Jealousy

Jealousy

There are many different types of relationships we can have with one another, from friendship, romantic love to parental and sibling love, or working relationships. Whilst love can feel wonderful and bring much joy and happiness, it can also bring much pain. Yet it is through pain that we learn the most.

To live without love is to not live at all and shrivels the soul, and we learn nothing.

But there are ways to be in relationship with others that is positive and uplifting to yourself and to the other, even if the relationship doesn’t last forever. In love relationships we have much to learn from the other. The important people in our lives (actually all people in our lives) are really mirrors. We draw to us those who will help us learn about ourselves. Each time we are presented with a challenge in a relationship, we are really being presented with an ‘opportunity’ to look inside ourselves to see what about us it is that needs working on, so that we may grow.

As an example, if a partner behaves in a way that elicits let’s say,jealousy, in us, then they are actually triggering an emotion inside us that is incomplete – that is the ‘mirror’. We look at that emotion that has been triggered and so rather than point a finger at the other one(that is us being a ‘victim’), we look at our ‘jealousy’ and see that we have an issue with ‘jealousy’ and there is our opportunity to change that about ourselves.

Jealousy is a fear that we are not good enough,and therefore we can then see that if we worked on our ‘not-good-enough’ belief, then regardless of the other person’s behavior, we would no longer experience ‘jealousy (that is us taking back our power).

We can’t change another, only ourselves.

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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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The Move to Florida

Our
time had come to an end , having lived in Sedona Arizona for almost 6
years , it was time to move on. Sedona is a nice place where people most
come  during some sort of life transition and move on when it is time
to resume a so called normal life.


Liking
the desert scenery and the cowboy mentality,  I really wanted to stay
in the southwestern part of the United States, my wife was OK with it,
but she really wanted to move to Florida. We looked at several different
locations including Phoenix, Las Vegas,and San Diego. it was  while
visiting Vegas my wife decided that wherever we moved , there had to be
water and Lake Mead wasn’t going to cut it.


So,
it was off to San Diego, having lived in southern California for
several years, she was OK with that area. The first visit couldn’t have
been better, the climate is perfect and  the scenery is beautiful,
everything was working perfectly and this seemed like the place to be.


The
next order of business was to put our Sedona home up for sale, and
wait. Even though I was looking forward to the move, something about it
just didn’t seem right. However, as determined as we were , we pressed
on with our plans.


Suddenly
in early May, we received an offer on our house! It was a good offer,
the only catch was they wanted to take possession the first of June,
less than 3 weeks away. They seemed sincere so we began making plans to
move, looking back I realize we were over anxious to make something
happen.


Another
trip to San Diego was in the offing and a garage sale to rid ourselves
of the items we wouldn’t need in California. Not realizing it, the
hammer was about to drop. The garage sale had gone well and we were
planning on flying to San Diego the next morning. The real estate agent
 suddenly appeared at our front door about sundown with a drawn face,
the sale had fallen through! Oh great, I had even quit my job.


There
was really no turning back, so we decided to fly to California and try
to figure a way out of this mess. This trip wasn’t as pleasant, it just
seemed like this wasn’t the course to take for various reasons.  We did
put money down on an apartment in Carlsbad, but as soon as we got home ,
we decided against on moving to California, the 10% state income tax
did have an influence on this.


My
wife had been wanting to move to Florida for several years , so maybe
that was the correct move, nothing else was working. Cautiously I began
to do some Internet searches for Florida property. Much to my surprise,
the property was a lot less expensive than I had imagined and much more
affordable than California, I was ecstatic to learn that Florida had no
income tax. What are we waiting for? Let’s go!



We immediately sold our house on a land contract to someone who had
been to our ill fated garage sale, found an apartment in Sarasota
Florida on the internet and began to make plans to move.


All
that was left to do was drive an extra car to Florida,stop to see
family on the way ,fly back to Sedona, load up the Ryder truck and head
east. The die was cast.

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The Senior Citizen Tourist

Groups of Americans were traveling by tour bus through Holland . As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat’s milk was used.







She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing. ‘These’ she explained, ‘Are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce.’ She then asked, ‘What do you do in America with your old goats?’

 A spry old gentleman answered, ‘They send us on bus tours!

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The Path of Least Resistance

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To me, water can be an excellent example of how we should live our lives.From the time the raindrops first land on the earth, they begin their journey to their final destination, the sea, water follows the path of least resistance.

It has become the most powerful force on earth by following that simple precept. In most cases, water doesn’t force it’s
way into any environment. It just goes with the flow , silently seeking it’s path by meandering and winding down life’s path,thus seeking it’s destination by following the path of least resistance.

Many find driving to be stressful, however during my life I have driven several million miles. In most cases, I have found drivers also follow the path of least resistance. As they weave their way through traffic, drivers are continuously following the path by changing lanes and going where no other motorists are impeding their travel. Some become impatient and try to force the situation by aggressive behaviour, but for the most part, the motorists are just trying to reach their final destination by following the easiest and most efficient path. They have become like the water, meandering their way through life, following a plan, but altering it to compensate for changing conditions.

I have found most successful people also follow the same theory, they all sooner or later learn to go with the flow and let the universe or God lead them. They don’t abandon their life dreams or give up when to going gets tough,  many times none of the paths are easy, but they continue on by facing their challenges head on, and sooner or later they will arrive at the summit of their life dreams.

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The most important part of the journey is the path  we take, where we learn how to face roadblocks and obstructions to our destination, by them we learn many lessons that are beneficial to our well-being and evolution as a human being. It has been often said the journey is more important than the destination, I feel this is true. The destination is our reward for not succumbing to all the trials and hardships we encountered along the way.

Just as water continues on its journey to the sea, and motorists reach their desired domicile so can we reach our ultimate destination, by having a plan, sticking to it, but altering  it to reflect current and changing situations and following our instincts in finding the best,
quickest and most beneficial roadway to our fulfillment.

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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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 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. It has been an exciting search, at times very frustrating, very rewarding, and above all, very fulfilling. My main purpose in writing this book is to show that anyone, even a bashful unfamous country boy can have these awakenings, you don’t have to be rich or well-known to find your connection to Divine Source.

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Being Grateful and Unconditional Love

Being Grateful, and Unconditional Love

Why is unconditional love so important? Why is it important to be grateful and practice unconditional love, where we love someone regardless of what benefit we may receive in return?

The universe always gives us back in return what we send out, if we send out negativity, we get negativity back. Send out positive thoughts and good things will automatically come to you. It is a law of the universe, or God’s law, a law that can’t be changed.

By feeling grateful for whatever you receive, you are giving unconditional love. This gratefulness will return, not always from the individual to whom you were grateful, but it will return , sometimes sooner, sometimes later.

Gratitude is the bridge from feeling negative and having negative thoughts to living life in a more positive way. It can help you finally create the life you deserve and want.

Not only do you have to be grateful and give thanks for the things you have in life, you must also be grateful for the things you want in life, the things you have not yet received. Only in that way will you ever realize your dreams.

As you think, so shall you reap. The more you give thanks , the more blessings will come to you. The only hitch is, you need to be sincere, and believe it. It does no good to be grateful and in the next thought start thinking about all the supposedly negative things in your life. When you do that all gratefulness is wiped off the slate.

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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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The last of a Dying Breed.

My grandpa Huneke was a farmer and horse lover.

I’m
not sure how he did it, he would spend all day walking behind a horse
and plow, raising the plow by hand, and dragging it across the ground
while turning to plow in the opposite direction.

As the sun would be setting in the west, he would come in for supper, only
to go back out after eating to feed his horses, pigs, and chickens.

By that time it would be dark, and with a little  free time, he would sit
by the kitchen stove and smoke his pipe, all the while  thinking about
what he had to do the next day.

When he wasn’t working in the fields, he would be hard at work performing
the many duties necessary to maintain the family farm such as fixing
fences or cutting wood with a hand saw to provide heat for the coming
cold Indiana winter.

My cousins from Indianapolis would often visit in the summer  and grandpa
would let us sit on the corn  in the corn crib and make rows in the corn
cobs by shelling the corn away.

 I often wondered why he didn’t complain about all the corn we were
wasting until I realized the chickens were grazing under the corn crib.
We were feeding the chickens while we were playing. The guy was smart,
we thought we were getting away with something but we were actually
saving him work .

He truly loved his horses, after retirement and because of health issues,
he sold the farm and his horses. It wasn’t long until he passed on to
another world, hopefully to be reunited with his  faithful steeds.

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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.

Your comments welcome

The Arm Charm

 

Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the Country Club with a breathtakingly beautiful and very sexy 25-year-old blonde-haired woman who knocks everyone’s socks off with her youthful sex appeal and charm and who hangs over Bob’s arm and listens intently to his every word.

 

 

 

His buddies at the club are all aghast. At the very first chance, they corner him and ask, ‘Bob, how’d you get the trophy girlfriend?’ Bob replies, ‘Girlfriend? She’s my wife!’

They are knocked over, but continue to ask. ‘So, how’d you persuade her to marry you?’ ‘I lied about my age’, Bob replies.

‘What, did you tell her you were only 50?’

Bob smiles and says, ‘No, I told her I was 90.’

 

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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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