Category Archives: TRUTH

STOP LOOK LISTEN

 

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(This article was first posted on my marketing blog, NinetyDayWonder on Friday, November 14, 2013. At the end of the article was a message which promised “More tomorrow.”  On November 15, 2013 I was on my way to The Gallery at City Hall. As I neared my destination I STOPPED at a stop sign. I LOOKED both ways and I LISTENED to my inner voice telling me the coast was clear. I nearly lost my life in the middle of that intersection as I was struck by a lime green taxi. I was charged with failure to yield the right of way. I defended that charge and lost. )

When we discover that something we are doing is creating problems, the first inclination is to stop what we are doing. Perhaps that is a good idea; perhaps not.

The important thing to remember is that whatever it is that we believe is creating problems exists because it is overcoming problems. When we stop doing this thing, the good stops along with the bad.

If stopping is our choice, let that choice be momentary. And, let the purpose of that choice be to gather information.

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THE HITCH-HIKER

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A SOLUTION FOR FINDING LOST STUFF

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A SOLUTION FOR FINDING LOST STUFF

 

When you pray, whaddaya pray for?

Me? I’m an atheist.

Cool. So whaddaya pray for?

I told you; I’m an atheist.

Okay by me. So, whadaya pray for?

I give up. What do YOU pray for?

I ask for help in locating stuff that I’ve mislaid.

Really? Like what, for instance?

My cell phone for one thing. I lose it frequently.

Yeah? What else?

I lose my glasses a lot.

Anything else?

Umhmm; I pray for mislaid qualities like courage, honesty, acceptance; that sorta thing.

You do, huh? Who do you pray to? What do you call this God of yours?

Father.

Suit yourself. I’m still an atheist.

Really? Why?

Why? Because there is no evidence of A God anywhere.

Would you like me to pray for some evidence for you?

Do what you like.

I just did.

You just now prayed for evidence for me? What did this God of yours say.

He asked me to invite you to call anytime. He said He’s not going anywhere.

Father, huh?

Father.

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THE POWERS OF LOVE AND WILL

THE POWERS OF LOVE AND WILL

 

Human power is will power. .
God Power is Love.

Love is the Greatest Power of all.

Love Heals.
Love Forgives.
Love Perfects.

Human power is will power.
Will is born of NEED.

Our need is for safety.

Our first gift at birth is Fear.
Love is the only gift greater than Fear.

I Accept God’s Love; It is unconditional.
I Accept God’s Love; it is forgiving.
I Accept God’s Love;It is healing.

I accept The Love and I pass it on.

 

 

 

WILL POWER? WHAT’LL WE THINK OF NEXT?


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WILL POWER? WHAT’LL WE THINK OF NEXT?

 

I hear much of Will Power. Will and Power do not seem to me to belong together. To exercise one’s Will appears to me to be fear-motivated.

To possess a Will, one must want something.

To want something one must need something.

The God of my understanding is not a needy God.

All Knowing?

All Loving?

Those traits make sense to me. For that reason I do not bow to the Will of a Needy God but to the Love of a Loving God.

Love is powerful. I know of no Higher Power than Love. Do you?

Love heals. Love bonds us together as one. Love never fails though we often fail to Love. Because Love is completely unselfish it is without Will. One who Loves Unconditionally has no reason to impose restraints upon the recipient of that Love in the form of a Will that is alien to the recipient.

God loves me. (Since I believe that God is Love perhaps it is okay to say that Love “Gods” me.)

Will and Power? I don’t think so. Love and Desire?

Sounds right to me, but then what do I know?

How about this; I Accept The Love and I Pass It On?

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THE POWERS OF LOVE AND WILL

THE POWERS OF LOVE AND WILL

Human power is will power. .
God Power is Love.

Love is the Greatest Power of all.

Love Heals.
Love Forgives.
Love Perfects.

Human power is will power.
Will is born of NEED.

Our need is for safety.

Our first gift at birth is Fear.
Love is the only gift greater than Fear.

I Accept God’s Love; It is unconditional.
I Accept God’s Love; it is forgiving.
I Accept God’s Love;It is healing.

I accept The Love and I pass it on.

 

 

 

TIME WELL SPENT

 

I sit at my desk eight hours a day and sometimes ten or twelve.  I  usually take a break at the arrival of hour number three, do twenty reps of a handful of upper-body exercises or go for a brisk, short walk and return to my desk. But, before creating another sentence I visit  youtube and search through one of many favorite topics, one of which is the subject of “time” as studied and perceived by Nova scientist and their ilk. And though not very practical from a personal point of view I often run across an idea for one of several blogs.

If you are noticing the unpleasantness of aging however, perhaps you have noticed that time is speeding up.

I can help you with that.

I have a more practical approach to time mechanics and here it is. We do NOT age more quickly nor do we think so as we live each passing minute. Notice as you go through your day that time is not whizzing by at all; it is the MEMORY of the experience that is misleading us.

Solution: DO MORE – THINK LESS..

The memory of time is not of real-time experience but rather a percentage of life lived as compared to similar percentages remembered from years ago.

By the way: One can acquire quite an education on you tube and Ted talks. Google searches by the way are getting downright cumbersome; perhaps we can get our heads together and come up with something better.

Have another great day (and forget about it).

 

RESIGNING OURSELVES TO GROWTH


Lee Broom                   Author
ON MENTAL HYGIENE

 

RESIGNING OURSELVES TO GROWTH

Notice how the word resignation morphed from “I quit” to “I accept”.

Q:     How does one get from a frown to a shrug of the shoulders?
From  ambivalence to certainty and back?

A:      By playing follow the leader; that’s how. Preoccupation with what-to-think is the mantra of the mellow, the emotionally bereft. It takes courage to focus on “how to think” but those who do so grow stronger.

Throw away the rule book and buy a copy of Aristotle’s Analytics.

Share your discoveries on typepad.com;  later, on TED-TALKS.