Sunday, October 29, 2017

Know Your Enemy

Hatred, racism and bigotry; unfortunate aspects of the human condition, are sadly feed by the same lack of knowledge and perpetuation of ignorance. The very word bigot is ascribed to those who do not value others opinions and yet the same voices that cry bigotry are the best examples of it.

It is no accident that the country is divided, the powers that be need the division. The ignorance of history and the lack of knowledge of our ancestors have caused a hysteric destruction of any remnant of our past.

Pasts are being tainted, rewritten with only the points that support the agenda of division being included. A student of life needs to ignore the voices of curriculums based on political correctness and division and look deeper into our pasts, learn true unabridged histories before they are removed from the record.

People are complex, the same saints of our past were as flawed as we are today. The same people that decry certain aspects of history are the same that would shut down any thought of changing the status quo.

Sadly, the status quo at one time was slavery and suffragette, it took courage to defeat these ideas and change our country for the better. The same voices that disagreed back then, were shut down by the same kind of people that limit free speech today.

We as Americans need to realize the true enemies that divide us. Those people who act like they care about our best interests are the same that would erase our history, fill our present with fear and hopelessness and offer a future that is contingent on their success.

Racism and hatred will never be eliminated but it has become less of a force in our society. There is desperation to show its ugliness at every turn, attaching it to everything from simple disagreements to the assumed intentions of public officials.

I believe prejudice will become a dark memory on our past only when we stop calling out the woman CEO or the black actor, maybe if we started to see each other as people first and than Americans, prejudice and bigotry might seem a bit more foreign.

The sad thing is the agenda is an active project, not with good intentions for the victims, instead a job for the leaders that cry racism and sexism inconsistently and only when it suits the narrative they perpetuate.


We need to start to talking to each other, leaving the media and the government out, we as Americans discovering ourselves, learning about our history, embracing our gifts and realizing our weaknesses so we never slip back into the negative aspects of being flawed humans.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Lemonade Stand: Please Stand By We Got This!!!

Making lemonade has gotten to be very expensive in the last few decades. The government got involved to make sure every one has lemonade as lemonade is a right that everyone should have.

Of course the government has their own lemonade grove where the lemons are all perfect and just the right level of sweet and tart, they even boast extra Vitamin C. This grove is paid for with the taxes and of course is not available to the taxpayer.

Most of the taxpayers were once able to go down to the local lemonade stand and get their lemons but not all people had access to the stand. The government has fixed this by tearing down all the lemonade stands, taxing the lemons, taxing the water and making people who pay taxes pay a fine if they don't buy the lemonade.

Those who can't afford the lemonade will be provided glasses of lemonade and the taxpayers will need to help pay for that as the government doesn't make its own profit.

Lemons have become outrageous in price, the people that used to be able to afford lemonade can't afford it now but the ones who couldn't afford it before now have minimal amount of lemons available from the spoiled lemons the government discards but they insist on keeping what spoiled lemons they have.

Now we wait for the government to get back to work to figure out how they can make lemons available to everyone. They will be on break for the summer in the lemon grove, unfortunately taxes will need to be raised as they will be dining on only the best lemons.

I know they'll get it right in the winter, long after no one even cares or thinks about lemonade and no lemonades last through the first frost.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Feeding the Soul: Why Not Just Submit to a Vice

I have a theory about vices. Everyone has at least one and most of them can be quite harmless. The problem, in my opinion, that a vice can easily become an obsession.

A vice is a diversion from what is the norm. We all at different times, feel empty and we seek some form of satisfaction. The kind of vices I'm talking about is probably more like an overindulgence with food, smoking, alcohol. shopping, gambling or vanity, just to name a few.

I've noticed from my own experience of seeking pleasure in certain extravagant foods or one night of gambling, you usually come up short in the pleasure department. Earthly things do not feed the soul and never will, that emptiness we feel can only be filled with something that feeds the soul.

When we seek out that which does not nourish us inside we will only end up being unsatisfied. I've noticed that when you seek an obsession there is never a point where you are content, there's always the desire for more.

So what will feed the soul?

Kindness to Others: 

You watch people that help others and you can see a contentment in them. Kindness to others brings so many amazing aspects to our lives and to our souls. It is a dimensional gift to ourselves that has many levels of pleasure and fulfillment.

Connecting with Nature:

There is nothing more simple and fulfilling than to truly enjoy nature. Many of us breeze through landscapes, take a brisk walk through the woods but watch people who take a deep breath to enjoy a view. You will see contentment and the souls nourishment in real time.

Prayer and Your Higher Power:

I have experienced anxiety and depression fade with prayer. When you take  yourself away from yourself and concentrate on our higher power suddenly earthly things become small. Faith is the nourishment that soothes the anxious and feeds the spiritually starved.

Silence:

Quiet allows us to experience our world outside of our bodies. The world is noisy, we are constantly bombarded by earthly things. Silence is the minds way to recharge and for the soul to find its perspective.

Achievement:

To achieve on our own terms allows us the pride to realize ourselves. We are given a glimpse of what truly fills us, I am not talking about success in monetary ways alone, instead I am talking about growing, learning and succeeding in whatever we choose is worthwhile.

What else feeds your soul? What have you found that can cure the feeling of being overwhelmed or the need to obsess over worldly things. What restores your soul?