Gratitude is the Attitude
Kindness Helps You Grow
Do You Know Why There is No Try?
Anyways, I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and here's what I think he means. Because what about situations where you try to do something, but you fail? Or what if DO means succeed, and DON'T means fail so in life there's only success or failure? Read more...
A Happy Song and Dance
You might be asking, "Well, which causes which? Does hearing happy singing cause the good mood or does the good mood cause us to open our ears to the singing?" Read more...
Only Good Things Happen on Purpose
I've been curious - why does doing it on purpose matter in this situation? I'm of the belief that no one ever hurts anyone "on purpose" - at least I've never known anyone to. It's usually when we are "spacing out" or not being aware of what's going on that we wind up tripping or having an accident that hurts ourself or someone else. Read more...
Everything is a Success
You Are Your Gift to the World
There's no Competition When You Are You
An Imaginary Theatre: Ode to a Flee(a)master
Living in the Moment
Presence is a Gift You Give
Why do We Teach What we Most Need to Learn
Who/What Are Our Greatest Influences and Inspirations?
Parent-Child: Who's Teaching Who?
My Leap of Faith
21 Day Meditation Adventure
What They Don't Teach in School
A Fledgling's Lessons Learned (and some musings on quantum chemistry)
But to come into reality, actual things have to be done, actions to be taken, that are focused on specifics. It's similar to when a quantum wave becomes a particle. As a wave, it is a bunch of probabilities; it is not until it is focused into reality that it has actual (albeit temporary) "fixed" observable attributes. Read more...
Why are Such Simple Things So Difficult?
Ground Zero: A Fledgling's Lessons Learned Part II
It's Not About *Making* Your Dreams Come True
The Most Important Job You'll Ever Have
The problem is that many of us, myself included for many years, have considered this kind of self-exploration almost a luxury, something to be done in the spare hours outside of the "real job" of day to day life, such as physical work.
But we've got it all wrong! The very first thing we need to learn is how to hear our own inner voices, find out who we are and to love and care for that being as we would love a child. Read more...
The Fate of the Universe: Spoiler Alert!
Well, I have some news to share. I found out the ending! As much as I like to see movies unfold without knowing the ending, this is an ending that's good to know ahead of time, because it can change the paradigm in which we live and be the beginning of a much much better movie. Read more...
Breaking Up with Self-Esteem
Yes, yes, yes. All those things are still true. The title is a little misleading, and is based on an article called Why You Should Break up with Self Esteem that we read in November. It discusses common misconceptions about what self-esteem is, such as building yourself into a better person that is more worthy of your love...
But this faulty concept of self-esteem is not the definition we use here in the blog - as most of you know by now. Read more...
A Musing on Reality
Reality is nonsense. It's just what exists today.
I know it sounds weird, but hear what I say!
Reality is fleeting, no more than what seems
But tomorrow, yesterday can feel like a dream.
Reality is just what people's thoughts have created
The things they have thought, done or just stated.
The mess that you see lying on the floor,
is something you made the day before.
But today you can clean it to be sparky and clean!
And poof! Reality changed, do you see what I mean?
Strange Breakthrough Day
Today is the day a change comes your way
In the form of a scream or a soft spoken "hey."
A flash on your phone, a knock on the door.
Keep your mind open to receive what's in store.
If only you knew, my fine feathered friend
how long we've been waiting for the old story to end.
"Is it fast or slow?"
Well, I like to think of zen speed as the speed you travel on the path of least resistance.
In a way it feels fast because there's no resistance or friction. In a way it feels slow, because there's no rush, no forcing, no pressure.
You are just traveling at whatever speed the current of life is flowing...maybe it's a rushing river, a waterfall, or a slow moving creek.
Some say that zen speed is not a speed at all. It actually transcends time because you are so in the moment you are hardly aware of time passing.
Either way, it feels peaceful because instead of struggling to go faster or slower or in a different direction, you are letting yourself be carried by the current.
Have You Ever Seen a Thought Bubble Rain?
Not particularly special, in fact a bit grey.
I was sitting at my desk while racking my brain
When suddenly my thought bubble started to rain.
No warning, no thunder, no lightning bolt shocks
Just the slow steady drizzle from the sound of my thoughts.
Have You Ever Been Followed by the Moon?
Cried out in the night like a loon
Or sung a ridiculous tune
While feeling a bit like a goon
What Has the Ego Done for You Lately?
But wait! You say. Are you saying that my ego sabotages everything in my life, and that is all it does? Isn't the ego necessary? Don't I need a sense of self? Then what part of me does the good things? You're not making any sense! Read more...
If a Tree Falls in a Forest...
The sound of a tree falling in forest with no one around is akin to a good idea forming with no one around or willing to hear and implement it. No one gets helped by ideas kept inside the mind, or told to people that aren't interested. That's why it's so important to be in the right environment in order to see one's potential realized. Read more...
Squishy's Book of Rhymes
I wrote before the end of time,
where it's up to you - the reader - to decide
what's inane and what sheds light.
Either way you are in for a ride
for these poems are me opened wide.
So, whether you love or hate it or don't really care
they are inspired, so be aware!"