Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

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If I had it to do all again. . .

 regrets
Art entitled "Regrets" courtesy of marmota, and is shared under a creative commons licence.
The following poem was inspired by Sunday Scribblings  , writing prompt # 148,  on regret.   "Got any? Things you wish you’d done differently? Things you wish you’d said or not said? Things you want to be sure to do and say now so that you don’t end up with regrets?"

Eternal Regret -I Forgive Myself; but Can’t Forget~By CordieB  

I’ve lived a lifetime of one regret

that’s dimmed with passing time; still yet

love and conscious won’t allow me to forget

 

And so I often trick my mind

to place sordid memories far behind

still… regret creeps in from time to time …

 

And then sometimes I even pretend

that day had actually not transcended

Imagine . . . starting anew again !!!

 

but reality knocks with raging force

thus I am left with grave remorse

perhaps that day changed my life’s course??

 

forever regretful, my heart still aches

but my God can NOT make mistakes

I convince myself for sanity’s sake

 

And so what IS, IS. What’s meant shall be

and that’s my whole tricked reality . . .

My life’s anchor through soul’s eternity  . . .

Regret’s but a piece of life that’s made me, me . . .

~Written in memory of my dear mother, Marion Wallace, who died of a massive heart attack when I was 15, shortly after we’d had a terrible argument and I had left the house.   I miss you, ma. 

~~CordieB.  

"Quote:  Imagine, in the midst of a heated argument, that the person you are arguing with suddenly clutches his/her heart, utters a cry, and falls dead at your feet. Where is your anger now?"  ~Unknown

When We Focus on the Problem, the Problem Gets Bigger

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Photo courtesy of CordieB and was inspired by pboothe

The mind is such an incredible power tht it literally expands whatever it touches.  When we are faced with a challenge, obstacle or problem, our tendency is to nurture it.  We talk about it.  We describe it vividly.  We monitor its progress day by day, imagining how much it is growing and how its effects are devastating every aspect of our lives.  What we are actually doing is giving the problem more value than its worth.  When confronted with a difficulity, we must immediately shift our attention from the problem to the solution.  We can think, speak and bring the best possible outcome into existence by focusing on where we are going, not on where we think we are.

~Iyala Vanzant

Have you ever imagined something very terrible, that never materialized, or was nothing like you thought it would be?  So often in life, when we are faced with challenges, we let our mind focus so heavily on the problem, that our mind can not expand to come up with the solution. 

The fear in facing challenges sometimes overwhelm us so much that we become physically sick.  Once we become sick, we are forced to focus on our health, and the problem is not so important anymore.   Allowing fearful thoughts to control your mind will bring on sickness and illness, both of the mind, body and soul. 

We have to constantly be aware of our thoughts when we face life’s challenges.  Only when we focus on the solution and let go of the fear, will be able to defeat the challenge.   Also, ninety percent of the time, the fear we dread is only perceived and never materializes. 

When I was in middle school, I was scared to death of going to school the next day because a bully had threatend to fight me.  I lay awake all night worrying, imagining my teeth being punched out and my hair being pulled out.  When the morning came, I had a stomach ache due to the enduring worry.  Now my mother was very keen to my emotions, and she knew something was wrong.  She must have sensed that I was having a problem of this sort.  She would not let me stay home!  She said, you have to face your battles in order to move on in life. 

Well, to make a long story short, I went to school and I faced my bully.  There was a fight; I lost.  But the lost was not as bad as I had imagined. I still had beautiful teeth and lovely hair.  In fact, I gained respect for standing up to the bully; and she and I became good friends eventually. 

So I say to you my friends, face your challenges; don’t avoid them.  Don’t imagine the worst and blow up your problems.  The future is never quite what we imagine it to be.  What we know now about tomorrow is only a fraction, if that much.  We so often see the worst in our problems.  We also forget that everything changes.  No heartache, bad times, bad luck, good times or anything else will last forever.  Stressing on problems will make you sick–such mental stress can actually activate that cancer cell that we all have .  Focus on the solution, and not the problem!  (If there really is a problem; most likely not!)

Peace, Love and Light to you and yours . . . .

CordieB.

The Pink Elephant

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

‘Miss Whack, I’d like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday.’

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it’s okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, ‘Sure. I have this,’ and produces a tiny porcelain
elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she’ll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, ‘There’s a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral.’

She holds up the tiny pink elephant. ‘I mean, what in the world is
this?’

(you’re gonna love this)

The bank manager looks back at her and says…

‘It’s a knickknack, Patty Whack.. Give the frog a loan, His old man’s a Rolling Stone.’

(You’re singing it, aren’t you? Yeah, I know you are……..)
Never take life too seriously! Come on now, you grinned, I know you did!!!

Have a lovely day

This was sent to me by my favoriate cousin, Deborah, this morning. 

Peace, Light and Love to all . . .