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Love,Life, and the good Lord

I used to think real life was boring and real love was a fanatical, sweep you off your feet, butterflies in your belly kind of thing.  Today, some twenty years later, Love, Life, and the good Lord have taught be something entirely different. First of all, we are all human.  The idea of trying to be more than that, other than that, or better than that,  is to argue with what is, which creates a perpetual internal war.  And war is deadly.  Without the actual tanks and guns and camo, it’s judgement, road rage, hatred, intolerance, and impatience.  Worst off all, we live with this idea that we have to prove we are winning.  War makes us lie and hide, because we buy into the idea that other people are at war with us, when all along we are only at war with ourselves, projecting our own self hatred onto the person in front of us. We are best served here with a four letter word turned into a prayer, HELP   Perfection is the illusion that keeps us from becoming the thing we most want to become, authentic!  We have cellulite (well, most of us.  Ok fine, I do.  I have cellulite and I’m very happy for you and your smooth legs).  We drink coffee just to stay awake,because the night before we were bombarded by a thousand “WHAT IF” scenarios running around in our brain that refused to shut off.  We are complex, rich with histories, traumas, victories, secrets, and doubts.  At some point everyone of us had been mad at God or questioned wether God is even...

The God Collection (Who is God?)

Lately I’ve been in many circles where God has been the topic of discussion.  Much like Mr. Einstein, the groups have been mixed with a myriad of beliefs and backgrounds.  I have discovered, that though we crave to know more about this power called God, we are also angry and terrified, curious and doubtful, leaving us in a position where it seems easiest to ask few questions, virtually shying away from the subject all together.   Of course the touchiness of the subject makes me all the more curious about pursuing it further.  Possibly because I’ve recently become slightly addicted to a show about journalism, where the principle theme is: “ask the hard questions.”    Or maybe it’s because of my favorite Sufi poet, Hafiz, who writes: UNTIL I think we are frightened every Moment of our lives Until we Know Him. And so, I am on a quest to know Him.  I want to break up with fear.  It’s a dreadful relationship.  I know, because I have been very very frightened in one way or another by one thing or another for a long time.  Fear has made many decisions on my behalf.  I would like to live the remainder of my life, ‘knowing Him’.  I want to live from that place of peace, not a place dictated by the dominating thoughts of fear.    The illusion of control, coupled with the idea that self sufficiency and will power will suffice, has proven worthless in my quest.   No life run on self will ever did turn out well.  Regardless of what any of us has been able to...

What’s it all about?

Yesterday a woman shared that her life had become the same old same old.  She found herself hovering over her own existence, with the song, “what’s it all about, Alfie?”, as the sound track to her days.  Questioning her purpose , she had run up against BOREDOM.  What now? It was not the time for, “people in Africa would love to be bored.  Be grateful you have the luxury of running water and roof over your head.”  Of course she was grateful.  And, she doesn’t live in Africa.  So save that song for someone else.  Furthermore, I’ve never seen a woman carrying an urn on her head walking miles to the nearest water spout that didn’t look bored as well. Gratitude is the cure for many aliments, but not boredom, and not in this case. We all want a purpose.  We all want to feel useful.  We all want to know the meaning of being here. ‘The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.’ – Mark Twain It’s no wonder that in the monotony of life we find ourselves questioning, unmotivated, craving some sort of excitement.  We want to know, why am I here?  Answering that question is the cure for boredom, however, it’s not the easiest question to answer because it requires a freedom from all distraction.  In a culture that generates the idea of worth an value using technological distractions, there is no easy way to get quiet.  “Screen time”, as I’ve heard it called (that means time with anything that has a screen),...