Saturday, October 29, 2016
I believe very strongly in the ultimate goodness of humanity, knowing that love is stronger than hate and that right is stronger than corruption. I support very passionately actions born of love, connection, respect, honor, etc. I see these actions every day in the people around me, neighbors or on the news - actions that fill me with emotion. These ideas and actions are supported by my book (Three Simple Questions: Being in the World, But Not of It), a book I self published as part of my effort to change the world. If they were universal these ideas and way of life could change the way we treat each other and this earth.
Friday, October 28, 2016
All the questions are still out there. I have no idea if I am following the right path, making the right decisions or know where the path will lead but I am acting out of love and doing my best so I suspect everything is fine. Today I feel good and figure that the force I call God is on my side. I feel the love and will go with that. I look at my life with a sense of wonder.
A day of contemplation, meditation and assessment of our current situation. I wonder if we should consider doing things differently, like modifying our plans to own and maintain our own home in light of my disability and inability to do the required maintenance. Difficult decisions! Meanwhile I planted some bulbs today and continue to do my best with what is presented to me each day. Life goes on.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Maria and I just returned from a few days of traveling up to visit in Pennsylvania, an intense few days. We took the opportunity to spread the message of love, peace and harmony to the spirits and people we encountered. That felt important and the least we could do. I am, of course, aware of my physical limitations, but, particularly during this trip, the limitations did not seem as important as my gifts and abilities. I am reminded of the comments of St. John of the Cross from some years ago "Speaking of touches, the delights they engender more than compensate for all the trials suffered in life, even though innumerable".
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Maria and I attended a half day Friend’s workshop on spiritual development today in which the subject of childhood came up numerous times. I was reminded of two things, the first being how difficult my childhood was and the second being that we are not our stories. I have learned about and now promote the power and importance of love, in spite of my difficulties and miss-direction in those early years. Several times, I found myself saying "What better way to learn about the importance and power of love than through the total absence of it".