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Saturday, July 30, 2011

All You Need Is Love

Love is one of the most powerful emotions we can feel. It can change the course of a day, a life, and can even cure illness. Unconditional love can uplift you out of the darkest of corners and can actually help you live longer.


Expressing loving emotions is hard for some people. If you didn't grow up being verbally coddled then there is a very strong chance that you are unable to communicate loving emotions. But on the bright side, everyone has a love language (http://www.5lovelanguages.com/) and there are so many different ways to show that you love someone that there is always going to be someone who speaks your language. 


My language happens to be words of affirmation, which is extremely fitting considering, a) I am a writer and b) I was neglected so there wasn't any verbal affection and/or encouragement. The funny part about this though is while I am extremely verbally loving I find myself as an adult connecting with people that are unable to fulfill my love language. Another epiphany of overcoming a pattern that was instilled in me as a child. Thank God awareness is half the battle!


I was able to find my own love deep within me by the man who helped saved my life when I was a teenager. One of my favorite all time authors, Og Mandino, wrote The Greatest Salesman in the World.  It is a great little story that leads to 10 ancient scrolls of success. Over the years, I've spent many hours with these scrolls. Reading them 3 times a day for 30 days each until the messages were embedded in my subconscious and new patterns were born.  


My most important lesson was the importance of greeting each day with love in your heart and with this approach love has found me many times over. In this I am lucky. I choose to love. It's not always reciprocated by the intended recipient but that doesn't matter. Love spreads far and wide and comes back to us in so many ways. Love is everywhere, in everything if we open our eyes, minds and hearts to it. Love makes us unstoppable and encourages life. 


We should shower everyone, everything and ourselves with love at all times. Love is powerful but humble. Love is vibrant and uplifting. Love is truth and humility. Love can open the hearts of those around us. Love can set us free.  


And like The Beatles told us, All you need is love!


Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy.
There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you
in time - It's easy.

All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.



I also share with you here some more love... the scroll marked II from The Greatest Salesman in the World...


I will greet this day with love in my heart.
For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures. Muscle can split a shield and even destroy life but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of men and until I master this art I will remain no more than a peddler in the market place. I will make love my greatest weapon and none on whom I call can defend against its force.
My reasoning they may counter; my speech they may distrust; my apparel they may disapprove; my face they may reject; and even my bargains may cause them suspicion; yet my love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest clay.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and I will be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I speak? I will laud mine enemies and they will become friends; I will encourage my friends and they will become brothers. Always will I dig for reasons to applaud; never will I scratch for excuses to gossip. When I am tempted to criticize I will bite my tongue; when I am moved to praise I will shout from the roofs.
Is it not so that birds, the wind, the sea and all nature speaks with the music of praise for their creator? Cannot I speak with the same music to his children? Henceforth will I remember this secret and it will change my life.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.And how will I act? I will love all manners of men for each has qualities to be admired even though they be hidden. With love I will tear down the wall of suspicion and hate which they have built round their hearts and in its place will I build bridges so that my love may enter their souls.
I will love the ambitious for they can inspire me; I will love the failures for they can teach me. I will love the kings for they are but human; I will love the meek for they are divine. I will love the rich for they are yet lonely; I will love the poor for they are so many. I will love the young for the faith they hold; I will love the old for the wisdom they share. I will love the beautiful for their eyes of sadness; I will love the ugly for their souls of peace.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
But how will I react to the actions of others? With love. For just as love is my weapon to open the hearts of men, love is also my shield to repulse the arrows of hate and the spears of anger. Adversity and discouragement will beat against my new shield and become as the softest of rains. My shield will protect me in the market place and sustain me when I am alone. It will uplift me in moments of despair yet it will calm me in time of exultation. It will become stronger and more protective with use until one day I will cast aside and walk unencumbered among all manners of men and, when I do, my name will be raised high on the pyramid of life.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I confront each whom I meet? In only one way. In silence and to myself I will address him and say I Love You. Though spoken in silence these words will shine in my eyes, unwrinkle my brow, bring a smile to my lips, and echo in my voice; and his heart will be opened. And who is there who will say nay to my goods when his hearts feels my love?
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And most of all I will love myself. For when I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart. Never will I overindulge the requests of my flesh; rather I will cherish my body with cleanliness and moderation. Never will I allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair, rather I will uplift it with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages. Never will I allow my soul to become complacent and satisfied, rather I will feed it with meditation and prayer. Never will I
allow my heart to become small and bitter, rather I will share it and it will grow and warm the earth.
I will greet this day with love in my heart. Henceforth will I love all mankind. From this moment all hate is let from my veins for I have not time to hate, only time to love. From this moment I take the first step required to become a man among men. With love I will increase my sales a hundred-fold and become a great salesman. If I have no other qualities I can succeed with love alone. Without it I will fail though I possess all the knowledge and skills of the world.
I will greet this day with love, and I will succeed.



(excerpt from The Greatest Salesman In the World, Og Mandino)


Are you feeling the love?






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Friday, July 29, 2011

It's Speculative

Have you ever heard the saying, "Don't tell me what you're going to do. Tell me what you've done".  Well if you haven't you should write it on a wall or a mirror or on the forehead of the person you speak to the most.

There are some people that actually say what they are going to do and they do it.  Every time, plain and simple.  Awesome!  There are also people who say they are going to do things and whose intentions may be pure in the moment, but life happens and they may not be able to follow through as promised.  Then there are those people that for whatever reason feel the need to make false promises, constantly say what they are going to do and never do it and tend to be extremely wishy washy.

Even the latter may not realize what they are doing but the truth of the matter is, be careful. Look at this list and figure out who you are. If you are not the first type mentioned I would take a good long look at yourself and figure out a way to overcome the pattern.

If you surround yourself by people that tell you they are going to do things, even the simple things, and then they don't do it, what will happen is, you will subconsciously stop trusting them. No one wants to submerse themselves in here-say. Speculative promises that go unfulfilled leave doubt in it's wake.

Don't get me wrong, I am not talking about sharing with your friends that you are pursuing some grand endeavor and you confide in them while you are in pursuit. I am talking about the little things that add up and will eventually equal loss of trust.

If you say you're going to call, call.
If you say you're going to be somewhere, be there.
If you say you're going to do something, do it.

If you find yourself for whatever reason not being able to follow through with a promise, gesture, or intention, tell the person. Be brave and face the truth. No one is going to like you any less because you aren't able to deliver. But people will stop trusting you and you will alienate people if you don't adhere to what you say.

Remember, words have power. Your integrity resides not just in your words but in the actions that follow... After-all, actions do speak louder than words. Don't you think?






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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's simple

Life will give you what you ask of it, plain and simple. What you have to remember is that you are constantly putting off thought waves that help shape what happens to you. What you dwell on really does become that which you manifest.

You must remember some things when trying to pursue the art of creation.

There is importance in being specific.
You must be very clear in your intention.
If you know your what, the how will take care of itself.
Always look ahead, don't dwell on what lay behind you.
Be willing and open to adjust accordingly.
Welcome change.
Honor defeat.
Learn from your mistakes.
Stay out of your head.
Be careful of people that aren't supportive of your dreams.
Choose to see the best in people.
Listen to your life and trust your intuition.
Be honest with people and yourself.
Don't be afraid to make a fool of yourself.
Know that your feelings may get hurt along the way but time heals all wounds.
Remember that people have their own distractions and it doesn't mean they care any less.
People can only love us as much as they love themselves.
Don't have regrets.
Embrace the possibility of the future being everything you want it to be.
The world will give you what you ask of it so be careful what you ask for.
Remember to treat others as you would like to be treated.
Use communication and honesty to relieve any chance of misunderstanding or pain in others.
Remember people have feelings and feelings are fragile and are to be treated like precious cargo.
What you put out really is what you get back.
No one can let you down if you don't allow them to hold you up.
Choose love. Be kind. Be honest. Be trustworthy. Be truthful. Be sincere. Be mindful. Be open. Choose happiness.
Always say what you mean.
Don't lie!
Be impeccable with your word.
Don't make assumptions.
Always do your best.
Don't take anything personal.
Have empathy.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
It really is true that everything you ever needed to know you learned in Kindergarten.

When you take care of yourself you are more apt to be careful with others feelings. When you are honest you are more apt to be surrounded by people who can be trusted. When you put yourself out there you create a giving and carefree spirit. It is important that you keep your integrity at all times. Know that even when you stumble there is dignity in brushing yourself off and trying again.

It really is quite simple.

What are you putting out?


Reading list:

Everything I Ever Needed to Know I learned in Kindergarten  (http://www.robertfulghum.com)
Feal the Fear and Do it Anyway (http://www.susanjeffers.com)
The Four Agreements (http://www.miguelruiz.com)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Happy Sunday


The perfect morning song to brighten your day... it's working for me... 

Courtesy of the Partridge Family

Hello world here's a song that we're singing

Come on get happy
A whole lotta lovin' is what we'll be bringing
We'll make you happy

Travelin' along there's a song that we're singin'
Come on get happy
A whole lotta lovin' is what we'll be bringin'
We'll make you happy
We'll make you happy

We had a dream we'd go travelin' together
And spread a little lovin', then we keep moving on
Something always happens whenever we're together
We get a happy feeling when we're singing a song

Trav'lin' along, here's a song that we're singing
Come on get happy
A whole lotta lovin' is what we'll be bringing
We'll make you happy
Come on get happy



Are You Feeling Happy?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Life Ever After


Life ever after starts from within. 
It starts with a smile or silly little grin. 

Choose happiness and find your smile. 
Have an expressive kind of style. 

Be who you are and wear what you want. 
Strut around like a debutante. 

But remember to be nice to all that you meet. 
Love and affection will make you complete. 

Find the humor in all that you do.
Laughter is the best medicine for you.

Being silly starts with a grin
While life ever after starts from within.


Are you having any fun?


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Embrace Your Flaws

Will there be a rock in the road that will eventually send the wheels of your patterns spinning off the side of the embankment so you can skip away unscathed? Is there a rainbow we can slide over to come out on the other side? There has to be a way to let go of the idiocies that were instilled in us by parents that just didn't know any better.

And what about the patterns that we created to use to protect ourselves? How do we let go of those if they keep leaving us getting in our own way?

I don't know about you, but life finds me constantly making mistakes, saying the wrong thing and probably making the ultimate fool of myself. My innate nature has impulses that sometimes take even me by surprise.

In my upbringing there was a lack of love, support and encouragement. It was a very quiet existence for me. So how ironic that I would rebel against it and embrace the pattern of being a blurter. The sometimes emotional instability can be draining and it's no wonder I can have healthy relationships at all. The lack caused me to rebel against the pattern by overcompensating and loving to give compliments. But everyone is different and some people are unable to give compliments or encourage others or share acknowledgements.

We must remember, we are all people and we have all in our own way been through a lot. Some of you have even shared with me what you have been through and touched my heart in the deepest way.


We are all in this together. You are not alone. We have our challenges to overcome but humanity has shown us that we do evolve. And if we come from a place of humility, forgiveness and accountability we will learn, grow and progress. 

Embrace your mistakes and don't be so hard on yourself. Go out and make a fool of yourself. Take the risk. Embrace your flaws. You never know who could be watching and think you are absolutely perfect.


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Monday, July 18, 2011

Promise Yourself

It's Monday morning and my pensiveness finds me lost in my thoughts with no breadcrumbs to show me my way home. Where ever you go there you are. And it's time to look in the mirror. Sometimes there are things that we just don't want to let go of. Sometimes we find they were holding onto us the whole time. Sometimes it's time to stay in the moment because there is no where else to be. Sometimes we really do need to throw caution to the wind and just and wait and see where it takes it us...


A leap of faith and an epic adventure.  An autonomous decree that if I miss, the stars will catch me.  I become one with you and the world is an illumination.  Me the shadow dancer being beckoned to embrace the splendor.  The flight of an angel. Protected from the fears of adolescence.  Guided through clouds of promises. Gratitude holds us high. Traveling the summit of our consciousness.  Only the inner wonderment of a child shall find us airborne.  Defying gravity. Immersed in the blue moon. The beauty of natures charms open their arms to us.  Below the grass green and untouched. Smell the flowers and bask in their ability to wear their Sunday best. Not a wrinkle in their stems or a pedal out of place on their heads. The light breeze sings for them, as they dance for me.  My leap of joy. I believe. The awareness has made me one with the energy fields around me and so I ascend in harmony. Be set free. Rise to the occasion. Choose life. An answered prayer, a silent lullaby, a dream come true. Help me stay on course. Help me to live like a butterfly. Help me glide. Help me love. Help me belong. Help me trust. Help me keep my promise.






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Friday, July 15, 2011

Opening the Lines of Communication

Photo courtesy of Martin Linss

For the most part, everyone has access to their own very vivid imagination. And even if you don't always realize you are doing it, you are retrieving information from your own mind and filling in the blanks. This can reek chaos on your life and your relationships. You don't want your life to be a random game of telephone do you?

Asking questions can be unnerving. You don't want people to think you aren't listening or you don't understand or that you're prying. But in order for the lines of communication to work you must be open to the give and take of information. The only way to get the facts is to ask the questions. You don't want to make assumptions.

Making assumptions means you don't have all the answers to form a conclusion so you are going to add your own fillers to make the story make sense. The implications of this kind of conjecture leads to disagreements and arguments and it can even lead to distrust.

To help in the process of transforming your life you need to find the courage to inquire. When you express with each other what your wants are you are not leaving any chance for misunderstandings. When you are clear with each other you avoid drama. When you are honest with each other you invoke confidence. Without room for assumptions the truths are exhibited and trust is born.

Also, keep in mind that you must be accountable too. Skirting around issues, giving half truths or not telling a whole story leads to insecurity. Some people are prone to this way of communicating. This is not well suited for everyone. People speak different languages and come with their own versions of baggage and the best way to get through life is to find people who's baggage matches yours.

It is also important that you honor your boundaries and you trust your intuition. If you feel someone isn't being honest with you and you find yourself making assumptions than maybe your lines of communication are not compatible or maybe that person just isn't worthy of your trust. This is a possibility not to be overlooked. Why would you want to be with someone who isn't honest with you?

Relationships and friendships are meant to be uplifting and inspiring not draining and confusing. By now you should know the difference. Heed the warnings of the red flags and let your intuition give you the insight into your own happiness. Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself and don't be afraid to walk away.

Healthy communication is a key to long term exuberance and when this door opens anything is possible.

Are your lines open?



To read more about assumptions check out the book The Four Agreements, by  Don Miguel Ruiz.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Honoring the Sadness

Picture courtesy of Martin Linss

What a difference a day makes. When the words of this post first found their way to paper my feelings found me in a much different place. The emotional disconnect was weaving it's way through my DNA and there wasn't much I could do to defend it. The wallowing took me by surprise and rendered me helpless to it's inflictions but my self preservation took hold just in a knick of time.

Today is a very different day and as I let the moment seize me, the smile that reaches my eyes sends sparkles ahead of me like the shooting stars you wish upon. The past is history. The future is a mystery and this moment is a gift. That's why this moment is called the present. 

With that said and my intention in tow, today finds me realizing that wishing things were different is a waste of time and energy. There is always a way to heed the lesson in the adventure and figure out a way to be happy in the sadness. Things don't always happen the way we expect them to but that's the problem with expectation, preconceived notions left to follow suit with your conjecture will leave you depleted and lost.

Sadness is vulnerable, it can seem lonely and it can leave you feeling detached, but sadness can also bring you out onto a threshold of elevation. Sadness is a state of mind and can't a state of mind be altered? Mind over matter right?

Finding the strength will help you release that which is making you sad. For me the clarity comes from my tears. My tears give me strength and they help me move on. Like the snow that covers the earth like a blanket to keep it warm for the winter, so do my tears comfort me.

The clarity shows me that the Universe gives you what you need not always what you want. Think of the things that leave your life as gifts from the Universe because it opens you up to other things and shows you new perspectives in your growth. Welcome the change and embrace where your road will take you next. Skip forward and don't look back.


A little reminder never hurts either...


There has to be a window
So you can see past the waters edge
A wondrous rainbow of color awaits you,
If you just believe in what’s been said

If you listen to your heart
The words can speak in volumes
But you can’t fear the past
That’s been leaving you unraveled

The unknown is where
The answers are revealed
If you can keep the faith
In the truths that are concealed


Open up the lid 
of your life unlived
And all your truest passions
Will come rushing to be fulfilled


Even though in times of trouble
it’s hard to understand
Let your life catch up to you
and gently hold your hand


Know you were made with love
in the eyes of happiness and glory
And know that you were meant to be
A happily Ever After kind of story








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Monday, July 11, 2011

Let it Be

Painting courtesy of Pepper Carlson

Whatever is meant to be will be. You need to stay true to your moments and try not to get wrapped up in what the future holds. You can live within the intention to shape your future but let go of the attachment to the outcome.

If you hold on to people that weren't meant to stay with you, you are bound to feel loss when they are gone. And that's okay too. You can miss the people that move on from your lives but you must keep living yours.

So how do you know which people are meant to stay with you and which were there to help you get over an obstacle or hurdle? Or maybe help you get out of your shell? Or maybe you were there to help them?


I have 3 friends right now having 3 very different relationship experiences. These got me thinking about my own dating life and if in the end I really think it's worth it. Everyone is made different. Some people get wrapped up in the romance of it all only to have those moments not last. Some people push others away because it's safer. Some people were meant to be in relationships and they nuzzle in together in a perfect fit.

Sometimes it's also okay to be alone. Sometimes we are happier and more courageous, and flirtier, and sexier. We have more confidence so we have amazing intelligent conversations with strangers when there isn't any attachment or pressure. 


You must approach every situation with open arms. If you don't take the leap you will not know how great it feels. If you don't open up you won't know what you are capable of. If you don't spread your wings you will never know if it was meant to be.

Sometimes you fall for the idea of someone. Sometimes you fall because you think it's what you are supposed to do. Sometimes you just fall. Sometimes you should embrace the possibility that you are supposed to be practicing and that it is what it is.

Things are what they are until they're just not that anymore. And it's all perfect if your perception is in tact and you can let it be. Sometimes that's all you can do and sometimes that's what was meant to happen anyway. There is freedom in that.




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Friday, July 8, 2011

Putting Yourself Out There

Photo Courtesy of Sean Newhouse

You must figure out what it is you love and you must follow that trail with all your heart. If you leap the net will appear. It's time to stop feeling the fear. If you embrace that which you desire your desires shall find you.

Putting yourself out there is scary. There are so many things to be frightened by. You might make a fool of yourself, you might stumble a little, you might even get hurt. But which is worse? Staying stuck and wishing you were doing something or staying in the moment and throwing caution to the wind?

Yes you should definitely be careful with yourselves and with others but you should also embrace the impossible, welcome the unknown, and give your fears a big old fashion bear hug.  Maybe if you find a way to grab onto your fears and squeeze, you can extract them right out of yourself.

Fear is in your mind. You fear something because you have never experienced it, you don't know what it is and you just don't know any better. Where is the growth in that?  You make choices everyday about a lot of things. Why not make the choice to be courageous, bold and adventurous.

Start small. Overcoming the smallest fear will lead to bravery and bravery will lead to excitement and excitement will lead to courage. When you practice overcoming your fears you will find yourself accomplishing so much more than you ever dreamed you could.

Have you put yourself out there lately?



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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Art of Letting Go

It's been a while since we had a "check in" so today is the day.  I for one had a very interesting epiphany this evening.  It's possible that my lucid coherence to the facts brings me a step closer to grasping the art of letting go. For this I am thankful and I am also very aware that my deepest moments of recognition come when I am overtired and overworked.  This is an interesting concept onto itself, "When we are too tired to fight ourselves, we have no choice but to be open, and it is in this openness that our true answers are revealed"

Even though my day started at 4am for the second day in a row, it was inevitable that I find a way to nourish my body. Taking myself on an evening run in this beautiful weather on the sandy beach of the Marina peninsula gave me a priceless moment of clarity. While there is excitement at the revelation there is also a sense of awe. We certainly are an interesting breed with intricate layers to our emotions, patterns and roots.

Does my awareness mean it's possible that moving on from this pattern is finally within my reach?

One can only hope.

Since most of my childhood was spent trying to establish a relationship with my mother that she wasn't cable of having, it was unavoidable that one of my patterns would find me wanting what I couldn't have. Interestingly enough, when it comes to my friendships and my work I have been quite successful at fulfilling my dreams and establishing long lasting connections.

Relationships have been a whole other story. After my five year relationship I settled into the insight that maybe I am the one that is emotionally unavailable. That turning into our parents is inescapable and thus my fate was sealed. But the awareness gave me a realization. Being cognizant is half the battle. I convinced myself that I could rise above the low vibrational level and be available to the possibility.

One of my best friends told me once that when you date someone you should be left feeling elevated by the exchanges, cherished as a person and motivated to be the best you, you can be. This information nuzzled its way into my heart and I started walking in its footsteps.

This new vibrational level has me accepting my shortcomings, embracing my quirks, and loving my sense of independence. My flirtatious nature finds my eyes sparkling and I have found my happy. While some dates have left me wondering if dating was for me at all, one interesting encounter left me breathless. The good thing is I now know what I am capable of. I am having fun feeling again, being sexy, and embracing the adoration. But here in lies the rub.

What do you do when the connection is there but the person isn't going to be for months on end? Do you wait when you are supposed to be living your life and finding someone to share it with? Do you spend months missing each other and sharing how you wish you were together or do you set it free?

My precarious nature wants the world and everything in it. It's hard to let go of things sometimes. Especially when big parts of those things make you feel amazing but the choice must be made to live in the moment. We can't stop our lives for risk it will hinder our growth. Everything happens for a reason and there is someone for everyone. Time holds so many secrets and if we really can manifest our own destiny (and I believe we can) we just need to be more specific about our needs, wants and prerequisites.

It's time to take this experiment a step further and see just how far awareness can go in making sure our patterns relinquish control to our true nature. Have you had any pattern shifts lately?


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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lit'l Saturday Poetry Fun on a Holiday Weekend


Photo by Banksy (http://www.banksy.co.uk/)


effervescent lifestyles

there are serendipitous waterfalls of organic poetry that feed the effervescent lifestyles of the young and the missing. shaded from the sun by thoughts of sexually promiscuous turnabouts that leave your hair wet and your breath heavy. for once upon a dream of kindred spirits shadowed by the inevitable qualities of knowing how to be spontaneous. there was little to be laid down to rest in the after-mass of what was shared between the earth and the sky. shared rainbow masquerades collide in an explosion of orgasmic rapture that can only occur as bodies are transformed into one enigma.  Not Dated.

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w2

Distorted words are like Picasso Paintings they say nothing and yet they tell you everything about the state of mind of the person who is speaking them. ferriswheels and misspelled words, broken glass, shattered dreams, looking for icecream. a bottle on it's side, who gets kissed next? anyone for a game of chess? cheesecrackers telling time the clock will never turn to nine. looking for a world your own there is no right or wrong. only mr. clean to wipe it up. there are times to weep and smelly feet. unfelt hugs and tattered rugs. mistakes at doing laundry and all you have left is tie-dye.  Dated Dec. '95

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thirsty


charming. disarming. hard glances. take chances. meet me on the rail train and put your mouth on mine. meet me in the poolside bar. drink my shirley temple and i'll eat the ice. just kiss me. so alarming. so charming.  Not Dated

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questioning

mistakes are corrections in the works. a rhetorical question and the socratic method. how would plato fend in the modern world and would corrections would his mistakes make?  Dated 1982 

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my TRUTH in the MOMENT

...which changes with the moon... embracing my precarious nature that shall teach me something soon.. anything that will keep me from thinking of you and the lives that surely past, I wonder around aimlessly seeking shelter from the vast... emptiness. The unrelentless dreams, the moments when my eyes are open and nothing is as it seems. it could be midnight and i would wish it would be raining... that the ocean would bring you closer and my mind would stop entertaining... Fantasies. Of the unknown. That you couldn't possibly exist but it has become impossible to dismiss. The possibilities... I must let go of you. For unrequited as it is it is painfully my truth.  Not Dated
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sometime long ago and not so far away...

River skies and ancient waters, a moon drip shadow never falters, loves lost are memory gains, a willful heart and stormy rains, All is young in timely innocence, a playful grin of effervescence, Remember the laughter and me, feel the love and be free...     Not Dated
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Words on Screen & Words on Paper

  • Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Chocolat (2000)
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Susan Jeffer, Ph.D.
  • Harold and Maude (1971)
  • Invictus (2009)
  • On The Waterfront (1954)
  • Singin in the Rain (1952)
  • The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield
  • The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino
  • The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • What Happy People Know, Dan Baker

Listening

  • Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
  • You're Beautiful, James Blunt
  • Love, Love, Love, Tristan Prettyman
  • Just Fine, Mary J. Blige
  • Banana Pancakes, Jack Johnson
  • You and Me, Dave Matthews
  • Just Breathe, Pearl Jam
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