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As you can probably all tell, I have not been blogging much lately. Not to mention that I sit down almost everyday and try to write, and nothing comes out. I just cannot write.
The fact is that I have been going through a few personal issues and because I have not been able to speak about these publicly, I have not been able to write anything. Anything I do write about just seems trivial.
We all have to make certain decisions in life which are life changing. And I have recently had to make some of these life changing decisions.
I suppose a few decisions fall into this... (more)
This world is too foreign to me
Often my heart is breaking
Not knowing how to see
Children hungry for
Love, food, kindness
NEEDING TO KNOW WHY...
I can't watch others cry and moan
Without it pulling at my heartstrings
I breathe their pain into me
Hoping to somehow
Lessen their affliction
I ASK AGAIN WHY...
Experience has never taught me
To walk away from those who
Need a comforting word, hug
Acknowledgment of their despondency
A simple gesture of compassion
WHY CAN... (more)
-----I truly feel your life is what you choose to make it.......and also so much has to do with HOW you want to perceive the world. You can have the attitude that nothing good ever happens to you and life sucks. Or on a positive note, you can decide that you will make a life for yourself that has meaning, purpose, and joy. Over the years I have worked with such a variety of people. Many of them dealing with so much pain , not having much positive in their lives.
Many having grown up in homes where there were addictions, emotional and physical abuse, sexual abuse and... (more)
Years ago I attended a lecture which described average moral development. When a child or even some adults choose to act justly because they fear punishment, they are illustrating the most primitive level of morality. Even when a child or immature adult performs in a correct manner to receive praise or an award like a pay raise, they still are motivated simply by external forces. However when a person acts in love because they are remaining true to their core values, then they have reached the truest form of ethical action. So how do we tap into this core of goodness within us ?... (more)
Over the years I have worked with every existence of people. The wealthy, the educated, the uneducated, the middle class, the working poor, the single parent, the homeless. In this, I have often asked myself what is the difference between those who are happy and have fulfillment within; and those who don't. I know this is no " simple " question and the answer surely could take a book or two to answer... but if I could narrow it down to one important reason and somehow simplify it... I would have to say it is how you CHOOSE to receive what life may bring you. Are you able to find... (more)
OUR PATH IN LIFE Espouse thisIgnore thatSix of oneHalf dozenOf another...Forbearance counseledConnections neglectedRedundancy discerned Choices grappledPoints given and taken away...Facing crossroadsCrossing a fewRather than waste themAscertain the qualityChoose wisely...Better to forgiveLetting goThan to carryBurdens undeservedReleasing...Impulse is of the soulGently guided by the heartWhispering intuitionIn faith acted uponBrain left outside...Better to feed the soulStarve the propensityAsking what areWe here for anywaysWhat is truth...Equanimity balancedFilled with loveForgetful forgivenessConsorting... (more)
... challenged on a near daily basis. Whether in the form of the government tracking individuals, corporations tracking buying habits, family tracking their children, hackers invading every open portal, our right to have privacy is increasingly decimated by our own individualism as exercised by our choices for communication.
Therein lies the irony, however. Pure individualism has always been a myth - no one succeeds at the game of life purely solo - there are always people helping each of us along the way. From our parents and siblings, our teachers and doctors, our laws and our... (more)
At anytime, there is a correction
to start over, without exception
unconfined by election
no holds barred, no friction
no need for deep inspection
release yourself to a new direction
no chains surround, nowhere to check in
one more time, an election
to start over, takes only selection
first written in: opinionsofeye.com(more)
...us toward new pitfalls, bumps
In the road we sometimes manage,
Sometimes don’t, but pick ourselves up, again,
Place ourselves back into the random flow.
We are wanderers, all, hopeful of the horizon,
Anxious about tomorrow, hoping the choices
We made in the past will guide us safely around
The un-seen shoals that threaten our voyage.
Asking only for the chance to make this life
Less random, more intentional, worthy
Of memory, worthy of lasting far beyond
Our own random end of days.(more)
... the Heart: A Journey of Healing" that is a compilation of inspirational verses and accompanying photographs of wrought-iron gates. Toward the end of the book, I have one picture of a gate that looks like a man with a top hat on, and his arm raised in the air in salute. I named it Celebration of Choices, as if he's celebrating the fact that he has choices in his life.
I can also celebrate the fact that I have choices, for I do, with everything I do, everything I feel. Up until about 5 years ago, though, I got angry when people said I could choose to be happy. I needed to heal from my... (more)
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