Judgement: The Root of Evil (Notes from 01/29/14 – Convo with J. Braxton)

28 03 2014

No.  It’s not money.

To find the root of evil, you have to find the origin in our existence.

In Genesis, there were two trees of note.

The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

The fruit of the tree of life, was life (eternal).

The fruit of the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is Judgement.

Good and Evil is the Noun element.  Judgement is the Verb element.

 

Why did we focus on one tree but not the other?  If we focused on “Our” tree, and not “God’s” tree, we would still be in paradise.

Bring that sentence into 2014.

If we focused more on LIFE (Living/Love/Joy) and not JUDGEMENT, our world would BE PARADISE.

How many wars would we have if we all loved each other as we loved ourselves?  (Follow Christ’s Commandments)

In every area of human relation that brings strife, judgement is present.  Rid yourself of judgement and enjoy a new experience called life.  (Enlightenment)

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For Me

23 03 2014

I love the beauty of this world.

The simplicity of it all can be so complex.

The skyline kissing the water…

The Backdrop for buildings…

The placement of stars…

The intoxicating aura of the ocean…

Infinite from my perspective…

The incredible variety of fellow inhabitants of this beautiful Blue-Green Ball…

We crawl… We Walk…

We slide, slither and fly…

we jump, we stand still and stretch..

So many colors… so many textures…

And then there is us…

Simple… complex

The crown jewel and biggest flaw…

the sizes and shapes, abilities and limitations…

the stories of inspiration…

The acts of fear and heroism…

The ability to love and spread love…

the strength and intelligence of man…

The beauty and intoxicating aura of woman…

the blending, mixing and matching of these to create anew…

I have a front row seat to watch as I participate.

I enjoy what I see and thus shall continue to do so…

Until the show is over and I wake up…





(Notes) – Dealing With A Broken Soul (Part 1)

19 07 2011

re: Stuck seminar – 2008

Past Hurt causes one to focus on the pain, and not God

It Follows one

Emotionally Unhealthy

Makes one Unproductive

God can heal your past and bless your future

Your history need not hinder your future

God can allow us to see the past but forget the pain

Read Genesis Chapter 41

Manasseh – (God made me forget all my misery)

Ephraim – (God has mad me fruitful in the land of my affliction)

Forget and be fruitful

The solution is growth

Growth happens in the valleys, not on the mountain tops

You cant grow if its everyone elses fault

victims never grow





Money

30 04 2011

WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A HOUSE,

BUT NOT A HOME.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A CLOCK,

BUT NOT TIME.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A BED,

BUT NOT SLEEP.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A BOOK,

BUT NOT KNOWLEDGE.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN SEE A DOCTOR,

BUT NOT GOOD HEALTH.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A POSITION,

BUT NOT RESPECT.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY BLOOD,

BUT NOT LIFE.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY SEX,

BUT NOT LOVE.

Cash doesn’t rule EVERYTHING.





…by all means necessary…

17 11 2010

When a person learns a martial art, they go through several phases.  Initially, the practitioner is typically very excited and ready, willing and able to show what they can do.  They want to show off, or prove themselves.  Typically this is a very war like time period.  They know enough to defend themselves, but they do not know enough to subdue/beat their main opponent.  Themselves.  They are a person with a weapon.

After many years of developing skill and refining beyond lethality, the practitioner matures in skill and spirit.  They know and fully understand what they are.  They go from having a weapon, to being the weapon.  This knowledge makes one appreciate life.  They no longer find it necessary to showcase their skill.  They conceal it and when confronted, they bury it under mounds of humility.  They have to.  For they know that if they have even a shimmer of pride, that they can and will end someone’s life for something trivial.  This is to be avoided at all costs.

In conjunction with this stage, the practitioner goes into another stage, one there they constantly seek peace.  The weapon ceases to exist.  All that remains is peace.  Its not even a situation of seeking it.  It just is.

I need peace.  I dont want to live a life constantly going to war on many fronts.  Life is not war.  Life is about balance, but constant war is not balance.  All war-mongers typically become the master of their own demise.  I can not accept such a fate.





Life is SOOO HARD!!! (Really!)

3 10 2010

Life is tough right?  You have that mortgage or rent to pay.  You have to go to the grocery store and purchase your organic fruits, veggies and meats for that special dinner tonight that you decided to cook that morning.  You have to take the kids to the doctor for their immunization shots.  You have to work overtime to ensure that the work that you started this week gets done on time.  You have to take your car to get serviced every 3 months.  Hell, even siting in AM traffic can be such a hardship.  I mean, you are only driving 10 miles to work yet it take 45 minutes to get there, so you have to get up an extra 30 minutes early in the morning just to get to work on time.  And lets not even talk about work and all the idiots you have to deal with at work.  How they ever got a job at your place of employment is amazing.

I’m sorry, what were you saying again?

I am currently going through a very tough time in my life.  With all that I am dealing with, I am thankful for what I have been given.  If any of my so-called friends open their mouths up to complain about their lives to me, I will end our friendship by punching you dead in the teeth, which pretty much means you will lose some after I am done.

Shut the fuck up and appreciate what you DO have.

THIS MEANS YOU!





You Remind Me Of…

19 07 2010

Have you ever seen people on TV or in person, who you didn’t know personally, but wish you did? There is something about them which appeals to you. Maybe they are very beautiful, or have a wonderful personality. They may be very intelligent or appeal to your sense of humor. Probably some combination of these, but the problem is that you don’t know them and probably will never meet them.

We should all have people that fall into this category. What is funny is that these people aren’t always famous either. I have some acquaintances who fall into this category. For one reason or another, we never got to know each other outside of the typical head nod or handshake. Regardless, there is something about these people that we can relate to.

One thing to keep in mind is that whatever it is that we are relating to, someone else that IS in our lives probably has it in some degree. It’s not like we just found it out of nowhere. These people who we wish to know better are really representative of the people that we have or had in our lives at one point in time.  This is a reason why they say that we marry the person that is most like our parent.  Familiarity.   With this in mind, remember to cherish those that are in your life and make the most out of each time you are in their presence.

There are multiple people swimming around in my head as I write this, and in so many ways do I relate and admire them. I am grateful for the time God has given us of influence on one another. If I were to write what I thought about some of you specifically, you might look at me completely differently (especially those that I haven’t seen in many years) so just know that I wish the best for you and know that those people who are currently in your circle are enjoying your presence as much as I did in the past.

For those in the present, I am thoroughly enjoying your presence now and look forward to many more years of doing so.