A True Leader’s Stance

“If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight.”

— Leonardo da Vinci

The courage to lead requires turning your back to the crowd & going your own direction.

Will you be hated? Misunderstood?

Blamed & criticized?

Absolutely!

Without a doubt!

But stay true to yourself & your beliefs & you will truly be able to move mountains.

This Is How Change Is Made

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”—Leo Tolstoy

I could give you four quarters for a dollar or you can get the change yourself.

10 Quotes From Dan Millman’s The Peaceful Warrior To Bring You Happiness Today

1) “There is no need to search; achievement leads to nowhere. It makes no difference at all, so just be happy now! Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all One, you see. And the only laws are paradox, humor and change. There is no problem, never was, and never will be. Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world. No need to resist life, just do your best. Open your eyes and see that you are far more than you imagine. You are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else, too! It’s all the marvelous Play of God. Wake up, regain your humor. Don’t worry, just be happy. You are already free!” 

2) “Reality never matched their dreams; happiness was just around the corner — a corner they never turned. And the source of it all was the human mind.”

3) “Sometimes sorrow, sometimes joy. But beneath it all remember the innate perfection of your life unfolding. That is the secret of unreasonable happiness.” 

4) “And so I awoke to reality, free of any meaning or any search. What could there possibly be to search for? All of Socrate’s words had come alive with my death. This was the paradox of it all, the humor of it all, and the great change. All searches, all achievements, all goals, were equally enjoyable, and equally unnecessary.” 

5) “Act happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.”

6) “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”

7) “‘What do I do then, now? Where do I go from here?’ Dan asked Socrates.

‘Who cares?’ He yelled gleefully.  ‘A fool is ‘happy’ when his cravings are satisfied. A warrior is happy without reason.  That’s what makes happiness the ultimate discipline—above all else I have taught you.’”

8) “Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.  The warrior is here, now. Your sorrow, your fear & anger, regret & guilt, your envy and plans and cravings live only in the past, or in the future.”

9) “Like most people, you’ve been taught to gather information from outside yourself; from books, magazines, experts.  Like this car, you open up and let the facts pour in.  Sometimes the information is premium and sometimes it’s low octane.  You buy your knowledge at the current market rates, much like you buy gasoline.  Like this gas tank, you are overflowing with preconceptions; full of useless knowledge.  You hold many facts and opinions, yet know little of yourself.  Before you can learn, you’ll have to first empty your tank.

10) “Wake up! If you knew for certain that you had a terminal illness – if you had precious little time left to make use of your life and consider who you are, you’d not waste time on self-indulgence or fear, lethargy or ambition.  You do have a terminal illness – it is death. Be happy now, without reason – or you never will be at all.”

2022 Revelations

I never thought I was Jesus before Los Angeles, & I’m still not sure…what I do know for sure is that I am definitely a messenger, & what I’m sharing is all true.

—There is a Lord, God, who sees all & knows all, truly, including your thoughts.

—I’ve been meeting supposedly dead people & they are in different bodies.

&I have been meeting celebrities who are supposedly still alive & in different bodies – they can change bodies.

— I have been speaking with an invisible God for most of my life, at least the past 10-20 years, every single day.

—I found out this past year in Los Angeles, not only God our Lord was listening, but thousands, possibly millions of other beings were listening to me speak with God.

It is a bit creepy knowing there are many beings watching & listening, without permission, other than God who obviously has permission – it’s God. But others who are watching & listening, it’s time for you all to learn about boundaries. Yes, we are one, & yes, the wicked & evil get cut off from this connection, & the Temple of God, which is us all, will grow healthier every day. Because that’s what this connection must be, it’s God. & it’s time for a huge cleanse, everywhere.

Everything new, truly.

—All the above, True.

— I’m looking to Jesus in the Bible every day & putting into practice Jesus’s teachings – to love, to not judge or you will be judged, to forgive & you will be forgiven, & everything else that Jesus taught. I have not perfected all his teachings within my life, but that is the Aim, & should be the Aim of all Christians who say they believe in God. & now I know for sure, it’s beyond belief now, because I know. I believed by faith, & now, I know.

& the one thing I did fail at in my past life was with lust – there was a lot of that within me & I have repented – I was also on a good amount of drugs & alcohol during that time, & I’m also done with those destructive poisons – although I have a few drinks on occasion. (My neck pain is part of the price I pay for my usage of drugs & alcohol for years & not sleeping well for years. I do pray for a professional masseuse in the future to help with my neck.)

There truly is a big cleanse happening everywhere.

The Bible says the Lord disciplines those He loves, so I am thankful.

Thank you God.

17 Marcus Aurelius Quotes On Dealing with Other People

1) “Don’t pay attention to other people’s minds. Look straight ahead, where nature is leading you, through the things that happen to you through your own actions.”

2) “When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and unfriendly.  They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil.”

3) “Welcoming wholeheartedly whatever comes- whatever were assigned—not worrying too often, or with any selfish motive, about what other people say. Or do, or think.”

4) “Don’t waste the rest of your time here worrying about other people—unless it affects the common good.  It will keep you from doing anything useful.  You’ll be too preoccupied with what so-and-so is doing, and why, and what they’re saying, and what they’re thinking, and what they’re up to, and all the other things that throw you off and keep you from focusing on your own mind.”

5) “God did not intend my happiness to rest with someone else.”

6) “You want praise from people who kick themselves every 15 minutes, the approval of people who despise themselves…..why do you want approval from people who don’t know where or who they are on this planet?”

7) “The tranquility that comes when you stop caring what they say. Or think, or do.  Only what you do. Asking yourself: Is this fair?  Is this the right thing to do?”

8) “So other people hurt me? That’s their problem. Their character and actions are not mine.”

9) “So remember this principle when someone threatens to cause you pain: the thing itself was no misfortune at all; to endure it and prevail is great good fortune.”

10) “That to expect bad people not to injure others is crazy. It’s to ask the impossible. And to let them behave like that to other people but expect them to exempt you is arrogant—the act of a tyrant.”

11) “If they’ve injured you, then they’re the ones who suffer for it.”

12) “Other people’s mistakes? Leave them to their makers.”

13) “If anyone can refute me-show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective— I’ll gladly change. It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance.”

14) “Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?”

15) “Don’t be put off by other people’s comments and criticism.”

16) “Not to be distracted by their darkness.  To run straight for the finish line, unswerving.”

17) A straightforward honest person should be like someone who stinks: when you’re in the same room with him, you know it.  But false straightforwardness is like a knife in the back. False friendship is the worst.  Avoid it at all costs. If you’re honest and straightforward and mean well, it should show in your eyes. It should be unmistakable.”

God Bless It All

Words are powerful. 

For example:

I had a wonderful childhood with the best parents a kid can imagine.

Sometimes when my father was fixing something & got hurt he would yell “GOD BLESS IT ALL!!!”

& it was hilarious.

We could hear the pain in his tone but we laughed because our house was filled with love.

It still is.

In reflection I now see the power of those words, “God bless it all,” & am eternally thankful for my parent’s love.

The Power of Prayer

What is prayer but a conversation with God?

This is exactly what prayer is, and it is powerful.

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
― James 5:16

First let me define God for both believers and atheists. God cannot be defined with 100% accuracy because God is formless yet inhabits form. God is both the metaphysical & physical world (all of it), and not only this but God’s realm is infinite – It is all encompassing throughout the limitless Cosmos, but people try to put God into a box (a human box…a man-made box…). They want to label God & create religions and cause wars because of God – that’s probably very funny to God.

God is not a male. God is not a female. Yet God is within both. Like I said, God is formless yet inhabits form (which might be the Holy Spirit).

Through the Holy Spirit we can communicate with God in the form of prayer.

God is very much listening: all-seeing, all-knowing, all-everything.

A good prayer to begin with is “Your will be done God, your will be done.”

and if your prayers are in accordance with God’s will, thy will be done.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
1 John 5:14

Your prayers are up to you. Here are some prayer suggestions for the globe:

“I pray for World Peace”

“I pray for Understanding”

“I pray for us to save ourselves”

“I pray for the Earth to be healed”

“I pray for love”

You can pray for whatever you want, but ultimately God’s will – God’s plan, will be done.

Amen

9 Paulo Coelho Quotes on Being Tested in Pursuit of Your Dreams

1) “The closer he got to the realization of his dream, the more difficult things became…In his pursuit of the dream, he was being constantly subjected to tests of his persistence and courage. So he could not be hasty, not impatient. If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path.”

2) “It’s only those who are persistent, and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the Master Work.”

3) “‘I had to test your courage,’ the stranger said. Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World.”

4) “…You must not let up, even after having come so far. You must love the desert, but never trust it completely. Because the desert tests all men: it challenges every step, and kills those who become distracted.”

5) “‘Once you get into the desert, there’s no going back,’ said the camel driver. ‘And, when you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.’”

6) “What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’”

7) “He realized that he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an adventurer in quest of his treasure.”

8) “…Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.”

9) “In his heart, he felt a strange sense of joy: he was about to die in pursuit of his destiny.”