WE ARE LIKE TWO BIRDS
Love conquers all things
Let us surrender to love
The other day I watched two geese flying by . The wale was leading and honking to his mate, who followed behind him and reassured him with her answering honks. They are a unit and experience life together. Their fidelity makes the pains of life tolerable for them both and brings them more joy.
They reminded me of when my loves and I go out biking , I lead or follow to make it safer for her and ring my bell when I concerned about where she is riding . When we open our hearts to others and follow them into our lives, our journey becomes meaningful.
I once wrote a poem for my loves entitled “ A Beautiful Burden.” In it I speak about all the traveling, especially flying , that we do together. I always carry all of the luggage, and tease my loves about how heavy hers is and how love is supposed to make one’s burdens lighter ! She knows that her presence brightens my day and makes all the traveling more joyful.
To quote the last lines of my poem:
I learned from traveling alone
That the load is really no lighter
For a lonely heart weighs more
Than a bag that can’t be packed any tighter
SOULUTION OF THE DAY
“ The Birdcalls and the call of one’s mate are the call to life”
“And Joy is Everywhere; It is in the Earth’s green covering of grass; In the blue serenity of the sky”
- RABINDRANATH TAGORE, Joy
How do we find joy in our lives? Too often it comes at a significant price. You learn you are mortal, and suddenly what used to seem important isn’t. Things that used to other you don’t anymore because they have become insignificant . What then becomes significant are the people who love and who love you.
When you know your time is limited, every moment becomes precious . You step out the door , and a flower brings you joy because it may be the last flower you ever see . Time becomes a gift , not a burden, because you choose to spend it with the things and people you love and stop doing things that are meaningless. You wear whatever you like and stop worrying so much about what others think. When you appreciate the now, weather becomes fascinating instead of a problem. It turns a frost-covered window blocking your vision into an awesome work of art.
Enjoy what lies before you and be in awe of the beauty of creation . What I have learned from the words. “ Seeing something for the last time is almost as good as the first” is to start seeing everything for the first time again. I think of myself as an extraterrestrial every morning and see the world as if it were any first day on earth.
Soulution of the Day
Today try being an extraterrestrial and glory in the beauty and variety before you.
“To begin a new, we must say good-bye to who we once were”
_ – ANONYMOUS –
The first time I was asked to give a report to the Board of Directors of Heaven I was quite nervous . When I finished I said, “ The end” and God said “ No, that is not the end “
I thought I was in big trouble because I hadn’t done a good job, so I said, “That is the end of my report , I have no more to say “
God responded, “ I understand, but in Heaven when we finish a report we say, The Beginning. For instance, does the Bible end in conclusion ? “
“ No, Revelation, “ I said.
“ Right,” God said. “ And do you call a graduation a termination ? “
“ No, It’s a commencement. “
“ Right again. Remember, Benie, life is a series of beginnings. The changes ,losses, illnesses , and afflictions are not endinds, but beginnings. We are changed and have to start a new life each time. So what do you say now? “
“ I shall try to find for myself, my family, and my patients the strength and courage to live this way”
The meeting was adjourned.
Soulution of the Day
Have to courage to begin the new life that each day that brings you. No matter what changes or losses you have experienced, step back and see where you need to begin.
It’s that time of year again when friends and family think about the Christmases of the past and plan for the coming holiday with their loved ones in mind. As we reflect on this wonderful holiday, we must keep in mind that Christmas is not just any holiday but may be the most important one of the year for some people. It is a time for remembering, a time to share the goodness of your heart with others, and for expressing with words and gifts what someone means to you. It is a chance to make wishes come true and to give something from your heart. It is a chance to give a message that will express love and caring to the ones we care about the most. As you write your messages, take the time to make a Christmas wish for each and every person on your list. With these thoughts in mind I would like to give you what I think are the best wishes for this holiday.
“ God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can , and the wisdom to know the difference “
- – THE SERENITY PRAYER –
What is the truly lasting ? Polar ice melts The ozone layer shrinks . A relationship ends . Your family or friends act differently for no apparent reason . So what can you rely on ? There is no only one thing change . Change is the one constant that is ever present.
On the personal level , you do have choices about how you change. But the rest of the universe is not under your control . All of the universe , including ours , are like portions of God ‘canvas. They are contantly being worked and reworked . The creator must have his or her reasons , and hopefully we will understand them someday.
Understanding won’t eliminate change . But acceptance of this truth will enable us to live in more peaceful state . When we don’t resist change , we flow with the process of creation and help make it a true work of art.
Soulution of the day
” Say the Serenity Prayer when feeling troubled and remember its message “
“ Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself “
- – KAHLIL GIBRAN –
The greatest truth I know a is alwaybout life is that love is the answer. If you ask me what the question is , I will tell you it is very question you could ever ask . Love is always the answer to every question and problem . We are here to loved and be loved and learn a few things in the process .
I can never be wrong when I choose to love . Love rewards me by bringing meaning to my life . I know when I choose to love I will always be in the right place at the right time . It provides my life with the order and harmorny that bring me peace.
All I ask of life is to be given the chance to love , and I pray that I will be able to do that , despite my imperfections . My days are devoted to acting as if I am the lover I want to be, and I know someday I will become who I hope to be . Until that day , those around me remain grateful for my attempt .
Soulution of the Day
Whatever your problem is , the soulution is love .
“There is more of life than increasing its speed.”
- – MOHANDAS GANDDI –
My wife is always telling me to slow down , but my years of medical training have taught me to do things quickly to be prepared for emergencies . Althought it’s been hard to stop walking fast and gulping down meals . I keep trying !
The other day a policeman waved at me to slow down as I passed a contruction site , and this led me to think about my wife’ message.
Then a few days later as I left my office and started walking toward my car , I heard a woman say, “ Slow down !” So I did . As I started to walk slowly I heard another woman start laughing, I turned to see what was funny , and it was me . She pointed out that the person saying “ Slow down “ was the mother of a little boy who had run into the parking lot as they left the building . I said “ Now you know what my wife and mother have been telling me for years. So I follow orders when I hear a woman’voice say “ slow down “.
Sometime the Creator works in mysterious ways . If the same message is coming to you from many different directions, heed it!
Soulution of the day
As the Sufi poet Rumi says, “ your criticism polishes my mirror “
When we hear the sae suggestions over and over again, they may begin to feel like criticism. But if you stop to listen, they might just help you to slow down and smell the roses