Thanksgiving is the day to look around as well as backwards & forwards. Backwards to remember your friends that have disappeared into the mist of time. Still out there somewhere merrily chugging along without you. Perhaps they will return someday and you can pick up exactly where you left off. You think of your present day friends and the wonderful times they have given you. The people you have met that will make you cry if they have to leave for whatever reason. You look forward to unknown and unanticipated adventures that you will either enjoy or have to solve for whatever reason. No matter what happens just remember:
1. Don’t let your fears define the boundaries of your dreams.
2. No matter which way the wind blows, you can still trim your sails.
3. Any day you’re alive is a good day.
Friday, November 18, 2005
All of us meet people. Sometimes they turn out to be friends, lovers, and if you’re really cookin’ soulmates. It’s something like the changing seasons. They come, they go and they (sometimes) return. People may enter your space stage right and exit stage left because you and they have a minor part in some unknown onlooker’s life. Some people enter your life because you raised a question or made an off the cuff suggestion that The Second Lady has picked up on. You may even have asked for help and then forgotten about it. Maybe you have met someone because they have a need which is unknown to you, but when the rubber has to hit the road you’ve got the answer. Sometimes the newly minted person in your life brings personal growth or just makes you laugh. Others just make you feel good. Some make you happy no matter what your mood. Sometimes The Second Lady brings you into someone else’s life and smoothes the path for some indiscernible reason which may or may not be revealed far into the future. If you have been drafted by The Second Lady never forget it is a privilege to enter someone’s life in any meaningful way. You’re only there to give, assist, and help and not to run their life. Sometimes you don’t know why you’re there and if you are really lucky The Second Lady is guiding you along a mysterious, irrational, and illogical path . All you have to do is to keep the faith, trust implicitly , be alert, watch the stones, and not fall off . There are no foreseeable rewards but the future compensation could be infinite. It’s tough work, but others before you have tread the same path.
Posted by Alex at 4:38 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
There’re 3 kinds of love. The first is crush. You love someone and he / she never notices. ‘Nuff said. Sweat love is the commonest. That’s the one where you try too hard, give concessions to get it "right" and generally spend hours convincing yourself it is "true" love. The greatest love is "Just Is" which tends to occur naturally. It is the rarest. No adjustment is required. Frequently The Second Lady is behind it. It is the closest thing to experiencing The Second Lady’s full blown love. Some people have experienced an inkling of The Second Lady’s love in a near death experience. Most people never experience the "Just Is" kind of love. If you have "Just Is" all your friends keep asking you very politely "How are things going???" or make comments that "You seem to have changed " . You also have a tendency to go around with a silly face (or slightly out of character face) or smile as you walk down the street whether anyone is around or not. People may avoid you because you appear "strange". "Just Is" love is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Posted by Alex at 4:49 PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
One of the fascinating questions of this universe is the one "Why are we here???" For most people it seems to be "Do onto others before they do you." I can’t conceive that The Second Lady would go to all this work if each of us only have 3 score and 10 years of life. The nearest thing I can come up with is the thought that she wants us to learn something while we’re here. It is only logical. Life is full of different paths. Life is full of decisions. Life has randomness, order and chaos. All the elements of learning because we must overcome the challenges to succeed. We come in with nothing and we go out with nothing. So why bother to accumulate wealth and generally stick others before they stick you?? It seems to me to be a colossal waste of time. I may be crazy but it seems to me to have excellent Karma you need to think positive thoughts and try to help as many people as you can even if they will never know. The true secret of life is to enjoy your journey, look at the scenery along your path, don’t judge, don’t panic, and finally just let it Be.
Posted by Alex at 8:48 AM
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Thoughts are more than memories. Thoughts can change the future. The Second Lady can take your thoughts and turn them into reality. She works in many ways. She may use your friends, complete strangers or seemingly unconnected events. She may forewarn you that something unique is about to happen through your dreams. It is, usually, a mild unsettling feeling that you can’t quite get out of your mind no matter how hard you try. It flows over your whole Being. You suddenly realize that for some unaccountable reason your whole Being is about to be rewritten. Who and what you are is about to be changed. You are free to reach out and become One.
Posted by Alex at 7:14 AM
Saturday, November 05, 2005
We are all puppets on an unseen string. Someone wrote the play, but neglected to give us the script. On the surface we are all jerked around like here and now creatures. Our brains collect memories and our eyes see objects in the hope that we can divine the future, but the future doesn’t extrapolate exactly from the past. We hunger for something new and exciting but cannot escape the string. We think, but realize nothing. Perhaps, in time, The Second Lady will give us a hint.
Posted by Alex at 7:02 PM
Thursday, November 03, 2005
All of life is a series of patterns. We have rules, culture, plans, procedures, organizations, hierarchies, rituals, and all that jazz. The dance of life begins. Watch the patterns swirl, twist and turn. Will love, compassion and empathy keep them straight??? Only The Second Lady, who plays the fiddle, knows for sure and she ain’t talkin’.
Posted by Alex at 1:41 PM