. How high? Really? Now really.

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