When Writers Write

Spirals Of Life

 

I’m a writer.

You may have noticed this. The thing is, most of us who read are writers (more or less … sometimes way more and sometimes way less) and therefore …

When writers write (story tellers tell and/or people with opinions opine) the universe expands. No, truly it does! Each to our own uniquely individual way, we add to the collective consciousness existing in an ethereal part of the everything that isn’t understood – at all – but which nonetheless manifests itself somewhere within our imaginations, our thinking processes, our restless souls and/or the mysterious cosmos.

One of the primary reasons I find spirals fascinating is because it isn’t the (coined expression) ‘circle of life’ that brings renewal but the ‘ever occurring’ change brought about by spirals of life; expanding, growing, spiraling ever outward. We writers are a part of this – life’s glorious spiral effect. Fascinatingly so.

It is a wonderful thing, adding/sharing to freedom and universality of thought, word, expression and deed.

At least this particular writer believes so. Therefore, all your thinkers and writers, doers and believers … carry on. Creation is always a very good thing.

~Plh

The Mote in Humanity’s Eye – Fear!

“We are good people. May we spend each of our days bringing out the very best in one another.” ~Plh

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So how is your ‘attitude footprint’ doing?

We all hear about our individual ‘carbon footprint’ and I am a strong believer that we should cultivate responsible behavior with the use of our precious natural resources.

But just as precious as natural resources are our human resources. Recently I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the ever increasing negative ‘attitude footprints’ we’ve been leaving.

Our daily attitudes are shaped by personal situations aided and abetted by individual emotions and thought processes along with our reactions to current, local and international events as well as social media interactions.

Fear of change, fear of the unknown and fear of things that are different to each of us can easily beget judgments which too often lead to cruelty, rudeness, being mean in thought, word and deed and it appears that today these things are considered, by many, to not just be okay but normal in the everyday of things. Judging others has become prevalent in our society. Honestly, none of us is well equipped to judge others. We each have our weaknesses and shortcomings.

Yet as long as we’ve decided to ignore or be a part of what in our hearts we know to be wrong, our negative “footprint” will continue to grow.

We’re better than this. I know we are. And we can individually improve things by remembering not to judge others and by being thoughtful and considerate most especially to those who share different beliefs and opinions than we do.

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May your today be good and your tomorrow even better.

I wish you well,

~Penny

When Nights in Paradise Become Lonely

The physical attributes of paradise cannot be gainsaid and needless to add, each person has their own view of what their surroundings of paradise would contain.

But here’s the thing, just as no person is an island onto themselves, our emotional hearts require the taste and nourishment of paradise too. Without shared love, affection and caring regard from others to sustain and lift us up in our darker hours, a creeping insidious aspect begins; even in the most seemingly ideal paradise (perspectively speaking). An aspect which may ultimately undo the original intent of a seeker of paradise.

*For me, paradise is first and foremost about bountiful and sincere expressions and actions of love, after which the ambiance of physical trappings may be added.

“Seek you then to love openly and freely with caring, joyful fulsomeness. The best sort of paradise will always begin within loving hearts.”~Plh

May your days ahead be filled with many good things. Have the best week possible. Thanks for stopping by.

(*btw I’m perfectly understanding of the many many who, in today’s interesting times, would be content with just waking up to a less insane mentality than the one currently proliferating around the world. Me too!)

With sincere affection,

~Penny

Reality – Yours, Mine, Ours and …Theirs

This has been a year where the ground has, almost daily, moved beneath our feet (euphemistically speaking, at least for most of us). But like any natural geographic fault on our planet I believe it’s safe to say humanity is simply moving through it’s latest – significantly overwhelming – change.

So hang on, hang in there and believe things will improve. There are many many people who are truly becoming more spiritually aware of each other and our connections to all life.

There are even more of us pondering life’s questions of the “who and why” and how we can improve ourselves ‘inside and out’ in more natural and non-invasive methods for the well being of all life on our planet. (Even if it doesn’t seem so – according to huge doses of online media’s daily negativity.)

Ignore Naysayers. They do not yet understand the infinite power of love. Truly the strongest force in the universe and I believe the essence of all life.

Fear can do nothing except slow this flow of life’s eternal message – a loving flow that in scientific terms is an universal frequency seeding and continuously creating all life forms.

Know that even the greatest fear cannot stop love. Not really. Life vibrates constantly (with mathematical precision) becoming stronger with each individual’s awareness of our own life force carried and projected from within our heart of hearts.

It’s an ethereal & eternal kind of thing. One we don’t understand or comprehend, but one we’ll keep becoming more comfortable with as we continue to open our hearts and minds in the believing thereof.

“Look to the stars and the unverse inside and outside your heart. Everything you need to believe in can be found there. Infinity does not lie!” ~ Plh

Thank you, May your holiday season be filled to overflowing with love.

~ Penny 

Everyday Wisdom – Life!

 

 Photography by C. Russ

“Life is a learning experience testing our mettle with each passing day, presenting a surety of unknowns that try our patience. Yet these self same experiences offer obscure but true opportunities (clues) for enhancing our very being, propelling us forward with awakening humility – a catalyst towards an understanding of who and why we are.” ~Plh, 2016

Thank you. Wishing you a most pleasant and restful weekend, one filled with hope and love.

With much affection,

~ Penny

Why … We Go On.

It’s really about self motivation when it comes right down to the carrying on of things when others all around are retreating, laying blame or quitting.

Tenacity is a good word. It means never giving in or up. It means going that extra mile when it appears all is going against you.

We can hold within our hearts excellent hopes and dreams for our futures (an important thing to do, absolutely) but beyond this, it is a “forged in fire, keep on keeping on”attitude of unrelenting determination that will get the job done.

And even more important is recognizing that with self reliance and self motivation for your own personal goals you become a torch bearer for others. Lifting up their spirits, letting them know all things are still possible, giving them something to believe in, not just you but themselves as well.

It’s called leading by example when you go on while others are feeling too tired, fearful or worried.

Know then that the feeling of helpless hopelessness cannot survive in an atmosphere of loving strength and peaceful perseverance, it just can’t! Which is why … We Go On!

Take care of you,

With much affection,

~ Penny

I’ve Been Asked Who I’m Voting For so I’m Proud to Say …

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that as an American who has a deep and abiding love of our country, I will be voting for us. For You and Me. For all the Americans in our country who care about who we are, where we are now, where we’re going and how we’re going to get there.

While it’s definitely true We (the people) get many things wrong, we’re human after all, we (the people) also get many things right. So it’s definitely a balancing thing I believe, and surely an ongoing and constant work in progress.

One that we attempt to get the right handle on each day. In today’s era with Social Media platforms and Online News Media we (the people) are inundated with all sorts of information. (Googling not withstanding). Some accurate, some not so much. We also have our own opinions (which ‘we the people‘ have not been shy about sharing).

But that’s not a bad thing because in the United States of America being free is a part of who we are and Freedom of Speech is one of the things our mighty constitution gives us the right to exercise – and oh boy have we been exercising that right.

Freedom is always a work in progress. And some parts of our progress are harder than others. And then there’s the whole change thing going on that constantly interferes with good intentions and perhaps even a status quo that we may or may not be comfortable with depending on our individual mindset.

There’s a responsibility to freedom too. One that means we can not take Freedom for granted. We need to vote and we need to continue to care about each other and the good we can accomplish when we agree to disagree but still come together when it matters.

One of the amazing things I’ve noticed about the wonderful citizens of our country is when there is a disaster or crisis (such as a bad storm or other) and people are in trouble or at risk, Americans come together with helping hands and support. It’s the Great American Way.

During a crisis while victims or those helping may personally have widely differing views on a variety of subjects (such as with our current upcoming political election) these views fade into the background. Why? Because Americans (as a whole) have proven to be greater than the sum of our often disconnected parts. Americans ‘En Masse’ really do have a gigantic heart. One we’ve shown repeatedly, again and again.

I believe in my country, my home, my family, my friends, my fellow Americans and the Constitution of the United States of America. I believe in our right to vote for those we believe will be the best qualified to represent us in Washington D.C.

And for all those reasons I’ll be voting on election day (actually I’ve already personally voted), but now I’m voting for the good in us … all of us … because I do believe in America and cherish strongly our right to be free, more than anything else. Freedom is what is important!

Honestly when all is said and done with political issues, opinions and so on, it really has always been about freedom (getting it right when we know its wrong and then going on to help keep our country strong)!

So Freedom, that’s the thing, the main focus! Yours, mine and ours and that’s why the greatest document in our country begins with the inclusionary words “We The People”, this means all of us, every single one.

Vote on election day!

Thank you,

~ Penny L Howe