Over the last few weeks with the silence, observing from the side lines and clearing of the mental chatter life has/is a much happier place for me and the ones I love. Up on the start of this course all the people in my house was looking at me thinking I had lost my marbles, but over the time that has been invested, the results speak for them selves when your kids and spouse start to sit in on a webinar with you. They ask that you put it on the main TV in your house so everybody can watch. This is a humbling experience. To go from the crazy one to “Family time” I don’t have words to describe the emotions felt. Then at random times through the week, the questions they ask about the previous webbie. This tells me that they were listening and that thoughts are still on the material that was covered. Priceless!!! The impact of the MKMMA, the team and all involved……Prayers to all Thank you.
“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
― Deborah Reber
“to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.”
“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves…
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The planing of my “Quiet time” was the focus for the week. I realized that it would happen after getting all of my bases covered on the home front for 48 hours. Then and only then would I only have to deal with me. No one but me, and I begin to get really excited. You see I had got the keys to a buddies cabin at a near by lake where only he myself and of course my wife would know where I was for this time period. The kids knew that I would be out of reach” Off the grid” if you will. All was prepared, I was off to what was to turn out to be one of the most moving emotional times to date of my life. At first complete silence to be had at all times, Done! My reading material in check, Done! All food for the duration had been purchased and ready to go. On my way out of town I stopped and said my fair wells to my bride at her work, little did I know she had shared what I was up to with her team and they were a little more than curious to why I would be doing what I was doing.Going off to be all alone with myself for 2 days. Now these people already had an idea that I was crazy and this would only drive this opinion to new heights! When asked I only smiled and left to be on my way. It was killing these people not to know what was going on.
Upon getting to cabin all was in order for my me time. I walked up on the front porch, looked around at all to see. The wild life stirring around doing what they do, undesturbbed by anyone other than other wild life. There on the front porch was a swinging chair, so here I would sit first. I sat down, closed my eyes and just let my mind wonder, reflect on all that is good. All that has transpired over the last many weeks of my world upon entering the MKMMA course. This was awesome!!! To be quiet in the woods all alone with my best friends. ME, MYSELF and I!! My own personal escape. I sat there , eyes closed for what seamed like a few mins. I had gotten to the cabin at 1:30 pm. I had noticed that my back side had fallen to sleep and went numb for lack of movement when I returned from my sit, it was almost dark. What I had thought to be mins. was literally hours. After getting the feeling back to my legs I unpacked my car and started to fix a bit to eat. After eating I finished my reading for the day and fell asleep. I woke up right around day break and went for a walk by the lake. After walking for some time I managed to find my next local to enjoy my oneness. This time I would focus my thought on my future self, get to know him a little more intimate. By the time I came back from my euphoric experience there on that rock, lake side I was more than hungry. I chose to not bring a time piece, only my compass so I had no idea what time it was. I headed back to the cabin to eat, never even looking at the time upon returning. Eat, read, take a nap, excellent plan. Sleeping for awhile recharged my batteries ready for more reflecting. This time was devoted to complete observation of all to be. The lake, a turtle swimming around. The trees, and all the squirls running amuck. The wind blowing the leaves. Just every thing. I went and read for a bit fell asleep while reading. Upon waking in the am I packed up and headed home completely renewed from my 2 days in the silence. I will be making this a routine in my life from now on. You can only expireance some thing like this in person, and I highly recommend it. YOU WILL BE A CHANGED PERSON!!
The silence of my world with the “sit ” (ok many sits, daily) is priceless to me. Never in my life would I have ever thought that by simply getting off to myself for at least 15-20 mins. through out my day would have such an impact on me, my work, my out look on all that surrounds, all that matters. There has been times when I went for my sit thinking I was all alone, only to open my eyes to see my beautiful bride sitting across from me, or one of my kids. I have to admit the first time that this happened I about crapped myself. Almost like an invasion of my sacred time, my space and yet they didn’t disturb or interrupt my being. Just calmly sat there and waited for me to open my eyes. They teased me at first, don’t disturb him when he is like that for he may not return to us, ha ha. But as time and the master key way of life has taken hold on our family I have found that all of my decorating and redecorating of our house over the several months has come to not only be excepted but appreciated. When I first put up all the shapes, poster’s and everything else (although I had told them of what was to happen with my decorating and all) they thought I had lost what little mind I had and would be inquiring about me endlessly. I would simply smile and reassure them I am doing fine, just part of my course no need to worry. But over the time of this course, the questions that all have asked about this and that, can you really just spend focused time and thought on something and make things happen. A very wise team has said, ” The best influence is no influence! I smile and go on about life and observe my family gaining life lessons of priceless value. Although this was never so apparent as upon our last redecorating and I took all ” Art-of-life” from the walls and simply left them down for the rest of the day, just to see what, if any one would notice?
I was in fixing dinner that evening and everyone started to get home from their day. I didn’t even get dinner completed and all the natives had already had their secret meeting( or so they thought it was secret, they got to quite and disappeared for a few mins) then all came to the kitchen to inquire. First they sent in my granddaughter to break the ice, she is 6 years old mind you, she asked, ” papa where did all of your pretty pictures go, I really like your pictures and mommy and grandma and aunt Chelsea and aunt Alicia want to know if your alright, are you alright papa? I hadn’t laughed so hard in many years, everybody came in we all laughed for a while, had a great dinner and yes after dinner all of the “Art-of-life” as they have dubbed it was rehung in there proper places around the house. We never know the impact we have on our world, our family on their lives, never take this lightly my friends. We are all GREAT miracles.
Dream big dreams and let your light shine beyond it’s limitations!!
Miracles are happening everywhere all around us yet most people do not get to see these wonderful happenings, to simply notice all the beauty that is the world in which we live. They are so rapped up with life as they know it that all goes unseen. These are the same people that will cast judgement on people that seem to be just high on life, that notice and appreciate everything in their world, that are truly grateful for merely there feet hitting the floor one more time. I have learned that those who do not understand you will judge you and that is Ok. They simply don’t know what they don’t know, life is funny like that. In the beginning of this course many people asked me why I was so excited about an online course of which I truly had very little knowledge of and what could one course really do for me that I hadn’t been able to find else where? Fast forward to present day, upon meeting those same people and talking briefly they typically make comments like there’s something different about you! I ask, “What could you mean by that?” They make some comment, I smile as always and I leave them wondering. Only a few have had the need to call and pursuit the matter further. They call and say, I just have to know what it is that has given you the ability to move beyond where you were. You seam fearless, confident and so sure of yourself that it doesn’t matter what people say or do to you, you seam to never miss a beat. I tell them when you are given the key to your world and put forth the necessary efforts, whole heartedly with the faith that you have infinite power and possibility to create what ever it is that you want in life as long as it is good and doesn’t take away from others, then who is there to tell you that you can’t have other then you. Only a few people can wrap there head around this one and truly get it, they are the one’s that get the link to the MKMMA for next year! Thank you all!!
The daily reading of at least one obituary a day makes one stop and take notice at how each simple moment in time is to say the least it’s own unique gift to all. As it says in og how no one can bank today and with draw it on the morrow. And yet the masses seem to feel that it is an endless stream, only to find that to much was wasted on things of very little substance, if any real substance at all. I witnessed this first hand by reading two obits of individuals I used to work with who died within 3 weeks of each other. The first I worked with in my department, he was 48 and died of an aneurysm in his sleep. The second was 36, died at his home from undisclosed information. Having known both of these men some what well it hits one right in the gut. Time waits for no man/woman. Use this none renewable substance to the fullest extent each and every day for no one is guaranteed another. The scroll we are in drives this home many times a day. It has been said that most men die at 25 but don’t enter back to dust until around 70. Are you living life or just going through the motions? Just some thing to think about.