1 Thing You Can Do to Ease Your Mind … March 30th, 2020

 

Believe in Free Will

If it’s any comfort to you, God does.

God doesn’t have a plan for your life. He’s given you a beautiful life for your plan.

God does not have a will that He wishes you to pursue to some destiny.

Your life has not been mapped out.

Demons are not meeting in the Netherworld to plot your destruction.

The Universe, the Earth, the Creator and the Cosmos are not trying to teach us a lesson through climate change or pandemics.

This is still in your control.

Although the scenes may change, the dialogue, costumes and characters you wish you join you in your performance are completely at your disposal.

There is no future because you have not yet decided what it should be.

There is a past—and you should not waste your free will to relive it continually in fear or guilt.

The next move is yours.

After all, how much do you really expect God to do, leaving you jobless?

What will your free will be during this season of abstract destruction and infirmity in our world?

Are you looking for someone to blame?

Are you blaming someone because they’re looking in your direction?

Ease your mind.

You have free will.

You can use it however you feel inspired to do so.

Just keep in mind:

The Earth is always in pursuit of justice, so what you sow you will certainly reap.

The Earth is in need of great caretakers, so don’t ignore the cries of nature through foolhardy behavior.

We can come out of this as long as we understand that free will reigns supreme.

Therefore, we aren’t at the mercy of an angry God, a frustrated ecosystem or a Master Plot to destroy the world from the Eastern Lands.

1 Thing We Can Learn from Covid-19 … March 23rd, 2020

 

Life is a cross-country journey

This is just our present state

Some states have amusement parks

Others, fields of corn

A state of tall mountains

Yet another of endless flatland

Lots of people

Very few

Rainy weather

Sunshine abounds

Different foods

Ice cream and hamburgers

The happiest travelers find something to learn, grasp and discover in every state

If we keep moving, the scenery will change

Stay healthy, use your fuel, enjoy your companions

For whatever state you find yourself in

Be content

 

1 Thing You Can Do to Overcome the Coronavirus

Stay Healthy

But here’s the question—how? How does one stay healthy—especially since we’re being bombarded by literally thousands of suggestions on how to maintain distance from this nasty pandemic.

To stay healthy, you have to realize there are four parts to you.

If you’re merely going to wash your hands, avoid strangers and sanitize the planet, you will grow weary in well-doing and in no time at all, find yourself in the throes of depression.

Staying healthy begins, first and foremost, with your emotions. The only way to stay healthy with your emotions is:

Reveal what you feel.

No one would expect you to be happy about being quarantined by a microscopic bug. But attempts to be brave or appear adult will only make you more childish.

Speak forth what you feel. Be clean with your emotions. You will need a pure heart to stay committed to the joy of life.

Once you reveal what you feel, then:

Decide what you believe.

Since whispers are coming from everywhere, select what sounds rational to your spirit. What seems feasible to your soul?  Being told what to do does not produce the conviction required to pursue it. You need to decide what you believe.

Then it’s time to:

Learn what is real.

Find a couple of sources that mingle hope and truth and listen to them for advice. Use them as your preferred source of knowledge.

Stay away from the Internet with its fear-mongering or those who dismiss the seriousness of the situation. Learn what is real.

So let’s review:

Reveal what you feel. (In other words, get your heart right about this.)

Decide what you believe. (Get your spirit involved.)

Learn what is real. (Educate yourself so your brain does not become the headquarters for “Fear, International.”)

And finally:

Choose what to do.

Yes, take your body and put your body exactly where you want your body to be. You can’t stay healthy by just receiving directions, trying to follow every edict that comes across the airwaves.

Involve your entire being:

  • Reveal what you feel.
  • Decide what you believe.
  • Learn what is real.
  • Then choose what to do.

 

1 Thing That Would Make It Easier to Get Along with Each Other

Weakness

Unfortunately, we all seem to be terrified with the freakishness of meekness that seems to rob us of uniqueness.

So to remain strong, we will cry, try and even lie.

So what does this mean? “When you are weak you are strong.”

What is this devilish double-talk?

We are much more transparent than we wish were true.

In other words, people are already suspicious that we have weakness.

  • Attempts to cover it up become comical.
  • Efforts to deny it make us appear to be carnival fools.

You are weak. If you know this, it becomes your strength.

Why? Because you can be in charge of letting others understand your emerging nature. But if you insist on being strong when there’s an obvious weakness, not only will it be found, but those around you will work very hard to uncover and expose it—so they, themselves, can disguise their own weakness.

So do you want to make it easier, or do you demand on it continuing to be hard?

What should I do with my weakness?

  1. Admit it.
  2. Work with it.
  3. Rejoice in it.

I am weak, but even though I have a weakness, it has not stopped me. By continuing through that weakness, I have done things I wasn’t sure I would ever be able to get finished, so I am grateful.

Are you weak too? Do you have a weakness?

Are you able to speak it aloud, or must it be exploited in the town square and ridiculed?

Weakness is what makes us strong if we admit it, work with it and rejoice in it.

 

 

1 Thing You Can Do That Astounds the World Around You

Take Responsibility

It’s not difficult.

You’ll be surprised—it’s not as painful as it sounds.

You can do it at home, on the job, or anywhere human beings gather.

If it hurts, you can cry. If you’re confident, you can stand steady.

Matter of fact, there must be twenty ways to leave your mistake:

“It was me.”

“My bad.”

“Buck stops here…”

“Look no further. ‘Twas I.”

“My doing.”

“I own that.”

“No excuses.”

“Back to the drawing board.”

“Oops.”

“That’s got my fingerprints all over it.”

“Plan B.”

“That one’s gonna smell.”

“You got me.”

“I dropped the ball.”

“Not my finest hour.”

“My blame. No shame.”

“I’m your huckleberry.”

“I failed.”

“Crash and burn.”

“I ate the apple.”

Pick one.

They’ve been used over the years by many intelligent individuals who wanted to avoid the stupidity of lying, cheating and accusing others.

And by the way—you get a gift.

Here it is:

You aren’t exposed, you don’t have to hide and if you confess, you can be healed.

 

 

1 Thing You Can Do This Week is Change the Name of the Homeless

I suggest we call them “the pointless.”

It is unacceptable that nearly a half million people in America can’t find a home to protect them from the elements.

There are so many charitable organizations, so many beds, so many opportunities and so many shelters that the term “homeless” does not apply.

These brothers and sisters on the street are “the pointless.”

They are folks who have lived their lives to a certain juncture, and really see no advantage in continuing to try to be solvent, functioning, or for that matter, contributing.

Maybe this decision was arrived at through addiction.

Perhaps it was mental illness.

Do they have a disability?

Do they just enjoy living on the darker edges of the streets?

I don’t know.

But you certainly cannot refer to them as homeless.

Housing possibilities and living quarters are constantly available.

We can no longer say that these Spartans cannot get a job—the unemployment rate is so low that McDonald’s is hanging out in the avenues, passing out applications.

I have every intention of continuing to be generous and open to these who are so situated. But I am no longer going to propagate the myth of “homelessness.”

I am giving my funds, my mercy and a moment of my time to the pointless.

We can gather the five hundred thousand people on the streets and take care of every one of them through a one-dollar-a-week payroll tax on each worker’s paycheck. Yes—four dollars a month.

It’s about fifty dollars a year per taxpayer, and if you multiply that by two hundred million payees, you come up with trillions of dollars. Don’t you think we could probably lodge some folks comfortably and feed them for that sum?

Of course we could.

But it wouldn’t eliminate the problem—for they aren’t homeless. They are pointless.

  • They’ve lost their point of attack.
  • They’ve lost their point of purpose.
  • And they’ve lost their point of reasoning.

After all, nobody grows up wishing they could someday be homeless, freshening up in a bird bath at the park.

Their brain, soul and emotions have placed them in this cauldron of vulnerability—to suffer the dire situation.

So God bless the pointless.

And every time I use the word, please realize that I am not being critical—just avoiding condemnation or useless pity.

1 Thing You Can Do to Be Nicer to People

Stay away from folks when you’re in a bad mood.

The average time span for a bad mood is about three-and-a-half hours.

But if you happen to have your bad mood in front of other humans, the “forgiveness tour” you will have to go on to make amends for all the negative things you said could last days, weeks—maybe a lifetime.

If you get in one of these bad moods, run until you’re completely sure you’re alone. (“I think we’re alone now.”)

Then you can allow the foamy fussiness to seep out of all your pores.

The poison won’t affect anyone else.

And when you come back—even if you’re only slightly renewed—don’t be so foolish as to share your frustrations with others.

Just because your friends listen to you does not mean they don’t hate you for taking them on your roller-coaster ride to hell’s gates.

Bad mood? Stay alone.

Better mood? Text.

Mood improved? Slowly emerge.

Good mood? Bless someone.

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