Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mother Teresa

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it. Mother Teresa


"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good." Author Unknown 


"The one thing we can all agree, all faiths and ideologies, is that God is with the vulnerable and poor. God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house... God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives... God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war... God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them."


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Turn the Switch On/Off?

Our attitude is like a switch. We turn it on to be a certain way or we turn it off to be a certain way. Either way we have full control of what we dish out and what we take in. That is about the only thing we have control over is that switch. I tell this to people that come to me to help them with their problems.

Problems. I have people come to me with their problems and I tell them the same thing. I cannot give you the answer to your problems but I can give you guidance on how to control the perception you have of everything you take in. We all have a choice and have control over that attitude we have towards everything in life. We can either be traumatized by life or take each experience and value it as that, an experience to learn and grow from.

I try and show people that the thought process in our minds is so important to the healing from all situations. We have to acknowledge that we have to go through the pain and then control the results of that, either we are appreciative of the process or we reject that notion and feel self pity. Our hurt can turn into long lasting effects or we can grow from it and teach others that we are all experiencing the same thing and we have the knowledge within us to move on.

We are all born with joy and lose it as we grow. WE lose it through environmental influence. We at some point take into consideration all the input we receive whether it is good or bad and apply internally. We find out the lazy way to live. We find it easy to be miserable and sad during tough patches and reject the notion to work through it and reap the benefits of being happy and appreciative. We struggle with the idea of staying positive as being too hard, and we find all sorts of excuses to accept the contrary.

To me it is easier to just turn the switch on for happiness and turn the switch off for fear. I would rather reject fear and be brave and experience life. Fear is the reason we are all in a world of shit. We fear everything. We fear love and acceptance. We fear tolerance with love. We fear LOVE. We fear Loving one another. We associate love with the wrong things and we use fear as a crutch. Fear is addictive. Love is a struggle. We feel so insecure when we address that in our lives. yet everywhere people are looking for love. We are intimidated by people who smile at us in public thinking the worse of them for doing so. We would rather receive a dirty look than a smile. At least we are used to and accustom to the frown rather than the frown upside down.

We have to train ourselves to reach out to people and just say hi, that's all! We have to look at our fellow human beings as our brothers and sisters. because in essence whether we believe in "something" or not we are all human beings and the universe is a sandbox and we are a grain of that sand.