Archive for April, 2006

And, Now for these messages….

April 28, 2006

image by Cypercelt

In my rent-a-space thumbnail, you will find Texas RV Travel:USAer Blog. You will find many wonderfu pictures, and travelogue of her adventures. As I perused her site, I was mesmerized. Curiously pondering the travel of the open in road in Texas, of all places. It reminded of the days, when I drove over the road professionally. I miss it. The sense of freedom and trials of the road were often rewarded with a kindness of strangers. Truckers and RVers are some of the most compassionate people I know. My heart panged as I read her webpage. So, please go visit- my rent-my-space with this week renter….and while you are there, visit her renter as well.

Woe! Heavy Dude

April 27, 2006

No one should think of themselves as a victim. To be honest, victims are made when the victims give in to some cruel act against them. Bad things happen, sometimes very bad. The trick is to not give in. Hope gives inner strength where reason fails. To rise above being victimized is justice. No matter how oppressed, beaten, subjugated, stand tall and say, "I am and I will continue to be." Let the joy of overcoming obstacles feed your soul. Grow strong knowing no matter what bad is thrown your way, you may bend, but you will not break.

Now, as to duty. Duty is self-inflicted. Reconnaissance that fact. Embrace the knowledge that you do it to yourself. Got it? Good. Now stop saying Duty is bad. It is no worse than eating a bowl of ice cream. Sure you may not like the extra weight, but come on it tastes sweet doesn't it? Oh yeah, hmmmmmm, other people are made happy because of duty. That smile on their face is reward enough.

What happens to those who do not appreciate your efforts? Well, you should not worry about it. In order to trust someone, everyone must first give their trust freely and without measure. Trust is not a one-way street. Distrust is an inbred beast. Those who violate trust should be forgiven. Forgiven?!? Yes, what a wretched creature betrays those who care enough to be open to betrayal. As I said, distrust is an inbred beast bedding down with its sibling betrayal. Together they poison their parent. After all, who can trust if that same person is willing to betray others' trust?

The mountain weight of duty may not be really one of duty, but perhaps a sign pointing to lack of trust.

Todays Thought #2**

April 24, 2006

picture by Imagechoes (link)

Who has broken a vow to you? Another life lesson to be sure….and journey necessary to face tendering of the heart and for the mind to make proper choices. Yes, to live without trust is to sacrifice one spiritual nature to the demons of doubts and curry their favor within insecurities.

Yes, the world is full of deceit and deception but if this is all one sees then the opportunity for enlightenment is lost and darkened.

To see the world as merely black and white, to expect perfection and not to see the "flaws" as the aspect of one's beauty and inateness, sets us a part from ourselves and the Universe.

Yes, trust is never the same once perceived as broken–but we are not the same because one has allowed to be "conditioned." To be naive is not a blindness but an unexpected gem that shones the error of our ways to those we touch.

And yes, the trust one had may not be the same, but the journey of reparations, if forgiveness has not been forsaken, can be redeemed through salvation of ones heart.

To allow the ashes of betrayal to foster is to reinvite darkness–thus trust must be given wholeheartedly it is the only way to penetrate core of existence and to find our true spiritual path to the Universe and to ourselves.

-gks** Todays second thought is also a response to Maldita, Bratinella posting "Broken Vow" (link). These two thoughts of the day are tied together in that ultimately it is our own personal resposnsibilty to find our way in the Universe as well as our own spirituality.

Today’s Thought #1

April 24, 2006

Image by JC from Maldita, Bratinella site.

"Everyone is a victim of circumstance…"

"Duty is heavier than a mountain, Death is lighter than a feather"
– Robert Jordan*

One can see themselves as a victim, or as a person that did the best they could. To see duty as heavy as a mountain is failing to see the opportunities, and choices that are opened to them. To see death as relief to duty is inanity unto self and misses the point Living in the "now" are the triumphs, the failures, and life's lessons that are learned and shared with those who have touched us.

To see duty this way is self-centered at best, but certainly delusional at its worse.

The "living" moment is certainly the duty that we all share. To be with our friends, family, husband, wives, boyfriend, girlfriend, or simply a person we make a connection with 10,000 miles away on the Net are to be cherished. For good or ill life's duty is not the burdensome mountain but an oportunity to heralded.

To seek such solace to be lighter than a feather before the course of life has been fulfilled is another form egocentrism that is short sighted. It may be understandable, but it only signals that, one desire to shortens their role in the Universe and not wanting to touch those they can and to have those who can touch them is failing to fulfill the reciprocity of life's journey.

Today may be good to die, to be as light as a feather, but today is also good day to celebrate and pass on the treasure's of ones duty, honor, and knowledge to the next generation and beyond.

* This quote I found on a weblog at Maldita, Bratinella (link) and the above commentary is my response that I left. After re-reading it, I thought I should post it here, to indicate where my train of thoughts my going in the next few weeks.

The Eye of Tranquility

April 13, 2006

Sometimes mere words are not enough to impress, express, or convey the sublte changes one's life can go through. Such events have occurred these past couples of weeks for me and for this nation has illustrated this point. A culture shock, over the next few weeks I will address this, but for now I will leave you the above image. Indeed! We are in the eye of the storm….