In life judgement is the EGO’s idea of “I see you differently” BUT I do not want to focus on myself. “You ARE not ok but I am.” I want to tell you and the world how badly you are acting and what you can do to make my life easier by conforming to my needs. I stand up close to a problem with a distorted view of it, so I lack perspective. I am right so I make you wrong. Is there any other way of looking at it? I am busy “trying” to figure you out but I never look at myself. What does SELF-AWARE mean? I know WHO “i” am. Who are you? I question with WHY when no answer is available. I perseverate on it until it makes me SAD and it is YOUR fault. My life it happy and I want it to stay that way so do NOT interfere with that (bottom line is I can’t understand why you don’t like me). You said I make myself a VICTIM to a circumstance. How is that possible? This was done TO me, so I am judging your behavior. I was being the person I always am. “What is this thing about a mirror?” Why should I look at myself?
Build a bridge and “Get over it” Find a way of self-evaluating and stand back. When judging others we judge ourselves. It is NEVER about them but about us and how we react to situations and people. We cannot change anyone but we CAN change ourselves and model different behavior. They will change or be out of your life and that is OK. The center of the Universe is YOU but not everyone has to be in that center with you.
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Words to contemplate. Time to sit and relax and allow the silence to heal, nurture and guide.
Putting a value on status
will create contentiousness.
If you overvalue possessions,
people will begin to steal.
By not displaying what is desirable, you will
cause the people’s hearts to remain undisturbed.
The sage governs
by emptying minds and hearts,
by weakening ambitions and strengthening bones,
Practice not doing…
When action is pure and selfless,
everything settles into its own perfect place.
(3rd Verse) Loa Tzu
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Have you become imprisoned unwilling to forgive?
Are you keeping people out or are the walls
keeping you isolated, alone and bitter?
Have you built walls of separation thinking
you are protecting yourself?
Or are you simply shutting other people out
of your life?
Pleas of forgiveness echo against your walls
Yet you are resistant, hollow to the sound.
You must tear down the walls!
You are at the crossroad, which direction will
Ignoring buries you deeper and deeper into
the pain and contaminates you
and those around you.
Tear down the walls!
Open to forgiveness and allow yourself the
freedom to move forward accepting the
power of love to operate in your life.
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MY LIFE WAS A HOLOGRAM OF UNTRUTHS
BELIEFS THAT SHADOWED ME IN DARKENED CORRIDORS
PATTERNS OF THE MIND SUBCONSCIOUSLY DANCED
BEFORE ANY LOGICAL THOUGHT, TEMPTING AND SEDUCING
CONFUSION INTERMINGLED WITH FEAR AND DOUBT
WITHDRAWN FROM RATIONAL REASONING I EMPTIED
MYSELF OF PROVEN FACTS AND SPIRALED DOWNWARDS
INTO A MIRE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
MY WORDS WEPT IN REGRET EACH PHRASE A METAPHOR
THE WALLS SUFFOCATED ME DRAWING ME CLOSER AND
CLOSER INTO THE CIRCLE OF MISFORTUNE
BREATH SHALLOW ONE SIGH SWALLOWED WITHIN
A MOMENT OF UNFORGIVENESS
REALITY SLAMMED AGAINST ME WITHOUT AN APOLOGY
I WAS LOST
I DIED TONIGHT
TO AWAKEN TO A DIMENSION OF CONSCIOUS THOUGHT
THAT EXISTED ON THE PRECIPICE OF COURAGEOUS INTENTION
LIGHT WARMED THE PERIMETER OF MY EXISTENCE AND I
SURRENDERED TO THE POSSIBILITY THAT LIFE LIVED WITH PURPOSE
WAS AN UNLIMITED THOUGHT LEANING INTO TRUTH THAT
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Describing an event that surpasses any expectation is a valuable gift to hold as a memory. I was attending to my two year old grandson one afternoon when he decided to start screaming instead of expressing vocally. I turned to him and told him to use his words. Then I asked him to sit on the floor with me and start to deep breathe to let go of any anger inside of him. I showed him how to deep breathe. He took in a deep breath and let it out. We did this several times. I told him we were going to meditate. He looked at me and stated “Like the lady?” I was dumbfounded at first not quite understanding what he was trying to articulate. He then went into my bedroom and brought out the figurine I had of a woman sitting in meditation. It holds a candle and he had seen it on my nightstand. I could not find words I was amazed at his ability to understand what that meant. I hugged him and said “Yes, just like the lady.” We put it in front of us and he placed his small hands on his knees and we both took in a breath and sighed on one breath and said Ohm. He repeated it several times and tears were in my eyes of one small innocent learning to sit in the silence and find peace within himself. When I get frustrated he now looks at me and says “Breathe”
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A bud opening…
Reaching for the first ray of light
It senses a beautiful life unfolding…
Though unknowing what each moment will offer
With faith, petals out reach…
To touch the sunshine and drink it in
All glory instantaneously fills its being…
Evolving into what it has never been before.
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Awareness explodes into expansiveness,
As a glimpse of what could be
sparkles like a diamond collecting sunlight;
portraying its momentary brilliance of colors
in a flash of remembrance
Be receptive as Truth is
revealed, rising from a life changing experience…
delicate and untouched like a rose encased in its own fragrance.
A promise of something new and mysterious coming into
existence, birthed for the first time.
A gift, cherished magnetized by the heart
creates inner space.
Acceptance of what was and attention
to what is illuminates life and breathes
itself into awareness.
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