Inner Peace

James Allen once said, “People are anxious to improve their circumstances, but they’re unwilling to improve themselves; therefore, they remain bound.” What a profound statement.

So many times people want to improve their life , experience a loving relationship, more prosperity and all the other bells and whistles that go with what most would consider a more peaceful and enjoyable life. however they normally make one mistake. Most people assume that someone else is responsible for their happiness, nothing could be further from the truth.

Each and every one of us is responsible for our own happiness, no one else. No one can fix our unhappiness except ourselves. the government can’t, our spouse can’t, neither can our friends , relatives or our congressman.It is up to us and us alone.To obtain peace, we have to go inside ourselves and release whatever is blocking our personal power.

We all put up barriers to our happiness and each and every one of us gives it a different name, lack of skills, lack of education, wrong friends, or a vast range of different excuses, however it all boils down to one barrier, forgiveness. Because of the lack of forgiveness, being it unable to forgive others or ourselves, we create a feeling of unworthiness. When we feel unworthy of prosperity or love, it creates a block to doesn’t allow the things and events that would make us happy to come into our lives.

If you don’t believe me, just try it on a small scale, do one small test , say you don’t believe you deserve a hot fudge sundae. Imagine yourself enjoying that hot fudge sundae and think of why you may not deserve it. Once you mentally see a reason why you think you don’t deserve a hot fudge sundae, mentally resolve that issue, whether it be not forgiving someone who has wronged you, or maybe a memory from your past. Maybe someone has said or done something that created a block in your subconscious, something that makes you think you don’t deserve it.

Once you realize you are not responsible for the actions or words of others and what they say or think really has nothing to do with you,it is easier to understand that you really had nothing to do with their reactions, it’s not your fault how they feel about you. So if it isn’t your fault, forgive them and enjoy that hot fudge sundae.

Become the person you want to be, take as big or as small of steps as is comfortable to you, take two steps forward and one backward if needed, but never forget your original goal. Guaranteed, you will start seeing results almost immediately, all your highest dreams probably won’t be suddenly realized , but so what, you have a whole lifetime and maybe some of the people you want in your life have unfinished business before they can enter your realm of existence.

Peace comes from within, from the “God Within”. Drop the judgments, the blame and the anger , this will allow peace to enter your life and you will receive the blessings you want and deserve .

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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St. Lucia Catamaran Ride

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It had been a cloudy rainy day, so I was hoping the weather could clear in
time for the three hour catamaran ride back to our cruise ship the Star Princess. St. Lucia
had been having an extremely wet dry season and this day mother nature was taking out
her full vengeance  on us .

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Driving into the town of Soufriere, the first capital of , our view of the Pitons had been almost totally obstructed by low lying dense
clouds. An otherwise beautiful view turned into little more than a cloudy non view. Although I did get one photo of the Pitons, the full
magnitude of them could not be realized.We were not to be disappointed, just in time for our boat ride the weather
began to clear. The sun had been lurking behind a cloud all day but it suddenly  appeared from it’s self imposed exile and a
beautiful afternoon was soon to be realized. Leaving the harbor , It was
obvious  why this was such a beautiful island.

 St. Lucia is a volcanic island and thus has an extraordinary coast line, many rock formations dot it’s coast line creating a landscape not unlike seen in some of the Kentucky Lakes, only with the added benefit of beautiful ocean waters
and beaches.

Half way through our ride, it was time for the promised swim in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The beauty of the island was soon interrupted by two men paddling  to our catamaran in a small home made kayak. Where did these guys come from? Undaunted, they paddled up to the back of our boat and began displaying their wares on the back of the boat.  I’ve never seen that before!

Because of their humor and wit, several sales were soon realized. Seizing on a photo op, I decided to take a photo of them.One of the men proclaimed,”If you don’t buy anything, you can’t take my picture.” Realizing he had made a valid point, I made a contribution to stimulate the local economy. I see capitalism has reached this tiny island.

Soon we were on our way back to the ship, with the much promised free rum punch. Being one to never let a good opportunity go to waste, this was  a perfect time to  try the local beer, Piton, named after the famous volcanic peaks that dot the southern landscape of this tiny island country. Settling  back and relaxing in the back of the catamaran, it was a very enjoyable and recommendable ride back to our floating restaurant docked in the harbor at Castries.

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His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Problem Solved

Tom had been a compulsive worrier for years until he found a way
to overcome this problem. His friends noticed the dramatic change.

“You don’t seem to be worried about anything anymore.”

“I hired a professional worrier for $1000.00 a week, ” Tom replied.
“I haven’t had a single qualm since.”

“A thousand a week! How are you going to pay him?”

“That’s his problem.”

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website. www.commonsensejourneys.com

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A life long journey of spiritual enlightenment. A journey we all must take.

 

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The Worst Ethnic Joke Ever

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The Worst Ethnic Joke Ever Told

As it’s not politically correct to direct a joke at any particular ethnic minority, try this one:

 

An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, a German, an Indian, several Americans (including a southerner [but certainly not a redneck!], a New Englander, and a Californian), an Argentinian, a Dane, an Australian, a Slovakian, an Egyptian, a Japanese, a Moroccan, a Frenchman, a New Zealander, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Guatemalan, a Colombian, a Pakistani, a Malaysian, a Croatian, a Uzbek, a Cypriot, a Pole, a Lithuanian, a Chinese, a Sri
Lankan, a Lebanese, a Cayman Islander, a Ugandan, a Vietnamese, a Korean, a Uraguayan, a Czech, an Icelander, a Mexican, a Finn, a Honduran, a Panamanian, an Andorran, an Israeli, a Venezuelan, a Fijian, a Peruvian, an Estonian, a Brazilian, a Portuguese, a Liechtensteiner, a Mongolian, a Hungarian, a Canuck, a Moldovan, a Haitian, a Norfolk Islander, a Macedonian, a Bolivian, a Cook Islander, a Tajikistani, a Samoan, an Armenian, a Aruban, an Albanian, a Greenlander, a Micronesian, a Virgin Islander, a Georgian, a Bahamanian, a Belarusian, a Cuban, a Tongan, a Cambodian, a Qatari, an Azerbaijani, a Romanian, a Chilean, a Kyrgyzstani, a Jamaican, a Filipino, a Ukrainian, a Dutchman, a Taiwanese, an Ecuadorian, a Costa Rican, a Swede, a Bulgarian, a Serb, a Swiss, a Greek, a Belgian, a Singaporean, an Italian, a Norwegian and 47-53 Africans walk into a fine restaurant.

“I’m sorry,” said the snooty maître d’, “but you can’t come in here without a Thai.”
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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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Twin Flames Uniting

 

As most sacred stories contain a story of a man and a woman and their fall
from divine grace, each of us is our own Adam and Eve.. This story, as
told in most every religion and belief system refers to the descent and
separation of you and your twin flame.

It is your descent from the Golden Ages to the earthly (karmic related) body that we have now.

Twin Flames develop different personalities  and may even have an astrology

chart that clashes, this doesn’t matter. Being a twin flame , or two
halves of the same soul over comes all of this. It is your completeness
that matters, you have lead separate lives in order to learn and grow at
a faster rate. It is now time to join together and further your growth
as one.

You have to show kindness and understanding to your twin flame or they will not come to you. This shows you are ready to meet.
This relationship, as is all relationships, is based on need. A need is an
absence of wholeness,only when you have peace or wholeness do you have
something to offer to your twin flame. Physical qualities mean nothing,
it is only the feelings of the heart that matter.

There are no hard and fast human rules concerning when twin flames meet, most
times we may not even be consciously searching when we discover them,
many times, we have known them for some time before the realization hits
us, timing is everything and the reality won’t become apparent until
both souls are ready. Normally twin flames fall in love on a spiritual
level long before they meet or there is any physical attraction.

The twin flame reunion is often thought of as being so far above an earthly
experience as being almost unrealistic. Twin souls do not have to be
near the same age or even in physical embodiment. They could even be on
different planets.

At the very center of the “I AM” presence is a white fiery core, at the
center of that core is is the balance of cosmos. The alpha and omega,the
male and female , the Adam and Eve concept. Out of that fiery core
comes a separation of one body and the one become two. The two become
identical of each other on a spiritual level.

Twin flames are two individuals holding the masculine and feminine
characteristics of the same God Source. Sometimes alternately in
succeeding incarnations , sometimes both are of the same sex, at the
same time. Sometimes each one is of the same sex, lifetime after
lifetime. Both souls fulfill whatever earthy role which will enable them
to reach the consciousness that will enable them to again reunite on a
physical and spiritual level.

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

 

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Enlightenment

At this period of time in the history of man, there is probably more individual searching being done into the theories behind the origin of the human race,what happens after death,the possibility of life on other planets, and what our relationship is to these life forms, if they do exist.

There are millions of people who are questioning the existence of God, who he really is, and what is my relationship with him? Is he someone who mysteriously floats around on a cloud watching and judging us from above like some bigger than life Santa Claus, or is he, like many of the esoteric sciences claim, a part of our inner Self, whom we have constant contact with, someone whom we and everything in the universe are connected and are thus one? Each of us in our own way is experiencing what God is, and thus we are each a part of God, thus we are God!

This book is a brief account of my search for my own truth as I know it today, everything stated actually happened, according to my own perception. 

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Saving Social Security

I’m
not so sure what is so hard about fixing social security. If we could
only get the greedy self serving politicians out of the way, the answer
would be easy.To find a solution,all one needs to do is find a compound
interest app on line and do the numbers.


Social
Security was designed during the depression by Franklin Roosevelt so no
one would ever collect anything. The retirement age was set at 65 when
the normal life expectancy was only 64,thus it was only created as
another revenue source for the government. The money only collected 2
percent interest and the program still didn’t do too bad until the mid
sixties when Lyndon Johnson and congress decided to raid the fund and
start paying the government’s bills with our retirement  money.


Discover
what a retirement package could do for us,do the math, find a compound
interest site and figure for yourself how much money should be there for
each of us if it had been invested at a conservative rate and left
there to multiply over the years.


I
used a conservative figure of investing $20 a week from the time I was
20 years old until I was 65, with a conservative interest rate of 7 %, I
would have had enough money in the account to pay me more than I now
receive from social security, and the principle would never be touched!
The principle would be there until I passed on , it could then go to my
heirs or where ever I wanted it to go.


I
know I probably couldn‘t have invested $20 a week when I was 20, that
was half of my paycheck back then. Adjustments could have been made
later in life to make up for the difference.


As
it was , when I retired in 1994 and for several years before that , the
combined contributions made by myself and my employer totaled almost
$200 a week. Just think what a portion of that would have done for me if
it had been invested privately. I would have had a lot larger
retirement income and there would have been enough money to pay for my
health care on top of it.


George
W. Bush wanted to do something like this , but the left was too
concerned about trying to convince people he was stupid and wouldn’t
listen. The people in congress who keep trying to convince you they are
looking out for you, only have their own self interests in mind and have
no desire to fix the problem.


If
you are older than 50, you are stuck with the present system, however
for the sake of the younger generations, let’s fix this thing before
it’s too late, for the good of all generations that follow.

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Sedona Arizona Court House Butte

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One of the first and most impressive sights one sees when driving to Sedona through The Village of Oak Creek after exiting  Interstate I-17 is Courthouse  Butte. Standing alongside Bell Rock, the giant red rock rock structures create a formidable sight.
Courthouse Butte is a destination in itself. Due to it’s proximity to Bell Rock
and it’s bell like symmetry, it was originally named Church Rock,
however a mapmaker inadvertently named it Courthouse Butte and the name
stuck.

Courthouse Butte
However it came by it’s name, it is an impressive monument. One can only
believe that Courthouse Butte is more of an appropriate title as it
certainly resembles a courthouse more than a church. Located in one of
the most beautiful areas in the world ,much time can be spent hiking all
the while enjoying the massive red rock cliffs.

There is much interest also in the more esoteric side of this edifice, Sedona
is known world wide as a area of much extraterrestrial  and paranormal
activity. As Courthouse Butte is located next to Bell Rock, it’s
proximity leads it to much activity as well. Legends state that
Courthouse Butte is the perfect area to clear personal judgments and
karma . Although Courthouse Rock isn’t one of the four major vortices’s
in the Sedona area,and not everyone visiting this special area feels
the powers of the vortexes, there is no doubt it carries with it, it’s
own special unique charm.

Whether or not there is anything to this aspect of Sedona, the area lends
itself to many people experiencing enlightenment due if nothing else to
the extreme overwhelming beauty of the area.

Unlike  it’s neighbor, Bell Rock, climbing the Courthouse Butte would be next
to impossible as the walls go straight up. The best avenue of
exploration would be the several hiking trails in the area as they
circumvent both Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock. When hiking these
trails, a side benefit is the chance encounters with wildlife, many
coyotes, rabbits, rattlesnakes and birds such as eagles and ravens can
be encountered and observed.

The whole of the Verde Valley , Sedona area has much to offer the
occasional visitor, spiritual seeker and the yearly resident. With the
beautiful awe inspiring scenery, golf courses ,luxurious hotels and fine
restaurants, there is much to offer even the most discriminating
traveler. It is an area most people would never grow tired of visiting
time and time again regardless of the reason or duration.

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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