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Pyle's Law

Macrosystems always reflect the nature of the
microsystems of which they are made.

Today's quote

You can't just want it. You have to need It.

                          - Franc  D'Ambrosio

Today's quote

The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the
glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the
appalling things that other people think about us.

                          -
Quentin Crisp

Gibbs and Gil

They are not evil; but, their minds and their hearts
are hardened against the possibility of
greater truths.

Religion

"With or without religion, you would have good people
doing good things and evil people doing evil things.
But for good people to do evil things,
that takes religion."
                                         - Steven Weinberg

Practice

Practice doesn't make perfect. Practice makes permanent.
If you've been practicing bad habits for many years,
you're worse off in some ways than the inexperienced.

Point of View

People ask, do you see the glass half full,
or the glass half empty?

Some of us are just glad to have a glass.

And some of us have a bottomless glass.  What then?

Dying

The day after I wrote the following piece on Falling,
my friend Steve jumped from a parking garage to his death.

I struggle with trying to understand why he did that.
He hurt a lot of people.  I do not believe that he was hurting
so much himself.  So, we are left with a mystery.

I hope it wasn't a mistake.  It's one mistake you can't make right.
 

Falling

We can get up into the air,
but we can't fly.  All we can do is fall.

We can slow our fall, pretend to fly,
and safely,
but we are falling.

But, everything is falling.

The moon in falling into the earth.
The earth is falling into the sun.
The sun is falling into the center of the galaxy.

The Universe is not expanding.
It is falling.

Falling apart or falling into place.
Falling in love or falling from grace.

We are falling.

From Ohio Roundup 2002, Canton

"I like it when something is put back in my lap...
It empowers me.  It is mine to deal with."

One never gets used to insane behavior.

"It" doesn't get better. We get better
at dealing with "It".

If everyone else would work a program,
I wouldn't have to.

Why Do Things Have to Change?

Just when you think your life is as good 
as you ever hoped it would be,
Suddenly it has to change.

I don't get it.

I'll Tell You Why Things Have to Change

Most folks don't realize there are angels,
whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable,
and fall asleep,
and miss your life.

Imagine

Imagine the sun,
making all life on earth possible,
and how amazing it is.
Imagine the night sky full of stars,
huge balls of fire billions of miles away,
and how amazing it is.
And galaxies, full of billions of stars,
and how amazing that is.
Now try to imagine the whole universe,
full of all those galaxies,
all those stars,
as much of it as your mind can hold,
and how amazing it is.

And then picture yourself, and realize
that YOU are even more amazing.

Inch By Inch

Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Yard by yard, it's hard.

The Child Within

"Nurturing the child within" only works when the child is within.
Sometimes the child still lives on the outside,
trying to kill the ADULT WITHIN that needs to have its life.

Each Day

At least pretend you enjoy what you are doing.

Lovable Loser

Tony said it , and it was like a knife through my heart.
Talk about your archetype!  Mine to a tee.

Good Enough

You are good enough by default.
You have everything you need to do what you said you would do.

The Way, The Truth, and The Light

"No one comes unto the Father but by me".  Which is to say,
"but in the way I have done it".

And that way is to be true to yourself.   To be true to doing what you
said you would do, what you agreed you would do.

  There is only one way, but that means
there is only one way for YOU.

Each must find his own salvation.

Each Day

My goal each day is to live with a kinder heart
and a more noble purpose.

Judge Not

No one is better than anyone else.

Amends

An amends worth making is worth making grudgingly.

Just Do It

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing even badly.

The Lord's Prayer

Some times the substitution of a word or two
in a prayer can make it more meaningful.

For instance, when I was so sick, I prayed,
"Give us this day our daily health."

When I went through bankruptcy, I prayed,
"Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors."

Today, my prayer is this:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be your way.
Your kingdom come,
Your will is done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily truth,
And forgive us our forgetfulness,
As we forgive others their forgetfulness.
And leave us not into stinking thinking,
But deliver us from illusion and fear.
For yours is the kingdom, and power, and glory,
Forever.
And so it is.

Are you married?

"Are you married?"
"No, I'm not married, but I am engaged."
"Oh, really!  When's the wedding?"
"The day after same-sex marriages become LEGAL !"

Monogamy

Humility