An Obligation

Sometimes, I would just like to pack my bag and start walking.

For what, exactly? I’m not sure. I know there is more to life than behind these four walls I know so well. There are people suffering. I want to connect with them. I want to understand them. I want them to know they are loved and being watched over. I want them to know that their suffering is more important than my comforts.

Our Earth is rotting, wars are brewing, corruption is rising. The poor is still begging for food, for warmth, for drink, for shelter. My belly is full and my bills are paid–but my heart still longs for more. I can relax in knowing that the true nourishment comes from Him.

Whether we know it or not, we look for Him every day. We don’t have to be a part of a church or community to know him necessarily, either. He is with us, always. It just takes a knock on his door and a willingness to understand. For only He knows the blueprints. We must take care of each other and stand up for His world.

“I, the Lord, command you to do what is just and right. Protect the person who is being cheated from the one who is cheating him. Do not ill-treat or oppress foreigners, orphans, or widows; and do not kill innocent people in this holy place.” ~Jeremiah 22:3)

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Returning

I never forgot who you are

I’m waiting here

Holding hands with my past

Choosing to let go

 

It’s not so simple

As these eyes

Can only hold so much pain

I must let go

 

How long will I wait

For you to see me

As I am?

 

It’s only so much

I understand

First, I must see myself

Once again

 

Osho a “no show” (with 90 Rolls Royces)

Know them by their actions and less by their words.

Art & criticism by eric wayne

In collaboration with J. Sri Bhagovwid (who I do custom graphics for, for free, and snippets of wisdom).

J. Sri Bhagovwid is highly critical of OSHO, claiming, “The most amazing thing about OSHO is the miracle of persuading people he is anything but a clown. He has had armed guards, fleets of cars, and inspected his female followers breasts and “chakras”. The worst thing about him is he took advantage of naive people seeking a better, more spiritual life. His corruption destroyed the lives of many of his followers, which is not hard to imagine when one considers he got all of their money, acted as a dictator over them in his Ashram, and even molested some of the females. His Ashram poisoned the public in Oregon by deliberately contaminating salad bars with a liquid containing Salmonella, resulting in over 700 documented cases of acute food poisoning.  He was a…

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Turmoil Creates Appreciation

I find myself feeling restless in the present some days.

When that happens, I try to remember the more difficult times, jobs, and experiences that shaped me into who I am today. Even if I couldn’t see the beauty that would evolve at the times of those experiences I can appreciate them now in greater depth. That is joy to me.

I attempt to remind myself that it could always be like one of those times. But, here and now, I can appreciate this moment more because of the different lenses I’ve had the opportunity to see through. I am grateful for those difficult and uncomfortable experiences that have evolved my spirit into someone more resilient. God.. Universe.. Great Spirit…He creates resilience through the human spirit. May we each find strength, purpose and meaning during these difficult times on this planet.