Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Whats wrong?


How many of us have heard these famous words?

Many men have.

If you want to find out then you have to follow the rules.

Rules that are not written and can change according to mood and circumstances.
No good being in a hurry either.

The rules require that you proceed at the pace and manner dictated.

To slowly uncover the misdemeanour or failure.

After a full explaination you may apologise.

Arguing is not acceptable unless insisted upon.

Grovelling and begging forgiveness is sometimes acceptable.

And at the end of it all you might regain the status quo.

Until the next time that is when every misdemeanor since you met is remembered in minute detail.

Including the last one that was agreed to be expunged from the list for all time.

Men have their challenging side and women theirs too!

Monday, October 30, 2006


If you are not growing you are dying.

Are you growing or dying?

We exercise our bodies, sometimes.

Our emotions get exercised by life's experiences.

Our minds we often forget assuming that they are fine.

Overall a fairly sloppy way of ensuring our well being.

Well that's what everybody else does.

Yes and look at the state of most of them.

Lemming like behaviour is fine for lemmings but we are not lemmings.

Take steps to create the health you want for yourself.

Perfect health is only given to little children and even then not all the time.

So make a conscious choice to improve your total health from body to mind to soul.

Funny thing is we feel better if we make the effort so how come so often we don't?

Growing is the secret of getting the most out of life even as we age.

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Do you pay attention to your hair?

Are you aware what it says about you?

Do you care?

As you get older does grey hair worry you?

Long hair, short hair which is best for you?

Do you hide under your hair?

Hair changes how people see us.

So how do you want to be seen?

Notice other peoples hair.

What does it tell you about them?

Think hair!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Stress over time

Most of us experience this at some point in our lives.

Unlike short term stress long term stress damages our immune system.

This damage can be permanent.

It can cause us to lose sight of many things.

The reason we are here.

Other actions and thoughts which could help us.

We get so locked into thinking and dwelling on this long term issue that other thoughts never appear.

What to do?

Live in this moment now, this moment only.

Do not dwell on the past it has gone.

Do not project the future it seldom if ever arrives as we imagine.

Jut this moment now.

Make each day purposeful, with reason, with objectives, activities where you have to concentrate.

You may not be able to do anything about the major worry or issue so do other things.

Other things that release tension.

Other things that have meaning.

Other things that have lightness.

Do not waste your life away in sorrow and pain.

Learning to live with stress over time is one of life's harder lessons and most of us will experience this at some point.

Friday, October 27, 2006


How many people find ironing boring?

Apparently about half of those asked.

The other half felt ironing to be therapeutic.

A time for private thoughts.

Others needed to watch TV or listen to the radio while ironing.

Whichever side you fall on boring or therapy, try adding better performance.

Try to be the best you can while ironing, do it with more attention, better, quicker, more accurately.

Makes a difference try it.

For those of you who do not iron naturally this is not for you.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Just cars

Yes believe it or not there is supposedly some relationship between the very ordinary cars in the picture above and the young lady's feelings of obvious acute discomfort!

Vast numbers of magazines, articles, blogs, pictures devoted to cars.

Road tests about how they perform on deserted airfields where there are no speed limits.

Gushing prose extolling the virtues of yet another unexceptional new car.

And why would anyone remain interested when 90% of modern driving is in and around town in traffic?

Where you pay ever more for fuel, parking, insurance and repairs.

A huge industry providing jobs for people to talk about machines with marginal differences.

The light dawns!

In truth.

Can it be that our whole world is composed of marginal differences?

In reality there is precious little that is new under the sun.

So we are all caught in the mindless chatter of endless communications about marginal differences?

Time to let them get on with it.

Tune out mindless chatter.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

How far honesty?

Just a little white lie.

Is there such a thing?


But not if it is just the easy way out.

Only if it is the wrong timing to share or tell the truth.

You know the difference.

In your heart you do.

So no games often the little white lie might look like the easy way out.

Observe how one leads to another though.

How they get you into trouble.

99 times out of a hundred the truth is better.

It's how you tell it that makes the difference.

Remember this next time you are tempted.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Me is one level of consciousness.

But if you are ask one such what is me?

A blank look.

Is me a body with a brain, a mind, a soul, a spirit?

What is me?

So no we are not equal.

We all have the same equipment

However many of us have only learnt to use the basic functions.

The more subtle possibilities being hardly understood let alone used.

Did you know that you can control your mind?

Did you even think about this?

Controlling your mind can free you from fear and stress.

Would you like anything more than this?

To have peace of mind.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Whether the connotation is negative or positive, the common impression of meditation is that it is a withdrawal from the world.

Of course there are techniques that function in this way.

But meditation need not be an escape.

It can also be a means to encounter the world in order to understand it and ourselves.

Vipassana is one such, possibly the only such.

Every human being is conditioned to assume that the real world is outside.

That the way to live life is by contact with an external reality.

By seaking input, physical and mental from without.

Most of us have never considered severing outward contacts in order to see what happens inside.

The idea of doing so probably sounds like choosing to spend hours staring at the test pattern on a television screen.

We would rather explore the far side of the moon or the bottom of the ocean than the hidden depths within ourselves.

But in fact the universe exists for each of us only when we experience it with body and mind.

It is never elsewhere.

It is always here and now.

By exploring the here and now of ourselves we can explore the world.

Unless we investigate the world within we can never know reality.

We will only know our beliefs about it, or our intellectual conceptions of it.

By observing ourselves, however we can come to know reality directly and can learn to deal with it in a postive creative way.

This is why people study vipassana.

And you?


Sunday, October 22, 2006


Do you need space?

Do you let others have space?

Do you understand the need for space?

All humans need space from time to time.

We need space to observe ourselves.

To express ourselves without the pressure and influence of others.

To experience space for its own sake.

Just to be.

Take space for yourself.

You are responsible for your own life.

Give space to others.

Learn about the importance of space for yourself and others.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Mmmmm - 34

It must be irrefutable that if Black magic exists as a real fact,

There must be somewhere its counterpart - White magic.

False silver coins could have no existence if there were no genuine silver money.

Nature is dual in whatever she attempts.

Yes white magic exists.

Friday, October 20, 2006


Are you?

In what you do?

In what you complete?

Do you complete?

So often we do not finish what we start.

How can we feel good about ourselves if we do not do what we say to ourselves and others.

If we do not finish what we start.

How can we feel good about ourselves?

Feel better about yourself for your own self-respect.

Be professional in what you think and do.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

When we met

Was one thing.

Where we are now is another.

Do we still want to be together?

One simple question do you love him/her?

Is your love unconditional?

If it is not unconditional then you are in some kind of contractual relationship.

If it is unconditional then you can work things out or let him/her go because that's what unconditional means.

If no then what are the terms of your spoken or unspoken agreement?

Still acceptable?

Then stay and make the most of it.

Not acceptable?

Something changed, then time to consider, maybe time to move on or out.

Do not stay together for the sake of it.

If things have changed then acknowledge this.

Be honest with yourself and your partner.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


They tell a lot about us.

Our fashion interest.

Our functional concern.

Our color sense

Our preferrred shape.

Are they clean and cared for?

How are yours?

Do you even notice?

When you want to buy some you suddenly notice others.

Once you have them you pay less attention.

Yet when we meet someone we notice their shoes.

Shoes are changing so fast now they are all colors, textures and shapes.

The old stigma against trainers is going now that they cost so much.

Indeed what we wear and when is also changing

What do your shoes say about you?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

UV rays

Today is a day when uv rays are meant to amplify everything a millionfold.

True or false it is nevertheless a good idea to pay attention to our thoughts.

These thoughts will anyway shape our future.

So today be careful as the action following your thoughts will be a millionfold quicker and more powerful.

True or false we will observe.

Around 1700 hours today find somewhere quiet and meditate for what is important for you.

Bring something nice into being.

Monday, October 16, 2006


Are what cause us harm.


Because we cannot leave them alone.

They dominate our days.

Worming around disturbing our other actions.

Imagine the damage they do over time.

Thoughts are yours to control.

Control those thoughts, random thoughts cause so much trouble.

Said many times however we always put things off.

So start learning to control those thoughts please.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

More on children

Do you ever spend time with children?

If yes then you will know what I mean when I say tiring.

If not then notice the noise and enthusiasm that they put into everything.

Essentially they love life.

Few cloudy days or sadness.

A spontenaity.

A curiosity

A simple belief that things are fine.

No worries about tomorrow

That comes later after our programming them to worry abouyt life and the so called future.

Help children to stay innocent.

Enjoy their love of life

Might we even dare say, learn from them!

Saturday, October 14, 2006


How time flies when we don't see each other for some time.

Particularly when in this case Jem was only five years old and today he is ten years old.

The growth is amazing when five years have passed at this time in one's life.

Not only the physical growth but the maturity and knowledge gained in those five years.

From five to ten we learn so much.

What did we learn in those same five years?

A little more knowldege?

Some wisdom?

If we do not have children of our own have we forgotten their freshness and curiosity?

If you want to learn about where you are then spend some time with young people.

No nonsense, just straight answers and open remarks.

Try it!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Different eyes

Men and women see differently

No great secret in that.

Considering that this is so how come we get at crossed purposes so easily?

Maybe lack of attention.

Maybe lack of interest.

Just did not think.

And so it goes on, until the next time that is.

Smarter would be ot understand what pushes the buttons.

If it gets too much then time to consider what is going on.

Often we feel we have clearly said to the other what we do not like.

However if we ask them then they may well reply that they did not hear or understand what we had said.

So take the trouble to communicate clearly in different ways at different time if necessary.

Because indeed we have different eyes.

We simply do not see or feel the same things in the same way.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Approaching death

Many pretend it is not for them

Many do not want to think about it

Tell us who has not at one time or another thought about it?

And for you?

What is death?

Does it frighten you?

For all the research done on it by scientists and others we are still muddled in our thinking about it in the West.

The truth is that death is just a transition.


From one life to another.

But to know this for yourself you will need to look for yourself.

Do not believe one way or the other until you have looked for yourself.

Why should you do this?

Easy it takes away a lot of needless worry.

Find peace of mind, have a look..

Find comfort with the idea of death as transition.

Look at Sylvia Cranston's writing on this subject.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Daily lives

Are our lot each and every day.

Every hour of every day.

Every glance.

Every thought.

Every mood.

Take a moment to notice how blind you have become to things you know.

Time to freshen your days.

Live more consciously.invent a new way of seeing.

Notice how we rush from a to b without paying attention.

Slow down and enjoy the day more.

Notice more, experience more.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Heavy head

And along comes flu

Not a cold but flu.

Flu comes in many flavors

All are nasty.

Drink lots of water.

If you do not have to do something very important then go and lie down.

Recovery is quicker when we are smart.

So either lie in bed for a while or take your mind off it by doing something where you can stop thinking about it.

Either way it takes days to go.

There is no short cut.

So acknowledge the misery and let it come out.

suppressing it with pills is not very smart.

So let it out.

Flu surely helps us appreciate good health!

Strengthen your immune system winter approaches.

Monday, October 09, 2006


Just one night a week without.

Do you watch tv every night?

Do your children?

Your partner ?

Try one night without.

If you are bored or do not know what to do then start to wonder.

How can trivia have gained such a hold?

Take time to unwind without.

Try doing nothing.

Let other things come into your life.

Things you chose not those chosen by some faceless tv director.

Terrorismo eleitoral!!!!!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

A little thing

And how they add up.

Little things are often what undo us.

Then one day we realise that they were not little things at all.

They were actually the last little thing in a long line of frustrations

They were the one little thing that led to our explosion or reaction.

If so why did we not deal with this thing before?

Often we think that by ignoring little things they will go away.


They just add up and surface every time that button is pushed.

Probably better to recognise this and deal with things you do not like as and when they first occur.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Just seems to go against you.

Yes, sometimes it is like that.

Everything, just everything is difficult.

Nothing goes right

Nothing is easy.

Life is hard.

Life is frustrating

Yes it is.

And who told you that this is not meant to be?

Sometimes we forget that life is about growing.

Life is about learning.

So next time when it gets tough remember and say to yourself.

This is OK, this is where I grow.

This is where I learn.

This is a major reason for this life.

And as you learn to accept then so often things lighten up

Friday, October 06, 2006

Mmmmm - 33

Mankind - the majority at any rate - hates to think for itself.

It resents as an insult the humblest invitation to step for a moment outside the old well beaten tracks.

Judging for itself, to enter into a new path in some fresh direction.

This may account for the extraordinary success enjoyed by modern spin doctors.

Modern man has little appetite for going to the trouble of thinking for himself on the truth of their statements.

Let alone thinking for themselves on the most important and tremendous problems of man's inner nature.

These affect us all and yet so few make any effort to look.

Why is this?

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Thought controlled

That's what we humans are.

Without thoughts we would not be conscious in the way we are today.

In fact would we be conscious at all?

All day long we let thoughts come in and out of our heads.

Uncensored, uncontrolled.

Start to understand how thoughts control you.

Thoughts uncontrolled means trouble.

Learn to control thoughts from outside and inside your head.

Particularly those of a negative nature.

Those of a jealous nature

Angry ones

Sad ones

Silly ones

Lonely ones

aggressive ones

Self-pitying ones

In fact what do you control?


Learn to control your thoughts.

Because right now they are controlling you.

Until you learn to control your thoughts you cannot be the master of yourself.

Think about this.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Say it

Say I care.

I appreciate you being in my life.

Say I love you.

Do not let little things obscure that love is why you are really together

If it is not then consider what you are doing with your life.

If it is why you are together then let go of critisism, nagging and all the other silly things we do.

Say it.

I care, I am glad that you are in my life

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Without it our world will stop dead.

We all take it for granted.

Our appliances, machines, electronic gadgets all of them.

Ever thought that you have electricity in you?

You can learn to use your personal electricity if you try.

Take time to learn more about yours and what it does to you and others.

Personal electricity is subtle and powerful.

It affects so much that we do.

Read Nicola Tesla and his ideas on this subject.he may have gone some time ago however his ideas are still interesting.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Monday, monday

Not like Sunday.

Day to face doing things.

Day to start running.

A week to live, things to do.

So treat Monday with respect it's the day to slip into another gear.

A day that can set the tone for the week.

Just take one thing at a time.

Do the best you can, be the best you can.

Thats all, no panic just live Mondays with patience and calm.

The rest of the week can then follow a smoother pattern.

More harmonius if you will.

Mondays are after all one seventh of your life!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Friends dying

This happens to all of us.

And are you happy for them?

Those who die that is?

Do you know that they are not going to a better place?

Let them go, wish them well.

It is important for the spirit that it be allowed to go in peace.

Help your friends to go in peace.

Remember their good points.

Wish them well.

Leave your self-pity out of it.

Support them.