Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Get to know your emotions, we do.

I'm not sure if I've read it in a fortune cookie or not, but I'm sure it would fit; One who hides one's emotions from one's self reveals them to the world. You see, emotions can not be hidden. The best you can do is learn to ignore the tell tale signs. You then proceed to display them all completely unchecked. If you have a problem facing your emotions and haven't read the same fortune cookies, take a little poker advise: Look your cards in the face or you'll show your hand.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Longing for Love & the Meaning of Life

Everyone has a built in longing for Love. When young and foolish, we often confuse it with lust. It takes satisfying at least one of them to know they are not one in the same. In fact, the longing for Love leaves all other pursuits in the dust, for it is this longing that is the reason for being. Well that sounds so trite, "reason for being." I don't mean just a reason to get out of bed or just the spice of life, rather I mean it is the very meaning of life.
Now let me qualify; the Love I speak of, it is not just the best friend love or family love or even just the "I'll lay down my life for you" love. All very important and valuable sorts of love to be sure. I'm talking about The Love, and unless you've had it you only know the longing. It's really the ultimate combination of all sorts of love and what's more important it's returned. To be clear, this Love is unconditional. It is given abundantly without any anticipation of reciprocation and yet the smallest gesture of Love in return brings overwhelming joy.
Back to the meaning of life. This is where it gets rather heady but we are talking the meaning of life. Let's go back to the beginning. God is creative and he's created beings before, Angels even, so God has company but he's still longing for something. He's longing for Love, The Love. So how does one go about creating a being that can overwhelm it's creater? You parents know the answer to this one. That's right create a little you! He made us in His image, to have all the same characteristics, the same longings. Now wait, we are not all powerful all knowing... Well no. That's impossible. Think of it. All powerful, all knowing pretty much means only one. So what's the next best thing? Full autonomy!
Okay here's where I try to tie this up in a neat bow. (Pretty ambitious I know, after all it's just Love & the meaning of life!) The thing that makes The Love overwhelming when it is returned is that you don't expect it. How's God going to get that? Simple, like a wealthy person or royalty might conceal this information so as not to taint the courtship, God offers evidence of His Love but no proof even of His existence. So that's it, the reason we are all here, the reason I am here, the reason you are here, to Love God. Still don't understand? Well, answer this: Have you found Love or are you still longing? Want to know more? I have just The Book.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

How to grow up.

A child asks aloud "who will help me?" An adult asks in silence "how will I do this?"
A child complains about things to be done. An adult tells stories of all that is done.
Or to quote the company that made my favorite cars, "On the road of life, there are passengers and there are drivers: Drivers Wanted!"

Sunday, September 30, 2007


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is true, but true beauty comes from the heart. It is the fusion of cherished memories, fondest pleasures, sincerest hopes and desires. It is our entirety, our self. Do not try and contain it but release it. Let it explode onto the world. It is this true beauty as it radiates from the eyes of the beholden that captures the heart of the beholder.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Be satisfied

Nothing in this world is perfect. If it were we would have nothing more to hope for. Learn to enjoy when something approaches perfection. Better yet, enjoy all the little steps in the right direction.