Real Ignorance requires the Truth!


I debated... Should I share some negative facts with an otherwise amazing friend?

"Ignorance is bliss," speaks volumes, but I realized that anyone can achieve that level of ignorance. If you can "care less" in the face of truth-- now that takes real ignorance!

I shared.

Isn't it best to share? Should that friendship not endure, just what did we really have? 


Father to Son

Wisdom from a birth letter, father to son:
  • Your intuition is your soul connection and is more receptive of truth than all the senses combined. 
  • Rules are helpful but they are designed to avoid confrontation -- often for the benefit of the rulemakers.
  • It is your intuition that serves as your moment-to-moment compass. 
  • Follow what is in your heart and use reason to fine-tune your travels. 
  • The goal of this lifetime is to find your destiny and use that vision to build your legacy. 
  • No one can tell you what your destiny is. You must discover it intuitively. 
  • Real tragedy is not death. We all must go. Tragedy is dying without having lived.
  • Get busy with life. Engage.
  • Remember always that we live in the hands of God
  • Understand that we are not helpless dependents as some may suggest. Rather, God will provide you the tools and opportunities.
  • Life is truly what you make of it. So dream big, steadfastly believe, labor with love, and create the life of your dreams. Dream, Believe, Love, Create!
  • The essence of life is interdependence. 
  • Do not expect God – as expressed to you in your life here on earth – to give you what you want. Rather, know that you'll receive exactly what you need. 
  • Everything is just as it should be at this moment. 
  • God allows no struggles beyond your abilities.
  • The ego must be broken, as it blinds you from your true self. 
  • Know that your challenges in life are for the purpose of making you more God-like.
  • Have faith, "Trusting, abiding, and at rest” as it was well defined by Paulos Mar Gregorios (Parliament of World Religions, 1993 in the Q&A after his talk).
  • Ultimately, the goal of life is utterly simple: to recognize that you are a child of God, to overcome your material attachments, and to turn to love or "God union." 
  • There is but One Universe; One God; One truth. Do the math. 
  • Surrender does not mean that you abandon your ambitions or the efforts to realize them. 
  • Never, ever give up on your dreams.
  • Wisdom – which is reason and compassion guided by intuition – will tell you when it’s time to let something go. 
  • Surrender means that you unconditionally accept those things you cannot change and are at peace with the outcome. 
  • Know that good things in life are gifts from God. 
  • Most of us are mesmerized by the comfortable state of our environment. 
  • All gifts known as "mine" will come to pass; looks, intellect, talents, money, fame, and so forth. 
  • It is the attachment to these gifts that is the cause of many sorrows. 
  • The right attitude is to be truly grateful for the gifts you have and never lose sight of the giver of all gifts. 
  • Material possessions amount to little more than temporary convenience. 
  • The more you have in life the more you must give back, as giving circulates like currency.
  • Real security is not having things, but handling things under all conditions with peace of mind. 
  • This world is your school.
  • The ultimate goal is to break all material attachments and become love.
  • You cannot love anyone without first loving yourself. 
  • You must be filled with love in order to be loving. 
  • The very words, "I love you," are meaningless without the love that flows from within during the words.
  • You are loved without dependence on the love of others. 
  • True love is built upon the interdependence of two self-loving souls. 
  • It is two souls who freely choose one another that become one. 
  • Love resonates, but it is your responsibility to ensure its vitality. 
  • Love is not needy; not selfish; and not possessive. It must be nurtured always.
  • Self-love allows us to let go of relationships when we know we must. It allows us to accept death when it is imposed upon us or upon our loved ones. 
  • Self-love allows us to be sad -- without being broken or damaged -- when the "love of our life" chooses another. Shaken, of course, but not stirred! 
  • You have everything you need within. You are a whole being. No one can take that away from you.
  • It is the source of love that we seek when we look for love in others. Seek the source.  
  • God is that source of all love. God is love. 
  • God's love flows through us all. We are but gatekeepers of this mighty river. 
  • Only love endures this miserably short lifetime. 
  • Seek love and truly live.

The Three Wise Men

Ah, the three wise men. This is the key to the whole thing!

So they come from a far with gifts to baby Jesus. Did you ever stop and think what happened next? Do you think they simply left saying, "Have a nice life." Yet, they're never discussed again!

Then, beginning at age 12 Jesus disappears for 20 years. Where else would he have gone? He went to the wise men to be trained; in the science of yoga.

Yoga means union. And isn't holy communion the most sacred ritual? Union with God. "I and the father are one," stuff. Humm....


Finding God vs. Success in Life

Finally; a perspective that sets this straight.

In Brother Anondomoy's talk on "Your Thoughts Can Change Your Life," he relays the wisdom that cleared any doubt about these too being in conflict. He refers to finding God as the inner goal and success in life is the outer goal, so they can co-exist.

Making God the center of your life is of the essence, as any outer pursuits that are not in harmony with Gods laws are destine to fail.Your legacy can then be a harmonious expression of your inner journey. No conflict at all.

Brother goes to great lengths to stress that you should never permit any negative experience to become the center of your life. He warns, "to your inner computer that thought becomes the goal." Rather, he says, "Make God your environment."



Santa is Real!


Not as some fat guy in a funny suit, but as a metaphor for Karma.

Think about it. "He knows you when you're sleeping... Knows when you're awake... Knows when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake."

That's Karma.

The wonderful lesson this teaches children is that being good -- even when no one is watching -- is justly rewarded.