Wishing everyone a year of improved health, optimism, enthusiasm, fascination, laughter, trust and faith! Our challenges will undoubtedly continue, for our journey has meaning! Its hills and valleys have a purpose … to guide us to spiritual consciousness and divine love! Live with joyful acceptance of the present moment and an optimistic eye to the future, for it shines brightly as our beautiful planet sits on the precipice, ready to embrace love, healing and compassionate bliss! May the light of love shine brightly on you, for you are a cherished participant in this spectacular flow-of-life!
Happy New Year!
This morning I sat down at the lake watching the waves roll gently past the dock on their journey shoreward. There is nothing as therapeutic for me as listening to waves softly lapping the shore and this was pure bliss! Watching and listening, I felt completely at peace, awash in tranquility! My body was free from tension and trembling and I was grateful! It was a soothing moment and I felt awesome!
PS … were they waves or millions of particles rolling in unison? Albert!?!
I just finished reading The Last Stonecaster, by first time Toronto novelist Howard J Breen. It is an awesome book! Breen has truly hit a home run with this effort!
This post is mainly for the fellas out there and I urge you to read on! Ladies, I’m sure you’re well aware of the principle I’m about to explain, but if you’d like to check it out, I would be honored!
For the record, I do not ‘have’ Parkinson’s Disease. The notion that the condition I am experiencing is a disease [named after the English physician who first identified it] is that of a well-intentioned but, I believe, misinformed medical community that inexplicably continues to hold firm to the idea that it is the death of brain cells in the substantia nigra portion of the brain that is the root cause. [why are cells only dying in the substantia nigra?] .
Thanks to the suggestion of a blog reader, I have recently taken an interest in the teachings of Pema Chodron, a fully ordained Tibetan Buddhist nun. Chodron, who makes her home at Gampo Abbey, a monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, advocates spending time in silence. She says that at one point she spent a year in silence.
I stopped believing in the tooth fairy! I also stopped believing in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, but I never stopped believing that I was a coward. Nor did I stop believing that I was inferior, inadequate and helpless, and consequently, I never let go of the anger or the fear!