SprinklinThoughts

Truthfulness, Justice, Freedom, Respect…

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Choices

It might just be that it is not so much about what is good or bad… it may actually be more about the choice we make…

Because we have free will, we have freedom of choice… and each choice is like a fork in the path of our lives. With each choice we alter our course and thus where we end up.

For example, if you look at the possible paths in a life as the branches of a tree, you can see how one’s choice(s) can land one on a particular branch or another completely opposite. Or, on the end of a branch – as a leaf, or as a fruit. Or even on the end of a dead branch.

Imagine a squirrel scampering about in a tree…

With each choice we make, we change what is presented as (or in) the next choice. Each step we take leads us forward, straight ahead, to the right or to the left. As a result, one branch we land on may… or may not…

This might seem a small difference at any one time but over many choices (or a lifetime) can be huge. One fork different at the bottom or middle of the tree and….

I believe this is what is meant by being in “the right place at the right time” or “the wrong place at the wrong time”. Where we, as individuals or societies, are now is all the result of prior choices… and this is true no matter how difficult it may be to accept (our) responsibility for those choices.

Thus it becomes necessary that one makes the best (or “good”) choice according to one’s deepest personal perception. This is what is meant by, “Follow your heart, or spirit.” To do otherwise, such as to do wrong, evil, or harm (according your own values – aware or not) will inevitably lead to being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I honestly cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen this premise in action… in my own life as well as in the lives of those around me. Many times…

Live true…

M

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Anchors and Compasses

Suppose this (physical or emotional) body you or I have is like a beautiful sleek sailboat gliding upon the sea of life…

If so, then to me, all those ‘things’ we think we must have (excepting of course the most basic necessities) begin to look as anchors…

I cannot sail upon the sea of Life (or sea of Love) until all the anchors have been raised… nor can I sail gracefully if laden down by too many anchors…

I need only one good anchor just as I need only one good compass.

M

The Oscillation of Ups and Downs

The oscillation never goes away for that is what life is — back and forth, up and down, happy and sad.

But if you picture a pendulum, you will see that the oscillation is only part of who you are.

There is a third part; the top of the pendulum… the anchor, the being, the soul… which is essentially unmoving.

The oscillation never goes away, yet you (can) always remain centered and be what/who you need to….

M

Within the Great Hall

He had finally made it… finally been admitted to the great hall of the king. The hall was so full that he stood at the back against the wall, just to the side of the large and heavily carved solid gold gates of entry, a place he would have chosen in any event.

But it did not feel at all as he had expected. In fact he felt slightly overwhelmed, a little anxious, and thought himself to be unworthy or unclean in some way. Just knowing the king was so near reinforced the aching humility penetrating his soul. He thought, “Ah, if only I had spent my life differently, then perhaps I’d feel more comfortable being here.”

Yet he knew there was nothing he could have done to deserve the honor, for he’d been admitted solely by the king’s good will. T’was this realization brought him some good comfort…

M

Sadness, a Coin of Feeling

Ever thought about what causes sadness?

Well, for me, I feel sad when I do not have (or miss) something I want… but I think what makes me even sadder is when I miss (or want) something that I eventually find out I already have. Kind of like when wanting Love from others but we’re taught to first Love ourselves.

Yet, it seems to me that these are not separate… but exist as equal sides of the same coin… the coin of feeling sad when we’re missing Love (or something -eventually- very similar).

So what is the true coin of Love? Is it self-Love? Love of/from others? A combination of both?

Yes… and no… because the coin of Love is actually not a thing (having), but a process… a two-sided process of giving and accepting… of such as kindness, mercy, good judgment, support, and so much more (without end).

So when I feel sad, I ask myself, “What is it really that I feel missing… and is it not already here? Both within me and without? Or if not, perhaps it is still on the way? Or is it I just don’t see it… am truly missing it?”

M

Dapples Dancing

When the winds blow through the trees,
The leaves dance, each in its unique way…
Causing sunlit dapples to shimmer and glow.
I trust this is pleasing to God…
Else why is it so?

M

If It Feels Good

Have you heard the expression “If it feels good, do it”?

Well, it seems many take this to mean ‘feels good’ as in sex, drugs, and rock & roll…

but perhaps what it really means is ‘feels good’ as in heart-felt right thing to do…

like, for example, helping someone out… or behaving honorably.

M

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