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Assorted Thoughts

I have been blessedly busy lately, and as such I have not posted several things which have come to me to write about. So, here are several little bits which probably deserve their own extended posts. I like the process and results of Observation, far better than the process and results of belief.

When I am observing I am questioning and open to discovery. I can then choose to act on what I see to be True in the moment.

When I believe something, I am accessing old mental constructs and making decisions based on the past. Life is Flow and energy in motion. When I believe something, and make decisions based on the past, I take myself out of the presence moment and act as though life is static. This prevents me from seeing the flow of life, and prevents me from learning anything new.

In order to learn anything new, I must approach the presence moment with the understanding that what I currently think I know is either only partially true, or completely false. Otherwise I enter the situation knowing that “I know what I know; I know how I know it; I know how and why it’s right!” When I enter a situation from that perspective I am going to leave it knowing what I knew. From that perspective there is no possibility for learning and growth.

Here is a link to a nine minute clip about the value of observation over belief, and a story illustrating the point:

While listening to people talk recently, and hearing people degrade themselves and others because of poor decisions, I was prompted to write the following:

There are no idiots. Only Brilliant Souls who have temporarily forgotten, or have yet to discover their Brilliance.

Everyone has done things which by their own assessment they have looked back on and labeled it idiotic. That was just a single decision or behavior. That is simply a single choice or a snapshot in time. Those things do not define us. Even when we happen to string together a series of events, or days, weeks, months, or years when we do things we later label as idiotic. That does not define us.

We have choice. We can learn, and choose again. This is one of the wonderful things that separate us from every other known creature. There are no idiots. Only Brilliant Souls who have temporarily forgotten, or have yet to discover their Brilliance.

On a road trip recently I listened to several of my old talks and found that I have some new favorites. This prompted me to edit two short pieces and add them to my website.

Here is a link to a six minute clip which is the best I have heard myself talk about role models:

Here is a link to a twenty minute talk I gave at the Unity Spiritual Center in July 2015:

Thanks for reading and listening.

Happy Holy Days!

We Come From Love, We Are Made Of Love, We Are Love!  Everything else is false.

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