Simon says: “My mommy’s here!” Simon holds her VERY dear, ‘Cause-she-suckles – and-holds-him-tight, And tucks him into bed at night! (It’s SIMON’S WORLD!) and ONE’s now TWO, And, NOW – We wonder-what-Simon-will-do! Well! No surprise! Now, Daddy’s near; DAD-shields Simon – from every fear, By guarding HIM – and, also, HER! (It’s)-what-Daddy-does! We call him: SIR! And Mommy? MA’AM and – NOW-there-are-THREE, In Simon’s “developing tapestry!” Attention-and-memories – solid-ify-“This-Scene,” With, maybe, another child – for mommy to wean; We’ll call HER a sibling – or, maybe-another-HIM! We’ve got a little family! It’s SIMON’s little whim! It’s SIMON’S WORLD, WITH FOUR OR FIVE, And grandparents visit! and that’s NO JIVE, For Simon is expanding – his world along, And Simon’s “vocals” are getting strong, And more family members soon do arrive; It’s causing SIMON’S WORLD – to really, really thrive, And friends and neighbors – does Simon see, EXPANSION – is (pause) the thing that He, Desires! SO, The World of Simon, Becomes a chorus, of mighty rhymin’! Before long, he’s-in-school, and FACTS are learned, Like 7-billion-people – and The World has turned, Into a BIG PLACE! and SIMON’S JUST A PART, But, Simon gets depressed,* and-then he might start, Doubting THE WORLD! A World – OUT THERE! A World HEAD! and-Simon’s-one-little-hair!? Well, Simon loves HIS WORLD, all the characters within, But-He’s-OK-to-lose-all-“the-extra” – people-there-have-been! So, who gets to stay, and who’s not around? It’s all up to Simon, for he’s no longer bound, To be part of some world, that wants to make, Simon, ITS Creation, when it’s HIS birthday cake, That starts-IT and stops IT, for it’s Simon who says, “Who’s HERE, and who’s NOT!” = Simon’s SHOW BIZ!
So, let’s just remember: YOUR WORLD IS WHAT YOU, MAKE-IT-TO-BE! Simon says: “All-things’re-NEW!?” Who’s “saved” then? and-who-is-“lost?” “Meet”-with-Simon, at-any-cost, For, perhaps-those (of) which Simon – is not aware, Out of 7 billion – will have a blank stare, For no one is saved, without-Simon’s-“recognition,”** Of THAT THING’s existence! It’s-kinda-like-“perdition,” For non-existent, non-entities, floating in mid-air, BUT! Aren’t-we-ALL-just-THAT? Shall-we say-a-prayer? And-pray-to-“The-Unknown-God,”*** within whom we move! “NO, NO!” cried No One; “None-of-THIS-can-you-prove!”
Simon says: “YOU’RE NOT HERE!” (pause) Then, you’re not?! But-Why-do-you-fear? When, in the next moment, Simon’s gone too, Then – SIMON D O E S N ‘ T SAY – When, Where or Who, And THIS imaginary poem – echoes-NOT in no ear, And-isn’t-seen-by-any-eye – So! Bye-now! HAVE NO-TEAR! We CAN’t disappear – into non-descript light, AND NO ONE IS KILLED, FOR THERE’S NO ONE TO FIGHT, And no-one-(not)-even-Simon considers this (poetic) “rot,” So – DON’T SIGH, MAN – You’re-neither -too-cold- or-too-hot! 🙂 – LUKE, [you’re] WARM!
** – At West Point, “plebes,” or first year cadets, were, essentially, non-entities! After a year’s time, the “Upper Classmen” were “introduced” to us and began to call us by our first names! Suddenly! We were RECOGNIZED!
*** – See the first part of The Book of ACTS, in The Bible, where The Apostle Paul introduces The World to The God He (Paul) “serves!”
Australia – This Island Continent is our Home. We are one nation on earth trying to live our lives in Freedom as our Fore Fathers fought for our great Nations stability. First Nations People have been certified as the oldest DNA on earth. Then arrived the English to Massacre Aboriginal blood. Yes, we have a dark history. With tolerance attitudes of Aussie’s spirit has been built with dam hard work for several generations having a go our way.
Immigration has its ups and downs over the years. We call it the “melting pot” Aussies are known for their humour and laid back attitudes. They help their mates when down. We are proud to be Australians.
Landscapes of this vast continent vary from sandy desert in the red hot centre to tropical jungle in the north of Australia to the magical mountain forests to the rocky West of Australia
Weather varies from hot, dry centre to the humid jungle mountains north Australia to amazing snowfields in southern Australia.
Australian population lives mainly on our fabulous beaches and ocean around our great continent
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Happiness Lies Within
Happiness is a state of mind where you feel pleasant, blissful and calm. Most of us look for happiness outside. We look for happiness in money, in people around, in materialistic things…however, happiness is something that is within. Happiness found outside is temporary. Happiness is nothing but choices that we make in our personal life. Above all, when we look within and talk with our inner being, we realize that there is a higher self within us which is above everything else. This inner being does not require money or other things to be happy.
Happiness is a state where we do not desire. It is a feeling within our mind and heart that we are content and we value our precious life such that we do not want to waste any time in negative emotions like anger, frustration and sadness. Happiness lies within, and one must get in touch with it to feel what it is to be happy. No money, no materialistic things, no worldly matters can bring happiness the way happiness is within!
A contented mind is a continual feast. Greed and material desires must be curbed to achieve lasting happiness and serenity. Be happy with what you have. Do you really need all of those material possessions? One can develop contentment just as one develops patience, courage and concentration – with daily practice and sincere desire.
Make a new friend or acquaintance every day. Keep an updated list of all contacts close at hand. Rich relationships are the DNA of a rich, rewarding life.
Remember this ancient Indian proverb: “if you conquer your mind, you conquer the world.”
Place greater importance on staying happy than amassing material possessions. A zest for life is developed and carefully nurtured through thoughtful activities and pursuits.
Contrary to popular opinion, stress is not a bad thing. It allows us to perform at peak levels and can assist us through the flood of chemicals it releases within our bodies. What is harmful is too much stress, or more particularly, a lack of relief from stress. The times of stress must be balanced nicely with times of pure relaxation and leisure for us to be healthy and at our best. Many of the great leaders of our time were exposed to crushing workloads and the burdens of high office. But they prospered by developing strategies to balance the challenging times with fun and calming times. President Kennedy would have regular naps in his White House office. Winston Churchill had the same practice and slept for one hour every afternoon to stay alert, focused and calm. Not only is it essential to be physically relaxed to maintain optimal health but one must couple this trait with mental serenity. Too often people think that vigorous exercise, good nutrition and pleasant leisure activities will be the panacea for all ills. These pursuits must be combined with positive thinking and peace of mind for true happiness and longevity.
Get into the habit of taking mental vacations throughout the day. Visit Bermuda for five minutes in the morning. Visualize a swim in the Mediterranean in the afternoon and skiing down the slopes of the Alps just before you head for home at the end of your busy and productive day. Try this for two months and schedule these rest periods into your agenda just as you would your essential meetings or tasks. The rewards will be significant.
A change is as good as a rest. Whether this change is as major as a change of employment or as minor as a leisure pursuit which occupies your entire attention for an hour three times a week, these changes in routine, and mindset are entirely beneficial. In selecting the activity, try to find something totally engaging which requires deep concentration so that your mind is free from the mundane but seemingly important aspects of your day. Many executives are becoming involved in the martial arts for just this reason. If your mind wanders for even a split second, a harsh lesson is soon learned. Pain is a great motivator and always will be.
Study these 10 fundamentals of happiness:
i. Pursue a productive, exciting and active life.
ii. Engage in meaningful activities every minute of every day.
iii. Develop an organized, planned lifestyle with little chaos.
iv. Set realistic goals yet keep your mark high.
v. Think positively – you cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought.
vi. Avoid needless worry over trifling matters.
vii. Devote time to fun.
viii. Develop a warm, outgoing personality with a sincere love of people.
ix. Get in the habit of giving more than receiving.
x. Learn to live in the present. The past is water under the bridge of life.
Strive to be humble and live a simple life.
Read “A History of Knowledge” by Charles Van Doren which chronicles the history of the world’s ideas. In this one book is an absolute wealth of knowledge. Get it, read it and enjoy it.
I saw this on Facebook and really felt the need to share it.
I have NEVER seen a more perfect poem, written in the saddest way.
“I destroy homes, tear families… apart – take your children, and that’s just the start.
I’m more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold – the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
And if you need me, remember I’m easily found.
I live all around you, in schools and in town.
I live with the rich, I live with the poor, I live down the street, and maybe next door.
My power is awesome – try me you’ll see.
But if you do, you may never break free.
Just try me once and I might let you go, but try me twice, and I’ll own your soul.
When I possess you, you’ll steal and you’ll lie.
You’ll do what you have too just to get high.
The crimes you’ll commit, for my narcotic charms, will be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your arms.
You’ll lie to your mother; you’ll steal from your dad.
When you see their tears, you should feel sad.
But you’ll forget your morals and how you were raised.
I’ll be your conscience, I’ll teach you my ways.
I take kids from parents, and parents from kids, I turn people from God, and separate from friends.
I’ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride, I’ll be with you always, right by your side.
You’ll give up everything – your family, your home, your friends, your money, then you’ll be alone.
I’ll take and I’ll take, till you have nothing more to give.
When I’m finished with you you’ll be lucky to live.
If you try me be warned this is no game.
If given the chance, I’ll drive you insane.
I’ll ravish your body, I’ll control your mind.
I’ll own you completely; your soul will be mine.
The nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed.
The voices you’ll hear from inside your head.
The sweats, the shakes, the visions you’ll see.
I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.
But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart, that you are mine, and we shall not part.
You’ll regret that you tried me, they always do.
But you came to me, not I to you.
You knew this would happen.
Many times you were told, but you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
You could have said no, and just walked away.
If you could live that day over, now what would you say?
I’ll be your master; you will be my slave.
I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave.
Now that you have met me, what will you do?
Will you try me or not?
It’s all up to you.
I can bring you more misery than words can tell.
Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell.”
Congratulations my Dear Freind for surviving those dark times of terror. The strength you found in the depth of anguish😔 isolation were harrowing. A journey faced by many poor Broken Souls that are unable to survive the darkest only seen in the depths beyond grief never to be back. This story uniquely defies the odds with deep outstanding of self. So proud to be a part of this journey back to the living a joyest life with loved ones. On and upwards we run hand in hand to the highest Peace 🕊🕊
Go in the direction of your greatest happiness. (This is referencing the EFT Tapping procedure I was experimenting with at the time!) (1) AIM AT THE TRANCE; (2) TAP IT OUT TO WHERE THE MEMORY (ROOT) CHANGES. (This is a basic suggested sequence!) YOU ARE – THEY ARE . . . YOU LOVE ______ . . . YOU’RE JUST LIKE ______ . . . THEY’RE HERE NOW . . . GIVE WORST SCENARIO . . . PLAY “IT” OUT . . . SAY WHAT HAD BEEN SAID TO THEM . . . SAY/FEEL THE WORST . . . SAY WHAT THEY THINK THE WORLD’S SAYING ABOUT THEM (HOW DO YOU KNOW?) (CAN YOU MAKE IT COME BACK?) IF YOU STILL HAVE EMOTIONS, KEEP TAPPIN’ UNTIL YOU HAVE PEACE
Within each heart there is love for without it you would not be alive. Love = life. The less love the darker your life, you can recover if you change your life to be joyful and loving towards all you know and do. This does not mean you need to love all personally but to have a compassionate understanding of any challengers they face and feel happy for them when they are uplifted. The same with nature enjoy the living Independence of its energy that can put you into a wonderful peace, and beautiful respect for the animals that serve us in many ways about love and being protective of your family etc. My favorite pet was a goat, I found such a wonderful energy around them. hahaha.
Animals accept you just the way you are Any kind or any Race KINDNESS 🦄
“PRURIENT, i.e.: LACKING SUFFICIENT FINANCIAL INTEREST!” a poem a.k.a.: “Re: Censorship’s Value To Manipulate Content!” Sunday, January 20, 2019
The interest held, of GREATEST INTEREST, differs, yes, “across the board;” “Executives”-of-Social-Media-Companies, with-sufficient-growth – MAYBE-can-afford, To censor WHAT THEY WISH all day, IF-THEIR-PRIME-INTEREST (which-must-be-pay), Is-nourished su-fficien-tly -‘bove-all, Other-interests, which they may call: PRURIENT! OBSCENE! NASTY! or-LEWD! “Community Standards?” SHALL NOT – be crude! Well, let’s concede – WEBs* must attract, For ATTENTION (Yes!) MUST NOT BE LACKED, So, as long as they are small enough, Showing-all-things – is not too tough, But-when-circulation’s-sufficiently-large, It’s time – well! you-might-say: to “Barge,” Onto “The Scene,” and-declare: “OK! THIS! we’ll-keep! THIS!-we’ll-throw-away!” Because they-must figure enough-people-are-around, That they can limit what is found, And-use-the-expression: ‘MINE” a lot, And say what’s good; and say what’s not! SO, I BID YOU FAREWELL, TUMBLR “FANS?”
I AM SHIFITNG, WITH OTHER PLANS,
I AM GOING TO A BLOG SITE CALLED:
MY-DAZ-BLOG, SO-I-WON’T-BE-“MAULED, “😮🤓😃😁
BY-TUMBLR’S-“COMMUNITY-STANDARD” VIEWS, THE BLOG CALLED “HAPPINESS!” I WILL USE! IT-IS – AUSTRALIAN – BASED! YOU’LL SEE? WITH-LESS-STRINGENT OPINIONS – ABOUT-OBSCENITY, AND, AT LEAST FOR NOW, THE POSTS I WRITE, AND THE PICTURES-WHICH-FILL-ME WITH-DELIGHT, (I-THINK) CAN BE FREELY OFFERED THERE, SO, B Y E TO-TUMBLR, FOR I-DO CARE, TO OFFER POEM AND PICS THAT FEEL CURRENT! & VALUABLE! I-THINK-THAT’S-THE- R E A L, TEST – WHETHER SOMETHING HAS MERIT TO POST, SO M Y D A Z B L O G WILL BE MY HOST, AND-THIS-WILL-BE-MY-FINAL – TUMBLR POEM – BYE, BYE! (for)-M Y D A Z (.BLOG) – WILL-BE- MY HOME! 🙂 – ciao!
To observe your children sharing much love to you is a beautiful gift I see in you the same as you return to me. But the sake of them choosing to love what is inspired by principalities of darkness is their undoing and pain for everyone. Call on me for your answers for I see life from all aspects where you are very limited. So have a heart to learn wisdom and open to me in faith and your truth and love will flow again. All who hold you back from coming to me are sad and. who have much to answer for and a rapture to miss out on, Turn to me now before its to late. drugs to the brain and creating a false reality will ruin what attributes you may have had . I watched you grow with the four of you, loved of your dad and no price was to much for him only your freedom to go your way with the ego of lost programs. I Love always to the last day’,
Bless you you Jesus for the high understanding and the gift of life you gave me. ❤
As a parent I did all I could to bring happiness to them gave them places to be settled, played sport, danced, and gave them wisdom. All have chosen their way, I pray for them all that wisdom came out in them . Amen . Luke Le Bree
PRELUDE: Who-will-care – in-a-hundred-years! Whatever-it-is-here I-SAY, Won’t-we-all-BE-DEAD?* (Yet-WHO’s-here- (pause) NOW, (pause) anyway?) Or – will some of you (or me?) STILL BE AROUND? But! It’s-ALL – for-“entertainment”-isn’t-it? For, THE-MIND IS BOUND, To-FIND-“IT”-INTERESTING!-and-we’ve-gotta-keep-“things”-interesting, y’know! Is IT – “automatic writing?” – or-an ALMOST DIVINE SHOW, Of – keeping-the-eyelids-“blinking,” for another day, And – KEEPING-THE-ENTERTAINMENT-VALUE-a-flickering-all-the-way!?
POR – NO -GRAFF-ITY is: “What we crave to see!” Is-it, all-about some-SKIN!? Pray-tell! What-could it be? Or – expos-ed body parts, that we “habitually”-have-covered? Certain areas! Therefore, in-the-long-term-have-we discovered, That, when we’re-deprived of-the entertainment of their view, We go CRAZY-and-are-excited – because they-are something new!? Like: breasts-and-groins – holes!-here-and-there, Poor!? NO! graffiti! We LOVE-to-stare, At-what-we-THINK – is UNIQUE – and-wonderful-to-see: [YOUR FACE! YOUR FACE! My-darling-dear! (pause) (Is) por – na – graf – ee 2 me!] But – like-tasty-things, DON’T-ALL-VISIONS-FADE? Eat-enough-candy, and SUDDENLY- you-might-just-find – you’ve-“made,” Any “delicacy” or – ANYTHING! – a “hole”-lot less appealing! WHATEVER WE’VE NOT SEEN IN A WHILE (or forever?) CAN SEND US ALLAH REELING! – AND-MAKE-US-READY- TO-“SPEND” OUR TRINKETS, ALL THE VALUE-THAT-WE-HAVE, JUST TO GLIMPSE WHAT-WE-THINK WILL OFFER US SOME SALVE! But, upon-application – The “appeal” may soon expire: SAT-I-I-A-TION!! It-can-sometimes (soon) put-right-out The Fire!
( Editor: still on ’bout Tumblr lol 😁😅)
[ The offender got off light ! I am fairly certain it would have been only a tiny loss. lol]
So, REALLY – 😎 CENSORING – IS-ABOUT MAINTAINING WHAT “COMMUNITY STANDARDS” SAY – WE S H O U L D COVER – BECAUSE IT’S “SACRED,” IN-SOME-RIDICULOUS WAY! And – we-keep-on-a–“covering-S(k)IN”-‘Cause it’s: WOW!- And-other-“gross-activities,” like-the-butchering-of-a-cow, And torturing people (and all-sorts of stuff), IF-we-saw-it-all-the-time, we-would-know-IT’S-A-“BLUFF!” People-in-nudist-camps would-of-course-agree, All-those-body-parts-are-really-nothing-(so-terrible)-to-see, And – not all that provocative, BUT – we like to play many-a game! CENSORING – and – (the-idea-of) po -r -n -o-graph-y – is-pretty-silly-and-lame, BUT – HEY! Silly and lame is (just) what we’re all about, Like – maximizing-the-attention-we-think-we-need (or desire) – and minimizing our pout,🤔
AND HERE IS ME-a-WRITING – ABOUT-ANOTHER STUPID TOPIC!!
“LEGAL TENDER + BEAUTIFUL & VALUABLE!” a poem, “What Is Truly Of Worth!” January 19, 2019 (Saturday)
BEAUTY has value – also: (that-which-has) ORDER-and-(is)-UNIQUE, And what-is: COMPLEMENTARY, we-often-will-seek, And, “for-a-change,” what’s-CLASHING, to-keep-The-Mind-a-guessing; SENSATIONS!-that-truly-“titillate” – are-almost-always-“messing,” With-our-minds!- or (pause) Are-our-minds-messing-with-us? We LOVE to-do – WHAT’S NOT EXPECTED, like flashing* and!-to-CUSS!
For-what-we-DON’T-get to-experience every-day, Becomes-our-OBSESSION -and we’ll seek their (its) display!
Whatever’s LEGAL TENDER – is JUST-WHAT WE-CAN AGREE, SHOULD!- have-some-value – in our society!
So WHAT HAS VALUE? (Well!) What-do-we-“know?!” Coinages? or – paper, “money!” for show?** It USED TO BE: currency – The Value of GOLD, But – only-because-EVERYONE(?)-agree, what-they-were-told: THAT G O L D HAS “VALUE!” Hold-it-and-see! It has WEIGHT – and glimmers!! most re-mark-a-ably! WHAT IN THE EYE – IS BEAUTIFUL TO BEHOLD; Does THAT have “value?” Yes! IF!!!!! (there’s)-agreement-when-its-sold! Is-it-SPECIAL-ENERGY? In certain “particles of matter?” VALUE! such-a-STRANGE-CONCEPT! even-for – “The-Mad-Hatter!” SUSTAINING LIFE!? Does LIFE have-some-special-value? (Are-you) AFRAID-TO-DIE? Then, I-guess-yes-yes! – Now-you, Place VALUE – on things – that sustain-eth The Body; DOES THE BODY HAVE VALUE? If-so, going-to-“the-potty,” Is a valuable thing, lest we explode! (And what-about-INFORMATION? and-“Elimination-Overload!”) Is KNOWLEDGE POWER? Does “Info” have WORTH? Well, HERE, we-are APPARENTLY – on-Mother-Earth: Does SOIL have value? What-do-you-think? For – possession of land – keeps men “on the brink,” Of another great war, for the body needs space – And-space-is-“at-a-premium,” in this crazy place, And does my pointing-out-this-goofy-stuff-make-any-difference-at-all? Perhaps! IF-you-give-value – to-a-mobile-“cell”-phone-call! So! Communication? Valuable? Info-and-Idea – in-this-“CELLu-lari-ty,” Gives all these “devices” value – to talk-and-entertain, I see? And-to-keep-people-OCCUPIED, with music and “flicks!?” So – MOVIE STARS AND SINGERS – become – financial picks, As the wealthiest people – in-this-“glitzy” soci-e-ty, VALUE, VALUE – for you and me! It’s-what-we-AGREE-it-is, but it’s ALL ABOUT keeping, MATTER TOGETHER – so we’ll KEEP ON WEEPING, And lamenting our situation, which is A Mystery to us: So EXISTENCE has value: blood, sweat – and-pus!?
Be careful! If-you-let – enough -people-BE-“MEAN,” Like JI – HAD – ISTS! Then-you-know, I-think-we’ve-all seen: Torture – and Prisons – and Inhu-man-ity, With people being tortured, with impunity-and-glee, By-especially-THE-RELIGIOUS, like Christians and Jews, And Muslims – and-Businessmen*** – and – It’s-Front-Page-News, To watch LOTS OF PEOPLE – with no regard for (human) life!
VALUE! What-we-agree! For-some: It’s-their-children-and-wife, Like The Hispanic Culture! – “Mr.-Creasy, (what’s)-the-most -valuable-thing?” “It’s-FAMILY, Mr. Sanchez*** – (and)-the-fear-of-loss-it-can-bring!”
The Mystic Poet I AM – a “Man on Fire!” The One Seeking Value! The-One-Who-Will Inquire! “I think, for me, my Honey – what-I’ll-buy-for-AFTER-THE-STORM, Are a whole-lot-o’-box-matches! For, FIRE-will-keep-us-warm, And cook our food – & light the way – into our comfy bed!” EVERYONE-WANTS-SOME-OF-“THAT,” for-LOVE-relieves-all-dread!?
A “bottom line?” VALUE: WHAT MAKES-US FEEL GOOD: A touch!? A bullet!? A-carved-piece! -of-sav-ory-teak-wood! Apart from those, I-inquire: THE SUN – THE WIND – &-THE-RAIN!? (ANYTHING-PAST -THAT? I-DON’T-KNOW! That’s-all-I-can-(really)-“explain!”)
* – our private parts, sometimes “in public!”
** – Paper money: made from “quality” (i.e.: unique & “quilted”) materials!
*** – Known as THE VOICE, in the film “Man on Fire!” “The Voice” was emphatic: I AM A BUSINESSMAN! (as if that possible fact could justify murder, extortion & destruction of anything and everything, for the sake of keeping His family well cared for and safe!!)