Job Interview

January 3rd, 2017

When we believe the purpose of the interview is to get a job instead of to experience shared interests, of course we misplace our emphasis.  (Parents and Children pg.27 of part one by Kenneth Wapnick)

Advances?? or Retreats

August 10th, 2016

My greatest advances I’ve judged as failures and my greatest retreats I’ve judged as victories.

Believe what you see??

June 25th, 2016

It is impossible not to believe what you see, but it is equally impossible to see what you do not believe.  From Course in Miracles Chapter 11: God or the Ego VI.

Self-Control (From my belt martindingman.com)

May 1st, 2016

Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man (Bob would say person) who lacks self-control.

Disguise

April 24th, 2016

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become  disguised to ourselves.  Francois De La Rochefoucaud  Found in The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Forgiveness

February 3rd, 2016

LESSON 122  From A Course in Miracles

Forgiveness offers everything I want.

1 What could you want forgiveness cannot give? Do you want peace? Forgiveness offers it. Do you want happiness, a quiet mind, a certainty of purpose, and a sense of worth and beauty that transcends the world? Do you want care and safety, and the warmth of sure protection always? Do you want a quietness that cannot be disturbed, a gentleness that never can be hurt, a deep, abiding comfort, and a rest so perfect it can never be upset?

2 All this forgiveness offers you, and more. It sparkles on your eyes as you awake, and gives you joy with which to meet the day. It soothes your forehead while you sleep, and rests upon your eyelids so you see no dreams of fear and evil, malice and attack. And when you wake again, it offers you another day of happiness and peace. All this forgiveness offers you, and more.

Self-Esteem and Humility

January 28th, 2016

Why does the ego play roles?  Because of one unexamined assumption, one fundamental error, one unconscious thought.  That thought is:  I need to play a role in order to get what I need to be fully myself; I need to get more so that I can be more.  But you cannot be more that you are  because underneath your physical and psychological form,  you are one with Life itself, one with Being.  In form, you are and will always be inferior to some, superior to others.  In essence you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone.  True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization.  In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem an humility are contradictory.  In truth, they are one and the same.

From Oneness With All Life by Eckhart Tolle

From American Dreams by John Jakes (Decisions)

January 28th, 2016

Do we ever recognize the right decision until long after we’ve made the wrong one?

The World You See is What You Gave It

January 27th, 2015

If you see holiness and hope, you joined the Will of God.  The world you see but shows you how much joy you have allowed yourself to see in you, and to accept as yours.  (From Introduction to chapter 21 of Course In Miracles)

We are All Connected

January 23rd, 2015

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.  Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”  –Martin Luther King. Jr.