State Of The Union (My version)

October 22nd, 2009

The way I see it today’s politician is the lowest form of life. “By The People For The People” is just a dream in today’s society. The mere concept of a lifetime politician breeds contempt. Those of the “Golden Spoon” trying to relate to us regular folk and deciding what is good for this country.

I am neither Democrat or Republican. Although I do tend to lean a bit right as I do have a brain. The entitlement mindset of the left will have us all wearing Kimono’s and picking rice before long. Come on, how long can we continue to run the deficit up to levels that soon numbers will be unable to track. (At least the common man will be unable to pronounce the number). Common sense dictates this must stop.

But the division in this country is at an all time high. The airwaves are packed with people touting the right vs. the left. The country and our well being are secondary at best. And “We The People” are a thing of the past. Come on people…Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid…These people have never done or accomplished anything in their entire miserable lives. Had John McCain won then at least we would have had a leader with real world experience. But McCain is not a politician. He has integrity. He is an honest soldier who fought for his country. Barack Obama hates America and what it stands for. Apologizing to the world and kissing the world’s ass.

We need a leader who has met a payroll. A leader who has been through the trials and tribulations of making things work. Not someone who consistently blames George Bush and Fox news for his daily blunders. Allan Grayson calling Republicans “The Enemy”…This stupid bastard should be taken to prison to meet Bubba. The level of corruption in Washington is beyond the scope of most Americans. Or the world for that matter. It may be worse (and I think it is elsewhere), but I live in America and I am pissed off.

They all spend 95+% of their time blaming the other side for what they all created. Republicans and Democrats. They all suck. Let them step out in the real world where what they do has an effect on how they are treated. They spend their entire efforts on getting re-elected. And it is on our dime. How often does a politician lie…only when their lips move.

Now comes health care. Oh My God. This scares anyone with a brain. Washington stuffed shirts deciding our fate when it comes to our medical choices. As of late it seems that Congress will be exempt from the plan put fourth for the masses. What’s up with that.

Whether you are Liberal or Conservative or somewhere in between if you can stomach this you either don’t care or don’t understand or your stupid. The self serving politicians are about to take one more step toward creating a permanent underclass that depends on them for their very existence. Step up to the trough…it’s feeding time. The Government tit is waiting.

Consulting your Soul

September 27th, 2009

Consulting your Soul – by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Recently, I approached a traffic light where a man stood in shabby clothes with a three-legged dog by his side. As I waited for the light to change I looked at this scene with compassion and felt an urge to contribute something. The sign he was carrying indicated that he was homeless.
The people in my car commented that he was a strong young man, there were plenty of employment opportunities, and why should anyone give to people who are capable of working. They indicated a kind of mild contempt for this man soliciting funds whom they felt “should” be working. My thoughts were on him and the fact that he cared for and fed this crippled dog. I rolled down the window and gave him several dollars for which he expressed enormous gratitude.
As the companions in my car semi-scolded me for being a sucker and for enabling him to continue to be a beggar I thought of some words of Mother Teresa. “You see, in the final analysis, it is all between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway.” Truly this was not between me and my friends in the car, nor was it between that homeless man and me. It was between God and me. Something inside of me urged me to extend love and a little cash to the man and his dog. That “something” was a fleeting moment of consulting my soul.
To me, spiritual and physical are not two separate dimensions of reality. I think of spiritual practice as a way of making my life work at a higher level and receiving guidance for handling my problems. The ways in which I do this involve a few simple, basic practices:
Surrender is the most crucial and perhaps most difficult for me. In surrendering, my thoughts are something like this: I simply do not know how to resolve this situation and I am turning it over to the same force that I turn my physical body over to every night when I go to sleep. I trust in this unseen part of me to keep my heart beating, my blood circulating, and so on.
Accessing spiritual solutions means converting my inner thoughts and feelings from discord and disharmony to love. In the spirit of surrender and love I silently chant, “I invite the highest good for all concerned to be here now.” I try to see anger, hatred and disharmony as invitations to surrender and love. With this understanding I have the option to allow spirit to manifest and work through me. I believe my spirit is inseparable from the infinite. Having a relationship with the infinite part of myself encourages my recognition of spiritual solutions. The awareness of my infinite nature is terrific for putting everything into perspective.
My approach to problem-solving involves cultivating an empty mind. In this space I listen, and allow myself to have complete faith that I will be guided in the direction of resolution. I let go of my ideas about how something should be resolved.
Does this mean I’m suggesting that you always give money to people who ask for it? No. But I am suggesting that the next time you see someone asking for money, look at that situation as being between you and your spiritual consciousness – between you and God. Consult your soul and if you feel that you don’t want to give, don’t. But rather than letting anger or judgment rule the moment, offer that person a silent blessing from the part of you that is a part of him.
Finding spiritual solutions to my life’s problems always involves generosity and gratefulness. For me, this means giving my life to my soul purpose and being grateful for the opportunity to do so. I believe that I get back from the world what I put out to the world, not only physically but also in terms of my thoughts. So, I recommend spiritual practices that involve being generous and grateful with thoughts as well as actions.
Nurturing a sense of connectedness to everyone and everything invites spiritual solutions. When I see myself as connected I am not looking for occasions to be offended or to judge. I don’t see anyone as my enemy or an obstacle. This is how I relinquish negative self-talk and connect to the solutions that are available to me. In moments of despair I try to affirm, “I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing that is separate from me.”
Finally I choose cheerfulness as a gauge of my level of spiritual consciousness at any given moment. The more cheerful, happy, contented, and satisfied I am feeling, the more aware I am of my connection to spirit.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans, is one of the most widely known and respected people in the field of self-empowerment. He became a well-known author with his best selling book, Your Erroneous Zones, and has gone on to write many other self-help classics, including Meditations for Manifesting, Staying on the Path, Your Sacred Self, Everyday Wisdom, and You’ll See It When You Believe It.