Part 2 -The False Complacency of Obsolescence – What we really NEED!

By RyanMBevan

Part Two -Our greatest need is …

To Be Valued And Loved!

The two do go together, having a value and being loved. Yet in a world filled with people, our greatest need goes unfulfilled. And unfortunately, around the planet, it is children and adults (in fact all life) who are unloved and found valueless that are suffering from starvation, disease, abuse, poverty and death.

It is the children and adults in the larger inner cities that go homeless and hungry, abused and mistreated because they believe themselves to be (and in many cases are shown to be) unloved and having no value.

It is the many working adults and their children struggling to make ends meet in our ever changing environment who undervalue themselves, feeling unloved and wondering how to make everything be okay … Just okay.

It is the condition of false complacency that underlies – allowing all of these things to continue.

Bottom line, without exception we ALL need Love and a sense of purpose because we matter, and many of us need to be told this and have it visibly demonstrated in order to really believe it. And that isn’t happening the way it should.

Money doesn’t matter, let me repeat this so it’s a little clearer … MONEY DOESN’T MATTER after the basics I mentioned are attended to. If civilization as a whole is feeling forgotten, unloved and of no value, it’s because money has achieved a greater importance than the loving arms of someone holding you with true affection, a firm handshake of fellowship and positive connections being made across the lines of those who think differently than we do.

Humanity cannot truly move forward as long as the accumulation of wealth and material items for its own sake (which begets greed, the need to control and of course war and subsequent human loss and casualties) is viewed as the primary goal to success.

Loving and caring more. Sharing more. Encouraging more. Realizing you do need a lot less material items in your life. Being there for family and friends. Reaching out. Making a positive difference. THAT’S WHAT IS ULTIMATELY GOING TO MOVE EARTH SOCIETY FORWARD.

Currently the biggest problems we are dealing with have to do with complacency, apathy, indifference, greed and laziness and of course the belief that all things have a predetermined shelf life, including us. These problems in turn have caused all the other problems we find so overwhelming and … as is most generally the case, we are the root cause.

Ironically, happiness is always found in the simple things in life, and those things turn out to be the most important!

Seek value in everyday things. Recapture worth by finding it within yourself and others. Love, reach out, share, care – be there for family and friends. In the process you’ll discover your own heart filling with love. A heart filled with love has no room for hate. A mind filled with thoughts of giving and sharing has no room for greed or complacency. And achieving purpose that is filled with making a positive difference, finds value and worth in all things and all life … as it should be.

Much love to you this day thank you for reading,

~ Penny

 

Where There Be Shadows … Let Me Find Sunshine!

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Never Stop Believing

Where there be shadows … let me find sunshine.

Where there be sadness … let me share joy.

Where there be greed … let me bring charity.

Where there be disdain … let me show goodwill.

Where there be war … let me offer peace.

Where there be hate … let me give love.

We will survive. Embedded in each of our hearts is a goodness that will win out, in spite of the many misguided and negative approaches to our current lifestyles and mindset.

It is this knowledge that keeps my faith for all life, alive and thriving. Even on the darker days I know there will be light.

Peace and love to all of you – my friends I know, and my friends I’ve yet to meet!

~ Penny

Beginning of the week – A good time for the beginning of a new mindset!

A little reflection over the weekend and it dawned on me, that each of us (more or less) are partially responsible for the mess the planet is in right now. We really are. In our free country of the USA we take so much for granted. In fact children are being taught (by adult example) that it’s okay to take … and take … and take! Greed is a popular icon here as well as in many other “civilized?” countries which accomplishes nothing but more greed!

Time for a new mindset. We really don’t need so much “stuff”. It would be great if we spent more time caring for each other and the natural world we all inhabit while it’s still habitable. Healthier and happier people would make for a healthier and happier environment and economy. Not the other way around. People (all life) and their well being need to come first!

And in this country and any other country where you can vote (even if some politicians are making it harder for you) it is still your responsibility to VOTE. If you don’t like what the politicians are doing, then vote them out of office.. Your country, your government. Your responsibility. Don’t play the blame game with pointed fingers and words but do nothing to assist in bringing about change!

“Personal responsibility and our planet’s sustainability

must go hand in hand for the needed change to truly happen!”

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

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Have a great week ahead, with much affection and love,

~ Penny

The Miracle of Life vs Man’s Misappropriated Melange!

Life offers each of us so many components to consider and blend together within the human acts of our daily existence. Life can be a burden to bear, an experience to rejoice in, and it can also be an education where we, hopefully, acquire wisdom and illumination.

I like to regard life as a little bit of each, presenting alternately, choices and challenges, where we determine the mixture. Unfortunately our melange has hardly been what it should and can be.

We fall short in so many ways through greed, avarice, hate and cowardice. Yet, I still remain hopeful that humanity can survive itself, but there is one thing I do know for sure and try never to forget …

“…Life is the most astonishing miracle

of which we are only a tiny piece of its many recipients

and as such life should never – ever – be taken for granted or misused.”

Penny L Howe, 2014

We Hold The Future in our Hands!

“Life … Masterpiece from the Palette of our Universe!”

We are the recipients!

And…we need reminded of this!

I watched a movie once, “Blade Runner” (a favorite and a science fiction thriller, dark and foreboding of the future). There is a scene at the end of the movie where one of the characters says words that are so piercingly true that I’ve never forgotten them …

“Life lost  in time – is like tears in the rain”

The video below “reminds” us of life – it’s beauty and it’s value. You can hear the words (from the movie’s scene I am referring to) in the background. Please, please watch (just a few minutes) listen to the words, see the beauty and… be reminded!

What we do NOW counts. It matters. We make a difference. Let it be the right ones.

WE hold the future in our hands …

WE need to remind and be reminded … Again and again until we (all of us) understand what we already know in our heart of hearts!

All the tomorrow’s that will ever be, are being created even as I write this.

We are the ones deciding what life will be in our futures. Our choice, our choices have never been more important than they are today.

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Consider this as you go about your day’s routine today: What is really important to you in life? What really matters? These are things to ponder and weigh in your heart.

We hold the future in our hands…”We hold the future in our hands

We, The Recipients of Life … hold the future – their futures … in our hands!

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Thank you for stopping by, may your day be blessed with happiness and positive thoughts for our future, my friends,

~ Penny

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There Is No Room For Hate – in a love filled heart!

“There is no room for

… hate

… cruelty and ridicule

… greed and avarice

… prejudice and judgement 

… indifference and complacency

in a heart filled with love, compassion and gratitude!”

Penny L Howe, 2014

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Way to Go NBA! We Are One, Go Clippers!!!!!

Have a good week ahead. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who are in danger from severe weather conditions as well as those suffering from all the negatives written above.

Take care of you. With affection,

~ Penny

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I Thirst – For the Waters of Life!

I Thirst

for …

emotional flavors,

beautiful vistas,

unfolding riches,

from the bounty of life.

I find,

exotic sensations,

beauty, wealth, comfort

to surround me.

I am blessed

with the waters of life.

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But am I worthy of this liquid wellspring?

Am I – greed and grasping,

or

humble, respectful, careful

of Earth’s diminishing resources.

I become fearful,

that I,

through wanton indifference,

will end my days

sipping polluted tears

from my eyes …

a witness,

as

the waters of life run dry,

due entirely to …

my

unquenchable thirst for life!

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

Today is World Water Day. Find out why, and what this means to you and I, and our families future sustainability – before the well runs dry for all of us!

https://www.facebook.com/UNWorldWaterDay