Your Life – A Miracle Waiting for You

New Day’s Song

“Stilling morning mists

in silent breath of dawn,

bring peaceful subtle longings

while whispering new day’s song.”

~ Plh, 2017

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We are alive, a miracle in and of itself, yet as we go through daily routines and established habits (necessities we’ve determined we need for survival purposes) it is still our raw and basic emotions creating and shaping each new day. We are in a daily struggle to overcome self-imposed limitations by dwelling on previous dramas in our life even as we fear potential new ones in the making.

It’s good to recognize that our passions not only propel us forward but just as frequently pull us backward into an individualized and self-imposed prison of reality – one largely of our own making.

Untapped powers, currently existing within each and every one of us remain over burdened by our ever expanding collection of negative emotions, often to the point where we remain frozen as it relates to forward momentum needed for reaching personal goals of happiness and health or more simply put – that overall feeling of well being desired by each of us.

Dormant reservoirs of strength and creativity lay silently within our hearts and mind while negative emotions flourish creating additional handicaps (both mental and physical). Truth is, almost every single handicap we believe we have can be overcome with the right incentive,

which is …

… a sincere belief in one’s self. Your personal strength behind this belief propels your imagination and creativeness, which in turn then proceeds to ignore, let go of, or leap over internal boundaries (emotional limitations) you’d previously created. There exists today far too many examples (both anecdotal and factual evidence) of humans overcoming and succeeding against amazing odds for this not to be a truth to recognize, accept and embrace.

We … we create the reality for each of our new days.

Isn’t it past time for you to let go of personal perceived short-comings – the physical, the mental and the spiritual? Isn’t it time to become all you are truly capable of becoming?

Life is far more than we understand or comprehend and therein lies our new day reality.

There isn’t anything you or I can’t accomplish if we decide it is so, we’ve but to awaken ourselves to our own internal miracle which we are.

Life is ours for the living, the believing, and the doing.

For each of our own individual miracles to happen, it takes but our choice to make it so.

Believe in Yourself! 

Begin with this new day. It’s yours, after all!

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Wishing each of you many prosperous and happy days to come.

My sincerely affection to all,

~ Penny

That’s Just Not How Life Works – However …

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I had to think a bit about the title for this blog because, as we know, life is an interesting mix of reality and – well something other, that we haven’t figured out yet – that which exists deep inside of us or outside our realm of understanding but that we still know has a connection to who we are … sort of. The perception of otherness being perhaps our spirit or our soul, or an individual sense of being, a universal consciousness.

Of course, subjectively speaking I haven’t precisely figured out how life does work. However, theoretically I have it down to a science. That is to say the science of our lives in this particular moment.

Cycles. An ongoing repetitious pattern of cycles playing out again and again with creative emotions thrown in the mix to ramp up, add color to the repetition. No seriously, think about it: I can pull passages from currently known written history of famous people who say and think the same exact things we are saying and thinking right now. Only the atmosphere, environment and players have changed … to a degree.

And if all the above words seem as confusing to you as the writing of them was for me then we are on the same page.

Life repeats itself, quite brilliantly so, and where you or I are in “the now of things” is just a microcosm of life carrying on it’s processes.  There still exists the basics in human nature. Hasn’t really changed much. Survival, peace, war, love, hate, possessions, worth, value, and so on still played out within a specific set of limitations. Self or group induced and accepted. As a result of genetic indicators or environmental factors, we keep going through similar patterns of being.

However …

when we determine to step out and away from the fray, the known paradigm of cycles and patterns, then and only then do we (your and/or I) grow beyond the known. Beyond that which represents those imposing boundaries in which we dwell.

Individualism, that’s the ticket, believe it or not. Your self realization comes first, your self worth comes second, open consciousness comes third and wherever you want to go comes forth (nope didn’t misspell that word)! Your ability to achieve whatever your goal might be greatly increases by following the above criteria. Absolutely. The variety and depth of personal life experiences shape every aspect of your current life and the life beyond. Period!

That’s it. I’m done for today, make of my words what you will. They are my truth as I believe it to be. Except for love. Always include lots and lots of love to pave your way.

Thanks for reading, have a great weekend to come,

~ Penny

Fourth of July, Celebrating with Introspection

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Today the citizens of U.S.A. celebrate their country’s independence day.

I am proud to be an American. I’m proud of my fellow Americans, even if I disagree with some of them on various issues and actions.

One of the things that I hold dear is that we can agree to disagree (for the most part) in a democratic government, even with all the problems currently being faced, when adversity strikes, we band together, unified, to make the positive difference.

Today in Richland, Washington, my home, there may not be many fireworks. With unusually ongoing hot weather (100°-110°F) and the outbreak of fires nearby, it is not safe.

So today is a quieter day of celebration and introspection. It has become a good day to reflect on the direction
our country is headed and how …We The People … can help make a positive difference for the good of ALL Americans.

Freedom is a two sided coin, the other side of freedom is accepting responsibility, by making tough choices that insures our right to remain independent. This includes voting, so our free voices get heard and count.

I have faith in uswe Americans. I believe in the awesome diversity of our great country and our people and in our ability to make a positive difference going forward.

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“…one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!”

Happy 4th of July! 🎉🎆☺

~Penny

Part 1 -The False Complacency of Obsolescence – What we really NEED!

By RyanMBevan

Civilization   “Little boxes on the hillside … little boxes made of ticky tacky … little boxes on the hillside and they all look just the same. There are green ones and …” (from the song Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds)

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Obsolescence, the meaning – the state of being which occurs when an object, service, or practice is no longer wanted even though it may be in good working order. (So we throw away just about everything for the new improved, better than, bigger than, and so on.)

Complacency, the meaning – going along with the status quo. Being satisfied with how things are and not wanting to try to make them better.

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We do that, you know, most of us go along with the status quo in our society, a sort of false complacency about things, that is until we feel personally affected. We may make noises and be upset but usually not enough to actually do something that will affect change.

And the true sadness here is that this false complacency (because we really aren’t contented with things at all) extends to the obsolescence not just with products or services but it has been expanded (at great expense to all of us) to now include people, animals, our environment and a way of life as throwaways.

This scary indifference where the end justifies the means is destroying some of the best of who we are as people. And part of that is the recognition of individual self worth and value. We don’t feel loved. Our greatest need as a result of the false complacency of obsolescence (or the prevailing mentality that it’s okay to keep throwing things away) has eroded many of the human connections necessary for us to feel good about ourselves.

Skilled craftsmen are a dying breed. Small farm owners are a dying breed. Not everyone wants or needs a college education, they want to pursue a skill or a talent they’ve been given. A love of something they want to do. There are almost no places to apprentice and most items are mass produced, where quality isn’t required (remember obsolescence?) whether it be in large local factories or the giant international agricultural, and other types of monster size businesses that exist today.

 Many products are cheaply made, cheaply purchased and thrown away just as easily, for new ones. Plastic, a by-product of oil, is everywhere. Including our waste landfills and sadly, our oceans, in turn seriously affecting the survival of life.

And yet the real tragedy is we are becoming even needier and less fulfilled as we go along this mistaken path society has currently chosen. Because it’s the wrong one. The current popularity of dystopian books, films and games are just one sign of this.

In life our greatest need as human beings – in many cases, trumping even safety, shelter and to a degree food – is not being met. Without the fulfillment of this need, many of us are like a plant without nutrition that will wither and die.

(Part two, Our Greatest Need, and what we should do to solve it – in the next post!)

 

 

 

Don’t Hide the Beauty of Your Loving Soul!

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“Hey, whatcha’ hiding under there?”

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Your soul is beautiful. Don’t hide it under the shell of your physical body!

Come out and shine. Be brave, live life, make a difference for yourself and others. Even as you know there will be bad mixed with the good, at least you’re out there being a part of life! Your life!

And that matters. A Lot. It matters to you, and to those you care about who care about you. Whether you believe this or not! It’s true. Trust me on this one.

~ Penny