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“Different” is nothing more than misunderstood knowledge. It is the derivation of a conclusion based upon facts that do not rely upon it. It is to say, you are not like me and because I know me, I formulate my opinion of you based upon what I know of myself. And, you are different than me; you don’t make sense.

 

For those that this doesn’t make sense for, I would ask if you’ve ever felt “different”. Or, if you’ve ever been witness to “different”. Different isn’t always about judgement, dislike or disapproval. Often, it’s just about the unwillingness to understand. It’s like going to a Halloween party and being the only guest not wearing a costume. You may surely get a few arrows slung your way, hopefully, in good fun, but no one really actually cares to know more. Except, you care. You can’t help but feel uncomfortable and wish you were like everyone else; at least maybe for that one night.

 

Would it really be better to be like everyone else? Is that really the point? At the end of it all, whether it be that night, that year or that lifetime, there is just your truth of your Self. Not wearing a costume when everyone else is, takes courage. It takes bravery and trust in who you are. It takes an understanding that you, no matter how your pieces fit together, contribute to the true universal puzzle.

 

We often think that the true, real “us” is scary. But, the costume is the truly scary façade. It is the shroud that conceals what is really there. It is inevitable that the longer the costume is worn, the more it becomes tattered and torn, revealing what is underneath. If we become the costume, we not only fool those around us, but we fool ourselves. We deny who we truly are. And, who we are is what is truly beautiful.

 

That which is not true, cannot truly be Loved. The ultimate goal, whether or not a part of your current lifetime, is that of unconditional Love. One cannot give what they do not possess. Unconditional Love does not come with a costume. It comes with the acceptance and embrace of what is true.

 

The more the truth is embraced, whether from the privacy of your own home or bellowed from the top of a mountain, the more powerful the Love of the universe grows. It’s like the CareBear Stare. More Care Bears = stronger stare. More Love of the truth = stronger universe.

 

Be different.

 

Be Love.

 

 

 

do or do nut….the choice is yours.

Perspective.

It seems counterintuitive to believe that anything with a hole in it could be complete. That, the emptiness is the way it’s supposed to be. The way the Universe intended it.

An absence of whatever it may be can’t help but be thought of as something that needs to be filled. It’s easily, and often, interpreted as that we are without.

And so, when we experience the feeling of without, we are triggered and driven to remove the void and remove the feeling.

Lack is nothing more than a feeling; an idea. What of a perspective that considers the desire or need to eliminate the lack is actually what creates it?

Your daily life is exactly this. A person doesn’t need look any further than the thousands of ads and commercials seen each and every day about what they don’t have, but now need.

If you didn’t know you needed something, would you still?

The excess of consumerism is an easy one to poke a hole in. But, this isn’t about overriding outside stuff with inside stuff. This is about overriding inside stuff with, well, more inside stuff.

Most intrinsic thought systems want to tell you that if you’re really going to get anywhere in life, both Earthly and spiritual, you have to fill your Heart up. And, I agree! Of course, I agree. That being said, philosophical argument can present that as soon as you’ve introduced a consciousness to an idea that it needs to fill something up, it will think it’s missing something.

Your Heart is missing nothing. It is complete. And thus, as are you.

This is what I mean about replacing inside stuff with more inside stuff. Nine out of nine times, we try to use outside stuff – materiality, attention, diversion – to patch the perceived “holes” of the inside stuff – self-worth, confidence, Love.

At the same time, we also use really wonderful things in life to patch those inside “holes”. Things like helping others, relationships, building a family or what we believe to be a particular station in life. Don’t get me wrong; these are all amazing things, imperative and invaluable toward the goal of living a fulfilling and meaningful life. But, they are not the answer to the perceived lack.

Much like the ads and commercials, we’ve been convinced that we need an external reliance of the “inside stuff” to fill up our Hearts. We try to find the beautiful parts of life to make us complete. But, the beautiful parts of life are just that, beautiful. They’re not meant to complete you or me or anyone. It’s the reason why, when we chase after these things and finally attain them, that we don’t understand why the feeling of absence is still there. We believe the wonderful “inside stuff” was supposed to take care of it all. It’s a not a crazy concept. It’s compelling in its sensibility because the foundation of the belief is found within the meaningful parts of life; giving, sharing and Love.

The simplicity of it is that you are not missing anything from your Heart that the inside-out or outside-in, beautiful or not, can or will fill up. It is just the idea, the perception, that our Heart will only be full once we’ve achieved the sincerely meaningful things in life. It’s just an idea.

The truth is that you are meaningful in life as you are. The hole is just an idea. You are complete. You are whole.

Be Love.

 

 

you’ll jump higher

Soul searching.

We probably don’t do enough of it. If at all. Or, maybe just not the right way?

It’s not a new theory, rather just another branch of the tree. And, it’s not your fault (it is, actually. Just trying to be nice). It’s “not your fault” because of the world you live in, same as me. And, that is a world that is nothing but go. “The world stops for no one” is no longer a philosophical barb. It, literally, is this world.

The reason it really is your fault, and mine, is because soul searching takes three things: the ability to question, a few moments of the day and your own self.

Soul searching, on the level I wish to give attention to, doesn’t just further you, it furthers everyone. It’s not just a matter of introspectively dissecting your inner being to discover or resolve or understand who you are. It can be, more fundamentally useable, just to ask one’s self, “what am I doing?” or “why am I doing it?” With anything.

It’s something that can be done for the most minute details of your day, as it can for the most grandiose crossroads in your life. It really truly is just the intention to stop and ask yourself about what you’re about to do or what you’ve just done. There’s answers on both sides.

Soul searching applies to everything. If you give it the time and power over the circumstances and decisions in your life, it will pay you back with the answers. Soul searching will tell you where to go in life, where not to go in life, how to realize your full potential, how to help someone else realize their full potential, how to treat other people, how to treat yourself. And, everything in between. “Should I eat this piece of cake?” Yes!

When you connect to the ethereal part of yourself, doing so by simply having the desire to engage in communication with that channel of your consciousness, you’ll open the floodgates not only to who you are, but to how you are part of the Universe; part of every part of the Universe. And, therein, when you tap into that frequency, it’s not just you that goes further, it’s everything and everyone that goes further.

I believe in Love. I believe in the beauty of the world and of the people that live here. But, I also believe there’s a lot out there, too much in fact, that is doing its best to stomp the Love and the beauty out. The Universe needs your help to stomp back.

Search. Ask. Stop. Be alone. Find peace. Your true natural state of being is that of calm tranquility. When’s the last time you felt calm tranquility? Reconnect the connection. It’s never lost.

The true underlying meaning of all this is that we don’t treat each well enough. We don’t treat ourselves well enough. We allow too many things that don’t matter to get in the way. It just can’t work this way. There is so much more to who you are then what you give yourself credit for.

Search.

Ask.

Stop.

Be Love.