I have a friend going through some health problems. He asked me if God is real, and if so, could I explain God to him. What you hear on this episode is my struggle to explain my concept of the answer to his question…
Ever have something embarrassing happen to you and it stuck with you your entire life? Me too. I talk about how I defeated that negative thought in todays episode
Mindfulness, Appreciation, and Understanding, often lead to peace, balance, and understanding in our lives.
Episode now available here…
Sometimes we feel awkward introducing ourselves to complete strangers, but when I saw this man sitting on the lawn in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA, I knew he was holding a story to be told, and I was really hoping he’d tell me all about it.
‘I AM UNBREAKABLE”
We met as strangers and left as friends and not only friends, but with a deeper understanding of each other, not only as people, but also where we come from, both intellectually, morally, and most importantly, as fellow humans.
A great conversation with a great human being!
Thank you my friend, for sharing your story with us!
New episode coming Tuesday
Join me as I engage in a very interesting conversation with a complete stranger on the front lawn of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pa, USA, as he shares his story of enduring racism, police brutality, and problems within the judicial system.
We then move to topics like humanity, Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, understanding we are all individuals with dissimilar narratives and backgrounds and that’s ok, opening ones mind, and having respect for all human beings…and after all of this…we depart as friends and hopefully have a better understanding of each other.
Monday/Tuesday targeted drop day for this episode!
That ‘vortex of negativity’ I always talk about avoiding? Well somehow it got hold of me and I am currently fighting my way back, I’m not completely consumed…I’m stuck at the entrance but it’s incredibly strong and I’m giving it all I can to get out.
What happened? The world and everything bad happened to find a crack through my armor and began to seep in.
Somehow…someway…violence towards others, hatred, lawlessness….they all have found an accepting place in our society…where in my world…none of that is now or will ever be acceptable.
I’m not talking about isolated pockets. I am talking about large masses.
I think we have lost the positive message. It’s been stolen away by the savagery of that violence, hatred, and lawlessness
Normally I see it coming…the storm cloud…but I didn’t see this one…and to be honest…I am worried for us all…
Praying things get better. Yes…I’ve turned to prayer a long time ago.
Violence and hatred never solves anything.
You can beat a man into submission but that will never change what’s in his mind.
I’m praying this settles down…
Maybe you can join me in prayers….
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LIFE IS TOO SERIOUS TO BE TOO SERIOUS!
Disconnecting to connect today. I do it often. I need to do it often! Too much anger and hatred happening in the world these days. I shut off the TV, very little personal social media, not watching the videos, not getting sucked into the vortex of negativity…I know what’s happening on the streets…I’m out there on the streets often…I see everything…I’m not ignoring what’s real…I know exactly what’s up… and the only way it’s going to change is if we stop the hate and respect each other…and we need to pray on it as well!
We have a ritual every morning, the cats and I. I wake up, they do as well, I go to the bathroom, they do as well, I go into the living room, they do as well, they wrestle, then eventually I do as well, we all crash out together… this is everyday…and I’m not complaining one bit. Love these critters!
The title to the third book I wrote, ‘Into the Sun’, utilizes a scene like the one above for an important message within.
I’ve always been obsessed with the sea, from as young as I can remember, sitting on the beach, staring outward, wondering if I could walk straight across, where would I be?
This shot was taken at Nags Head, NC, USA, simultaneously while I was writing that book. It’s actually where I wrote most of it, sitting on the beach, staring at the ocean.
Subtle sounds of the waves slapping the shore, the distant sounds of seabirds, the smell of the sea…warm breeze in my face…kids playing off in the distance, collecting shells, building sandcastles…
I had this crazy misconception that I had to get an agent, do it that way or else it doesn’t count.
I guess I should have self published…it’s never too late for that!