At the end of the day …. don’t let the world make you hard!!


HardB

~~August 17, 2014~~ 

When we arrive on this world, we are connected to Source. We are like a blank page on a notebook. There’s nothing written there. There are no rules yet established. It’s like an empty CD. There’s innocence, all is good and pleasurable. No boundaries or limits are in place.

There’s intense love and purity.

How long does this stage last?

As soon as we realize what is around us, after the mother figure ceases to be the center of attention, that’s when the outside world starts invading our small inside “world”.

I remember when I first held Angelika, my oldest grandchild, in my forearm (that’s how tiny she was). I looked into those big, brown eyes and saw nothing but bright light and wonder. I didn’t want to let her go. I didn’t want to see her grow. I knew then that this couldn’t be. Of course, she would grow up and start making her way in her world. 

As we all walk along our path we have experiences that leave their marks in our self. There’s pain generated through some experiences. There’s mistrust generated also. We may become bitter because of this.

Try with all our might to still believe that this is a beautiful world.

That’s our mission. 

M

Keeping this mission, during the days that we are living, is proving to be difficult. How can we remain soft, avoid hate and bitterness? How can we remain soft when all that surrounds us can have no other effect but to make us hard?

We see greed, dishonesty, conflict, prejudice, disease, inequality, persecution, racism, bullying, poverty, hunger, conflicts, war, killing … on a daily basis, be it at “home” or around the world. Try as hard as you can …. keep the faith, continue your journey and believe. 

“Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”

K

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ( November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. His works such as Cat’s Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Breakfast of Champions (1973) blend satire,gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a critical pacifist intellectual. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.

The New York Times headline at the time of Vonnegut’s passing called Vonnegut “the counterculture’s novelist”.

Eye

~~SOURCES~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Vonnegut

http://www.avclub.com/article/15-things-kurt-vonnegut-said-better-than-anyone-el-1858

BenchThought

Easier said than done, I know … 

~~Angel of Hope~~

OMAR AKRAM 

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We ALL are ONE!!

At the end of the day …. The Conversation!!


~~May 21, 2014~~

-The Conversation-

Once upon a time,

In the land of breeze and sun

A group of friends were gathering.

They slowly built connections and bonds 

And grew together as one. 

The trust was there for all to see

the door was open for all to come in.

A disguised, strong force came in

after being welcomed as another one. 

Havoc, mistrust, lies, separation, destruction appeared

While the one did all the work

behind the scenes. 

All felt alone and on their own

distressed because they didn’t know. 

Huge steps were taken back

and different paths appeared.

Each on their own,

wounded and sad

Because of the loss that all had had. 

It’s time to talk,

To compare notes and see that no one is alone.

The story was the same

All that is needed is a different name.

We realized who was true

To the initial bonds.

It’s time to talk, to compare notes 

And rebuild all that was lost. 

It’s time to talk ….. It’s time to have ….

The conversation!

~~Flowers … Karunesh … The Conversation~~

~~Uploaded on Aug 7, 2009~~

We ALL are ONE!!