Take a moment

One thing I’ve learned about fear;
Fear creates a response/reaction similar to its own seed.
Fear will cause
Flight.
Paralysis = non reaction or denial to an extreme.
Fight.
You can look back months from now and realize you’ve reacted solely out fear without rational thought and now your regretful for
behaviors,
judgments,
not conversing with someone,
leaving someone alone to long,
failing to take steps that put you in the direction of you want.
I could go on but you get the point.
Fear now in this moment can cause you to feel your life is worth more than another’s life but what makes a life more valuable are any of really that much more important than the other.
The hand apart from the arm can’t function.
The housekeeper scrubbing tirelessly to keep disinfect a hospital, the check clerks and the grocery store ringing you out, the ppl who stock the shelves.
Point is fear can lead us to places of superiority but none of us can survive without the other(not well anyways). The CEO of a hospital, board members who place themselves in comfortable positions, very few will take the floors and care for those affected. These upper tiers of management wouldn’t have much If those on the frontlines weren’t their to care for others well, despite age, color, nationality, gender, beliefs or deeds. No matter how contagious someone is the ones on the top tiers will not be taking care of you, filling your baskets, sticking your shelves, delivering your food or disinfecting your walls. The most this top tier will do is demand more output from their staff, more multitasking, working harder without bonuses, without pats on the back, without raises, without thank you’s.
In ending don’t let fear cause you to mistreat someone. Treat those around you the way you’d like to be treated. What would you want someone to do for you?
Walk through your day rationally, kindly, patiently and try to understand the cashier checking you out has probably been standing at that cash register for hours, tired and just has afraid as you. The nurse, the doctor, the nurses aide is probably exhausted and is nervous about new admissions coming in, and will be pulling long hours, take a moment to just understand.
Take a moment today to breathe and reflect.

This place

We all hit this place,

We desire to hear something more than the alarm clock going off,

car door slamming shut,

employee badge swiping the time clock.

We desire to hear life, to feel every pulse,

to live beyond all of that.

To not just strum some chords but to feel each note and it’s rhythm, within.

We desire to see something more than the glare of the sun hitting the windshield,

we desire to see the sun rise and hear the sun set, to feel every moment of it.

We desire laughter, not just to hear it but to feel the sound.

We desire to not just survive it all but to live through each moment, to be this expression of a life that can be felt from within.

Live podcast interview

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I had the opportunity to do a live podcast this morning, spoke about climbing and my writings. Nervous about it, completely out of my comfort zone but now that it’s over, glad I said yes.

Anyone able to view I do appreciate it and feedback is welcome

Circus of the gods

What president has been pure and beyond corruptible acts.

Has one not abused power nor acted as though he is above the law.

Has one not given nor received gifts.

Have all been brought to trial for the protection of the people due to corrupt behaviors and endeavors.

has one not acted as king.

Has one fought against the dark systems..

There are none,

all have been silent and their silence has been so self can receive power and gains.

All are filthy,

corruption, abuse of power and obstruction of justices have been done by all but has now become a grave concern.

Corruption

abuse of power

have now become a self defined thing to be sold for power and gains.

All are dirty

All are moral hypocrites running a circus at the expense of the people.

These politicians who claim to care about and fight for the people will still live above every policy they support or create. Not one of their supported policies will ever put them in a homeless shelter, standing in a line at the food pantry, unable to afford medications, or having to relocate due to high taxes and rising rents,

you will though.

Their wages never seem to become stagnant,

yours will…

Thankful and grateful

A day earlier but I wish everyone a memorable day of thanks and of giving.

May we ponder life and all that we take for granted and over look.

Hope all who celebrate enjoy their day with family and friends.

For those local: If you have no where to go free meals will be given at the local church(first Congregational)12p-2p.

-Grateful for the days that drag and lead absolutely nowhere.

-Grateful for the scars on my body seen and unseen, both have a story and a lesson learned.

-Grateful for the sleepless nights, those nights have taught me, my greatest battle is self.

-Grateful for those who have decided to leave my life and for those who have chosen to stay, both have taught me and shown me self.

-Grateful for the patients at work, I have found more life in those getting ready to pass on than in those living.

Grateful for the battles and rock bottoms I didn’t think I’d survive, both have taught me, within all of us exists both an addict and a sober nature.

-Grateful for family that has stood and remained despite hardships.

Grateful for the rescue dog(s)that have saved me. Have taught me patience.

-Grateful for the numerous conversations I’ve been privileged to have with the true poor they have shown me,

humanity is of spirit and not in fine cloth, perfect body size, polished nails, filters and expensive jewels. True humanity is within..of the spirit. The true poor are a mere reflection of those elected(privileged) officials who have failed those they were elected to serve.

-Grateful for the coffee person who seems to know exactly when I need that lift the most.

Grateful for the stranger on the street who said hi.

-Grateful for deep conversations that lead absolutely nowhere but leave you pondering life.

-Grateful for the simple breath, many are on their last today.

Personal share

So, the emails from the publisher are below.

I honestly wasn’t expecting such a strong reaction in favor of my pieces.

I had originally figured a chapbook would be about it but the company wants a full length book.

Work has been accepted and idk I’m somewhat surprised by the strong reaction.

Phase two in the writing journey.

Possibly a full length book to come!

Seeing this journey back began on a rock. The picture below is a route i had worked on for months, destroyed me and built me up again!

Thoughts from a journal

Personal thoughts from my writings..

I’ve seen so many memes,

quotes and status that say, “life is to short to hold onto bitterness, grudges, hurts and angers.”

True but these are real created emotions and ignoring them will serve no purpose, ignored emotions will only cause them to resurface later.

Let’s take another look at this meme.

Life is not only to short to serve such emotions.

Life is not only to short to ignore these emotions,

life is to short to create these emotions in someone else’s life.

Life is to short for someone to serve emotions, such as self pleasure that creates

in someone’s life,

reactions that are nothing more then how someone was made to feel.

As a humanity we need to learn how to better care for one another, treat one another, creating a different reflection/reaction of self.

Ex – if I create anger in someone’s life, that anger is nothing more then a reflection of how I treated or cared for someone. That anger is a reflection of me not of themselves.

As a humanity we can do better, we can create better.

We may not all agree but we can all find a middle ground to work from.

-Namaste my friends 💜

“Tomorrow”

Hospital conversations…

Had a conversation with a patient that is worth sharing.

Patient is on the younger side.

Me: how are you? I need to take your vitals.

Patient: okay. I’m just miserable. This is my life now, this is what I’ve become.

The patient continued to explain what happened but the last part of what she said stuck with me.

“You never really realize how much you haven’t lived until you can’t anymore.

There’s so much i had wanted to experience, people I had wanted to reconnect with, places and things I wanted to do but you know, tomorrow. I’ll make that call tomorrow. I’ll do that thing tomorrow. I’ll experience this thing I’ve been wanting to tomorrow. Well look, I’m in my tomorrow now and most of what I’m doing now is wondering why I waited, the regrets. I never really realized I wasn’t living until tomorrow came and showed me.”

We continued to talk but what she said really stuck with me. All the memes that say “it’s never to late to begin.” Sometimes it is, sometimes tomorrow comes and just grabs your step and stops you. Sometimes the way we are living isn’t really living, sometimes all this stuff we are doing is nothing more then a distraction to life and we get comfortable existing.

So what is it, what do you wanna experience, touch, feel, see and just do to wake it all up inside?

Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs

You will awaken to the truth of words and the world be different.

The smallest of words that carry the biggest meaning will be empty, neglected and starved.

What is real will be given over to the flesh.

Your breath will be lost because you see it was never really about you

replaced

forgotten,

so you close your eyes so you no longer see.

The words will return to bargain

phrases that never sleep,

breadcrumbs

to lure you back into its own brokenness.