New or Year

There is an idea that just because an old year is ending, the new year should somehow be happier than the previous year, just because it’s new, which is of course ridiculous because happiness comes as a result of changing what is causing unhappiness, not the year. So to have more happiness and fulfillment in your life, it is to give more focus to “NEW” than it is to “YEAR.” dwp

A Matter of Magic

There is no way to achieve magic without believing in magic.

It’s unfortunate that as good as magic feels, it is absolutely impossible to have it. Many things have tried and failed. The magical experience is the best, most wonderful, exciting feeling in the world, and you cannot purchase it, or secure it. There is no possibility of ownership. How can something of such beauty not be available permanently? The reason why magic cannot be yours or mine is because magic is something that happens between us, hence…it cannot be possessed. Magic is something that we create. There is no reason for any one person to have it because it is useless without another person with whom it will be created with. Magic doesn’t happen all the time, and it certainly doesn’t happen between all the people. It only happens now and then, between very special people. Magic is a specialty. It is a delicacy. And every ingredient has to be just right, which is why the desire for it doesn’t matter. You cannot create a magical experience with a person who does not know what magical is. dwp

The Beaten Path

The more I hear and see people making remarks of hatred and judgement, it is becoming sadly obvious that people’s hearts are in a very different place than the image of which they claim them to be. They are not true to their religious beliefs, to the God they say they love, or to peace. These God-fearing folks are starting to behave in ways that are just as scary & idiotic as the terrorists themselves. In fact, it’s becoming difficult to tell them apart. A decision has to be made. You will either be a hater, or you will be for love. But you cannot be both. You will either stand with the devil, or you will live with God. You cannot flip flop; being a hater today, and a lover on Sunday. That’s what people are trying to do. If somebody does a terrible hate-filled deed and you hate him to the core for doing it, you are doing the same thing that he is. You are hating. You are not any better or any worse. He is a hater, and you too are a hater. He is spreading hate, and you too are spreading hate. You are partners in crime. Jesus said only love conquers hate. And I think He had it right. dwp

Unconvincing Confusion

Police authorities are seeking a motive in the California massacre yesterday, but I’m wondering what they’re so confused about. This stuff is not new, and has actually been brewing for a very long time. I don’t know why people are so shocked. This behavior is an act of hostility and desperation. People are pissed off. They want their voices to be heard. And these kinds of events will probably keep happening until the people are heard. It’s like the old adage: You will only be able to beat a dog for so long before he’ll bite your hand off. The behavior we’re seeing around the world is deeply disturbing, but it is not without cause. Remember cause and effect? Action and reaction? Well, that is exactly what we’re seeing. People are acting out. They are tired of the lies, and hopelessness. There is a saying: “There is no person more dangerous than a man who no longer cares about his own life.” And it seems like that’s exactly where we are these days. So in my opinion, the only way that things are going to begin to change is to remove the politicians from power who are keeping guns in the hands of Americans, while they simultaneously endorse the anger and hatred that makes people want to use them both here, and internationally. So until people get out and vote the 44 billion dollar industry out of office, these incidents are likely to continue happening. If American’s want to have guns around, they should not be shocked when people are gunned down. I mean, what do people think assault weapons are for, giving hugs? America has been manufacturing these nuts here and abroad for ages. And they are not going to go anywhere just because they are no longer welcome. No, it doesn’t work that way. America is going to have to find a way to fix what they themselves have created. And the people must come together, and work with them. We must take a stand against the insanity that is being cultivated by this government before it’s too dark, and too late. dwp

Platinum Hug

A very dear friend of mine sent me a hug. When I received it, I knew in that moment that hugs aren’t purely physical things. Even though I couldn’t feel her body pressing against mine, I was nonetheless able to feel her warmth, which made me realize that while we all live in a world of cyber technology, where it is simply inconvenient or just not possible to feel each other…when people really want to connect with others, they can and do. As I once wrote: Love Knows Nothing Of Distance…

So as we grow closer to Christmas, which is supposed to be a day that celebrates a man who taught us that love is the greatest gift of all and the only thing that can save us. The reason why a hug is so special is because it means I Love You. So do not reduce the beauty, value, and generosity of your heart because they are the very best things you can possibly give. In the spirit of love, reach out and touch somebody’s hand, and make this world a better place, because you can! dwp