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.

Enthusiasm

Zeal is Enthusiasm

The State of Mind linking you to God: Enthusiasm

In Genuine Recovery, much is mentioned about faith and trust.  Yes, these are two essential qualities and states of mind that must be felt and experienced for any lasting change and growth in sobriety. In today’s brief blog I will explore the where and why of inspiration.

Zeal is another word to describe enthusiasm. It is the moving force of energy behind all action.  Enthusiasm is an activity that we not only create, but a power we need get into flow with. In Star Wars, Yoda said: “May the force be with you!” This mantra still has everlasting meaning today.  Getting myself to take action requires enthusiasm.  Zeal is the mighty dynamic force that moves a body into motion.  It is the feeling of well being or highest happiness.

Being aware of the experience of zeal is based in gratitude.  Zeal is the fervor of joy and excitement of what exists for you now.  It is a power of movement or feeling that is difficult to describe in words.  How do I release zeal?  Through praise and thanksgiving.  It is the opposite of complaining and self-pity.  Praise releases an energy that draws forth the excellence of our highest good.  It goes before you and makes the crooked ways straight.  Nothing great has ever been accomplished without this universal energy.

If I want a new experience, I need to become a zealot.  Now, why is zeal so important?  In Genuine Recovery, which leads to a healthy balanced life, there is always an intense desire for more.  My souls desire is to release from my self centeredness and move towards unity and connectedness with others. In order to achieve my desires I need help from others.

True motivation must come from within.  This movement in consciousness must be felt and acknowledged by choice within my inner being. My inspiration is backed by this force of zeal.  No accomplishment can be achieved without it. When I was an active using alcoholic, I lived in a state of depression and was not moving forward.  It seemed that my primary motivation was for the next drink.  I wanted to escape many feelings such as low self-esteem, self-worth, and pain.  I was not tapping into that source of enthusiasm, rather I was drinking to create that sensation.  I was successful in living in my mind and isolating myself from others.  I was living in a depressed state of mind.

In sobriety, a new understanding and positive expectancy for my life has emerged.  I am able to stand with those chilled waters at my feet and look forward to a new life of awareness, growth, and possibility.  This is living with zeal.  As mentioned, this quality is expressed through praise and thanksgiving.  You cannot have the poor me attitude any longer.  Blame and looking backwards to life is the opposite of zeal.  This destructive intellectual process is habitual and the minds most futile habit which causes stagnation in my life. It robs me of enthusiasm.

If I desire to get the most out of my life experience, I must initiate or get into action.  To do what I know is the meaning of progress. Of course not all inspiration is moved in positive directions.  We have all seen what misdirected or misguided action can produce.  What I’m referring to is action that causes a shift in your consciousness that creates a psychic change which enables you to view your circumstances differently.  To see how erratic emotions victimized me took a long time. I could perceive them quickly in others, but only slowly in myself.  Personal responsibility for my thoughts, emotions, and actions is such an awakening experience because I no longer am disempowered by the actions of others.  When I can live in an attitude of gratitude my self-talk is perpetually saying “thank-you.” An appreciation fills my life and the true meaning of the word enthusiasm is revealed. I choose to Live in and with the Source. My understanding is continually changing and that is exciting. Life is change. I choose to move forward with it.