Nothing to Fear

It’s time to bring this one back: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” FDR Fear is the root of all evil. The root of all our troubles. Fear is what keeps us from learning how to get along with each other.

Fear only thrives in the absence of reason. Our government has been acting against our best interests. We have been too busy surviving to pay any attention to what they were doing to the least of us, and then to all of us. We are better than this.

I get it. Politics is terminally boring. The ads are so bitter and annoying that many of us have come to dread political seasons. When we do make a choice and vote, nothing changes for the good. It’s the status quo or worse. Hope fades quickly under such life circumstances.

The time for reasonable people to come together to make our wishes known is here. All we want is the American Dream. A robust, stable economy where families can afford to educate their kids in pursuit of life-sustaining employment.

Take a break away from all the ginned-up hate. When we live in a state of fear of the other. This constant fear eats away at our life energy and values. As fear escalates (and it always does) we end up turning on our neighbors. We are reasonable people who can do better.

The time for reasonable people to come together to make our wishes known is here. All we really want is the essence of the American Dream. A robust, stable economy where families can afford to educate their kids in pursuit of life-sustaining employment.

Unifying Love

Ah, to be human. Immediately upon arrival amidst this vale of tears on what functions like a poorly planned adventure, I pretend to expect the unexpected.

The expected experience is to feel loved. The robust persistence of the aforementioned expectation takes on a life of its own, growing disproportionately in opposition to physical reality.

I’ll repeat myself, I don’t just want to be loved, I want to feel loved. I want to, bask in the sublime healing connectedness of it. How ambitious is that?

The lucky few, seem to have stumbled right into this love zone when they were still young enough to feel they deserved it. What a concept. To earn it.

We all deserve it. Each and every one of us is just doing the best we can to find our path through the hazy mist of our life circumstances.

I think I got a little confused and ended up burning concepts into a belief system that is now superfluous to requirements. I was lucky once or twice at least for a while with romantic love, but couldn’t sustain it. Feeling loved is the experience I want most, so it used to elude me on a regular basis.

This love thing makes me want to believe in magic. Technically I don’t believe in magic, but I do believe in something that feels like magic.

I am choosing to call it unifying love. It’s tied up with the essential, universal, unity of things. This elusive connection creates an experience of oneness, wholeness, contentment, and peace.

Whatever this unity sensation is all about, that’s what I believe in. Pure, benevolent life energy and the more I tap into it, the better I feel and the easier it is to link up again.

It’s so human to develop a belief based on a feeling. I can’t prove this unified field of energy exists, but I allow myself the time to bask in it during daily meditation.

A physicist could show us the math that predicts this field. I wouldn’t know how to read the equations, but I still believe in empirical science, so I’d give them the benefit of the doubt. Especially since it affirms my individual viewpoint emanating from right smack dab in the middle of it all.

The more we study the cosmos, the more we are sure that wherever we are, we are always right in the center of things. Egocentrism is as human as it gets.

According to Google, George Berkeley said, “To be is to be perceived.”

I’m saying, “To be is to perceive,” with all of our senses. I also believe that how we think and feel about ourselves and the world at large colors our precious perceptions.

You are the center of it all.

Here we go. My first blog post.

Whatever you are facing in your current life circumstances, what I want you to know right now is: You are the center of the universe.

Physicist’s tell us that there are no limits to the universe. Therefore, there is no outside edge. Wherever you are, in our universe, your doing whatever it is you do right smack dab in the middle of everything.

I hope thinking about the universe this way makes you feel powerful. Because you are the powerful creator of your life, and the intention of this blog is to help you make it the life you have always wanted.