Nothing is Permanent

Nothing is permanent in each of our incarnations; The only permanence is in the fact that we return again and again and we meet the same people again and again.

 

Christopher Jennings Penders

 

I was reminded of this last week while waiting for my walking partner and friend.  Doris Z. someone I just met about six months ago came up to me and told me she has lung cancer.  She never smoked.  I felt honored that she felt comfortable enough with me after only just meeting me to share such intimate details with me.  Laura B. another friend saw me a few weeks ago and mentioned that as long as she has known me, for almost twenty years, she has noticed how many people feel an instant connection with me and almost immediately upon meeting feel at ease and begin sharing intimate details of their lives.

 

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I never really gave that any thought but after Laura mentioned it, and after my conversation with Doris it all struck me at once that Laura was correct.

 

Nothing is permanent.  I originally was going in a completely different direction with this column.  However after having that conversation in the parking lot while waiting for my walking partner, I decided I needed to give credit to Doris and have her in my thoughts.  I did my best to comfort her.  I don’t know how successful I was however.  I always feel like I should do more to help those in need.  I want nothing more than to wave a magic wand and make everything all better for those in any kind of pain, whether it be physical or emotional.  It’s just the kind of person I am.  I can’t change my DNA.

 

If we can only remember that nothing is permanent, not pain, not blessings, not the weather, our lives would be dramatically improved.  Change is inevitable and we don’t have to view that as a negative.  To many people resist the inevitability of change and fighting it only causes us distress.  As I constantly say at Wisdom and Life:
Why not flow with the current?  Row your boat down the stream.

 

It’s only when we fight the current.
It’s only when we resist change.

 

That we struggle.

 

Everything that is happening in our lives is supposed to happen is it is unfolding anyway.  Our lives have been mapped out for us, by us before we incarnate anyway.

 

So don’t resist.
So don’t struggle.

 

Having relationship challenges?

It’s part of why you chose the relationship you’re in.

It’s why you’re having a challenge with your partner, whether they be your lover, your mate or simply a friend.  Every relationship you experience over the course of each incarnation you have is there to help you grow, to help you learn.  Everyone in your circle has ALWAYS been with you.  And we change relationships during each incarnation.  In one you may have a best friend.  In a previous or future incarnation that best friend may be your husband or your wife, they may be your brother or sister.  They may transition early or late.  It all depends on their decision.

 

That’s why I say that nothing is permanent except our continual recycling, our continual reincarnating.  I’ve said it before:
God was the first to think green.

 

So if you are experiencing an emotional storm.
So If you are experiencing physical pain.

 

Remember:
Nothing is permanent.

And all the challenges we face are put in our path to help us grow beyond our dreams, to help us move up another rung in that spiritual ladder.  

 

Our final goal is to get to a point where we aren’t directed to return but where we can CHOOSE to return, to reincarnate.  Where we become one with God.  Our souls are constantly evolving and at some point we hope to get to the place where we don’t HAVE TO return.  Where we can choose to return if we want to.

 

As I said:

Nothing is permanent in each of our incarnations; The only permanence is in the fact that we return again and again and we meet the same people again and again.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

 

Snowball Effect and Law of Attraction

For those of you unaware I wear a myriad of hats:
Photographer
Writer
Librarian

 

And:
Social Media Consultant.

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I belong to the Madison Connecticut Chamber of Commerce on the back of my photography business:
CJP Photos.

However, I’ve found another venture I have re-imagined is getting me more attention now than my photography.  At one point in the late 1990s and very early 2000s I owned a computer consulting business.  I built several Windows based computers for a few clients.  I used my knowledge to troubleshoot both hardware and software.  My client base was huge, having over a hundred clients.

 

In 2001 after finishing my library science degree, I found a job at my local library where I still put my computer knowledge to work.  Once hired full time I dispersed my clients to several other people I knew and trusted.  I kept a handful for myself so I could keep my hands in the business.  That computer business has now been re-imagined and that is what is drawing clients now.  I help people maintain their websites as well as get people up to speed on the various Social Media platforms available.  I never want to get as busy as I did with my computer business.  I don’t have the time and it wouldn’t be fair to those “imagined clients” if I couldn’t help them.  At the moment I have about six clients and I can afford to acquire approximately four more.  I can maintain a base of ten, not much more than that however.

The Madison Chamber of Commerce has a monthly social gathering where local business owners come for food, beverage and connection.

 

Last month I attended the social with my friend, Cathy who owns an eco friendly cleaning business.  I maintain Cathy’s website:
Sea Green Natural and I promote her business online.

 

As a result of that, she does her best to help promote my Social business.  Last month, at the Chamber event, I picked up a new client and we met for the first time last Wednesday (November 12.)  When our meeting ended, Agnieshka Jadak from Jadak Hair Restoration couldn’t have been happier with how much I did for her in the two hours we were together.  We have another meeting scheduled for today.  A few hours later, my phone rang.  Another client, this one also a referral from Cathy, wants me to edit a manuscript and help him with Social Media.

 

And that’s not all:
The following morning I received a call from a friend of mine who wants me to help get him up to speed with Social.

 

This was a connection I made on my own.  I’m convinced however, that all of these clients are connected to Agnieshka starting the snowball rolling.  You know how strong a belief I have in Law of Attraction.  The fact that these other clients came immediately after that initial meeting leads me to believe it is surely Law of Attraction in action.  The more we do something, the more we are active with something that brings us joy, the more of that that will arrive in our world.

 

So I have Cathy and Agnieshka to thank for this snowball.  It’s rolling and picking up speed.  I know it will continue to accumulate more snow (more clients) as it builds momentum.  I have the ability to slow the momentum if I feel overwhelmed, which is also a good thing.  At the moment, however, I’m relishing the speed at which all this is happening.  I’m so excited.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!

Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Sleep Better by Runtastic

Last Thursday, November 6, I discovered a phone app I’ve been using since I downloaded it on Thursday afternoon:
Runtastic Sleep Better

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Sleep Better gives you stats on your sleep patterns in a clear and concise interface.  The app provides you with an alarm that wakes you when you’re in the lightest sleep pattern within a half hour range.  In other words if you want to wake at 7 then set the alarm for 7 and Sleep Better will wake within the half hour range from 630 to 7.  The presiding data now available in sleep theory suggests that if you wake during your lightest sleep pattern, or even better if you wake naturally you’ll be more refreshed throughout the day.  I haven’t tested that yet as I’ve been on vacation this week and I haven’t had to get up a specific time.  However that seems to make sense.  I like that the alarm has different sounds to wake you.  I can tell you without reservation that I REALLY find it distressing when I wake to my shrill alarm on my bedside clock.  Another feature about the alarm on Sleep Better that I like is the sound you choose begins at a low sound and gently increases until you turn it off.  So that also impresses me.

Not waking all at once to a shrill alarm.
And waking during my lightest sleep pattern.

 

Those features alone make owning this app a homerun.

 

One of the things I found completely fascinating is that because I work one night a week until 9pm I’ve been under the impression that I sleep poorly on these nights, typically Tuesday nights.  Last week I worked Thursday night and I used Sleep Better for the first time on Thursday.  My sleep stats for that night impressed me:
I slept for 7 hours and 33 minutes.

Light Sleep:
1 hour and 57 minutes
26%

Deep Sleep:
4 hours and 14 minutes
56%

 

According to the New York Times, a night of normal sleep should consist of about 25 percent slow-wave sleep.  Even though last Thursday, I only experienced slightly over 4 hours of deep sleep It was still over double the average I need according to The New York Times.  This is another useful feature in this app; the fact that Sleep Better will track the amount of deep sleep one gets a night.  Here’s a caveat to this feature however.  I paid for the FULL version.  At $1.99, that price certainly didn’t break my bank.  I’m not sure if the free version will track your deep sleep.  I recommend paying for the full version.  No ads will appear and you get more features, and as I said above the price won’t put you in the poor house.

 

After a few nights of using Sleep Better I discovered that it also works in airplane mode on the iPhone.  I read SOMEWHERE online that putting your phone in airplane mode, may reduce the amount of radiation.  The article I read said something like:
If you are worried about radiation by having the phone that close to you, you can place the phone in airplane mode and the app will continue to work.

 

Since last Sunday night I do so.  I also turn off all sound and vibrations so I won’t be disturbed when I receive notifications.  The alarm still operates even though the “sound notifications are muted.”

 

Understanding how well we sleep is important to our well being, both our physical and our emotional well being.  This sleep app does an amazing job as far as I can see after using it for a week and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending using the paid version.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Change in Plans

On Wednesday last, I wrote a column for Wisdom and Life that was scheduled to publish on Friday suggesting that I planned on cutting down to once a week.  However, I had a change in heart on Thursday night and reconsidered.  Just that I thought briefly about cutting back to once a week and ACTUALLY had a column scheduled to publish on Friday is telling.
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Honestly, though?
I think it was a momentary belief that I felt overwhelmed because I let myself fall behind in my routine.  I simply need to get back to the point where I stay at LEAST two weeks ahead.  I haven’t been able to do that recently because I’ve been playing catch up for over two months.  I’m hoping within the next week to be able to get back to that place.  Seeing as I have ten days off from work if I write consistently for a few days I SHOULD be back in step.

 

I can’t NOT write for this blog twice a week.  I still have positive news I feel a need to share; which is why I felt an emptiness, which is why I knew it didn’t feel right  when I THOUGHT I decided to cut back.

 

So have no fear!

My schedule will continue at twice a week:
Monday and Friday.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

 

You Were Born With Wings

You were born with potential.  You were born with goodness and trust.  You were born with ideals and dreams.  You were born with greatness.  You were born with wings.  You were not meant for crawling. You have wings.  Learn to use them and fly.

 

Rumi

 

I don’t recall recall how I initially came across Rumi.  However, everything I’ve read as resonated deeply with me.  Rumi is a wonderful inspiration for those looking for positivity in their lives.  When we incarnate, we we are naturally love.  We are goodness and trust.  No one is born without those intentions.  So what happens to those who souls who grow up and lose those innate feelings of love?  Of trust?

 

Society happens.
Society burns those out of us.  We forget because those around us make us forget.  You know what, though?

 

Love is still there!
Trust is still there!
Our wings are still there!

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AngelWingsThey are only hiding.  Our task while incarnated is to remember that we are made of love.  We are positive energy.  Love is all around us.  Greatness is within us, hiding. Our wings are still there too.

 

If you want to find your wings,
If you want to find your love,
If you want to find your dreams,

 

The only thing you can do is look within.  And remember:
You won’t be able to give love.  You won’t be able to give dreams, if you can’t find them within yourself.

 

So how do you find something that you once owned but have misplaced?  Do you look in the same places over and over hoping that the next time you look there, the missing item will miraculously appear?  I know I’ve done that countless times as I’m sure many people have.

 

But when searching for an emotion such as love or greatness if you look in the same old places you may get burned. That’s why the ONLY place to find these lost emotions are within yourself.

Those wings?
That love?
That greatness?

 

They’ve taken up residence deep within your soul and the only way to recover them is to dig them out.  Tell yourself you are love.  Tell yourself greatness resides within you.  Even if you don’t believe it, eventually those words will become a mantra and eventually you can’t help but listen and when you start listening, listening will mold itself into belief.

 

Once belief takes hold you can fly with those beautiful angel wings that have sprouted once more.  That is simply the beginning of your new life.  Once you have your wings, once you have recovered that lost child, then the most challenging part of your new life begins:
You must show others how to discover their own greatness.

 

For greatness, love and wings grow exponentially when shared.  Are you up for the task?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Intimate Secrets

Forget the first kiss, the first sex, the first tears of misunderstanding, the first fight. Forget the first amazing gift that says they thought long and hard about what you love. This gift is physical proof they tried their best to get you something concrete, in- the-hand wonderful to show the intensity of their feelings for you.

Forget it. Forget it all.

The first great real intimacy between two people begins when secrets are told.

 

Jonathan Carroll
Bathing the Lion
Page 95

 

A new book from Jonathan Carroll
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ALWAYS warms my heart.  He is one of the few writers whose books I will purchase sight unseen.  The above passage from his latest should point very well to the reason why.  Every one of his books has standout passages such as the one above.

 

Secrets are indeed the way to someone’s heart.  When you tell a secret, one you never thought you’d reveal to anyone you’re opening yourself up in more than any other way.  As Mr Carroll so eloquently puts it:
A kiss?
The Physical act of sex?

 

These are nothing in comparison to laying bare your soul.  Trusting someone so implicitly as to tell them something no one else knows.  That’s where REAL intimacy is.  Trust comes first.  How can you begin to build a relationship if the foundation isn’t built on trust?  Trust is hard to build but extremely and painfully easy to shatter.

 

Telling your partner secrets is one way of building that intimacy.  You’ll know when it is right to open up.  If you’re fortunate enough to have someone in your life who feels secure to let you in, to share their innermost thoughts and fears, sometimes that relationship can be stronger than a physical one.

 

I know!  You’re looking at me now like I have three eyes, right?  Well you do of course know we DO all HAVE three eyes don’t you?  I guess that’s blown out of the water now!

 

Being intimate seems to have brought with it it’s own set of rules.  And unfortunately, most seem to believe it means becoming physical.  Intimacy is so much more, as again can be seen from Jonathan Carroll’s passage above.

 

Count your blessings if you have someone you can share your secrets with.
Count your blessings if someone feels at peace with you.  These people don’t come around often.

Hold onto them.
Tell them you love them.  Better yet, show them you love them.
Tell them your secrets and they will in turn learn to trust you.

 

And trust is the greatest gift one can give and receive.  Remember what I said above as well:
Trust is hard to build but extremely and painfully easy to shatter.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Alien Life

I know!

A little outside Wisdom and Life’s purview, but the column is sort of apropos for today, being as it is Halloween:

Anyone ever watch The History Channel’s Decoded with Brad Meltzer?  I recently watched the episode called UFO.
How many believe we have been visited by alien life?  
How many believe there is life on other planets?  
How many have seen a UFO?

UFO

 

 

 

 

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If you believe God exists, does that preclude you from believing in life on other planets?  Why do you think God would create only one life form?  If he is indeed all powerful why would he want us to be his only creation?  I understand that I may be ruffling some feathers here, but why is it that many on both sides of the Alien Life spectrum have such distaste for each other:
On one hand we have the religious front that feels that God created us in his likeness and and how could he daine to create more life somewhere else, for we are the chosen?

 

What happens when science discovers life somewhere else or when undeniable proof arrives in the form of alien visitation?  Which many people claim to have witnessed.

 

On the other hand we have those people who have said they have come in contact with alien life, whether it is from seeing alien craft or actually seeing the Greys.

 

Typically these people are met with scorn, derision or are ostracized from their communities.  How is there expected to be a resolution to this if these factions can’t find equal footing?  It’s like I’ve said at Wisdom and Life previously:
We should be looking at our similarities.
We should be finding common ground.

 

There have been some highly reputable people who claim to have seen UFO’s
Former President Ronald Reagan claimed to have a UFO experience.
Former President Jimmy Carter had a UFO experience as well.

 

Neither of these former presidents ever backed away from their initial stories

 

That’s the ONLY way we will survive in the future.  We have far more commonalities than we do differences.  Speaking of knowing our common interests, Former President Reagan discussed this very matter while he was president:
UFO – Ronald Reagan’s Speech about Alien Invasion

 

 

Personally?

I take Story Musgrave’s approach to life elsewhere:
That our universe is so exponentially large of course there is life somewhere else.
Look at the Hubble telescope.  Every picture it returns to us is just a fraction of the number of planets and stars that live in our vast universe.  Of course there is life somewhere else.

 

My own philosophy:
It would take someone with a very small mind, someone extremely egotistical NOT to feel that there is life somewhere else.

 

When I was around fourteen years old I was fishing on Blissville Pond in Lisbon, Connecticut with my maternal grandfather and we both saw something black and spherical in the sky floating just above the water about a quarter mile away from us.  It flew around the pond briefly then shot straight up.  Blissville Pond has been a hotbed for activity in the past too.  Several of my friends in Lisbon have also said they’ve seen similar things in the same vicinity as my grandfather and I did.

What is your take on alien life?
Does it clash with your faith?  If so why?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

 

You Get What You Think About

You get what you think about, whether you want it or not!  So be careful what you think about.

 

Your Ultimate Calling
Page 346
Wayne Dyer

 

Wayne Dyer wasn’t always a Law of Attraction guru.  He evolved into this paradigm much like many of us did.  He has always been on the positive path however.  Think about how many times you’ve wanted something (no pun intended. Just worked out that way.)

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How many times have you received what you thought about?
50%?
60%?

 

Was it higher than that?

 

I’m guessing it was.  Have you ever stopped to consider that our thoughts REALLY do create our reality?  Have you ever considered that something we all poo poohed as new age mumbo jumbo may REALLY hold some credence?  May REALLY hold some water?

 

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As I’ve said at Wisdom and Life countless times. Law of Attraction is merely another way of looking Faith and Spirituality.  It’s why the bulk of my writing here centers on these two topics.  In my opinion just as Science and Faith are two sides of the same coin, Law of Attraction is just another way of looking at Faith:
Ask and ye shall receive.

 

Hmmmm.  Why does that sound so familiar?  Mayne because it is Biblical in nature.  It is also one of the major covenants of Law of Attraction.  As is:
You get what you think about.

 

Heck even Be careful what you wish/think about is Biblical.  All of the Law of Attraction gurus are simply using their voices to make faith more palatable to the masses.  Some of them may not even realize what they are doing.

 

You get what you think about, whether you want it or not!  So be careful what you think about.

 

The Universe/God/Higher Power is only reacting to your thoughts, whether they be positive or negative.  It can only bring to you what your thoughts say you want.  So as I’ve said here before as well:
Be as specific as possible when thinking you want something.  You certainly don’t want something like The Monkey’s Paw to happen to you.

Wayne Dyer happens to be the first subject I discovered after watching Rhonda Byrne’s Secret on DVD.  I didn’t stagnate.  I realized there was so much more to Law of Attraction then what was brought out in The Secret.  I learned quickly to meld faith and Law of Attraction because I understood many of the the topics discussed in The Secret had Biblical origins and because I’ve always had a strong faith I dug deep into the parallels between the two.

 

It’s what I CHOOSE to see.  Anyone who has read Wisdom and Life for some time will realize that I believe everything comes down to choice.  We all choose what to believe.  And that choice manifests our reality.

 

What do you choose?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

 

Keep Stillness Inside You

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.


Deepak Chopra

 

I’ve written about Deepak Chopra at Wisdom and Life previously.  He’s one of my favorite enlightened people.  That’s why I continue returning to him.

 

Are you experiencing turmoil at this moment?
Are you experiencing a squall?  A tempest? A gale?
Are you experiencing an emotional storm?

 

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How do you react when something doesn’t go your way?  Do you become agitated?  Do you fight the storm with stress?  Do you fight it with fury?  What if you simply gave in and let the storm take you?  What if as Deepak suggests you remain still?  What if you kept stillness within you?  What do you think would happen?
Would you find peace?
Would your turmoil vanish?

 

I think it would.

 

Repeat it often if need be:
Letting go is not a sign of weakness.
Letting go is a sign of strength.

 

Fighting against ANYTHING, ALWAYS expels energy, ALWAYS creates stress.  As I’ve said here many times over, isn’t it better to roll with the punches, row your boat down the stream instead of fighting the current?  That’s what Deepak Chopra is telling us to do with this quote.

 

It takes a strong person to let go.  Letting go is not a sign of weakness. Letting go is a sign of strength.   We simply have to realize this.

 

If you have a challenging time keeping still in the midst of chaos, one thing you can do to help is meditating.  I find that I can become more peaceful now when something I expect doesn’t come to fruition, simply because I spend time meditating especially at night just before bed.  Meditating at night helps me get to sleep and sleep more soundly through the night.

 

Meditating also helps me remain calm in the midst of chaos as I can call up that peaceful state when something is not going as I planned it.  I’m not suggesting this will work for everyone, just as I’m not suggesting anything I write at Wisdom and Life will change your life.  I’m simply saying this works for me and it MAY work for you.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

 

Dr Bernie Siegel

My friend, Pete Onofrio in Madison, Connecticut has an events barn at his home on Race Hill Road called The Buddha Barn.  I was fortunate yesterday to be able to hear Bernie Siegel.

 

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It was the second or third time I’ve seen Dr. Siegel in person and each time, I come away with some new insight.  If you have an opportunity to see him, don’t hesitate.

 

Several things he said stand out:
If you hear common themes from people, if Buddha and Jesus discuss the same topics in different forms, then listen.  For Buddha, Jesus, God.  They are all one in the same:
This is one thread I’ve been sewing for years.

 

One story he told is:
When someone transitions they are given a lit candle.  A family member watched these souls carrying their candles and noticed one soul who had an extinguished candle, when the son asked why his father’s candle was unlit, his father said your tears extinguish it.
In other words, you have to let me go.

 

WWLD:
Having a bad day?  Don’t want to get out of bed?  Then think:

WWLD:
What Would Lassie do?

 

Live by your experiences not your beliefs
Don’t let your belief cloud your judgement.  Dr Siegel brought this up in a story he told about meeting an animal intuitive.  How many of us shudder when we hear something that is beyond our scope, beyond our worldview?  Dr Siegel mentioned this animal intuitive story because one of his cats was missing in his house.  He looked everywhere for his cat.  The cat simply would not show up.  Once he left, the cat cried out.  One of Bernie’s kids heard the cat and it came out from hiding.  The cat didn’t want to show itself to Dr Siegal because it KNEW Dr Siegel was not happy having to trudge through the house looking for him.

 

How do you live your life?  Don’t let worldview cloud your own judgement.  Be open to different experiences and fit these different experiences into your worldview, just like fitting puzzle pieces together in your puzzle of life.

 

One of the things I have a HUGE challenge with myself is the physical issues I have:
My scoliosis and the stoop I walk with.
My speech.

 

I continue to not like my appearance, especially when seeing photos of myself and the other thing I have a difficult time with is my speech pattern.  I think some of that stems from growing up.  People in my life would tell me:
Stand up straight.
Think before you speak.

 

As if I wasn’t thinking.
As if I wasn’t standing as straight as I could.

 

Something Dr Siegel said yesterday truly resonated with me:
If you want people to talk to you show your wound.  He gave this example:
Go to a grocery store with a bandage over your eye and watch how many people come up and talk to you.

 

I guess I should take that point to heart and forget about my so called issues, challenges, difficulties.  I don’t even consider my challenges until I see them.  Photos, and now with cell phones, videos of watching me walk leave me feeling distressed.  I DO understand that every challenge is a gift and that’s something Dr Siegel repeated again and again yesterday afternoon.  I just have to meld it into my worldview.

 

There is so much other information he discussed and that’s why I think Dr Siegel is such an important person to know.
Read his books
Watch Bernie Siegel on YouTube

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.