Monday, March 14, 2022

Monday Mindfulness

One of my favorite authors is Hal Elrod of the Miracle Morning. On Saturday he was talking about a book named The Untethered Soul. So liking what he has to say I downloaded it. Wow!!! Although I had come to some of these  conclusions on my own, I had not taken it to the 20,000 leagues under the sea level that the author of the book did. The overall concept of the book is about managing the noise in your head. If we are candid with ourselves we talk to ourselves internally more than anyone and sometimes its so loud in there you need a megaphone to rise above the noise. Yet after listening to about half the book so far I had what I felt was a personal epiphany for me. What he says in short is to listen but yet let go of all that passes thru the corridors of your mind. The epiphany for me was the reminder of two things. The classic song by England Dan and John Ford Coley, Love is the Answer and of course 1 Corinthians 13. The bridge most especially from their song:

And when you feel afraid
Love one another
When you've lost your way
Love one another
And when you're all alone
Love one another
And when you're far from home
Love one another
And when you're down and out
Love one another
And when your hopes run out
Love one another
And when you need a friend
Love one another
And when you're near the end
Love, we got to love,
We got to love one another

and of course the great chapter of 1 Corinthians 13:

1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a ringing brass gong or a clashing cymbal. 2And if I have the gift of prophecy and I know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3And if I parcel out all my possessions, and if I hand over my body in order that I will be burned, but do not have love, it benefits me nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous, it does not boast, it does not become conceited, 5it does not behave dishonorably, it is not selfish, it does not become angry, it does not keep a record of wrongs, 6it does not rejoice at unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth, 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will pass away. If there are tongues, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but whenever the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside the things of a child. 12For now we see through a mirror indirectly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know completely, just as I have also been completely known. 13And now these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
When the noise comes thru .... Focus on Love ONLY!!!!


Sunday, March 13, 2022


When you lose a loved one you tend to appreciate life more so than before. At least I have. Not that I took it for granted, but more that I realize the value of every moment and it should be utilized to its maximum. As we see what is going on around us in the world with conflicts and war, I yearn for a time when the majority of all people can embrace the concept that EVERY Person has Value and Purpose. When we as a citizenry of this planet can fully embrace that concept, we will have graduated to a more peaceful purpose. Most likely I am preaching to the choir to those that read this. But yet it starts with us and we can put it into action and humbly share the concept with all those we come in contact with. As you know life is too short not to make the most of it! Have a fantastic week!


Saturday, March 5, 2022

 It's the day before Dylan's birthday and I did all I could to bring to fruition what he inspired me to write. Tomorrow we will officially launch the kickoff of the Lost Arrows - Coping with the Death of a Child. I decided from the beginning I wanted to let the proceeds go towards . So that is the goal to donate 50% of the net proceeds to them and the other 50% will be used to market the book. The other goals of this mission are to help create physical and virtual groups for those families that have lost children. Although I don't consider us victims, I do believe it is one of the biggest emotional pains one can encounter in this life. Also I want to collectively as a group come up with a word that defines parents who have lost a child. Join our group if you want to be part of our mission and/or you need a community to grow and migrate to a more functional you. Best regards!


March 5, 2022

Monday Mindfulness One of my favorite authors is Hal Elrod of the Miracle Morning. On Saturday he was talking about a book named The Untethe...