Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Love is a Choice

Happy Beings "Love Letter" Blog

Its easy to love those who are nice to us. Its effortless to give love to those who cause us no problems or concerns. Easy love and effortless love is mindless love. Real Love is not concerned with ease or effort. Nor is it concerned with difficulty.

When confronted with thoughts of a person who causes pain, we can choose to extend love rather than condemnation. When either thinking of that person or seeing that person we can simply say in our minds: “I give you peace. I give you Love.” Say it over, again. Don

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Super-consciousness is your reality.

Each of us in essence is kind, compassionate and loving. Each of us at the core of who we are is one with a reality that does not judge, blame or condemn. This other or divine reality, which I refer to as Super-consciousness is not bent on pursuing the appeasement of cravings or the satisfaction of urges. It is the reality that is dominated by neither impulses nor addictions.

This Super-consciousness is the only true realm of reality. It is the true reality to which each of us is born. Every one of us, in our true nature has the capacity to experience life in a way that does not require validation of our individually manufactured identity. When we allow ourselves to experience the radiance of super-consciousness, we open ourselves to the true awareness of who we really are.

When we experience this miracle, then the essential meaning of our lives becomes visible and permeates into our understanding self and how we fit in the world. Who we are is no longer masked. Making, remaking and repairing our identity is no longer a foremost concern. Stress levels first begin to erode and then dissipate.

Your essential being is pure with divine light. In our early years however we begin to filter the divine light that originates in Super- consciousness. We filter it first of all with judgments about our own acceptability, and then that of others. We apply these judgmental ways to the various aspects of our lives, until the recognition of our light is darkened by the placement of numerous mental and emotional filters in front of it. These filters distract us and capture our focus until the distractions themselves become the meaning of our lives. We become the victim of our own relentless self-observations and judgment.

If you so intend, you can return to that loving place within. Your life can open like a beautiful budding rose. In the days ahead you can grow towards the light. The only thing you need to do initially, is decide that you want to experience peace, and live a life that radiates with love. Having made that single decision, next you must follow the learning trail. Take the journey along the way of self-love and happiness. Believe me, If I can do it, so can you.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Recognizing Happiness

Have you taken a personal happiness reading lately? Maybe you reveling in the joy of a “high-on-life” experience, secure in realizing that everything is “ just hunkie-dori?” Or instead, are you experiencing a measure of dissatisfaction, thinking that if a change in some part of your life could occur then you would be happy? Does the reading on your happiness meter either fall or ascend when it is pointed at your romantic life? Financial life? Family life? Social life? Career? Is there some particular steady influence in your life that causes your happiness rating to waiver, to both rise and fall?

We live in a reality that is comprised of conventions, meaning we have learned that our worldly desires and expectations are directly associated with certain levels of happiness. Early on, we learn about the magnetic association between expectations and happiness.

As a youngster is coaxed into conforming with parental motives she simultaneously realizes that parental happiness is conditional in nature, and is directly associated with the her willingness to be compliant with parental expectations. The child learns that when she pleases her parents then their happiness rating increases. When that child makes a stand against parental expectations then the happiness meter reading falls. The disapproving parents communicate their unhappiness to the child, who in turn internalizes this sentiment. The child then, as a reaction, enacts the appropriate performance adjustment in her future behavior. Accordingly, her individual happiness is perceived to be directly related to both parental approval and disapproval.

In our formidable years we are nurtured with words about how meeting a goal or achieving a certain level of expectation will create happiness. We hear it so much as kids, and then throughout our lives, that these words become our mantra for attaining and measuring happiness.

These are the mantras that we learn to continually notice, internalize and speak: Achieve, score, accomplish, produce, excel, attain, gain, get, improve, win, enhance, accommodate, please, beat, advance, rise, strive and present. We rely on both our comparative observations to others and competitive strategies in the pursuit of a goal. And so in the trying to measure up to an expectation, our minds are saturated with ideas regarding improving our acceptability standing. Reaching a higher place on the approval scales coincides with the hope for a higher level of happiness.

The problem in experience happiness in the way many of us are taught to do so, is that an external condition must be attained or satisfied in order for happiness to occur. A goal must be met or surpassed. For the most part conventional reality instructs that we must comply with the demands that come from meeting conditional expectations. Conventional reality does not teach us that happiness is omnipresent and that we can experience it without the influence of pre-assigned expectations.

To better make this point, let me use an example. Lets say that happiness, in any segment of our lives, is akin to water and a vessel. Conventional reality would tell us that the vessel must be of a certain shape and size in order for happiness to be present. That shape and size could represent being a “good” partner, performing as an “A student,” being the “brightest and best “ in the office, accomplishing a goal, great performance on the field, or a host of expectation that any of us are implored by others and ourselves to meet.

In truth happiness, like water can adapt to any shape and size. We can be happy regardless of the expectations that are put upon us. We can be happy regardless of our financial, career, or romantic situation. We need not allow circumstances of our lives the where-with-all to dictate if, how or when we experience happiness. Where the vessel represents the numerous conditions of our lives, the water represents the willingness for happiness to prevail in any condition.

Tough times and tough situations are nothing other that what we make of them. They possess nothing more than the reality we assign to them. In the midst of our everyday activities we are invited to see only what our beliefs have told us to be true.

If you are interested in replenishing the happiness in the various facets of your life then please take a moment or so to read over the following. Observe your reactions to expectations. See if there isn’t a certain level of drama that keeps the reaction going.

Allow the drama to burn off. If you experience an initial intensity, then learn to focus on something that will take your mind away from the story you are replaying.

For an emotion to remain intense it must be nourished. For a fire to continually burn it must continually be replenished with oxygen. Allow the fire to die down. Stop fanning it with more and more thoughts that intensify your emotional investment in the story.

Learn to meditate. Meditation would be akin to watching the fire. Then turning from it. Again watching it, and again turning from it. In meditation we look at the experience then replace it in our minds by changing the focus of our attention.

Over time happiness will root deeper and wider within your mind. You will discover that it becomes a dominant shareholder in who you are. It will fill any shape or size of vessel. No matter weather it is a work related activity or a activity with a family member, happiness can prevail. If you are willing to learn, you can be a happy being. Don

Every three seconds

A child dies because of malnutrition or he or she didn’t get enough to eat. Take a moment and imagine that that child is someone you love - Someone in your family possibly. We are collecting donations to help kids in this horrible dilemma. No child should go without food. Think of a child as he or she moves closer and closer to death by starvation. Now imagine that little person to be your child, or your nephew, or your grandchild. It is an unimaginable thought isn’t it. But in fact it is real. There are heart-torn mothers that watch their children die this excruciating death of starvation. Today, look at a child, one that is fed and is healthy. Now envision the face of that same child as it gasps to be fed. Would you want to help an innocent little person stay alive and at least eat enough so she could stand up without wobbling or caving in because of lack of nutrition? If you would like to see a child spared this ugly and unnecessary fate - If you want to help a child eat and hold on to his life then email me. It will not hurt you – I promise.

Friday, September 11, 2009


As we grow up, we Learn that even the one person that wasn’t ever supposed to let you
down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it hurt when yours was broken.
You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame A new love for things an old one did. You’ll
Cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So
take too many pictures, Laugh too much, and Love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back

Being Happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections.



Friday, September 4, 2009

As I Love, So Do I Live

Love comes with many connotations. We hear people say they love their car, love their job, love a special work of art, love a design, love their hobby or special interest, love their family, love their partner, and love their God. We exalt the concept of love so much that we raise its value to the highest point on the crescendo of appreciation.

Do we change or abandon what we love? It seems as if we do. Some change their romantic partners. Some abandon a friendship, while others may abandon a family connection. Some change a job or career path while others may change their degree of appreciation for art or design. Over time it seems as if our love is potentially capable of being influenced by factors that cause it to be redirected. Love a car one moment, the next year it’s up for sale.

Why does the flow of love change its course? Why does it fade? In my opinion, it does so because we put conditions upon our willingness to extend it to others. We establish special rules for the dispensing of our love. We have learned to extend partial love for others and as such have come to perceive love as something that is offered in various degrees. We love one person or thing more or less than we love something else.

Love can confuse us. We may want to extend love to someone but have learned that because of social teachings and mores that we must keep our love contained. Love is put in question when it crosses racial, cultural, age, and financial boundaries. Love, many of us were taught, must be confined to pre-described boundaries and offered only within certain limits. We learn that true love, which by nature is boundless and limitless, is substituted by a synthetic version.

And it is this fabricated version of love that permeates into our conventional reality. The conventional world tells stories that reinforce the idea that love comes with strings attached. So, the world gives us the idea that love can be fickle, abused, or betrayed. It tells us that in order to maintain our psychological stability we must either accept the conditions in which love currently exists or separate ourselves from whatever or whoever it is we love.

In either case love is stifled. So the most precious and sacred emotion is confounded by imperceptive conditions. It becomes complicated. And we question ourselves as to exactly what love is, and if we still have it, or really feel it for someone or something.When love is masked as something else, it is not unlike novocain in the sense that it wears off, even in the largest administered dosage. For example, love can be masked as longing or obsessing. It can be used as a replacement for loneliness and boredom.

It can be mis-communicated to others in hopes of satisfying a sexual craving or in the pursuit of status and financial stability. Love can present itself in a urge, or through talking one’s self into nurturing it for someone or something. Our individual perception of love becomes our guiding light for connecting with others. Some people are liked but not loved. Some are loved but difficult to like. And, some are loved obsessively. Love is the bonding agent that holds us to various relationships. And not infrequently, when the conditions of the relationship are altered, the love is re-evaluated and changed.

As you can see, the concept of love holds both a present and ongoing influence in our lives. To a very large degree, both our interaction with and perception of that influence become the guiding force for we conducting our lives. Love can be like chasing the wind, ultimately leaving us to feel desperate and unfulfilled. Sometimes when we catch up with the object of our love, later it becomes the source of disappointment and frustration. Or taking it to a higher degree, what we once loved, is now despised.

We are left only with regret. The humorous guy that she fell in love with now seems overbearing and obnoxious. The stupid car that Henri fell in love with lost its appeal. Sarah’s lovingly admired coworker is now perceived to be a motor-mouth. Joy’s girlfriend, loved for her outgoing personality, is now perceived as avoidably overbearing.
As we love so do we live. As time moves on, our initial perceptions of things and people are likely to change. The reason that we once loved a person or thing one day becomes altered, and thusly the loving feeling that we once held so dearly comes into question.

Love becomes a problem when it is based on conditional acceptance. Often this conditional acceptance shows a red flag right up front. When we deny initial questionable concerns with regard to our love for another, then these same unresolved or unattended love-issues will one day return with a great force. For example if one realizes early on that a partner consumes excessive amounts of alcohol on a regular basis then down the road it comes as no real surprise when that continual drinking eventually festers into a major issue, and leads one to question her love for the other. The love-novocain eventually wears off and the pain spikes.

The torment of a transforming love hurts and becomes mentally and emotionally intolerable. How about the person who talks his new career path up with his friends, saying how wonderful his new job and boss are. After six months he is blaming himself for fighting so hard to get the position. When the conditions on which the original love are continually challenged, the fabric of love is compromised. It weakens, and causes the lover to drift from the beloved. Just as a series of major storms will eventually loosen the lines that secure a boat to the dock, the long duration of putting up with a lover’s irritating ways will one day loosen the loving feeling. It becomes a deal-breaker. It is not an unfamiliar occurrence in regard to romantic love relationships.
So the conventional love that most of us have learned to know comes sometimes with a great many strings attached.

Those strings are tethered to conditional acceptance. Parents love their children, and in the name of that love may take license to direct their children in a way that does not necessarily meet the best interest of the child, but serves mostly to inflate the parents’ ego. It is not unusual for parents to poke and prod their children with the conditional acceptance stick. The message that the child hears from the parent is that if you do it the way I expect you to do it, then I will accept you and thusly love you. If you do it differently I will not accept you and either badger, belittle, scold or shun you.

So to avoid parental disapproval, some children learn to mislead their parents by speaking half-truths and telling lies. The parents live with exasperation, the child lives with guilt and internalized self-directed blame. Then, both the parents and child, to some degree, harbor on-going resentment.

As we love we live. Hold others to your expectation, place conditional rulings on the lives of others, use another to advance your place in life, and your life will be confounded by frustration, dismay and disappointment. Love-karma can induce unimaginable alterations in the course of one’s life.

Why does the texture of love change? It does so because we place conditions on our willingness to extend it to others. Often love is offered with an expectation for something in return. So love is obligated to shoulder a burden. And when either the expectation or burden becomes too much to handle the love caves in. One lover turns against the other. A child rejects his parents. A student lies to his teacher. An employer begrudges the employee.

The car gets kicked, and the dog receives a tongue-lashing. Genuine love does not harbor judgment. So resentment cannot fester and grow from genuine love. Genuine love is nurtured in Super Consciousness, or Spirit. It does not judge a glass as being either half-empty or half-full. It does not see Tony as he is and want him to be something else. Genuine love is enmeshed in the practice of allowance. Genuine love accepts people as they are and allows that acceptance to lead the relationship. Just as we learn to love others in the conventional way, we can also learn to love in the genuine way. We can cut the stings. We can forego our judgments. We can stop placing expectations on ourselves, and others and learn to avoid making comparisons. We can stop double-checking our degree of self-satisfaction, and comparing our degree of happiness to others or the norm – what ever that is.

As we love so do we live. We can live with peace or misery, desperation or assurance, conflict or freedom, genuine love or conditional love. We have the choice, and recognizing how to make that choice can be understood through meditation. Through mindful meditation we open ourselves to a true look at our reality. We see how we create the barbs and snags that throw our lives off kilter. We learn how to avoid making ourselves the victim of love, and rather learn how to bring real, genuine love into our lives. When we learn to marinade our lives in genuine love then we can enjoy inner-peace, freedom, and thwart the worldly inclination to be influenced by judgment, condemnation and conflict.

As we love so do we live. Return to genuine love and re-orient yourself to your authentic loving nature. Cut the strings. Use a small portion of your day to clear your mind. Meditate and allow divine brilliance to enter your mind and heart. Meditation will allow you to see within yourself. It will open your perception to the beautiful and magnanimous side of yourself that you have yet to recognize. As you love so do you live. Learn to recognize the love within, and you will see that love presents itself again and again. And in doing so, an unimaginable peacefulness will be granted to you. Love to all of you.
- Don

I Everyone

I everyone. Happy Easter. Easter is the day of highest worship attendance in the Christian faith.

Why do so many practicing and non-practicing Christians join in celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Maybe its because the events that led up to Jesus’ death are metaphoric to the tough and personally devastating occurrences in our lives. And the resurrection, represented on Easter, shows there is hope for something grand, that will take the restlessness and stressfulness away.

Ash Wednesday is celebrated forty days before Easter Sunday. An Ash Wednesday tradition, allowing ashes to be placed on one’s forehead, marks the beginning of lent. We are reminded by the ashes that when dead our bodies will return to the earth. We can use ash Wednesday as a metaphore for our lives.

After Jesus was murdered. He laid dead in a tomb.

On the third day he arose, and was made new. He experienced rebirth.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happiness cannot be travelled to

Thank you Pam Sheppard for helping with the email address complications. It turned out well.

Sunday’s Self Awareness Get Together

Sunday (1/25/09) we enjoyed coffee with one another, while sharing a spiritual talk, then we participated in a guided meditation. Together, we shared a very enjoyable and enlightening experience.

The spiritual talk was centered on moving to the edge of human consciousness and “stepping” into oneness with God through Divine Consciousness. We spoke of how understanding the influence of this transcendent point between the two facets of consciousness is helpful to remaining focused throughout the meditation.

The inherent mental resistance to meditation peeks at this crossover point. Awareness of how the mind reacts to this crossing point helps lower the focusing difficulties that arise during meditation.

In the guided meditation we contemplated the transcendence from restrictive thinking, to the universal spiritual law of allowance. In doing so, we allowed Divine Intelligence to facilitate our guidance through the meditation. As always we called upon the Enlightened One be present in our meditation. We were comforted by His presence.


Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love,
grace and gratitude. – Denis Waitley

"If we really want to love 
we must learn how to forgive"
-Mother Theresa

Divine Consciousness – Human Consciousness The following excerpt was taken from "The Summits of God-Life: Samadhi and Siddhi" by Sri Chinmoy.

Human consciousness is made up primarily of limitation, imperfection, bondage and ignorance. This consciousness wants to remain here on earth. It gets joy in the finite: in family, in society, in earthly affairs. Divine consciousness is made up of Peace, Bliss, divine Power and so forth. Its nature is to expand constantly. Human consciousness feels there is nothing more important than earthly pleasure. Divine consciousness feels there is nothing more important and significant than heavenly Joy and Bliss on earth. Human consciousness tries to convince us that we are nowhere near Truth or fulfillment. It tries to make us feel that God is somewhere else, millions of miles away from us. But divine consciousness makes us feel that God is right here, inside each life-breath, inside each heartbeat, inside everyone and everything around us.

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciations. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think yours is the only path.” - Paulo Coelho, Author

To Catch Up
Sunday (2/1/09) in our weekly (7:00 a.m.) self-awareness get together we spoke of the many issues and problems that arise simultaneously. Numerous concerns capture our thoughts, and it’s difficult to give ample attention to solving any single problems. We went on to take a close look at how these problems become amplified because of the worry that we devote to them. Worry fuels the intensity of our problems.

In our get together we looked at a way to move beyond the torment presented by the arising issues in our lives. We looked at a way of moving beyond the problems, but more importantly a way of transcending the value and meaning we give to those problems.

We then experienced a guided meditation, one in which we could clear the mind and take a personal role in communion with the Divine.
It was a great program. The presence of God was with us. Sometimes after completing these guided meditations we sit in silence and are moved by the peace and calm. Given all the anxiety experienced because of the economic state of affairs, its always a beautiful way to experience peaceful, loving moments with others

Sources of Inner Peace
“As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery… we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.”

“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.”Dalai Lama

Dr. Staci from Chicago joined us this past Sunday – Hope you enjoyed your visit – Staci. Come back, you got good vibrations.

A Favorite of mine
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me,
He can work through anyone.
-St. Francis Assisi-

Why do we meet on Sunday
I do so, so I can be one
with the core of my being.
I find that when I am
in spiritual communion with others sharing love, I not only realize who we are collectively,
but also know who I am.
For at this core there is
A Self that mystically
unites with other Selfs.
And, in love and peace, and happiness we become One
with God, perfectly centered in Divine Consciousness.
I could not ask for more.
-Love To You-
-Don Brun-

♬and in the end the love you take
is equal to the love you make ♬
John Lennon/ Paul McCartney

Our Limiting Self-Reality
We may think that problems just automatically show up in our lives, but they don’t.

Oh, I am not saying that problems don’t blind side us and appear unexpectedly. Of course they do. And I’m not saying that we consciously invite difficult situations into our lives. But we are wise to remember that, on some level, we draw into our lives the problems that we encounter. We are creators of our own personal issues. How does this happen? How do we draw problems to ourselves? Here is an explanation for you to consider.

First of all we form a belief system about ourselves, and our relationship with the world around us, then we adapt to it. Next, we try to behave within the boundaries of those beliefs about our self and how we fit into the world. In conforming to this belief system, we draw on many judgments of both our self and others. These judgments, in turn, form personal boundaries for the protection of our self-acceptability.
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Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it's the rule. – Friedrich Nietzsche

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. – Kahlil Gibran

When we perceive behavior, or the outcome of some activity that does not conform to our way of believing we judge it as objectionable. It’s a problem.

Lets say that a landlord wants his rent by the fifth day of the month. The renter is already two month behind, and tells the landlord that the rent will be paid in its entirety, but he needs another month before he has the money. The renter, Tom, acknowledges the problem, and immediately blames the landlord for a lack of empathy, and the unwillingness to be patient.

Tom was raised by his parents to believe that bills must be paid on time, and people should live within their financial means. As a matter of fact Tom has criticized a couple of his friends who he claims are in debt because they spend more than they earn. One friend has obligated himself to huge car payments, while the other is deluged with credit card debt.

Tom brought this problem to himself. He created it. Tom has surrounded himself with men and women who perpetuate high-spending lifestyles. He and coworkers are struggling for career achievement recognition. Most desire a promotion, an admirable professional title, and a higher salary. He works in an office inundated with movers and shakers. All of who are hell bent on demonstrating that they are “money.”

Tom not only finds the behavior of debt-ridden friends, competitive co-workers and an insensitive landlord to be unacceptable. But somewhere deep within his self, he realizes that he is the source of his own problems. This knowledge intensifies his frustration, because it increases the level of guilt that he carries.

This whole attitude in which Tom spends his day is incongruent with his own deep-seated values and beliefs.

Tom is in a pickle. On one hand he believes in the values that were espoused by his parents, but on the other hand he rationalizes his thoughts and behavior with the idea that his parents lived in a different time. Life was easier for them. They had more freedom, and experienced less stress. His justifications are tethered to the idea that his parents did not have to live in a world that was as demanding as the world is now. They were not burdened with the idea that they must continually prove their acceptability. They did not have to live above their means in order to attain a higher status.

We learn from our earliest years on, to determine good from bad; and right from wrong. More profoundly however, we learn to differentiate the acceptable from unacceptable. Then we organize our thoughts and activities so we are perceived as acceptable. Any input that challenges these thoughts and activities is seen as a problem.

After learning to make judgments based on pre-determined beliefs about our acceptability and how we fit into the world, we then habitually repeat, in most situations, an automatic way of behaving. This behavioral style is predictable and does not compromise the boundaries established by our beliefs.

Tom' desire for acceptability overrides the inclination to conform with learned values and beliefs.
Tom continually contradicts his beliefs. And, he denies that he does so. Tom rationalizes his actions by convincing himself that if you want to have money, you’ve got to look “money,” and he says he is just walking his talk. His self-talk provides the needed justification for living above his means. It promotes the identity that he is so ardently trying to purport. Defining who he is, in a large part, by his home address, gives Tom a needed edge in sustaining the perception of one who is earning a high income. It gives him prestige and makes him feel like he belongs to more acceptable group.

Our identity is, in large measure, defined by the content and boundaries set around our own self-perceptions.

A dog confined to the boundaries of the back yard will eventually revisit and reinvestigate every inch of that space. Like the pet dog, we roam a territory confined within the limits of our own reality. Because we are programmed to remain within the established boundaries of our reality, we do little more than revisit the thoughts that we have previously entertained. We rehash the same thoughts and project the same point-of-view. And, this is why we repeat old patterns over again. We become very predictable in the choices we will make. Thusly we draw into our lives problems that fester because our mental confinement.

It is difficult for us to get beyond our own self-confining perceptions and judgments. Like the dog that eventually finds himself over again in one particular spot or another, similarly we find ourselves re-roaming the same mental and emotional turf. We process our thoughts through an established conduit of preprogrammed parameters, an end up presenting the mind with the repeated expectation to process the same issues, concepts and thoughts. We judge present situations just like we did prior situations. So, our choices seem to be determined automatically. This repeated pattern of choices causes the same problem to surface over and over.

It may manifest itself in a new way, or with a different person. But all the same, each problem grows from the same root.

We may look for a way out of particular problems by jumping from person to person, relationship to relationship, friend to friend, and job to job. We may look for a way out through spending money. It’s not uncommon however to discover that the next romance, person, job, activity or purchase is not the way out. Why? More next time.

We believe that we can discover a way to move beyond our limitations for solving a problem, by seeking out a solution in the world outside our self. But in reality, we perceive the world through the limits of our own established perceptions and judgments. Essentially we lure what we see into our own mental backyard. Then we deal with it just as we have dealt with past situations, circumstances and encounters. The new lover, friend, relationship, job, activity or thing is analyzed with the same old boundaries. The “new” is eventually brought into the same old limited, “fenced-in,” restrictive way of perceiving and judging. So, the pursued solution ends up failing to solve the problem. We continually find our selves back at square one.

Relentlessly, we roam around within the boundaries of the same limited thought patterns. So old self-sabotaging ways of thinking continually arise. Long before the next choice is made, the fate of that pick is set in stone. It is determined by the reality to which we have assigned certain boundaries and limitations.

Our Limitless Reality
All of us possess a transcendent form of consciousness; which is commonly known as spirit. Yes, you do, I do, and everyone does.

This spirit, or Enlightened Power, is the mind of God. God’s mind is accessible to everyone, and by calling on the mind of God, we are enabled to move beyond the limitations of our own predictable judgmental thinking. We possess the Power to access this mind at any time. We can be one with this Enlighten Power at any place of our choosing. To enact the mind of God we need only to call on it, and allow its powers to prevail.

When the mind of God within us, is allowed to enmesh with God’s Great Cosmic Mind, then the thoughts that arise from this unity are our only source for wisdom and guidance.

The mind of God knows only love, so it does not think harmful thoughts. It knows freedom so it does not judge. It knows only strength so it does not condemn or overtake. It is fulfilled, so it doesn’t recognize jealousy. It is innocent, so it is not guided by guilt. Condemnation has neither meaning nor value, so there is no reason to blame.

When we choose to listen to the voice of God within us, we are listing to a message that flows from mind of God. This same Divine Intelligence flows to and through every part of everything in creation.

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. – Kahlil Gibran

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it's the rule. – Friedrich Nietzsche

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. – George Bernard Shaw