Hello Friends, Wishing Everyone an Awesome day! Judging other people is something we all do but we would be much better off looking at ourselves and figuring why we have this need to judge. Often when we judge someone else it is because what bothers us about them is the same thing that we feel inadequate about ourselves. Working on ourselves and becoming a better more evolved person will help us to be less judgemental. When we truly love ourselves then the behaviours and actions will not bare consequences on our own lives. Sending everyone Positive Vibes and Love. Peace and Love, Kindness
Love Note of the Week: Put love in your forecast and your days will always be sunny. “If you expect that love is there, you will experience it all around you. If you believe your beloved is on his way to you – he will be. If you have faith and take action towards creating the love you desire you will be rewarded. Focus on the love you already have and the love in your life will grow bountiful.” Orma & Mathew Walters.
Our lives avoided tragedy Simply by going on and on, Without end and with little apparent meaning. Oh, there were storms and small catastrophes. Simply by going on and on We managed. No need for the heroic. Oh, there were storms and small catastrophes. I don’t remember all the particulars. We managed. No need for the heroic. There were the usual celebrations, the usual sorrows. I don’t remember all the particulars. Across the fence, the neighbours were our chorus. There were the usual celebrations, the usual sorrows Thank god no one said anything in verse. The neighbours were our only chorus, And if we suffered we kept quiet about it. At no time did anyone say anything in verse. It was the ordinary pities and fears consumed us, And if we suffered we kept quiet about it. No audience would ever know our story. It was the ordinary pities and fears consumed us. We gathered on porches; the moon rose; we were poor. What audience would ever know our story? Beyond our windows shone the actual world. We gathered on porches; the moon rose; we were poor. And time went by, drawn by slow horses. Somewhere beyond our windows shone the actual world. The Great Depression had entered our souls like fog. And time went by, drawn by slow horses. We did not ourselves know what the end was. The Great Depression had entered our souls like fog. We had our flaws, perhaps a few private virtues. But we did not ourselves know what the end was. People like us simply go on. We had our flaws, perhaps a few private virtues, But it is by blind chance only that we escape tragedy. And there is no plot in that; it is devoid of poetry. ~
You keep loving me more and more, as days go by Yet my heart is too full, it has no more room in it To hold you and your infinite love all together, any further
It gets to the point of bursting into smithereens Although it never occurs, oh no my sweetheart Reinforced with the benign light of amour It’s awesome, overwhelming, and sheer magic The magic of your true love and care for jammy me.
She Was Beautiful Infact Extremely Beautiful. Her Eyes Were So Alive That She Can Heal Your Wounded Soul By Just Looking at You. I Love The Way She Talked. I Saw My Life In Her Body. She Was Not a Person Anymore But Embodiment of Life For Me. One Fine Evening I Saw Her Getting […]
Jim Catano 1 April · Gotta love Rachel Maddow. Trump tweeted this to her: Thank you to Rachel @Maddow for putting our Military on full display, and showing how GREAT a job the Federal Government is doing! Also, a special thanks to General Semonite, a Patriot of the highest order and a truly talented engineer and builder! Maddow responded with this thread: Hi, Mr. President — thanks for tweeting that interview. Gen. Semonite and the Army Corps are indeed doing great work, but at nowhere near the scale that is needed. We’re hundreds of thousands of hospital beds behind, months behind schedule, and… …we’re about to see the number of sick patients surge and hospitals overflow in multiple US sites at once. This is not an NYC problem or even just a city problem. The apex patient surges will not happen tidily, one after the other, they’ll flare up all over, overlapping. Mr. President, with all the heroism and good work we’re seeing from Americans around the country, you personally are leading the worst national response of any industrialized nation in the world, in what is now the largest COVID-19 outbreak on earth. I say this without any malice at all, but please know that the US response is a catastrophe that is on track to cost hundreds of thousands of lives. Stop talking about yourself and hyping unproven treatments and demanding people compliment you and all the rest of the nonsense. (1) Nationalize the supply chains for critical medical supplies — you should have done that months ago. Fifty states fending for themselves is idiotic, but it persists day after day, week after week. You can fix this now. (2) Get people like VP Pence and your son-in-law out of the way and bring in actual, experienced pandemic response experts and scientists to lead the response and brief the nation. (3) Some Governors are following your zig-zagging and dithering lead and refusing even now to institute clear stay at home orders to slow the spread of the virus — tell them unequivocally to change course, now. (4) Prisons, jails, detention centers will be death traps for prisoners/detainees and staff. They’ll also become leaking reservoirs of infection for every community — order emergency decarceral measures, now, before it spreads wildly everywhere people are kept behind bars. (5) We’re going to need mass testing, a massive effort to isolate those with the virus (separate and apart from uninfected people staying home), a huge data-driven contact tracing effort, and a wartime-level mobilization of health workers and people to support them. You’re failing to do any of that. Any of it. Any of it. You’re failing on every measure, and it is worse by the day. Find experts who can do this for the country and please, sir, get out of the way. Thank you again for tweeting that interview.
I’m finding that sheltering in place provides many opportunities for self psychoanalysis & I’ve been doing quite a bit of that lately. Back in the 1970’s, I met a brilliant man who became a great friend & teacher & he helped me understand the value of taking one’s time & considering all options before taking action.
From what I can tell, there is something in most of us, particularly males, that has us want to engage in words & deeds & make things happen. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with behaving this way, it offer ignores other possibilities that might be available. Basically, we get locked into perceiving life situations in certain ways & responding to those situations in ways that we develop over time. It turns out that cognitive dissonance & the unwillingness to accept new & better information is much stronger than I would have ever imagined.
My brilliant friend called this part of the contemplative process as “taking inventory” & he’d start by finding one thing in his life for which he was grateful. Once he found the 1st one, he’d keep adding to it until he felt much more gratitude for his entire life.
At times like this, I re-examine some of those truths to see how they are standing the test of time. Years ago, I decided I wanted to find out everything I could about love & much to my amazement, I have been unable to find anything more powerful, interesting, exciting & wonderful than love. I have also learned that acting in anger usually produces unfortunate results, so I do my absolute best to avoid doing that.
I’ve also come to recognize that, over the last few weeks, I’ve sunk into something of a creative funk, a time when it’s been difficult to write & to get other things done. Usually, around 7:00 pm, I feel surprisingly tired & grateful to kick back in a warm bed.
I also recognize that we are all living in a time of rapidly changing realities & living in that state of being can be totally exhausting & confusing. Part of the ongoing problem is that, as far as we know, nobody seems to have a clue regarding if & when this set of circumstances might change for the better.
My favorite burger joint is about a 10 minute walk from where I live & they have a killer happy hour & very pretty waitresses. When I think about going there in the near future, the thought of seeing everybody in masks does nothing for me at all. In fact, the whole thing with rushing people back to schools, restaurants, churches, etc. seems like an action that’s going to spread the disease to many more people.
Here’s hoping that everybody is doing well & staying healthy! Much love!