One Choice: Two paths

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It has been said there are two stories to tell: Good vs. Evil and Boy Gets Girl, Boy Loses Girl (Parent gets child, Parent loses child). They both come down to conquest. And it seems when you think about it, overcoming adversity  is at the core of our experience.

Every moment comes down to a choice: Are you going to take action for good or evil? While these may seem like strong words, they illuminate the crux of the moment in decision. The symbol of the “original sin” in biblical terms is the very choice this signifies. The choice between good and evil is at the root of our separation from “God” or all that is as what you may call it.

What is Good? and What is Evil?

Good means win-win. An understanding smile calms. It is never just good for you while being bad for another and good never takes advantage of another. Good means Good-For-All.  Evil is a concentrated energy that draws a vivd line between it and the world, it cuts like a knife taking down people as it touches them. It may seem good for the doer, but it is bad for everyone else and this bad usually comes around and is also eventually bad for the doer. Bad is Bad and evil is destructive in a bad way.

As a carrier of light, the choice becomes easier. Become a carrier of light by sharing good. A smile, a kind gesture, empathy and understanding, a good action asks for nothing in return, it brings a blessing into our lives.

Together We are One and in joy and acceptance we can find an easy path to make our choices, for good.

As we remember today and all those who died on 9/11 /01 and in other extremist evil acts in the world overall, let’s remember that in our hearts we are good and make good choices. We are all human and in this life experience together, peace can be found in kindness and allowance and gratefulness.

Smile at others, accept peace in yourself.

 

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When focus gets in the way

I emphasize focus to completion a lot, especially with my kids. Focus is a necessary and most important ingredient for a successful life.

But focus is also like a telescope, which by its nature edits out the surrounding area/energy. By design focus is an editing tool.

Think of it this way, the way your vision and mind work together is through a natural focus which makes what you are looking at/focusing on brighter, bigger and bolder. There is a weaknesses embedded into this and it is not just the natural edit. It is that we strive to confirm the world we see so we will interpolate in our mind to fill in the unseen holes. What we are left with is a focused image in our mind to the making of our confirming design.

When this happens we limit the freedom and serendipity of the point of our focus. Many times we walk away satisfied with our own version, but it is just one of many and more layered facets we have also missed.

Think how we do this to people, seeing one facet and interpolating to confirm our version and then holding them to this limited version, then consider they are doing this to you.

It would be prudent in our focus to be aware and open to new information to allow our interpolated image to be modified and move through time. To allow more information in and to relax our focus to take in more. We are all learning and growing in a linear time space, we make mistakes, but that doesn’t mean we are necessarily bad people. Inherently we are good, let’s allow our focus to look for the good too.

Healthy Choices

It is imperative to the quality of life that we make healthy choices. That the choice reflect care for ourselves, our things and those around you.

What we eat, how we pay attention to what we eat while eating, our clothes and room and bed, fresh air, staying hydrated, warm, comfortable are all part of this equation for our own good.

Be proactive in your approach to your life. Live with care. You will be rewarded with good quality experience.

What We See is What We Get

It may not always seem like this, but over time what we expect is what we get. Because indelibly, we believe it so strongly we act in ways that bring that out of others and we see that, confirmed in the universe, because we look for it and find ways to see it, no matter what. Confirmation is better than being wrong and the ego will do whatever it takes to not be wrong, even in agreeing that it is. In the end, to remain in self-righteous power is the drive of the ego.

When we respond to others in ways that confirm how we see them instead of allowing them to be themselves and accepting them in an open, positive, empowering ways, we miss their gift; we push them to feel less of themselves and sooner or later our relationship is based on this colorized, limited, defensive, unattractive energy.

Start by allowing, don’t project. Give others space to be and grow, find the beauty in the journey. We are all humans and are both strong and weak, good and bad, right and wrong. Let’s start focusing on our growth and not our shortcomings. See through the eyes of potential and support. Be positive!

Thank you for reading. #thoughtmotivator.wordpress.com

Issac Lidsky Makes It Clear

Everything written here, at thoughmotivater, is voiced in this less than 12 minute video:

https://www.ted.com/talks/isaac_lidsky_what_reality_are_you_creating_for_yourself?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

Please do your future self a favor and watch this, if it doesn’t change your life it will at least give you the opportunity to change the way you see yourself and the world around you.

Your life is worth the effort.

Peace and good luck to all. Together, We Are One.

11 life rules with because…

1. Treat others as you wish to be treated.

Because it is the most direct way to create new opportunities.

2. Accentuate the positive.

Because this will create more positive energy in our lives.

3. Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.

Because when things are forced they are usually not the best direction.

4. Live for today, setting up for a better tomorrow.

Because only in now do we have the power. But in now is the seed of the next moment.

5. Help others whenever you can, even small easy efforts of help make a difference to them and you. It is the easiest way to share a gift.

Because through giving we receive. Give it a try.

6. Life is not always easy. Attitude bridges the gap.

Because in the end, our actions are built on our attitudes.

7. Yes the grass looks greener from far away, when you get closer it is about the same.

Because we are the same in both places.

8. Life is a series of lessons. Get used to it.

Because we are never done in life. Every breath leads to the next. It is how we use it that matters.

9. Grudges hold you back more than the other.

Because focus is paramount and it takes a lot of energy away from more productive directions to maintain the grudge.

10. There are exceptions to every rule.

Because we are all unique.

11. Remember, you only get one body, take care of it for the long haul. The quality of life is based largely on the health status of your body.

Because life is live action. It is not a dress rehearsal.

In the space of living we do need to reinforce the positive aspects in ourselves and with those around us in order to validate all our paths and motivate us to move forward in a healthy way.

11 Rules for Living

1. Treat others as you wish to be treated.

2. Accentuate the positive.

3. Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.

4. Live for today, setting up for a better tomorrow.

5. Help others whenever you can, even small easy efforts of help make a difference to them and you. It is the easiest way to share a gift.

6. Life is not always easy. Attitude bridges the gap.

7. Yes the grass looks greener from far away, when you get closer it is about the same, mostly because you are.

8. Life is a series of lessons. Get used to it.

9. Grudges hold you back more than the other.

10. There are exceptions to every rule

11. Remember, you only get one body, take care of it for the long haul. The quality of life is based largely on the health status of your body.

In the space of living we do need to reinforce the positive aspects in ourselves and with those around us in order to validate all our paths and motivate us to move forward in a healthy way.

To my Sons

Hi guys, this is a love letter. I love you guys so much, today and through all our tomorrows. Enough to tell you important things and to listen to your troubles. I am here for you.

It is painful for me to watch the mindprints being developed in your minds, knowing there is so much potential in both of you. I understand you are growing up in a very different time than I did, but I can tell you without a doubt managing the development of  your mind is the most important thing you can do. Losing it to entertainment is dangerous. The world’s progress is not based on being entertained, it is based on creating.
I feel in many ways I have not been the parent I want to be for you. Based on many factors, maybe someday you’ll understand but now it not the time, my efforts have curtailed, so I need to find a way to communicate with you. For me, this might be the best way I can come up with right now, given the time we have. But I am asking for you to be more willing to spend actual time with me. We have a lot to accomplish and I have many things to teach you.
Mostly I want to reframe your mindprint to one of curiosity or expectation, of learning from mistakes rather than to be limited by them and from a desire to create more than watch.
It is going to take an effort from all of to choose to give each other time and focus when we have it. We can do better than we have and I would appreciate you efforts too. I want to help. I love you guys.
Thank you for reading. Please ask any questions you may ever have.
Your Dad.

#FourWords

It has been a while since I have posted. Admittedly these post are a bit of pontificating vagaries so I have been playing with a shorter format making valuable mind shifting memes in four words under #fourwordfriday

Here is a collection of four word memes that I or others have come up with and are in my and available to your consciousness, should you like to mix the into your blueprint.

Mostly, share your smile

No money, no time

Don’t ever give up

Dream it, Stream it

Relax, don’t do it

Do good. Be good

Listen more than speak

Learn from the past

Think free. Be free

Get up, get going

Stay lean and active

Express from your success.

Together, We Are One.

opportunity is a doorway.

each step strengthens you

A moment in time.

I am all alone

It doesn’t matter anymore

Find beauty in everything

Imagine there no heaven

Imagine there no hell

Only sky above us

Imagine all the people

Living only for today

…in the quietest moments

Your contribution matters indelibly

Replace expectation with curiosity

Positive Attitude. Positive Outcome

Talk less, do more

Stay focused on point

Give freely to receive

I will to ____________ (full in the blank)

A continuing list……

Please add your motivating four word memes to the list!