The Hard Things

Life is not simple for anyone. We all fight demons, large and small. Some come in the form of people, and some are less obvious. We are all faced with hard decisions and tough consequences. How to make this decision?

Can you sleep that night having made the decision? How about tomorrow? Next week? Next year? Right <> Easy.

This process makes decisions easier. Its still hard and the pain may last for a long time but hopefully you can move past it with your head held high.

And get some sleep along the way. Think hard, be smart, stay true.

Live, laugh, and love.

True Fear

Sometimes you are scared by something/someone that surprises you. The fear passes. Then there is fear that sticks with you, its deep, its cold, it haunts you, and you change behavior because of it.

This second kind of fear needs to be faced head on. It must be dealt with – get help if you need it, but confront it.

Fear is evils greatest weapon. You hesitate, and you question everything. That is exactly where evil wants you. You are pliable in this state. Open to suggestion, you want to be rid of the fear. Its natural.

You stop doing what is right and start doing what is easy. They sometimes intersect.

Take a deep look at your actions – how much does fear drive them? And stop being afraid. Stand up and fight. Everyday and everytime. It will take time but soo worth it.

Be well. Live, laugh, and love.

How You Fight Defines How You Live

No matter who you are, your demons will come for you and when they do, will you be ready? Have you asked yourself the easiest way to manipulate you – what are your weaknesses? What are the words that would touch you/haunt you/scare you? What are the actions of others that bother you most? What are your deepest fears?

So if you want to be ready, start facing them right now. Ask yourself the questions – do things that bother you – interact with people that bother you. Build a thicker skin. Words are words. Actions always mean more and are harder to resist.

You must start today and start small – but start.

The stress of regular life diminishes as you face down your fears.

Be well. Live, laugh, and love.

Things Evil

We all have our demons. Some are large, some are small. Pride, greed, lust, jealousy, anger, and selfishness all play a part. As real as the food you eat, they exist to push and test you.

You must treat these emotions as physical and evil. The most horrible things start from that small whisper of jealousy or anger. Many times we hear what we want to hear. We are not objective. We fool ourselves. We strive for easy, not for reality.

Confront your demons – call them by name. (Names have great power by the way. More on that another time.). Once you stand face to face and you dont back down. It will hurt especially at first. But once you face what you have created, things get easier.

This is a game that never ends for the vast majority of us. Sometimes the demons are small and weak but many times we have fed them and they have grown. Its high time to starve the demons and feed youself.

Be well. Live, laugh and love.

of beauty

We spend so much time looking for beauty – in our friends, our work, our possessions, our physical appearance – but where does beauty truly reside?  In our mind and only there if it is true beauty you seek.  

Beauty is a choice and it is a deeply personal one.  Are we true to our true views or do we let others tell us what beauty really is?  Do we do what is popular versus what feels right?

The truth here is that beauty exists everywhere we choose to see it and in every interaction, every sentient being, every plant, every rock but only if it exists within us first.  We lose so much of what is beautiful with our critical thinking and analysis.  We choose to categorize everything to keep order in our lives.  Why impose order when our world has only one constant and that is change?

Embrace the chaos around us, see the beauty in every blade of grass, each floor tile, every stop light.

True beauty has a strong vibration that is subtle.  Feel for it in all of your interactions, strive to believe in what is wonderful, forget the pain, the disappointments, what happened to you yesterday.

Those that can see beauty of every moment actually live those moments.  These people can see the now, can hear the sounds of those who would help us, can feel the vibration of beauty around us.  Many of these people are children.

Don’t learn soo much that you forget how to think.

In our world today, the successful are those that are beautiful, have possessions, have power, have notoriety, have adoration.  We give ourselves away when we ignore the beauty that stares us in the face to look at the beauty others want us to see to serve their ends.

If you believe this is easy or simple to do, you are mistaken.  To see beauty, you must fight yourself first unless you are enlightened enough to have kept the simplicity and sight of a child.  This is a battle for your soul, do not treat it lightly.  You will need every tool you possess, all the love you can muster, and belief that your soul is meant to see all the wonder our world willingly show us.  Stand up for yourself, believe in the wonder of a child and the love you have for those most precious to you and fight.

Do I Really Want to Know?

Do i really want to know?  I feel its out there but I will not really face it.  Why not?  Its painful to know it, face it, and deal with it. Those are difficult and drawn out changes.
There are things we all feel but so few of us actually allow the feeling to become anything of substance.  We hope it goes away and most of the time it does.   When do we ever really pay attention to these feelings?  Usually when that is all we can feel or are forced to feel.  Yet we wish for connection but cannot speak the language.  We desire to have a way of knowing more but refuse to listen. We take the obvious in front of us as all there is and ignore the more important information that is soo subtle.  It is said the voice of the truly wise is not a shout but a whisper.
So we take the next step and sense the subtle.  And the reality of what we did not want to face subconsciously is right before us and it can be very scary.  We assign the same frailty to our spiritual being as to our corporeal being.  We create pain to go along with the fear and the injuries.  And we do not want to return.  The soft voice becomes too soft to hear.  Again.
But why do you allow what is in your head to determine how you believe?  You are greater than the sum of your parts.  You rule what exists within your mind, if only you take up the throne.  No one will hand it to you, you must take this yourself with the power of your own belief.  Then you can truly start to change, truly start to run your own life by starting with what exists in your head and driving away the fear, the pain, the negativity, the lust, the greed, the jealousy, and the anger.  Drive them before you like leaves before a hurricane and you will be free.

Accepting and Understanding

It follows that if there is good there is evil.  And if there are entities that fight for good, there are entities that fight for evil.  What many humans discount is the power of evil that is present in our lives because many only want to interact with the good in hopes they will intercede for them.  If the good entity does intercede against whom is the good entity striving?

There is evil in our world and there are entities – demons, arch-demons, shades, shadows, ghosts, et. al. and many are ancient and very powerful.  They prey on human weakness, be it arrogance, greed, lust, sloth, envy, gluttony, or anger.  All serve dark masters and all pass power to evil.  Fear is one of the greatest tools evil entities have over you and once you realize fear is a tool, it becomes harder for evil entities to use it.

Creating a level of abstraction is one way to face fear.  What this means is to look at the situation from an observers viewpoint.  How does this look or feel to an outsider and what is the final outcome?  This is not really affecting you but it is happening to someone else and if so that gives you power over the situation.

Was there ever a time without evil?  Not since life was sentient.  There has always been a juxtaposition of good and evil and there always will be.   We must live with a full understanding that there are forces outside of us that wish to affect us negatively.

So things that have gone poorly for you be it health, professional, personal, spiritual, financial, or sexual can all be potentially traced to evil entities.  While this is many times the case and why must it be this way?

Entities, both good and evil, gather life-force from living beings as a way of continuing to remain viable.

What this means to all sentient beings  is that guarding our thoughts and actions can truly drive the energy we wish to reinforce.  Create positive energy and it drives positive things, and create negative energy and it drives negative things.