Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Problem Or Opportunity

Some problems are opportunities. Some are challenges. And some... well... some are just problems. Begin to get rid of stress and discomfort by re-categorising the difficulties you face. Which are potentially positive? Which can you turn into advantages? Which can you solve if you try? What you are left with. Or, er... should that be WHO? It's not so much a situation that is hard to cope with now but a person. Or so it seems. But even here, there'll be a breakthrough soon. There is no 'problem'. There is an incredible opportunity.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Why Do People Fall In Love

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defences, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness. So simple a phrase like 'maybe we should just be friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Why do people fall in love?

Pennies And Pounds

They say, 'If you keep your eye on the pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves.' Why do they say this? Perhaps they are paid to say it by a consortium of insidious business people who are keen to divert public attention away from the areas of life where serious money can be made. Watch the pounds diligently enough, and you will never need to worry about the pennies. As with money, so with most of the big issues in life now. The little details are irrelevant. A wider view is needed. Remember what really counts now and all that's tense in life will ease up.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

False Comparisons

Will this be a good day?  Quite probably. Will it be the best you have ever had? Hey! Don't you know that all comparisons are false? How can we measure satisfaction? So much depends on what we're expecting, what we're up against, what we're in need of. And there's another distorting factor too. Memory...  It tends to be so deceptively selective. Nothing can beat a time you believe to have been unbeatable. But some things, soon, may give that time a run for its money.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What Is It That I Need To Know

Someone isn't telling you all you need to know. You don't require chapter and verse. A particular piece of information, would shed light on a situation that you think you fully understand. If you ask for the truth, you will not necessarily be given it - or at least, not by the person who really ought to disclose it. So don't ask an individual. Ask the universe! Put out a general request for enlightenment. From somewhere, somehow, the full story will reach you. After this has happened, a decision will become easier to make, and a problem will become easier to solve.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

'Til Kingdom Come

Steal my heart and hold my tongue
I feel my time, my time has come
Let me in, unlock the door
I've never felt this way before

The wheels just keep on turning
The drummer begins to drum
I don't know which way I'm going
I don't know which way I've come

Hold my head inside your hands
I need someone who understands
I need someone, someone who hears
For you, I've waited all these years

For you I'd wait 'til kingdom come
Until my day, my day is done
And say you'll come and set me free
Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me

In your tears and in your blood
In your fire and in your flood
I hear you laugh, I heard you sing
I wouldn't change a single thing

And the wheels just keep on turning
The drummers begin to drum
I don't know which way I'm going
I don't know what I'll become

For you I'd wait 'til kingdom come
Until my days, my days are done
And say you'll come and set me free
Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me.

Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me.
Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Enemy Of Imagination

In life, in love, in work and in the realm of money too, expectation is the enemy of imagination. The more we think we know how things are supposed to be, the less we feel able to experiment with other options and alternatives. We just tend to do what we've always done. We go along with whatever most people, in a similar situation, would consider 'normal'. You can't lead a conventional life now, even if you want to. You can stop worrying about all that seems to be so unusual. A situation may be odd, but it's right, if only you can find the right way to look at it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Being Too Analytical

The world is baffling and, the more we try to understand it, the more mind-boggling it becomes. That's why most of us don't bother thinking about it too much. It hurts our heads and doesn't seem to get us very far. There is one particular issue that you really can't make much sense of. Why is it very different from all the other mysteries? Because you feel such a powerful need to solve it. Pay it less attention and you'll find that soon, it becomes less of a problem.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Love At First Sight?

Oh yeah… You see someone … and the impression they create sparks your imagination and their image stays with you long after you've seen them. You find your mind goes to them at random times, you can't help it. And you yearn to know what it's like to stare into their eyes only inches away, what it's like to hold them … kiss them. In your mind, that would be ultimately satisfying, and you yearn for it, terribly, oh the sweet suffering... Imagine what it would be like to actually meet!  And imagine the tragedy of never having the opportunity to meet, and imagine the longing that it leaves inside you!  Oh yeah … the longing …Could it be love at first sight?  Hmmm …I don’t know … “love at first sight” can happen.  I don’t think it’s “love” though but certainly some kind of innate, organic knowledge that someone is meant for you … and this is not the same as wishful thinking either … mmmm … and there goes the mind again …. J