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Your life is not a pep rally~

It’s everywhere.

On the TV and internet and newspapers.  The stream of ‘talking heads’ in the media.

It’s like one big cult and what do they all really say?

And our culture is addicted to the sound and video bite like never before.

Perhaps it’s like a soother to ease the underlying pain of what’s inside everyone and what they’re not willing to look at.

The ego wants gratification and answers now.  Anything will work as long as it sounds good.  As long as it’s packaged well and looks sexy.

And the thing is you don’t need a pep rally to make change in your life.

You don’t need a pep rally to live your life.

You don’t need a slick ‘how-to.’

You don’t need to justify your choices by being “successful” or right.

You don’t need a polished motivational speaker or celebrity or talk show host or guru or self-help author or politician or media darling or judge or parent or partner or brother or sister or guidance councillor or anyone.

You don’t need an iPhone or the latest Facebook feed.

You don’t need anyone else to validate your choices or life.

Look at the distractions of your life and see what they really give you.  Stop being fooled by what looks good.

Stop going for the pablum.

Stop saying no to what you really want (~do you know what that is?).

Your life is not a motivational speech.

Your life is not an endorsement.

Your life is not a practice run.

Your life is not a puzzle.

Your life is not a wound that will not heal.

Your life is not about being perfect or good or showing up enough to float by.

Go within and discover what really makes you – you.

Go within and see what is really there.

You have yet to do that.

Go within and choose what you will.


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The order of things~

donkey smiling

“The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.” -David Hume

You are an integral part of the universe.

A piece of it that is connected with everything.

But that does not mean that you are more important than the donkey chewing on hay.

Or the slug that crawls up the leaf.

Or the prison convict or janitor or politician.

Or anyone or thing.

Eventually you will tire of your ego-personality and move beyond it.

To something more broadening.

Until then enjoy who you are and the role and games you play.

Let’s not take ourselves too seriously.



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Are you willing to open yourself?


It is easy to be hard.

It is easy to shut yourself off from the larger world around you.

And you see it daily in your lives, don’t you?  The games and egos at play and defences people erect and spend so much of their lives upholding.  On every level.

But how many of you are willing to open yourselves and put down your walls and defences?

What are you afraid of?  Getting hurt?

You hurt yourselves every day by not choosing love.

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