Day 172: I Wish


Moment of truth:

There are some things I wish I didn’t know.

I wish I didn’t know, what pain felt like.

I wish I didn’t know, feelings changed.

I wish I didn’t know, where, healing occurs.

I wish I didn’t know, why, Judas betrayed Jesus.

I wish I didn’t know, when recovery started.

I wish I didn’t know, the truth, I have experienced.

I wish I didn’t know, so many things I now know.

I wish, became I did, because I didn’t meant I wouldn’t, and there is no other outcome, worthy of what I have.

No regret, the checkbox can now be marked received.

I wish is the child on the inside.

I am grateful is the woman holding her close.

Together we are whole.

Together we are bold.

With God we do not fold.

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Day 51: Visualized Victory


Close the door.
Shut the blinds.
This is a sign it’s time to unwind.

Focus on the obstacle.
Notice how the air moves around it.
Seek it’s tender side.

Calm the noise.
Inhale the purpose.
Exhale the excuse.

Feel your heart beat.
See the obstacle move.
Watch the path clear.

Now, you know you have nothing to fear.
For victory is near.

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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 22: Aphorism Monday


It will become what you make of it.

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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 94 – Daily Thoughts: Teams


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Day 52: The Power Force of Understanding


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A great friend of mine commented yesterday about my absence from my blog of late, with a slightly dejected, solemn, and otherwise heartbroken-heartfelt disposition. I explained as best I could where I have been in my journey to speak and write the truth. I expressed my new found commitment to my craft. Some would call it a gift. Other would call it artistic expression. Whatever, it is, I respect it and have chosen this time to hone it. Because my friend’s need was real, I write this entry today.

This is for my powerful four! You each know exactly who you are and I love each of you beyond mere words. Your presence in my life has changed me forever and I look forward to all God has for each of us throughout the years.

This is also for those that follow my blog. I have a lot of material and when the time is right, I will share it all.

The road we travel is not unknown. The people we meet are not unforeseen. The connections we make are designed well in advance for the appointed time and place. Two years ago, we all imagine a different future than the one we find ourselves living today. Four years ago, we wondered how we would make it through. Six years ago, we prayed silently for relief. Eight years ago, we stood our ground in the God we love. Ten years ago, we wondered if this really would be the fate God dealt us.

Today, we are stronger. Today, we are wiser. Today, we are becoming exactly who God intended us to be. Today is a new day. Today is our day. Today let’s live it the only way we can…through love, by faith, and in humility.

EYHCS

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Day 37 – If You Seek ME, You Will Find ME


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I looked to the hills, but did not find you. I looked to the stars, but could not see you. I looked in the valleys, but could not hear you. I looked inside, but could not feel you. I cried out your name and you came from the hills, through the stars, from the valleys, and soared through me. Who are you?

EYHCS

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Voter Lookup: Don’t Be Fooled At the Election Booth


I took a backseat and only spoke to my friends and colleagues about why voting is so important.  This year is different. I received a surprise at the early elections last Monday.  I am normally an avid watcher of Presidential elections, but sometimes allow midterm elections to go by without a second glance, since the highly contested elections of 2008.  No longer standing in long lines, no longer spending countless nights at the polling offices, no longer rallying the troops to get out the vote, and no longer spending my time and energy on convincing the masses their votes really do count.

We have a choice between a Governor who will keep us in the dark ages or a choice between a return to the days of Ann Richards, where minorities actually had a voice in Texas.  We have a choice where minorities actually matter.  We have a choice where, our vote and our voices really can change the trajectory of our state.

Without pinpointing a specific candidate, vote for a candidate this week while early voting is still going on or next Tuesday, November 4, 2014, whose values, principles, and history in political office closely aligns to a future you want to see manifest in your local area.  Whatever you do, VOTE!

The voting tool below can help you find early voting locations or your polling location on voting day.  Please remember, this year you must have both your photo identification card and your voter’s id card to cast your ballot.  Give a big thanks to the political party of the dark ages, for that one!

To read more about my experience at the voting booth click the link here:  https://eyhcs2010.com/2014/10/25/confession-moment-9-the-audacity-of-public-officials/

Day 257 – Mediation Series: Subliminal Reality


In the year of 2010, I experienced an overwhelming appearance of the Holy Spirit.  It rocked me in ways, I wonder if I will ever be able to fully grasp in this earthly vessel. During this time, I could not stop writing.  I went into a form of hibernation.  I wrote what I was hearing.  I wrote about what I was seeing.  I wrote about how I was feeling.  I just wrote.  As I start to look back over these writings, I will add some of my thoughts, here.

Today begins my meditation series.  I had initially intended to turn it into a book.  Who knows, one day I might, one day.  Yet, with my heart coming to grasp with some harsh realities, Compelled to revisit the messages given to me at the start of 2010, I can find no justifiable reason to wait until the words go through the publication process. Therefore, it is my hope and prayer the words of my soul bring you closer to your own personal truths about who we follow, who we love, who we believe in, and how we move forward knowing what, we each now know.

I began writing this series on August 29, 2010 at 7:52 am.  It is my current plan of action to post one mediation a day.  There are only about 17 post, but I believe they are worth sharing.  Enjoy.

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I created my personal subliminal reality to find myself.  Lost in a world of distractions, a retreat into my mind brought me to the forefront of heaven’s door and into the gates of surrealism.

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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 111 – It is Time to Weaponize


Figure it out

A stationary weapon of mass destruction is still a weapon.

 

 

 

 

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