Ask Our Children

The world around us is evolving faster than we can comprehend and, importantly, in ways we cannot comprehend. The future is heading toward us at an accelerating and dangerous speed. Change is becoming mind boggling and easily mismanaged. The survival of mankind is becoming questionable due to our proliferating technology. We now cannot control such factors as the spread of nuclear technology.

The human mind, connected as it is to its ego and its emotions, is not now able to control what is creates. This is amply evidenced by The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster, Three Mile Island, a still missing nuclear warhead off the coast of New Jersey, the contamination of large swathes of land in Australia, the United States, some beautiful pacific islands, and many other areas, the placement of nuclear reactors close to known fault zones and ocean coasts and our inability to plan for storage of nuclear wastes. But, of the bright side (if that light is not the flash of another nuclear meltdown) certain related stock prices are up. And this leaves no doubt about why, and unbelievably why, we approved another reactor for this nation immediately following the Fukushima disaster.

My friends, there are those we elect and place in authority over our lives and the lives of our precious children that care more for profits than for the health and safety and survival of us!

One of our highly perceptive students recently told me, “Dr. A, the most valuable thing a person can possess is his vote. Wow! Do you think he knows more than us?

By the way, do some research on the internet utilizing key words such as fukushima contaminated fish, and fukushima radiation levels and ocean fish. You will be shocked! Radiation levels off the coast of Japan now measure 2,500 times safe levels. Let me repeat that: TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TIMES more than safe levels.

I recently visited a Braum’s Store to purchase, among other items, some Tuna. No. Not available. It is feared to be contaminated.

We are in a race with ourselves to see if our intellect can accelerate at a rate faster than our brain’s subterranean ego centric center. It is a race of parallel dimensions which can only be overlaid by the one essential factor of survival. And that my friend lies buried deep within our hearts.

Yes, we need to terraform Mars and prepare another habitable place for our species, because it is looking more and more like Earth will become overheated, irradiated, underwater and otherwise uninhabitable for any species.

The pursuit of money may buy for us a future without a future.

The landscape of tomorrow must be engineered with a depth of compassion that lies hidden and only within the hearts of our children or it will be devoid of us. So, let us teach them how to love.

Our salvation lies outside of ourselves. It dwells deep within the hearts of those we seek to shelter from the storms of an unimaginable future. If we do not connect with them in a non-cognitive, deeply emotional and affective way, there truly may be no stepping back from the tipping points we are racing toward.

If we listen to our children, if we listen to their hearts, they will tell us what we need to know. We need but to ask. They are brimming full of wisdom and courage and empathy and honesty and love. Allow me to give you one good example.

A child recently asked, “Why does every politician in office not have a sign at the door that says – “NO LOBBYISTS”.

What wisdom! What cherished insight! Think of our gain as a society if the greed and self-interests and debilitating distortions of such illogical realities promulgated by greed and money, could be stopped at the entry door of those who control our destinies.

Yes, the great truths are simple. And they come from the stunningly beautiful minds of our innocent, honest and loving children. Let’s listen, before it’s too late. They have the answers. They have not been alive long enough to become corrupted with the sense of being related to and regulated by money.

Folks, our society is out of control and out of touch with reality. Let’s ask our children what we need to do.

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The Vocabulary of Pure Joy

Words can liberate you. They can begin the flow of what you feel into an upward, outward spiral that overwhelms the senses, sublimates your ego and shapes you into an authentic and human being.

Expressions from the heart set this moment free to be all that it can be. Putting what you love and why you love into words empowers you to transcend every obstacle previously placed in your path. You are, effectively, in an out of body experience. You become one with the destiny of your dreams. And you come to exist in more than one place at one time.

Words, spoken, transcribed or imagined into being, placed into music, poetry or whispered softly into the narrow space between you and one you love can become the elixir, the tonic, the magic ingredient, the missing formula for saving a relationship, uniting a nation or for the salvation of mankind.

Kept in touch with your deepest desires and in time with the beat of your heart, what you express can liberate you from the past, heal a wounded heart and turn the next page of your life.

So breathe deeply, calm your mind and reach deep down inside your heart to reflect upon the last tender moment of pure joy that you felt. Tell someone, anyone, what you found in that rare moment and how you felt. Now, know that you can feel that way again. Where you last found pure joy, there it always lay.

We are born into such a moment, in such love, and we never really lose it, we just lose the way. So put it into words, music, poetry and into an envelope and mail it to someone you love or just show up on their doorstep.

The heart beats with a rhythm unknown, until someone listens to it.

In Every Child

In every life there is a Spark of the Divine. One cannot measure or even imagine the magnitude and immensity of it’s potential to change the world.

That Spark, my friend, dwells within you and the life of your child. It can never be extinguished. And it can ignite the world and be the light of salvation for a new human being, a new beginning, yes, a new tomorrow – so different and so new that our imagination may never dwell within it.

The flame of your child’s heart can fire the mind and engulf all that humanity desires. It can touch others so deeply that they will truly cherish the memory of your being beyond that you exist, even unto the distant dreams held constant in the firmament of man’s deepest desires – to live a life fulfilled, to love life beyond the self and to lift a lamp of hope and compassion so that others may see.

Take this new day, another dawn, and cherish it as God loves us. In every child is the gift of life, the essence of love.

The Poetry of You

To love someone other than yourself
Is the highest form of loving yourself,

For you come to love all humanity
And humanity becomes you.

And the greatest part of you
Becomes a part of everyone you come to love.

We are here for a purpose.
And it lies outside of ourselves
And the Noble Ideals we share.

It lives and breathes within the lives of others,
Not so fortunate as ourselves.
It lives as well as it may.

A child must possess the knowledge
That there is love,
That love exists,
And that it may be found
In you.

For a Mother and for Father
Love truly blossoms evermore
When children find:

“Tis true
There is poetry all around,
Beauty flows from everything,
But by far
The most beautiful poem
Is you.”

 – Wm. C. Anderson

Dangers of Red Bull Drink

The news agency Reuters reports that the popular energy drink Red Bull poses a danger to those who drink it. One can of this stimulant can raise person’s risk of stroke or heart attack. This is seen in young people too.

Red Bull makes the blood sticky; this is a precursor to a range of cardiovascular problems.

Red Bull is banned in Norway, Uruguay, and Denmark.

Last year, 3.5 billion cans of Red Bull were sold globally. Its primary ingredients are caffeine and sugar.