Day 34: The Battle


It is the ultimate internal battle.
To speak or not to speak.
To react or not to react.
To attack or not to attack.
To respond or not to respond.

It’s the battle spiritually and mentally successful people win most days.

The battle of inner determination.
The battle of prescriptive blinders.

Performers understand the battle well.

Regardless of the crowd’s response,
the show must go on.

In spite, of the sideline antics, you still have a purpose to accomplish.

Dogs will bark.
But a bark isn’t a bite.
So why disrupt your flight?
Trust and know everything will be alright.

If the barking dog isn’t your dog, keep on moving and let the owner answer the call.

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Day 322: Strategic Expectations


You cannot get something from something that does not exist…I went to a buffet because I wanted O.J. I located grapefruit juice. It clearly stated grapefruit on the label. Why am I then surprised to find I’m holding a cup of grapefruit juice, instead of the orange juice I wanted?

It’s not the buffets fought. It had no part in my decision. The buffet table simply presented me with options. I looked at the labels and still choose the very thing I did not want or need.

It’s an open book test and the answers are highlighted.

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Day 315: Speechless


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Speechless

Very rarely does a situation, a person, a place, or thing leave me speechless. Tonight, I am speechless. I am speechless, not because I have nothing to say, but because I am not sure what I have to say should be spoken. But, I am most definitely speechless.

Did we not experience the same thing?

Did we not speak similar declarations?

Did we not live it out?

Did time erase it all from your memory?

Did the world turn over on its head this beautiful and glorious Veteran’s Day?

I know what my other side thinks, feels, and wants so desperately to reveal.

Yet, I remain speechless.

I managed one clarifying question, for which I knew the answer.

Yep, I am totally, absolutely, and dumbfounded-ly speechless.

Yes, speechless is what I am.

I am also grateful for the opportunity to be speechless and not personally affected by the events leading up to my speechlessness.

Maybe I am shocked.

Shocked might also work for what I am feeling right now.

Yet, if I were shocked, then wouldn’t it also be unexpected?

And, this is so totally expected.

Maybe I am not shocked, but perplexed.

Let’s just stick with speechless for now.

Only time, evaluation, and reflection will answer the burning question of the moment.

Just so you know, I have truly been left speechless.

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Reflection: What I Seek, I Will Have


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A reflection moment:

We receive what we ask for.

Our asking could be direct. Our asking could be indirect. Our asking could be subliminal. Our asking could be verbal. Our asking could be nonverbal. The reward is in the asking. The secret is in the unspoken request. The gift is received when patience outweighs and outlasts conventional expectations.

Case in point, the picture accompanying this post depicts a set of beads from Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse. Those familiar with the longstanding tradition of beads exchanges realize and recognize beads are only exchanged according to quid pro quo methodology. Most often the quid pro quo involves the receiver offering the giver a flash of flesh of the personal and private areas. In fact, the bigger the beads or collection of beads, the greater the expectation is for a peep show.

Earlier tonight while out with co-workers, I had an opportunity to break expectations, traditions, and the status quo. As humans, we are conditioned to ride the white line of someone else’s expectations forgetting we dictate what happens to us. Enjoying my evening out with the girls, Tracey and James arrived at the bar. Each donned the Ruth Chris Steakhouse beads shown above around their necks. I immediately took an interest in the beads. They were unique and I like unique things. While we engaged each other I could not stop admiring the beads. The more I looked, the more I wanted the beads. The more I wanted the beads, the more the wheels started turning.

I engaged James further. James appeared to be agreeing to part with his beads. I stated I would cross the bar to relieve him of his intriguing beads. In support of my statement, I crossed the bar as promised. James elicited input from Monica another person at the bar for information and validation of payment required to transfer his beads into my possession. Monica wanted no part of it and to be quite honest neither did I, but I did want the beads.

Out of nowhere, Tracey turned around and placed his beads around my neck. No payment required. No expectation for something I was unwilling to provide. No piece of flesh or flash of skin. There was nothing, but a willingness to deliver to me what I had crossed the bar to receive from someone other than the intended giver.

Take from this what you want or what you need.

What I take and hold on to is – the mind when properly charted is strong enough to bend tradition and conventional wisdom into rewriting expectations based on ones resolve to uphold their personal truths.

Thanks for the beads Tracey. And, thanks for the reminder that I never have to be anyone, except myself and what I seek, I will have!

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Day 95 – A Personal Test of Faith


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Prayer is a powerful vehicle for restoration, for thanksgiving, for healing, for dreams, for visions; but, what happens when all you do is pray, but lack the belief to believe all your prayers have already been answered?

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Day 94 – Daily Thoughts: Teams


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Day 94 – A Doubting Thomas Situation


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There are situations in life that will cause you to doubt who you are and whose you are. Especially, if you lack the foundation to understand those situations are created for those who lack the the very foundation you were given before your birth.

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Day 271 – Meditation Series: Compromise


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We walk through life striving to compromise for the sake of peace.  Somehow in the process we lose a piece of ourselves.  Someone recently asked, what is the difference between a compromise and self-devaluation.  My response spiritually inspired:  Compromise is altering one’s preference to accommodate another.  Self-devaluation is allowing another to violate your fence to keep up the neighborhood connection.

Have you allowed someone to infringe upon your property rights?  If so, make a plan to recover what should not have been given or taken?

 

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Day 270 – Meditation Series: The Essence of Light


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Light is transformational.  Jesus is the light of the world.  He came, lived, walked, died, and through resurrection he transformed the world.  He did.  We are miniature version of Jesus in the Earth.  We are thus, also light.  Is your light hindering progression or transforming depression through elevation of your inner lighthouse.  The light never diminishes.  It is our lack of spring cleaning that covers the windows within from shining the light with-out.

 

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Day 255 – Getting to Know the Father


I am still not ready to write something new.  Please enjoy an inner thought I had while visiting and teaching English as a second language in Beijing, China during the summer of 2011.

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Dad I confess this adventure you designed has challenged me once again.  Yet, the net you provided has made it all possible.  Belief in you makes being in Beijing, China far more palpable, because of your universal language.  I have taken for granted the ability to communicate until now.  Yet, a normal activity of shopping or eating without assistance provides great joy.  I love you Lord and thank you for the opportunity to allow you time to restore me and mold me into who you created me to become.

I am living in a foreign land with a foreign language and being alone with you is all I need in this moment.  I appreciate the rest that cleared my life of the mess.

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Day 254 – Karma


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Be kind to everyone you meet.

The beggar today may be your boss tomorrow.

The prostitute today may be your wife tomorrow.

The sinner today may be your spiritual leader tomorrow.

The bastard child today may be your President tomorrow.

Karma never loses an address.

Our actions today replicate in our future, tomorrow.

 

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Day 230 – Are You Worrying Too Much?


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I cannot recall a single incident when my worrying caused the mountain to move.

My prayers,

and yes,

my actions brought the mountain down, but never my worrying.

 

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Day 181 – Let it Be


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Saying goodbye is rarely easy,

but sometimes it is necessary for you to realize just how amazing you truly are.

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Day 114 – Do What You Can


You can

It all started as a dream.  

It is now a reality.

 

 

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