Saturday, July 15, 2017

A POEM - The LUCKY DOG

The LUCKY DOG
(Going from a FIXED to a
GROWTH MINDSET -
From HOMELESS to a HOME)


Rescued from the streets
He learned many chaotic survival techniques
Unlike those of his peers
To get his needs met

Being normalized for a time
With an introduction to EASE 
Our friend stops devising ways to
Get his needs and preferences met
And, has confidence and trust restored

Someone has LISTENED,
He is HEARD and TAKEN SERIOUSLY
He has become a PLAYER in the GAME
Someone that he respects
Has turned the tables on him
He is NOW respected!

His life has been changed
He’s APPRECIATED and APPRECIATES
He has befriended his Goliath!
He’s able to stand ALONE (NOT lonely)
AND, he NOW KNOWs that
The SKY IS THE LIMIT!

Monday, March 06, 2017

TRIAL + ERROR: The LEARNING PROCESS

’'TRIAL + ERROR''
The LEARNING PROCESS


THERE WAS A TIME

WHEN LEARNING TO WALK
WHERE I FELL DURING
MOST OF THE PROCESS


IF I HAD STOPPED TRYING TO WALK

THE FIRST TIME I FELL
AND EVEN GIVEN UP ON 
THE LEARNING ENTIRELY and 
DECIDED WELL THAT’S THAT
I’M JUST NOT A WALKER
I WOULD HAVE MISSED THE SCADS OF
THINGS I LEARNED FROM WALKING -
AND THE LEARNING TO WALK,
LET ALONE THE JOY OF WALKING,
AND LIMITED MYSELF COMPLETELY UNNECESSARILY! 


THE LEARNING PROCESS OF

TRIAL + ERROR
IS HOW WE LEARN,
MAKING MISTAKES IS PART OF THE PROCESS
IT IS MIND OVER MATTER
WHERE WE FIND
IT ONLY MATTERS, IF WE MIND
AND MAKING MISTAKES IS GOOD!


(THE MORE WE MIND, THE MORE IT MATTERs,

BUT THE LESS WE MIND, THE LESS IT MATTERs...
THIS COULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT STATEMENT 
THAT YOU EVER READ...
AND MAKING MISTAKES IS STILL PART OF THE PROCESS!)


IF SOMEONE LAUGHs AT

THE WRONG TIME
OUR FALL MAY LEAVE US
SELF-CONSCIOUS
WE MAY START TO HAVE TO PROVE OURSELVES
DURING THE LEARNING PROCESS!
BOY, DOES THAT KIND OF LEARNING
SUBTRACT FROM THE FUN
AND PUT US IN A FIXED MINDSET!



Monday, February 27, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

HEALING and The POWER of YET!

HEALING and The POWER of YET!



Appreciation Means To Accept and To Understand!
I Can Only Accept If I Understand
And I Can Only Exactly Understand 
If I Accept!

Disliking Things Are Just Things I’ve
NOT Appreciated YET!

FEAR Is Just NOT Understanding Things YET!

FEAR Of My Left-Hand Was Just
 NOT Understanding It YET!

My Lack of Self-Acceptance Was 
NOT Understanding It YET!

My Thinking That HEALING of My Left-Hand Was
About Growing Fingers Was
NOT Appreciating The True Meaning of Self-Acceptance YET!

Acceptance of So-Called Anomalies!

If ONE Understands Self-Acceptance
One Accepts Each Separate
So-Called Anomaly!
If ONE Does NOT
Understand Self-Acceptance…
Than ONE Has NOT Accepted
Each Separate So-Called Anomaly YET!

The HEALING Called Self-Acceptance Happens
When YOU Accept Yourself 
As YOU Are!
NOT Self-Acceptance Is
When YOU'VE NOT
Accepted Yourself 
As YOU Are YET!

It Is A MINDSET Change
Change Your MINDSET and
Stay True To That and
Don't Worry If You're PERFECT
(YET!)
That Is Where The CHANGE Is HEADING!

Monday, July 04, 2016

ILLUSIONs by RICHARD BACH


ILLUSIONs - The BOOK

The AUDIO BOOK

---This book was extremely instrumental to me in the 1970's. I attended a place called the AWARENESS CENTER in SOUTHBORO, MA started and run by a former Carthusian Monk named Bob Johnson. He had left the French Alps and returned home after 11 years and eventually married. He then refurbished his barn into what was known as the AWARENESS CENTER.

---I began attending as something else to do at the time. He started a book club run by one of the other participants. During the first meeting I took over the leadership of the club. It seemed something easy for me to do as I seemed more suited for the role than the original facilitator. I remember explaining my time there as the ''most fun I ever had in my life that did NOT involve laughter.'' Very joyful.

---This beginning of this book was the first book that we discussed. I appreciated the whole experience.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

HANDBOOK TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS!


---THIS WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKs IN THE 1970's. Click and Enjoy!
HANDBOOK TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS!