Humility

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.

Carl Gustav Jung

Humility is self esteem based in wholeness and fulfillment.

Humility is the acceptance of myself and my shortcomings.

I used to live two different lives, which forced my insides to be in conflict with my outsides.

Until I accepted and asked God to change me at depth, into establishing my spiritual nature and live in accordance to His Will for my life, I was unaware that I was operating solely on my ego.

Remember one aspect, that God is the image within. It is the invisible Power that runs the entire system, the universe.

The ego is into people pleasing, validation, approval, and confirmation amongst many other defects of character.

Understanding through a process of life experience, self discovery, self love, and self awareness, I am learning that my life is an evolution of humility.

Life presents to me opportunities everyday to exercise and witness humility. This is a beautiful gift because It brings me closer in union with God who is the orchestrater of my life.

When I live with humility, I recognize the behaviors and attributes that kept my ego in charge.

Fear, guilt, shame, anxiety, anger and control were the main root system of my ego. They still are a part of me, yet now I accept these feelings and go to a new choice of living with honesty, willingness, openness, love, acceptance, and trust that God is molding me into the person I was created to be.

Humility is letting go of concepts and modes of behavior and being able to transition through the process of change with a grateful attitude that even though I may not understand what to do, I must trust that the circumstance, person, place, or thing is molding my character to honor myself.

When I honor myself, I can honor others. When I come from a meaning that “I am good enough and can accept it,” I then move outward to others in a pleasing, kind, and cooperative manner.

Honestly viewing my character, good and bad; understanding that I know very little, modestly viewing myself as part of the greater whole, intuitively listening and trusting that still quiet voice within me, loving myself so I can love others, tolerating the behaviors and dispositions of myself and others, and yielding to a power that makes it all possible, these are qualities of humility.

Humility is strength. When I trust myself and am able to delegate and share with others, I experience humility.

Life also manifests humility in me. One such way is loss. Loss of health, wealth, relationships, loved ones including our animal friends, has an impact on the meaning I interpret life from.

Our being is a manifestation of meaning.

These experiences allow me to create and shift my attitude into a meaning that enriches my life.

When I understand pride, bravado, selfishness, and egoism are a part of my make up, I can transform myself by viewing these states of consciousness with an open, still, and loving heart.

Humility requires patience for the process of life and the unfoldment of my character. When I can admit that I made a mistake and release perfectionism for outcomes, I can strive for excellence instead.

People are imperfect, that is why we are human. The ideal is not lost, only the measure on how I interpret perfection does.

Asking is imagining. When I humbly ask with no attachment on the outcome, I am given all that I need. Maybe not what I want, but what I need.

My purpose is to discover a meaning for my life that includes the sharing with others, then pride is shifted to self worth, which operates under the power of faith.

With this understanding, I can now personalize my experience and live with integrity. I can have my insides match my outside.

I no longer desire to find my happiness or relevance in an another. I must live within myself. This s where joy is found.

Only then does my ego or “I,” shrink to its proper perspective. I am a part of the equation of life, not the whole solution.

Now my psychology, relationship, and spirituality are in harmony. My thoughts, judgments, and decisions include the cooperation, not competition with the outside world. I compete with myself to become better today than I was yesterday.

Better today so I can be better tomorrow. This is humility for me today. A work in progress not perfection.

Flow of Life

“I will survive, we will get by, we will survive!”

Jerry Garcia

Some want to live a life that is filled with imagination, often misdirected, and leading to future problems.

The lamp that burns within, cannot be extinguished.

Listen to the voice that directs you to prosperity and well-being.

Make yourself so you can be yourself. Otherwise, you are on the ship of fools.

Recognize too, that it can always end badly, otherwise it would not End.

Sometimes the best way to throw a punch is to step back.

It’s amazing how much you don’t know about something you have done all your life.

You may be interested in knowing that adventure, tempo, and wholeness are qualities in everyone.

The following contains mature subject matter.

Forgive Yourself

Don’t undermine your confidence.

Our words, imagination, actions, and understanding, tell the story of You.

It is an accumulation of perceptions, beliefs, and previous actions or experiences.

Who is the man not willing to receive information and digest it as absolute? An educated person.

Hardest test in life is the patience to wait for the right moment.

Guatama Buddha

Inspiration must be readily available.

Whether a sunrise or majestic sunset or anything you can imagine.

That ship of fools will continue sailing to a port with no destination.

Flow in all activities.

Now, you have a teaspoon of some of the ingredients required to make your life what it can be.

In the morning dew today, FEAR is nonexistent.

Worry is just a misused word.

We come to understand that False Evidence Appearing Real can be our reality if we choose or not.

No need to cry today anyway.

Find the blessing midst the adversity.

Read this following poem in understanding:

Onward and Upward

By Jane Priest

Look not backward, O my friend,

Nor tarry with yesterday

The present has full need

Of you. The here-and-now

Demands your care.

And on the ascending stair

Of time, others wait your benediction

And your love.

You are here now because

You’re needed in this place, this time.

Some unfinished duty – simple or sublime

Awaits your hand. O understand!

We cannot always choose

The way we go. The flow of life

Demands so much of faith, of trust

And like the river’s flow,

We onward go, because we must.

—ooOoo—-

M.S.

Perceiving Thoughts

Evaluate where you are

Respond, do not react.

Keep two books; bible and notebook of ideas, philosophies and concepts.

I read the bible and newspaper everyday to see what both sides are up to.

The God of the Mountain is the same One in the Valley.

Dare to evaluate where you are.

Read the New England Primer – founding fathers book of Education and Character for 100 years.

What rings your joy bell?

Develop a Wall of Gratitude.

Encourage others.

Success has experience, judgment, and common sense as its major theme.

The healthiest of all human emotions is Gratitude.

What is life asking of you?

The people who do not take the first step, never take the second step.

Some think denial is a river in Egypt.

Failure is only a temporary change of direction to set you straight on your next success.

I have a brilliant memory, although it is very short.

I remember some difficult times where I felt like I was desperately struggling.

Study!

Believe in your work.

Life is one indivisible whole – you can’t do right in one area while attempting to do wrong in a different area.

Quality of Life is better than standard of living.

Enroll in Automobile University.

You sell everyday of your life.

Be patient with yourself: we are planting seeds and the harvest is worth the work.

I thought you were going to trickle in.

The important people go first.

I am glad to meet you; I shall remember this day as long as I will live.

There is difference between how things are and should be.

Thank you for our many blessings.

Grant our family good health and well-being.

Allow us to forgive and let go.

I am in the light after the tunnel.

Eventually everything merges into one and the river runs through it.

There is no middle ground.

I choose beauty, love, sensitivity, concern; the desire to touch all others, in a gentle, comforting, creative, healing way.

I don’t repeat gossip, so listen carefully.

We are all at different growth phases of human consciousness.

I know that teaching has high leverage opportunities.

I am living to giving.

Recontextualize

Sometimes people don’t change, but they need to catch up.

Nourish the memories.

I had a rough day, I bent my library card.

Self-talk is self-control, self direction, self responsibility in its most simple form.

Create new ways to represent increases in creative opportunities.

Much obliged.

Simple presence; open heart.

What is this place where thought is useless? Knowledge cannot fathom it.

It is small, expensive, and invaluable. Step up to it!

Ten percent of non-fiction books are not read past the first chapter.

Learn value vs. cost.

We hear what we listen for.

I was blinded by my commitment, I was stupid.

What do you do? I do nothing on the first date.

People don’t wait long enough to recognize each other again.

Do you want affirmations or useful information?

This is not an installment item. Live through a cloudy weather pattern.

There is not a blemish on my name or background.

Life is a gas. I can’t believe I get to do it.

If you can laugh as much as you cry; you can make it through life.

How about that!

You’re a legend in your own mind.

Try keeping my belly in bounds.

No, I don’t understand, at all.

Remembering is the mother of learning.

I am colorful!

Imagine that!

I like it!

She has my cell number, home number; but she does not have my hotel key.

All of Life can be conceived symbolically as One Grand Cycle (12).

By analogy, three important areas can be studied and compared within a circular framework: Human Life, Nature, and Astrology.

What is your favorite course to teach? My next one!

Imagine the vision of a time yet to come.

Peace!

Be strong now; be strong.

I appreciate the kind thoughts.

This is the only time there is. Be cheerful. Be enthusiastic.

Give to others…”you make a living by what you earn; you live a life by giving.”

Go to God first.

Harness and Channel the energy.

We are perfectly imperfect.

If you don’t bite the elephant, all the mosquitoes will.

That dame is one hell of a guy.

Get good; Get better: Be at your Best.

Can you keep a secret? Good, because so can I.

I am glad your mother is not here to hear you speak that way; thank God she’s dead. 😇

If you put my brains in a bird, it would fly backward.

I will give it some thought and let it marinate for awhile.

Seek to manifest the invisible, inspired self.

I feel it, I know it; I believe it.

Well, you were there, you saw it.

I feel I am destined to achieve some great thing; what it is I don’t know.

In my life, I have made many mistaken choices. I have selected persons, conditions, situations, thoughts, concepts, feelings. I have selected all manner of things to come and live in me; things that do not belong in me. There must be a way to erase or cancel these things which do not belong in my life. How? RENUNCIATION or simply Denial.

Organize the mind.

Alone means all one!

—-ooOoo—-

M.S.

Emotions

Rise above the Emotion

The Tides advance the Tides recede:  Emotions

I was taught at a young age that emotions were to be controlled. I will “never show my emotions,” was my battle cry for the majority of my life.  Why do men, especially feel it is unwarranted to display emotion?  These are some of the basic ways in which people deal or handle emotions.  

1. Avoidance, 2. Denial, 3. Competition, 4. Learning and Using.

  1. Avoidance.  I tend to always want to avoid painful emotions.  As a result, I try to avoid any situation that could lead to the emotions that could cause me fear—or worse, try not to feel any emotions at all. I used to avoid any situation that could lead to rejection.  I shied away from relationships.  Dealing with emotions this way was the ultimate trap; because it is only a short term solution which really blocks me from feeling the very love, connection, and intimacy I desire most.  Ultimately, I can’t avoid feeling.  It doesn’t matter how much I drink, or use drugs, or overeat to escape. 
  2. Denial.  Ignoring the message that my feelings are trying to give me will not make things better.  Often when denying feelings, I’m disassociating by saying “It doesn’t feel that bad.” Or worse, “Why does this always happen to me?” Until I change my focus, (Asking better or empowering questions), or change my physiology, I will succumb to negative emotions. In order to understand the messages my emotions are trying to give me they must be dealt with, otherwise they will intensify.  That was why I drank; not only for pleasure but to deny feeling the negative messages.  When I became sober, it took me a several months to really feel again.  I began to associate with others who were alcoholic and discovered a third way people deal with emotions. 
  3. Competition.  Many stop fighting their emotions and begin to indulge in them.  Rather than learn the positive message the emotion is trying to give me, I began to intensify the emotion by competing with others as a “badge of courage.”  I would hear people say, “You think you’ve got it bad? Let me tell you how bad Ive got it!”  It starts to become an identity, a way of being unique, and I began to pride myself on being worse off than anyone else. This approach must be avoided at all costs because it leads to a self fulfilling prophecy where I end up having an investment to feeling bad on a regular basis—and then I am truly trapped.  A better, more powerful, and healthy approach is to realize that emotions serve a positive purpose, and that is..
  4. Learning and Using.  If I want my life to work, I use emotions to work for me. I can’t run from them, I can’t trivialize them or delude myself about what they could mean. Emotions, even those that seem painful in the short term, are truly like an internal compass that points me toward the actions I must take to arrive at my goals.  Without knowing how to use this compass, I’ll be forever at the mercy of any psychic temptation that blows my way.  Emotions can be viewed as Action Signals.  Even the deepest perceived negative emotion can serve me. Today I realize that the emotions I am feeling at this very moment are a gift, a guideline, a support system, a call to action.  If I suppress my emotions and try to drive them out of my life, or if I magnify them and allow them to take over everything, then I am squandering one of life’s most precious resources. Today, I cooperate with them.

I am the source of all my emotions. I am the one who creates them.  For such a long time I felt that I had to wait for certain experiences to happen in order to feel the emotions I desire.  For instance, I didn’t give myself permission to feel loved or happy or confident unless a particular set of expectations was met.  Today, I’m here to tell you that I can feel any way I decide at any moment in time.  Remember, I bring my weather (attitude) wherever I go.  Bring the sunshine and feel the cloudy days as well.  Emotions are here to serve me not limit me.

When I can live in alignment and harmony with the source of all things, I can view my emotions like the ocean.  Vast, full of life and necessary for my existence. They rise and fall; Im still here.