The Flower in You

I was having a discussion today with a very dear friend that I thought was a topic worthy of this page:

She had the idea that it is a task, and not an easy thing to feel good about yourself, least of all to love herself:

Feeling good about who you are is actually a lot easier than most people think. Folks have the idea that they need to do something very special to make it happen. But the truth is the exact opposite. There is really nothing to do because love is not a doing, it is a being. When you befriend yourself, you become a friend to others, and the world at large. You are a friend with nature, the moon, and the stars! And the more you meet them in love, the more you generate love in your own being. And the more you bring those higher feelings to your self, and to your heart, the better you and your heart will feel about you. That’s how it works. It is not magic. It just has to do with what you bring to existence, because that is what it will return to you. So it is not that it’s not easy, it’s that people are simply unaware. In other words, would I be thinking correctly to expect you to smile at me if I am frowning at you? Of course not, I must also smile at you! Then there is a meeting between us. We understand each other!

The more you are loving to others, the more that love flowers in you. And then it just becomes a part of your every day fragrance. You become the very beauty that you shower onto others, so it is not only a gift for them, it is also a gift to you. Love is not an isolation. It is a movement, something that returns to you. That’s why it feels so so good to love somebody. It is not only that you are enjoying how it feels to love, or be loved; it is the thrill of being in love with the world of love!

Sometimes people miss that part. They think that love is only a person to person thing. But this is incorrect. True love is a global, universal thing. It is something that reaches to every single person, and every great or little thing. That’s why I cannot only love my wife, my parents, family and friends, but not also love you. I must love you too. If I want to love anybody then I must love everybody. I am not able to choose who to love. I can only choose if I want to love. Do you see? People are very distorted about this. They have the idea that love is a singular thing. But nothing could be further from the truth. Love is a Godliness. It has no height or depth. There are no limits to it! Because love is not a lightbulb, where you can simply turn it on and off as you deem fit, depending on whom you are with, no. It doesn’t work that way. Love is either on all of the time, or it is off all of the time. dwp

Reciprocal Radiance

Today my wife and I took a drive to New Hope, Pa. where I used to live, to have lunch and hang out for a little while. When we arrived, there was no place at all to park, so I drove to a place where I could pay. As I drove in, I waved to a car that was on its way out, to stop. A very pleasant looking woman opened her window. I smiled at her and said “excuse me dear, can you tell me how it works here to park?” She smiled so beautifully and said, I just got married yesterday, so I have this pass that will allow you to park here all day long without any payment! They leaned over, blew me a kiss, and handed me the piece of paper! I believe the woman sitting next to her was her lovely new bride; they looked so so ecstatic, which to me was a beautiful thing. Because I love to see people celebrating their happiness!!

I turned to my wife and said, you see? that’s what I mean. Because it was just a week or so ago that I was inspired to write another book about something I’m feeling very strongly about these days, which is that: We are the world that we create. No matter what it is that happens in your world, you are pretty much the only one who can make it true or false, that will either give it energy, or kill it. You are the one who decides what your power is going to do. You are the one who makes yourself happy, or unhappy. Nobody else can be blamed, because what happens to you mostly has to do with you. Thats why if you don’t like how something is playing out in your life, then all you have to do is change it. Nothing in life is written in stone, unless you decide that is. Our belief systems either make us, or break us. But it is once again we, and only we, who determine how something is going to unfold. I don’t believe that anything is a coincidence.

The reason why I feel so strongly is because these kinds of things are happening to me all the time & quite effortlessly I might add, and I do not think they are accidental. I think behavior is karmic. In other words, if you bring goodness, happiness and love to life situations, then those things will likely be reciprocated. I mean, why wouldn’t they? If your heart is happy and joyous, and smiling, then people will naturally pick up that special thing that’s going on in you, and they will want to smile & be a part of that happiness with you. It makes sense, because feeling good is contagious. And most people like it. Of course there are some people who think it’s a very scary & frightening task. That’s why I’m going to start writing my next book ASAP. And I am so excited to share the many worldly adventures that I have had the privilege to learn and experience; the extraordinary beauty of karmic appeal, and reciprocal radiance. If you trust it, you will discover something truly special about yourself that you never knew before! dwp

You Can’t Please Everybody

There is a saying “You can’t please everybody.” But to me, the accent is wrong. It is not about pleasing everybody, it’s about being true to who you are. If you are a good honest person, if your heart is in the right place, then chances are people will like you. There should not be too much concern about it because people generally like those who are likable. The people who should be concerned are those who have to make an effort to please others, those who are not likable, whose hearts are not in the right place…so they have that concern, and they should have it too. They have to hide who they are. They have to be somebody that they aren’t. They cannot be themselves because they fear they will not be accepted. But the people who are playing this hide and seek game with themselves and others are truly flirting with great danger. You may or may not like who a person is, but it is extremely unwise to not know who somebody is. I refuse to concern myself about whether I am liked. My concern is to be true to myself, and honest with those I love. And just let the cards fall where they must. I don’t care if you approve of me. I don’t even expect anybody to. If somebody does then it is good. If not, it is also good. There is nothing worse than being deceptive because you are not being true; not to the other, but to yourself! Deception breaks hearts, it destroys families & marriages & all kinds of relationships. But nobody can accuse you of doing them wrong if you have always showed them who you are. The idea is to be true. People can like you, or not like you. There is nothing that can be done about it because you are who you are, howsoever that is. Be true not to being false, but to who you so beautifully are. dwp 9/19/19

The Beginning of the End

I reject Donald Trump. I cannot, will not, and do not accept him as my president. I reject his racist language and behavior. I view him as a disgusting, repulsive immoral insect…not capable of leading America. He is a bigot, and a pathetic excuse as a commander. Trump is morally bankrupt, just an empty suit. He has not, and will not achieve anything good. And he is not going to change. It is time for Americans, and the people of this world to call for his impeachment. He is a very sick man. He is not only unfit, he is unworthy. I am calling on our co-leaders in the Senate and Congress to publicly denounce Trump by name; not White Supremacy, not the KKK, and not Neo-Nazism. We all already know what’s wrong with them. They need to denounce Trump for what he has now become: the White Supremacist-in-Chief. It is time for Americans to unite around the reality of this very serious situation. We are in this thing together. All we have now is each other. We must come together, and rally against this hatred, and violent propaganda. If you voted for Trump, you were tricked. This should be obvious to you by now, but we can correct the mistake by coming together. If we stand together, we will be victorious. We can no longer sit by idly and allow him to walk us off the cliff. Trump is a cancer. He is a poison that must be stopped NOW. People have died! How many more have to? History is happening; what will you tell your children? 

We must stand up, and speak up, for Heather Heyer; a brave courageous woman who gave her life for what she believed in. Heather was murdered by White Supremacists. She was killed by a Nazi for exercising her 1st. Amendment right, her voice; as this sick, disgraceful, racist pig of a president has yet to even mention her name…while he passionately and boisterously supports & defends White Supremacy. It’s so outrageous and shameful; Please help we the people combat racism, sexism, and fascism.

I am calling on each and every one of you to get up, and speak up…to stop all this pain and suffering via this insanely dangerous Trump regime. dwp

The Superfluous Hero

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a superhero, until I realized that In order to be one, I’d have to slay all the villains. Think about that: the hero is the one who had to slay all the others. But they always managed to twist the stories in a way where the hero is slaying somebody who is worse than him, so it seems ok. He becomes good. But the truth is that they are both wicked. It creates the idea that we cannot escape evil, or that we are stuck with the lesser of two evils cliche, and the supposition that there is no possibility of absolute good. The hero mentality only strives to be less evil, because the only way the hero can exist is with evil, which is not an accident. Societies are conditioned with this mindset from childhood, with TV and comic books. “Hero’s” are always viewed as the good, and sometimes great. They are designed as the saviors, the people who come to everybody else’s rescue. They are on the Earth to eliminate the headaches of the non-hero’s for you; all the good for nothings, the weaklings, monsters, and demonic spirits. The hero’s will save you because they have tremendous strength, and you don’t. In fact, the hero has everything that you don’t have, that’s the beauty of them. They can do things that nobody else can. That’s how Jesus became a hero. He had to do incredible miracles that only he was able to do. It wasn’t enough to just be good. He had to be super, capable of extraordinary feats. So they had to figure something out, because the story would not have worked if he was so extraordinary that he could prevent crucifixion. That’s the thing… “superhero’s” always have one weakness, because they really aren’t super, and they really aren’t hero’s either. They’re just ordinary human beings like everybody else. But nobody is supposed to know this because if you did, you might realize that you are just as special as they are. That’s the secret…if you are continuously trying to emulate somebody, or some thing, you will never get around to being you, and then the game ends. It’s all over. They were just an illusion, a distraction, make believe. There was nothing that was ‘super’ about them. So here’s the question: I am but a man, and I want to believe that I do not have to be great in order to be good. I am only a man, must I be heroic too? What happened to valuing goodness, and being understood? I can’t do tricks. And I don’t entertain. And the only way I fly is on a plane. I have nothing and I need nothing. My hero is love. dwp

Ocean of Love

While the term “in love” generally refers to a relationship you are in with somebody else, it shouldn’t; it should rather designate a place where you are. If I am able to be in love with anybody, I must be ready to be in love with everybody. If you are in love, and your life is fragrant, and you are soaring like an eagle, and you feel ecstatic…the relationship is with yourself. You are discovering. You are beautiful. You are learning about who you are; not the other, but yourself. Because this is the journey that is necessary in order to love somebody else. I cannot love you if I do not know who is loving you. It is through establishing my own self worth that I am able to understand, and love your worth. I must first learn about love before I can extend it to others. They want people to believe, as many do, that love grows on trees; that you can just pick it, like a fruit; that it is simply there for the taking, and all you have to do is find it. “Being in love” literally means you are in love; like in a swimming pool. You are engulfed in a spirit of love. And it is this spirit that determines how you will relate to the world around you. In other words, it is the love in you that meets with the love in others. The Romeo and Juliet concept is that love is created by two people, but this is a farce. Love is not something that people create together, it is an appreciation of one another. The harmony or chemistry is not in between two selves, it is in each self. That’s what the misconception is, people keep looking for love where it isn’t. If you look into your heart for love and it isn’t there, can you borrow it from your friend’s heart? It may be possible to experience their love, or maybe you can learn from it, but you cannot have it. If you want it, you must originate your own way. I know this doesn’t sound traditionally romantic, but it actually is because there is no romance more exciting than your own. You know why? Because a romance cannot be exciting if you aren’t home. It is via that very intimate walk we are taking with ourselves that energizes the relationships we have with others; it is the door that introduces you to your beloved. But when it does, if it isn’t open, or if you aren’t open, then you will not be able to swim together. The swimming pool is there, but you cannot enter because the door is closed. So you see, the problem is not love. Love is waiting for you. But you must open the door so the rejoicing can begin; you must believe in the celebration. As soon as the celebration begins, the celebrated will be delivered. And you will swim like never before. Life will flow through you so magically that you will finally know; you will know that love is your very bone and marrow, and always has been. it is your intrinsic nature. Love is housed in both the fragility and strength of your being, balanced more beautifully than the scent of every flower; timeless and exquisite. dwp