Month: May 2020

Morning Poetry “Lemmings”

Sometimes I feel

Like we are all being

Laughed at

By billionaires in business suites

Look at these little lemmings

Lapping up our lies

All fighting and scurrying about

All afraid to die

Aren’t we lucky the masses are so dumb

If they turn on each other

They won’t turn on us

How easily they succumb.

A poem, maybe? “Things”

Things I hate

Mean people

Crulity

Greed

Politics

People that alway think they are right

Apathy

Flies

Car crashes

Wolves in sheep’s clothing

Death

Things I love

Art

Poetry

Dogs

Tacos

The laughter of children

My son

Sunlight

Kindness

Mohawks

Plaid

Crooked Smiles

Compassion

Poetry

Music

Flowers

The mysteries of life

Life

Changing Hearts Not Minds

“Don’t try to change people’s minds, instead try to touch their hearts.”

It’s a quote I heard while listening to a Jane Goodall documentary.  With all this fighting and division and people trying to force their beliefs on others by attacking, shaming and name calling, this quote really spoke to me.

At one point in Jane Goodall’s career she had the animal rights activists quite angry with her. The reason was her approach to companies that were doing animal testing. She sat down with them, ate with them, befriended them, listened to them, and they in turn listened to her.

Instead of attacking and shaming she listened to their perspective and they listened to hers. Instead of judgement she used understanding and compassion. And do you know what happened? Several of those companies stopped their animal testing. She did what many of the animal rights activists could not accomplish through attacking and shaming. She won them over with love.

Don’t try to change minds, instead change hearts.

Let everything you do be done in love.

A poem about Las Vegas – “Blue Skies”

For a moment in the midst

Of all this madness

I felt the city turn on me

She wanted me to fall

As she was falling

I looked around with dismay

And thought to myself

No one here can agree on anything

No one here loves one another

Anymore

I dreamed of running away

To a place where people still smiled

At each other

A place where you could still see the smiles

And then this damn city reminded me of an old dream

A dream I had decades ago while watching the endless rain

And she gave me blue skies

She gave me endless blue skies

Morning Poetry – The Laughter Of Children

I’ll never stop loving

The feel of the sun

On my skin

Or loving you my son.

Let me never take

Even just one more moment of this life

For granted.

Even if the darkness comes

And God is silent

In this long night

If I can just continue to hear

The laughter of children

I will always know

Everything will be alright.

Thought Of Day

“It is easier to fool the people than to convince them they’ve been fooled.”

It’s a quote often attributed to Mark Twain and its been circulating through my brain as of late. I think there are a lot of things in life we’ve been deceived about. Exactly what all those things are I’m still trying to figure out.

Dr. Bruce Lipton said in one of his videos, “The Matrix wasn’t just a movie, it was a documentary.”

The reality is we can say we don’t want to be lied to. We can say we want the truth. But I don’t think many of us do. Most of us would like to live and die in the matrix and never know there was actually so much more to life. Because it frightens us. And we want the familiar. We want whats comfortable. Even if it’s making us sick. Or limiting our potential. Or even stripping us of true joy. Because to get there we’d have to destroy all the lies we’ve lived with our entire lives.

I recently watched a preview for some new HBO show coming out. I can’t remember the name offhand. But there was a quote I’d like to share. It won’t be word for word because I only heard it once. But here is the gist of it.

“I woke up one morning and realized everything I thought I knew about reality was wrong. And I haven’t even gotten to the strangest part yet.”

 

 

 

 

Paradise Will Be Found

Tell me, one day

Will this all be avenged?

Will the dying fish in the ocean

Ever get their justice?

Will the missing children

Ever be found?

Sometimes I think our leaders

Consort with demons.

I tell myself over and over

Do not walk with dread

Paradise will be found

After all the suffering has made its rounds.

Shifting From Fear To Gratitude

My mind can go to a dark place.

Perhaps I will blame it on my programming. I grew up in a very religious household where talk of the devil, Armageddon, and prophecies were every day events. As you can imagine the Covid 19 quarantine brought up a whole lot of old fears.

The quarantine has been quite an interesting journey for me. It started off as an eye roll at all the media hype. It then turned into a fear that people were buying into all the fear and my life would be interrupted. Eventually I became afraid myself if the virus itself. I locked myself and my son in our home for awhile. I came out on the insistence from my sister-in-law my son needs to see his cousins. I remember being very angry as we left that she had given him a kiss on the cheek.

My fear of the virus started to take a turn into something even darker. I’m sure most of us by now have heard the theories of what might really be going on behind the scenes. I’m not going to get into those things here and give them any more power. But I will tell you for a moment it became all consuming. I couldn’t eat, or sleep. I really was full of dread.

A dear friend of mine sent me this video with just a simple note “Please watch.” I am so glad I did because it absolutely shifted how I started thinking and reacting to what was going on.

So if you are looking for a positive, different perspective on not only current events, but how to live your life I highly recommend this video. I will give a disclaimer and say this already went along with some of my core beliefs. Beliefs that were there but were never really applied. Plus I didn’t really understand the Science behind what my gut had always told me, and this video helps explain it.

I hope you’ll take the time to watch it. For me it was life changing.

Dr Bruce Lipton Video

Dr Bruce Lipton is not the only human to have inspired me through this journey of self discovery. But let’s start here as he opened the door for me. A door that leads to hope, empowerment, joy, and heightened consciousness.

If you do watch the video please drop a note as to your thoughts. I’d love to hear them.

Justifying A Belief

An interesting thing about the human brain is it will always look for things to justify a belief or an emotion. If you find yourself instantly rejecting or accepting someone’s words, an article, a youtube video, a scientific paper, ask yourself, “Why exactly am I instantly accepting or rejecting this without much thought or research? Is it simply because it already coincides OR clashes with a current belief or emotion I already have established?”

We will always look for things, people, situations, to back up our belief system. And we will find them no matter what that belief is! If you believe all men are abusive you will keep attracting abusive men into your life and reject those that are not abusive. Your belief must constantly be justified, even if that belief is harmful.

I’m sure you can see it right on social media. It’s the same people posting the same things. Those that are terrified of the virus and believe the shut down is necessary and should be prolonged will keep posting articles about soaring death rates. They must justify their fear. Those that are in disagreement with the shut down will find the the articles that have a completely different perspective on the pandemic. Maybe its the crashing economy, maybe its the fear of vaccines or being chipped, maybe it’s the fear of being taken over by communism.

The Media, ARGH!

Hey, NONE of us know whats really going on. So much news is fake anymore, all the major media outlets are owned by corporations. There is no law against lying on the news. There are no consequences for lies.  There is little integrity among journalists anymore.  Censorship is at an all time high. Everyone seems to have an agenda.

I have my own beliefs about what is happening now and boy have I found plenty of things to back that belief up! Am I right? I think so. I hope not. Maybe I’m wrong. There are certainly plenty of people that disagree with my belief. Sometimes I want to scream at them “wake up? Can’t you see what’s going on? How can you be such a fool?” I’m sure they are thinking the same thoughts about me….

Embrace the not knowing. You will never learn anything new if you only associate yourself with people who agree with you.

What I know we shouldn’t be doing is shaming each other for our beliefs.  What we need to be doing is a lot more listening and understanding. Have compassion and love for our fellow humans even if they disagree with you. What we need to do is admit to ourselves we may not be right, no matter how many scientific papers, doctor youtube videos, news articles we find that back up our belief.

But you can trust Science, right?

As I heard someone once say “You can trust science, but can you trust the scientist?” They can be bought too just like anyone else. And science is constantly evolving and changing and will forever do so. For we will never run out of thing to learn. What we know now may be completely different form what we know 100 years from now. Even things we now accept as fact.

Again embrace not knowing, that just maybe, you might not be right. Remember no one likes a “no it all.” Just listen. Be kind. Keep your heart and mind open.