12 Feb 2016 · 13:46
It is wise – when told in no uncertain terms not to call someone’s bluff – not to call it. Like it is wise not to cry wolf when there are none. That is called stupidity. I am not a fan of labelling, in general, however there are occasions when labels can be made to be effective. Be sure, however, that if you are going to give labels to things that they are the right labels. No one likes to be called something that they are not – especially by a bunch of stupid idiots who know not even themselves what or who they are. Tolerance in this regard has proved extremely useful, as has the cultivation of an unprecedented patience, but there comes a time in some of our lives when enough really is enough. Leave the idiots to themselves, let them wallow in their shallows and die of their denial. There is a great distance to travel to that place where our wonders never cease and with that in mind we cannot – or more to the point, will not – carry carrion. We travel light. Ours is a protracted journey and it is not one we will make carrying shit on our backs. We are well within our rights to assert such a statement of fact.
If you have never read Aesop’s Fables, I suggest you do so. It is likely you will learn something that you will never forget. Not forgetting is the very first stage of remembering – and remembering is a very big word. It is essentially one that should not be forgotten. The reason for this is that your remembrances are what you are – hence they are what you become in your future. If you choose to recall all the shit that has hit your Life fan and remain bitter about it until your dying day (and on this planet we will all have one of those) then you will morph into a twisted shithead. That is a given. Given a choice, I certainly would not elect to embody myself in memories built of shit. Like I would not select to live in a house made of cards. That is not to say that shit is best avoided – it isn’t. It is best to hit it head-on. Personally, I work storms before I do the calm. That is my MO and it is not set to change in this infinity.
When you cry wolf – remember that wolves will usually travel in packs. That is what wolves do, which is why it is not wise to run with them if you cannot speak wolf. Another thing – when said wolves reach you and your projected dilemma, they will be hungry to save you from your attacker(s). That hunger is not easily assuaged. If – upon arrival – they should discover that your dilemma – your ‘life-threatening’ situation – is a lie, then they will simply eat you. That is how it works with wolves. They are not fussy about the nature of their meals, they are fussy about wasting their energy. They will ensure that they are fed for their efforts and they will not hesitate to start with your head. The reason for this is to prevent another call-out by those they have proven to be liars. Theirs’ is a natural wisdom, an unflinching instinct. Do not pretend with a wolf, it can see straight through you.
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10 Feb 2014 · 14:05
When you are told that there is good news – and – that there is bad news, which do you opt to hear first? I choose the bad news first. Like I save the best until last. That way, you can always be sure that you have something to look forward to. I suppose it is one way of making a negative, postive, and when you have the chance to do that – be sure that you do.
Bad news is not always as bad as it seems. It depends on the bearer’s methods and it depends on your propensity for accepting those things that you do not like in your life. We all have things in our lives that we do not like. Incidentally, we should be more assertive when it comes to saying so. But remember, if you will say so then be sure that you find ears that can hear you. There is no point bleating into the wind. I expect it is common for people to tolerate that which they don’t like. Society has become very adept at that. Those who stand for what they will not tolerate are burnt at the stake, almost.
Does bad news come in threes, like people believe? It depends if that is what you believe. If you believe that three bad things are going to happen to you consecutively each time some misfortune befalls you, then that is very likely exactly what you will get. When bad news arrives, just don’t multiply it and don’t collapse as a person. Face it, see that it serves a purpose. Bad news is never for nothing.
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29 Nov 2013 · 14:47
As far as hellfire goes, I would not lose too much sleep over the thought that your ‘sins’ in life are going to have landed you in a pit of fire for eternity. That isn’t what happens. In anycase, when you are dead, you do not feel. You could sit in a cauldron of boiling water all day. Your burning happens while you are living. That is what conscience is. That is also what dumb public opinion is. A branding. Should it be negative opinion that follows your happenings – and your management of those happenings – you will feel the burn. That burn is what you learn from. It is not often easy to be thankful to those who cause you to burn in this life, in fact it is most often the desire of those under fire to do some serious damage to the person or institution doing the burning. However. There is always the charitable process of instant forgiveness via the grace of God – if that way is for you. Or – you tolerate the burn and try to understand what is causing the friction in your days.
If you should find that it is you that is causing friction for yourself because you are being an arsehole in life – and again, both men and women qualify as arseholes – then you must accept the burn. You allocate to yourself your suffering. You will burn until you are made humble enough to realise that the way you think and the way you behave towards others does matter. You will burn until you adjust your attitude to include the understanding that everything you do in life is measured. Every single thing. If you are feeling friction because external prejudice is criticising you or your choices, you need to distance yourself from the idiots who practice that prejudice. Burning because you are gay, for instance, is unacceptable. Burning because you dare to follow your heart? That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my life. Who dares persecute a person who decides to follow what might appear to the masses to be an ‘unconventional’ path in their pursuit of purpose? Convention, as a norm, is a load of shit – and tradition is not much better. They both confine dreams, thinking. Tradition and convention are constructs. Reconstruct them.
There are those who enjoy burning. And there are those who enjoy being on fire. Leave them be. It depends what you have been trying to achieve with your life as to how close you will have ventured to the flames and how long you will have exposed yourself to their heat. Fire is transformative, no matter how you look at it. The hotter your spot – and we all know what hot means – the more corrective your karma. That is such a simple concept to understand. Let karma play out the way it must. It has your best interests at heart.
And keep in mind that for a phoenix, fire is necessary for rebirth. For rising. In the same way the burn caused by your conscience is necessary. If you have no conscience, know that you are going nowhere.
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06 Sep 2013 · 11:01
This earth is a circus. It’s about time it got its act together. There is an audience, waiting. There are animals pacing, fretting, hating. The big top is filled with suspense and the acrobats are waiting to fly. Where is the ringmaster? The circus is at a standstill until the ringmaster arrives. What can he possibly be doing? His show waits to go on.
Perhaps he has been eaten around the back, by a tiger. Perhaps he is drunk, in his trailer. Perhaps he has forgotten that he has a performance this day? Whatever his excuse, it is not good enough. You cannot choose to be ringmaster and then neglect your duties.
The wild animals would all like to kill the ringmaster. Each one of them. He is a nuisance to them. A man who punishes, bullies, exploits. A noise. Each flick of his whip is a death-wish. If he should turn his back on the wild for even one moment, he will lose his life. He knows this so he shouts, postures, threatens. The animals watch and they obey, wearily tolerating man’s ego.
The clowns are sweating yesterday’s booze and this morning’s boredom. They know their act is not funny but they line up in the wings, ready to entertain with fake enthusiasm. The audience is anticipating stupidity from the clowns, and they will deliver that stupidity with practiced ease. They always do. They are paid to do that.
The tightrope is strung high. There is no safety net. This day the walker will perform successfully, or die. He is fortunate that all eyes on his progress keeps him glued to the sky. The walker watches horizons, he does not watch each of his steady steps, forwards. You cannot look down and hope to know where you are going.
The dogs are the only ones who enjoy their performance. They find fun in lying, rolling, jumping hoops. They know that each trick will earn them a treat, a reward. That is enough to motivate them into obeying orders.
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24 Jun 2013 · 11:46
You create your own limitations. Break with your tradition of thinking and remove the worn out ideas – your core ‘staple’ thoughts – to free up space for a new world-view. It is time. There is not time any longer for being overly precious about your angers and your hatreds – you must see each one, face to face, and then let it fly. It is time to let go of your toxic thoughts. Write them on paper and set fire to them. It is cathartic watching the flames. I suggest you do not get too sentimental about your letting go, either. Clean up your head willingly, it can only help you. Your thoughts contain your future, they are the building blocks of your existence. Make them strong. Positive. And think big. Dream of a world where there is more peace and tolerance, more respect and goodwill, compassion. Expect that world to materialise. But first – remove the boundaries you set for yourself by addressing your own negatives. When you can look at your negative behaviours and your destructive behaviours and understand why there are times when you act (seemingly) to sabotage your own life, then you will find yourself closer to knowing just who you are and how powerful your nature is. Your nature is essentially what you are. What you are is not the same as who you are. You must know both. That is why being natural is important. It shows respect for your beginnings. If you cannot be easy in your natural state you are missing out, it is a peace like none other.
This world has a self-consciousness that needs exploring. Perhaps there are too many mirrors? Perhaps it matters too much in some places how you present yourself to the planet. But in these places where picture-perfect matters the people can be left to themselves, they are all aspiring to be the same object – so they become one and the same and no one needs to worry. Narcissus looked first to himself and last, at himself. When you have a mindset that understands shopping for a living, celebrity-worshipping and very little else it is harmless in the larger scheme of things. These people do not contribute to our days. Their attention is focussed elsewhere and their heads are empty. In fact their free space is legendary. It is when these people speak shit that we have a problem. Their thoughts are very easy to deflect but their words cause a nuisance. There are too many ignorant people speaking hatred with authority and that is a problem in our western world. How many people these days read more than the daily tabloid? You cannot get anywhere in life by reading the tabloids. Please. Fill your head with relevant facts. Who this woman is who slept with 30 men in her quest for fame is not a relevant fact. Lazy people do not bother to read about the state of their own futures in the hands of the dodgy politicians they put in power – either through voting, or NOT voting. There is no excuse for not voting. None. Lazy people do not bother to read about what state their world is in, how their natural world is shrinking. There is no time for laziness in our current climate. We need to make a statement against the way things are. We do not do that by avoiding taking responsibility. We all become informed – even one new piece of information each day. That way – you are growing your awareness and you are forming opinions. It is natural. You will have an opinion one way or another on this thing, that thing. It is interesting hearing your own opinions. You must feel how it feels to believe something. You will know how it feels. There is a power behind your idea, your ideas. You cannot pretend to yourself to believe something. And don’t worry about believing everything you read – you won’t. You have discernment and you are equipped to use it. Check your sources and find reliable facts with which to build your understanding of what is happening to our world. Trust your opinions but do not force them on other people. Suggesting is always better. Put your opinions up against the opinions of others and see how your thinking measures up. Together we can find a way to make the people who hold power, listen. It is all in the way you ask them to hear you. You cannot be unresponsive to an appeal made in earnest, with pure motivation. It would be to go against the spirit of living and violate our right of abode as citizens of Earth.
This world needs to recognise that limitations are impractical. If you can conceive of not succeeding then you have the wrong goal. What is the point wasting time on following to conclusion something that you, yourself, do not believe in? To have doubts is natural, healthy, it keeps you from complacency. But do not consider failure before you consider success. Then you will fail. You have to be able to stretch your perception to include the possibility that you have everything you need to get you to your best. Who you are – at this exact moment in time – is enough. Trust your experiences – always. Trust your innocence – always. If you manage your life effectively you will find that you develop your innocence rather than allow it to be lost. You feed your innocence and learn from experience. It is easy. Trust your inner child for guidance. It knows what to do. If you have not yet made the acquaintance of your inner child you ought to make your introductions, soon. Your inner child uses pure motivation. You can learn a lot from watching its decision-making.
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18 Apr 2013 · 14:15
The rules of life: there are no fixed rules. We all make up our own. We start with personal rules – these we develop as guidelines for what we like and what we don’t when we are quite little people. Crossing the line – emotionally and physically – is not appreciated, clearly, from a very young age. What makes us set down our first boundaries? I think it is instinct. Children are intuitive creatures. They feel us, our vibes. And they mirror our behaviours. It’s hardly surprising that there is a delinquent overdose in the UK – too many kids have been brought up watching their parents lack focus and ambition.
Children should have tolerance. Even young children. If a child is missing tolerance in its repertoire of behaviours then it is disadvantaged. Tolerance is learned. Tolerance is a word every person understands by virtue of its effect. To be tolerated – particularly when you are being frustrating or damnably changeable – is a gift. Tolerance is not accepting the unacceptable. It is not mindlessly putting up with somebody or something that offends you, or breaks your personal rules. It is about realising that you are in a bigger picture than the one in which you are affected. Tolerance is about standing away from yourself; your troubles, your desires, your judgement. It is about following your heart to a place of feeling rather than taking your head to a place of reason. You cannot reason with intolerance. It is easy to find reason for tolerance when you consider that we are all learning in this life. Even God is learning something new each day, about how humans have evolved. That first-world man has freedom of choice does amaze me some days. That he refuses to appreciate it and fully make use of its facility infuriates me. I do not understand a man with a lethargy for choosing the path of his future. How can you leave your life to run its own course when you have no idea where your future is? That is like driving a car with your eyes closed.
Should you find yourself swamped by official rules – rules that you recognise as being imposed upon you by a needlessly anal bureaucracy (society can make you feel that way on occasion) then you must allow yourself to break a few of those rules. Try not to break the law, that is different. It brings with it due consequence. Consider that if you make the rules that govern your days, you are entitled to break them. Break with your own rules, your old traditions. Open your future out in your mind. Your possibility is limitless. Really limitless. You have to see beyond your limitations because you have imposed them upon yourself. Trust that you can do what your mind dreams of if you allow yourself to step outside of your own box. Stepping out of your box means pushing parameters, letting go of what you know in favour of the unknown. The unknown is a place worth visiting. It is found on the other side of your strict personal regime.