FORGIVENESS is a CON-CEPT of the conscious and sub-conscious self.A concept of the ego.and is based upon the illusion of SEPARATENESS. (we are one)There is nothing to forgive; for it is all perfect and all a part of the divine plan. however, forgiveness of self, for our transgressions...IS A STEP toward evolving.A step toward seeing things from the super-conscious (I am a servant of god).It's a part of taking responsibility for the reality set before you.So, to apologize to others...IS NOT ABOUT SEEKING FORGIVENESS FROM OTHERS!!!but rather, seeking to forgive ourself.And in forgiving ourself, we LET GO of the past.in humility, we are better able to attain grace...but it takes more than words to attain grace.And seeking grace is simply seeking the desire to not repeat our mistakes.I DON'T GIVE A RATS BEHIND, if someone else forgives me for my mistakes..I am not apologizing for their forgiveness...I AM APOLOGIZING so I can forgive myself.It would be wise of us ALL to not even have the desire...to forgive others...but rather, have a desire for your so called 'offender' to seek grace.this is the desire of the enlightened.Be happy when others take responsibility for their actions...for they are one step closer in seeking grace...which is mostly achieved in the ACTION of helping others.Finally, for those who feel wronged...KNOW, that we CO-create our reality...by choosing our perception...by defining our reason WHY we were 'wronged'.this is an essential knowing for those who choose to serve god/life.and yes, I know the collective conscious still has a great influence on our reality.However, we must not be OF this earth, but IN it.So be present. And enjoy the entirety of life experience.enjoy our emotions, and become intelligent about using them.grief, anger, envy, sadness and joy. ALL NATURAL.and depending on your perspective...ALL USEFUL and motivating.
WHICH IS WHY SOCIAL MEDIA IS SO IMPORTANT! SYNERGY!!! you gotta see this ( 4 min. on the Social Media Revolution )and the social media revolution is based upon the prime law of networks: The drastic and compounded success of Microsoft, FedEX, fax machines, and the internet are all based upon the prime law of networks: value explodes exponentially with membership, and this exponential value is very simliar to gravity in how it draws in more members until all potential members are joined...The low fixed costs, the insignificant marginal costs, and rapid distribution that we find in the network economy creates much lower tipping points. It takes a smaller initial investment to lead to runaway dominance, sooner.- Kevin Kelly, 'New Rules for the New Economy’ And if we can EXPLOIT this network with...bold and compassionate leadership...then we have a chance at making the necessary paradigm shift: Until the great mass of the people...shall be filled with the sense of responsibility...for each other's welfare,social justice can never be attained. - Helen Keller And social networking is the ultimate tool for social justice.So, I use my blog to help evolve humanity;and my blog POSTS to my LinkedIn and Facebook accounts.I use my tweets as an eclectic library of links...and my tweets POST to my LinkedIn account.I use Slideshare as the database for my core documents;and my favorite documents are linked to my:LinkedIN, Blog, and Facebook accounts.I use Picasa, Twitpic and Youtube for visual communications;and link those to my Blog, Facebook, and Twitter Accounts.AND MOST IMPORTANTLY...I use my Facebook Account to engender debate...which often results in the loss of 'friends' through conflict. due to the following: ew people are capable of expressing, with equanimity, opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. - Albert Einstein So let's use this social network for social justice...AND NOT through empty gestures (see previous blog post)...&quot;hey! How ya' been?&quot; - PAHLEEEEASE... like you really care. I have a Social Disease.I have to go out every night.If I stay home one night,I start spreading rumors to my dogs. - Andy Warhol
Is it so small a thing?To have enjoy'd the sun,To have lived light in the spring,To have loved, to have thought, to have done...- Matthew Arnold MEANING... it's all relative.OR... what is difficult for one... may be simple for another.THIS IS THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE!EMBRACE IT!And wouldn't god/life have given us some kind of manual for navigating our lives?I mean... WHY is it so fricken hard and painful for SO MANY? Now there is one outstandingly important fact...regarding Spaceship Earth,and that is that...NO instruction book came with it. - Buckminster Fuller Though I am sure the people that truly believe...the bible is the WORD OF GOD; would disagree. but wouldn't we see some improvement in our lot by now...if that were true? And what if there WERE an instruction booklet?The THRILL of exploration and discovery would no longer exist.And what makes us think life is always the same? if you haven't noticed already: CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT!But that is of little consequence, because the TRUTH will set you free.And the truth is this: There was never yet an uninteresting life.Such a thing is an impossibility.Inside of the dullest exterior there is...a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy. - Mark Twain The great art of life is sensation,to feel that we exist,even in pain. - Lord Byron But what about those of us who live a life more in pain than joy?I believe Martin Luther King, Jr said it best: An individual has not started living...until he can rise about the narrow confines...of his individualistic concerns;to the broader concerns of ALL humanity. - MLK, Jr. You can get everything in life you want,if you will just help enough other people,get what they want. - Zig Ziglar So... let's agree that we can't ALL-WAYS be happy... for: There are as many nights as days,and the one is just as long as the other,in the year's course.Even a happy life cannot BE...without a measure of darkness. - Carl Jung And I believe we have heard the truth...and yet, it hasn't set us free? Why is that?I think it's because our desires are homogeneous in nature...and that is the core problem. What if we followed our hearts?AND let people follow theirs? I love my past. I love my present.I'm not ashamed of what I've had,and I'm not sad because I have it no longer. - Colette
I would like to start my own company, but I don’t have the money. I would like to pursue the profession that I love, but I must make a living.
HOW?How can we attain trust without reservations?It sounds so tricky.I mean... how can I trust... when people are not trustworthy?I would be an idiot to do such a thing.Trust is EARNED... not given freely.right? That's what everyone says about everything! &quot;you gotta earn it boy... &quot;&quot;and I WILL BE the JUDGE, the JURY and THE OBSTACLE COURSE!!!&quot; that's what everyone is really saying.Let me see if you are trustworthy by TESTING AND BAITING you.Only then can I begin to trust you.In other words... For anyone to trust you... they gotta LIE to you first.making the ones TRYING to give their trust...LIARS and UNTRUSTWORTHYso then we all say... &quot;You can't trust anyone.&quot;and that's the end of the story.I WANNA BLOW MY HEAD OFF!!!...I am so confounded by all of this Let me explain it in black and white. When you trust someone you are giving of yourself.You are giving a gift to the universal we.IT IS NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK when the person you trust...breaks the trust by not fulfilling their end of the bargain.THAT IS ON THEM. not you.Eventually, after trusting many many people...you will find the few who 'pay it forward' AND 'give it back'.And those few... will eventually become - the many.(And those who break your trust will create their own realities.)(And those who TRY to trust... will do the same.)(WE attract what we fear... because we are constantly thinking about it)It comes down to the fear of being hurt - an egocentric perspective.
By letting it go it all gets done.The world is won by those who let it go.But when you try and try,the world is beyond winning. - Lao Tzu
The closed doorway example… you must be open to the HOW!!!! Confusion, contradiction, hypocrisy, creates exactly that. My nephew thought his pain was controlled by some external force. Do we choose or do we sacrifice?
This whole unconditional love thing; sure has been a tough one.I mean, COME ON FOLKS!!! are we nuts or what?We have got Tough Love (not sure what that means)...We have got &quot;till death do us part&quot; marriages...We have got nuclear families that are BLOWN to bits...We have 'time-out', punishment, and violence... So, the question I must ask myself is: do I even know what friendship feels like??? First , I have the 'nemesai' in my life (plural for nemesis)...And they have been a tremendous gift to me.For my nemesai have solidified WHO I AM...by trying to get me to be WHO I AM NOT...so, and again, a special thanks goes to Lucifer for inspiring them.and serving me. Second , the non-entities... the unawakened. They're just a part of it.my chosen purpose; if you will. Third , my acquaintances... people with unused potential...typically too scared to be vulnerable and authentic.too hurt to empathize with the pain of others...so I can only give them as much as they give me. Fourth , my 'friendships'...people who have touched me. Regardless of their chosen path in life...they are always in my heart and I would love the opportunity to prove it. Fifth , my life partners. People that I would go to the depths of hell for.These people are beings of greatness to me. The have empathy for others.And they don't necessarily consider me to be their friend.Though I am.Finally, and Sixth , my lover... haven't landed one yet.get them on the hook, begin to reel them in...and BAM!!!, they're gone.I have always enjoyed the chase though!!!Now that I have stratified my levels of love...maybe I can better define friendship.PERSPECTIVE... yes, that's it.there is the relative perspective and the relative truth.(the illusion of the here, the there and the in-between)then there is the absolute perspective and the absolute truth.(we are one)from the absolute I see things from a view of perfection.It's all good.from the relative I see things as imperfect.NOT equal and NOT true.When I see things from BOTH perspectives...I am able to APPRECIATE IT ALL!!!!get it? got it? good...who cares?I DO.
Optimism is denial. So face the facts and move on.I believe that quote is about as compassionate as this one:No shit... Now what?I often interface with people who truly believe they are good people...and truly believe the above quotes.But they are only demonstrating their cowardice.They are demonstrating their lack of courage.They have let fear rule their perspective.Believe me, I KNOW... because I have done the same. A dream with courage is innovation...A dream without courage is a delusion. and all courage is born from fear.IN FACT... our resistance to courage... or our delusions...CAN BE STRENGTHENING!!!listen, life is co-created by our perception.even our deluded perception can be used to co-create greatness.because our delusions are an act of resistance.And resistance can be a good thing... if you choose to make it so.In other words, if you hold true to the dream and never give up...the resistance ACTS as the creative tension to PROPEL you...INTO ACHIEVING YOUR VISION.for in letting go of our delusions... we experience great pain.and it is the pain that will be used as fuel for the journey.courage is the acceptance of pain...without knowing the end result. courage is embracing the journey of life. eople generally experience life...as separated from the rest;a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.Our task must be to free ourselves...from this self-imposed prison;and through COMPASSION,find the reality of Oneness. - Albert Einstein
3. Holistic Humanism
The Applied Science of Holistic Humanism They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. - Confucius
Self-Forgiveness <ul><li>‘ I Forgive You’ is a concept of the ego. </li></ul><ul><li>Self-forgiveness is evolvement. </li></ul><ul><li>I apologize to others to forgive myself. </li></ul><ul><li>I desire my ‘offender’ to seek grace. </li></ul>
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you.. if you do not act upon them? - Buddha
The Birth of Mastery <ul><li>Define the Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Define the Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Define the Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Define the Roles </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace the Values </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Hard Choices </li></ul><ul><li>Evolve the Perception </li></ul><ul><li>Co-create the Paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>Realize the Vision </li></ul>
I claim that human mind, or human society, is not divided into watertight compartments called; social, political and religious. ALL act and react upon one another. - Gandhi
Purpose & Mission <ul><li>Serve the Greater Good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in some way </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engage the Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with hubris & humility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embrace Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it is the only constant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lead by Example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a paradox to process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have Faith </li></ul><ul><ul><li>trust in your good works </li></ul></ul>
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde Is it so small a thing? To have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done? - Matthew Arnold
Creative Tension The force that will bring where you are, to what you want. - Peter M. Senge <ul><li>The natural tendency of tension is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to seek resolution and to bring together. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The essence of personal mastery is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>learning how to generate and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sustain creative tension in our lives. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-create the journey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by choosing a beneficial perception. </li></ul></ul>
We are never so vulnerable as when we trust someone, but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we love.
Proficiency NOT Dominance Whenever I climb, I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'. - Friedrich Nietzsche <ul><li>THREE STEPS OF CREATIVE TENSION </li></ul><ul><li>Define What We Want </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the initial act of creation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Intend On Achieving That Want </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>while understanding the journey is the reward. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Truly See Where We Are </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>relative to what we intend on achieving. </li></ul></ul></ul>
If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not; provided the effort is honorable, and the failure memorable. - E. O. Wilson
He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great. - Elvis Costello
The Creative Gap <ul><li>The Gap in what you have now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to what you want… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Gap in who you are now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to who you wish to be. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Gap is the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>source of creative energy. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creative Energy! </li></ul><ul><li>Not emotional tension. </li></ul><ul><li>Not distress or anxiety. </li></ul>
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond winning. - Lao Tzu
Tension and Anxiety <ul><li>Tension can ignite distress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or eustress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>embrace or resist the role. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Needs, Wants, Expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>cause distress </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why Intention??? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Journey??? </li></ul>
Do not suppress it, that would hurt you inside. Do not express it, this would not only hurt you inside, It would cause ripples in your surroundings. What you do is TRANSFORM IT! - Peace Pilgrim
Creative Tension <ul><li>Two Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Pull the vision towards current reality. </li></ul><ul><li>Pull current reality towards the vision. </li></ul><ul><li>Hold true to the vision… </li></ul><ul><li>BY focusing on the What & Why? </li></ul>
He who has a why to live, can bear almost any how. - Nietzsche
What Why How Where When Who <ul><li>You are all-ways and always: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in the right place - where </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>at the right time - when </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with the right person - who </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IF you hold true to the vision </li></ul><ul><li>Your focus, your intention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your perception … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>co-creates your reality. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>embrace or resist the role. </li></ul></ul>
My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant. - Elvis Costello
The evil in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intention may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding. - Albert Camus
Personal Mastery is a process, a lifelong discipline, that will make you proficient in you personal and professional lives. - Peter M. Senge
The Golden Rule Be all that you are seeking to receive, and be THAT in the lives of others. - Neale Donald Walsch
CO-create your reality Our choices, perception, and paradigm; creates our reality. <ul><li>Perception influences reality… </li></ul><ul><li>But we live in a… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Consciousness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You must understand.. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HOW the collective functions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can you be yourself… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In a system rewarding sameness </li></ul></ul>
My love is unconditional; My friendship is conditional. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Gandhi
Stratification & Standards <ul><li>Nemesai </li></ul><ul><li>Non-entities </li></ul><ul><li>Acquaintances </li></ul><ul><li>Friendships </li></ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Lovers </li></ul><ul><li>The Human Family </li></ul><ul><li>God/Life/Love </li></ul>
Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison; and through COMPASSION, find the reality of Oneness. - Albert Einstein