Not of God

I have a long time friend who calls himself a man of God, who practices the teachings of Jesus, and therefore views himself as a real Christian. But he hates liberals, their politics, gays, lesbians and same sex marriage. This guy hates, and negates every religion except his own. He hates progressiveness, and regards social evolution as nonsense. He demonizes any literature that isn’t Biblical, insisting that if something isn’t scripture, it isn’t true. But what this friend of mine never stops to realize is that Jesus was a lover. His whole life was about love. He preached it, and lived it. He loved unconditionally. He was broadminded. Jesus taught us that love is the way, and that we cannot survive without it. That was his message. Hatred, bigotry, and misogyny are wicked and evil. So you must either be kind, thoughtful and loving, or not. You cannot be both. No person can be so full of hate, and also of God. dwp

Can’t Touch This

I was just thinking about something: Trump doesn’t only have to beat Hillary, he has to be victorious over President Obama, and Michelle, and Joe, and Bill, Tim Kaine and Michael Bloomberg, and Leon Panetta, the military, Hollywood, African Americans, and educated Caucasians, and women, Latinos, and Asians, Muslims, the media, and Jews, and the LGBT community, students, and senior citizens, musicians, the handicapped, Bernie’s movement, Black Lives Matter, mothers, the mindful, and the disadvantaged, youth, the truth, history, and especially diversity…I could be wrong, but I just don’t think he can do it. dwp

Xenophobia

Mastery

Being the master of your own ship does not mean you are controlling life; the mastery of life means that you are living it, and living does not mean breathing. Living means that you are accepting of life’s totality; everything and everybody. If I am not total, if I am unable to accept what is true or false, then I cannot be the master of my ship, nor the way in which it sails. dwp

Life’s Best

When we bring to life the very best of ourselves, life brings to us the very best of itself, no matter what that includes or excludes; it is the best. The “best” however, does not mean what one wants…a lot of folks are confused about this. The best means we must trust life, understanding that if things could be different, they would be. And that as soon as things are able to be different, they will be. In other words, fighting with life is futile, and it is not the enlightened way. The right approach is to allow life to flow in as natural a manner as humanly possible. Then the best of you and the best of life merges, and the outcome is beautiful, because the best always is. dwp