This blog will be all over the place . . . But, since my internet access is spotty at the moment, I'm going to write what I can NOW, because each one might be the last for a while . . .
GRATITUDE is the mother of all emotions . . . And you thought the MOAE is love, right? Well, not so . . . GRATITUDE is like msg (monosodium glutamate) . . . It ramps everything else up, including love, but doesn't lead to lower intestinal upheaval . . . If you get my drift . . . So, be grateful, and be grateful always . . . And avoid msg . . .
Is life fair? No, it isn't . . . Why is it that I and at least most of those who might be reading this, are not living in Darfur, or Haiti, or some other place where all hell is breaking loose, and has been for a long time? I have no answer, except to say that my belief is we come back to this planet multiple times, and in each lifetime, no matter where we are, the whole point is to make progress toward realizing the Christ Consciousness, the Buddha Nature we ALL possess . . .
On Christmas Eve, I lost a dear friend in a single vehicle accident . . . The following week was gruelling for everyone . . . However, life always seems to return to a semblance of "normal", although for some, "normal" won't be the same as it was . . .
Every week or two while in town, I drive cancer patients to and from appointments for treatment . . . Those individuals generally exude such grace and dignity . . . It's an incredibly inspiring experience . . .
The future of ANY culture is its children . . . Care for the children, and NEVER worry about the cost . . . It's money well spent, and pays off in spades down the line . . .
I work out all the time . . . And so should you, if your health permits . . . It's important to feel good, as much as possible, in the three realms . . . Physically, emotionally, and SPIRITUALLY . . .
Always remember . . . Thoughts drive emotions, emotions drive behaviours, and then it becomes circular . . . If we aren't happy, we should take a close look, and we'll realize THOUGHTS must change . . . And then, so does everything else . . .
Until next time . . . Ciao!!