Saturday, April 12, 2008

On this day in 1934 - The strongest surface wind gust in the world, 231 mph, was measured by the staff of the Mount Washington Observatory on the summit of Mount Washington. That same year Bill W. got sober and started what eventually became Alcoholics Anonymous. Coincidence?

Is there a “best blog” competition? If so, I nominate (click on "blog"). Amy just made a very though provoking post on negative thoughts, and I made a comment. Take a look. And why not post a comment while your there. If you get inspired, email this to a friend or post a comment about on your blog. Your friends will thank you, and so will Amy and I if you’ll let us know what you’ve done.

Here’s a post Amy made to her blog from a few days ago:

When we know who we are, we will no longer live our lives in conflict with our parents, our beloved, or our children. Everything becomes so wonderful, because we are no longer afraid to Love. And that is the most precious thing that can happen to anyone — the return to Love. Because when we return to Love, life becomes so wonderful and so beautiful. Everything is so romantic! And we see everything through the eyes of Love. We become so relaxed. And we are no longer afraid to express who we really are and what we want to say. We no longer say yes when we want to say no. We live our lives with integrity again, because we are no longer afraid to be rejected. We don’t need anyone. It’s a wonderful way to live. It will improve every relationship that we have, beginning with the relationship with ourselves. Then, a romantic relationship becomes a wonderful thing because we are not afraid to be ourselves and ask for what we want. We no longer take anything personally. We no longer have the need to control our beloved or be controlled by them. And we become a teammate — not competing with each other. It is completely different. When we discover that most of the conflicts we have are because we believe in many lies, we can choose not to live any longer with these conflicts. Then a battle begins within our head between the lies and the truth. To change lies into truth is what we call Transformation. And this leads to the third mastery, the Mastery of Love. When you no longer believe the lies, then the Light comes and chases the darkness away. You become the way you used to be, with the innocence of a child. This has been called the return to Paradise, or Heaven. I call it the return to Love. It is miraculous. When we live our lives in Love, everything we do becomes a ritual of Love, and life becomes so wonderful. Don Miguel Ruiz

Thanks to Amy for inspiring me to put just a bit more energy into this. Objective: Comments. From who? From you, the person who is reading this right now.

If this becomes a meaningful conversation, I’ll keep going. If not, well I’ll probably keep going anyway. We’ll see.

What do you think?

--To Be Continued--

1 comment:

  1. Thanks John.

    I confess: I love blogging!

    Apparently, blogging developed from (notice I didn't say "evolved") from talk radio's interactive participation. The reason talk radio was the cutting edge of the 80's and 90's is due to its interactive nature. Blogging is much more interactive than talk radio and thus it will be even bigger.

    Before radio, politicians (i.e. people who want to direct public policy) had to promote themselves by speaking or writing. Hence they had to expose their ideas and agendas to their target constituencies through then current media (a public forum or printing press) which rendered them immediately accountable.

    During the Revolutionary separation of the United States from the British Empire the war was started, maintained and perfected (won) through churches, newspapers and pamphlets. King George III could not physically close all the churches and confiscate all the presses in spite of his overwhelming military superiority. He did try; according to pastor, historian and Christian apologist David Barton ( pastors supporting insurrection were often summarily executed upon capture.

    Today most churches have been politically chilled through their 501(C) iii designations, while most media are controlled directly through corporate policy dictated by their plurality stockholders. All broadcast media are controlled by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

    In fact right now the FCC has proposed (local radio reform) rule changes (FCC MB Docket No. 04-233) so devastating as to prohibit practical talk radio, among others. I urge all reading my blog to contact and follow its direction to protect free speech on radio.

    Blogging, however, remains unrestrained, hard to manipulate and creative.

    Do it!



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