Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Passion Party #513 - A Sojourn on Earth

We are all visitors here
brought here by our parents
and their parents before them
without an owners manual or guidebook.
We are the total of our past, our upbringing, our education
and then
we are passing through.
it is a short visit
but I am not in exile,
I are not running from or running to
I am a visitor here
learning the language
finding the things that engage me
and then
Sharing my knowledge
Caring for those near me
Loving those around me
until it is time to move on.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Passion Party # 512 - Change What You Think

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."
-John Lennon
I may have it all figured out
but then life gets in the way.
Life is filled with adversity
starting from the first day we are pushed from our mother's womb.
You cannot change the fact that
you will face adversity
But you can change the beliefs you have
about the adversity.
If I believe that life is a school
and every adversity is a lesson to be learned
my life will take a different turn
than if I believe that life is an ongoing struggle
and every adversity brings more difficulty.
Its as simple as A + B = C
Adversity + Beliefs = Consequence

Friday, May 2, 2014

Passion Party #511 - Build A Circus Library!

The question I posed was,
"If you had a choice, would you build a circus or a library?"
The answer I got was that it is not a simple dichotomy.
Life gives us many options.  Andrew Carnegie built  great libraries, and he also built concert halls.
As one friend said,
"Does not Shakespeare, or the Bible for that matter, have strong elements of "the circus" in it?...

The greatest works in our libraries point to an integration of spirit, mind and heart. And the greatest entertainers apprehend the spirituality implicit in the bond of people coming together as one."
And another had the best idea:
"I'd build a circus which contains within it's fabric a world class library!!!"