Monday, September 1, 2014

The Starting Line



 
We all have a starting place we have to begin at. Some start closer to their goal than others. Some have advantages over others, money, connections, or whatever it is that makes it easier, but we have to learn to use what we have and not complain about what we don’t have. What we don’t have can’t help us now; except maybe make us hungrier. We can’t all save the world, we can’t all be President, we can’t all be leading the parade; these are fallacies, fallacies peddled by the charlatans who seek influence, and your money as well, but we can all do what we can; do all we can to make the world a better place.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Knowing Yourself



How well do you know yourself? The question isn't as silly as it sounds. The most amazing thing in the world isn’t all the technology we have brought into this world and has changed the course and fabric of our lives. It isn’t the frontiers we have conquered or the advancements that have been made in the name of mankind, even though one can argue some of these advancements were really one or two steps backwards; but they are here and there is no stopping them or their sons and daughters. No, the most amazing thing we can do is sit down and explore our own mind, our own makeup, to discover who we really are; go beyond the fa├žade that we have created for others and even for ourselves. Our minds are deeper than the deepest ocean, yet few ever get much beyond the surface or seem to have an interest in doing so. It is safe to say that most people do not even vaguely know themselves.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rear View Mirror



The poets have said that the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. This is true in many cases. The burning passion turns into a dying ember incapable of lighting itself or something else anymore. There is no more passion, no more feelings, just an emptiness where something once was. We look back and may wonder what ever prompted those feelings; but the past is full of mysteries and the unexplainable. We evolve and everything within us and around us evolve too; all these powerful forces evolving at one time. The sun sets below the horizon and is never seen again, or if seen again is just a micro-fraction of what it was once. The future is full of uncertainty but so is the past, perhaps even more so. We look into the rear view mirror and can’t believe where we once were.