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Life.

Life is a canvas that the artist has not began to work with, it has a living entity of its own. As the years go by, the canvas is impressed with life's experiences and lessonís which can be good or bad, happy or sad. How the balance is reached depends on the artist who is you, you may stand back and look at the canvas on an easel and judge what would inspire you to put there, or you may sit and have the canvas on your lap near you. Both ways are equal. It is well to stand back and study the outlay, but you could miss seeing the detail, as the canvas can give you the wrong prospective on what the ultimate picture will be. Again you may see the detail and be able to feel at one with the nearness of the canvas being on your lap, but will miss the whole picture, it is for you to decide how you balance the way your canvas of life is filled. By looking and feeling the world around you. You will see there is colour in everything even the water we drink, you may say it is colourless but if you go to the source of the water you will see colour in it. By sitting and looking quietly into its heart, the greens, blues, browns, greys, and white, and many more colours will be there in the image of the earth. sky, plantation, soil, reflecting into the water. 

Then the emotion of the elements serve to add another dimension, making the water bubble, the air forming a spectrum of colour within the bubble, the force of the magnetic properties causing it to rush it's endless journey to the sea. causing the colour white to emerge in it's foam, to meet the white and grey of the clouds, The fire of the sun sending it's yellow rays into the depth of the water, spreading its rays and warmth down to the earths core to replenish and nourish, and to be able to dance on the surface of the water, delighting the eye and causing things to look in a different light, as you are reflecting on the reflection in the water, the earth meets the sky and causes an explosion of colour which contain all the primary colours, which can be extended and joined to make different variations through this clear water you can now call rain, which meets the air and light of Gods creation and manifests itself into the glory of the rainbow.

The colours of your canvas are the essence of you, each one allowing you to use your heart and mind in a way that will 
enhance your lives, be prudent in how you paint your canvas, but enjoy your life as it is meant to be. Have fun, bring in 
the colours of your enjoyment share them, and be happy with the picture you create, bring in the love and be what 
God intended you to be. Loving, Caring, in Harmony with yourself, and Happy.           

C. Jones-Sullivan. Wales. UK

 

Unconditional Love.

I love you as you are. As you seek to find your own special way, to relate to the world. I honour your choices, to learn in the way you feel is right for you. I know it is important that you are the person you want to be and not someone that I, or others think you should be. I realise that I cannot know what is best for you, although perhaps, sometimes I think I do. I have not been where you have been, viewing life from the angle you have. I do not know what you have chosen to learn, how you have chosen to learn it, with whom, or in what time period. I have not walked life in your eyes, so how can I know what you need. 

I allow you to be in the world without a thought or word of judgement from me about the deeds you undertake. I see no error in the thing you say and do. In this place where I am, I see that there are many ways to perceive and experience the different facets of our world. I allow without reservation the choices you make in each moment. I make no judgement of this for if I would deny your right to your evolution, then I would deny that right for myself and all others to those who would choose a way I cannot walk, whilst I may not choose to add my power and energy to this way. 

I will never deny you the gift of love that God bestowed within me, for all creation, as l love, so I shall be loved, as I sow, so shall I reap. I allow you the universal right of free will to walk your own path, creating steps, or to sit awhile, if that is what is right for you. I will make no judgement that these steps are large or small, nor light or heavy, or that they lead up or down, for this is just my viewpoint. I may see you do nothing and judge it to be unworthy, and yet it may be that you bring great healing, as you stand blessed by the light of God. I cannot always see the higher picture of Divine Order. 

For it is the inalienable right of all life, to choose their own evolution, and with great love I acknowledge your right to determine your future. In humility, I bow to the realisation that the way I see as right for me, does not have to mean it is right for you. I know that many races, religions, customs, nationalities, and beliefs within our world, bring us great richness, and allow us the benefit and teachings of such diverseness. I know we each learn in our own unique way, in order to bring that love and wisdom back to the whole. I know that if there were only one way to do something, there would need only to be one person. I will not only love you if you behave in a way I think you should, or believe in those things I believe in. I understand you are truly a part of me, though you may have been born in a different place and believe in a different God than I. 

The love I feel is for all my children, and for all of Gods world. I know that every living thing is a part of God, and I feel a love deep within for every person, animal, tree and flower, every bird, river and ocean. And for all creatures in all the world. I live my life in loving Service, being the best me I can, becoming wiser in the perfection of divine truth, becoming happier in the joy of 

"Unconditional Love"

Anon

 

Take Hold of Every Moment.

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package: "This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package. "He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box. "She got this the first time we went to New York, 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on. Was saving it for a special occasion. Well, I guess this is it. He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died. He turned to me and said: "Never save something for a special occasion. Every day in your life is a special occasion".

I still think those words changed my life. Now I read more and clean less. I sit on the porch without worrying about anything. I spend more time with myfamily, and less at work. I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through. I no longer keep anything. I use crystal glasses every day. I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it. I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to. 

The words "Someday..." and "One Day..." are fading away from my dictionary. If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now. I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell. I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends. She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels. I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favourite food. It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come. I would regret it, because I would no longer see the friends I would meet, letters that I wanted to write "One of these days". I would regret and feel sad, because I didn't say to my family and friends, not times enough at least, how much I love them. Now, I try not to delay, postpone or keep anything that could bring laughter and joy into our lives. And, on each morning, I say to myself that this could be a special day. Each day, each hour, each minute, is special. If you got this, it's because someone cares for you and because, probably, there's someone you care about. If you're too busy to send this out to other people and you say to yourself that you will send it "One of these days", remember that "One day" is far away... or might never come.. .

Anon

 

Hypocrisy and Ambiguity

For those who love the philosophy of hypocrisy and ambiguity....

Is there another word for synonym?
Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?
How is it possible to have a civil war?
Atheism is a non-prophet organization

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
What was the best thing before sliced bread?

What if there were no hypothetical questions?
Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?
Can an atheist get insurance against acts of God?

Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all?"
If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?
If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?
If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?

Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
Whose cruel idea was it for the word "Lisp" to have "S" in it?
If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown, too?
If you ate both pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry?
One nice thing about egotists: they don't talk about other people.

If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" 
What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

Sent in by Kathryn  Diamond.

New York. USA

 

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