Thoughtful Perspectives

Perhaps everything that needs to be said has already been said. At least for now. Once again the urge to stay connected but to simplify life has crept into my desire to maintain a presence of some kind in the world.

I retired my business. This time I am not trying to sell anything, or urge you, the reader, to participate in anything in particular.  I simply wish to stay connected with people who are contemplating life. For me it has become a time of reflection — maybe due to the Covid restrictions we need to adhere to, or maybe it is my age, or it could be that there are so many grave issues in the world that reflection often feels like all I can do to live it through, to stay or get inspired.

I would love to get some dialogue going.  Perhaps people will comment and respond.   Let’s not force anything but just see what unfolds.  Let’s connect.

Love, Inclusiveness and Helping Others

“To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.”

I decided to share this reflection I wrote a few year ago on Nov 11, 2016.  It just seems pertinent today.  I made a few revisions to make it more applicable. Revised Dec 16, 2020.

This year, 2020 is a year that may be looked back on as historical for whatever reason.  A year that reminds us of the divisiveness existing in the world, not just in the USA and other free nations like Britain.  But is it possible that what we have seen in these great nations is democracy’s version of what “Arab Spring” was about in Egypt and the middle East? Is this a time when we need reflect on our soulful values, our “purpose under heaven” and live those values more openly and fully.  Today let us reflect on the lives lost in their fight against the Corona virus.  May such a pandemic not be the answer to the diverse values that seem to exist.  May we find the commonality in those values and build on them for good health and world peace.

“To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.”

The music of Leonard Cohen shares his sadness with us and brings me to a place of realizing how we need to acknowledge our sadness and our disappointment.  For me it gives me, in gradually growing stages, the inner strength to use the feelings of loss of something I had hoped for or someone I have loved.  I invite you to join me in resolving to identify our values for love, inclusiveness, and helping others.  I invite you in what ever way serves you best to courageously bring those values into your daily life at home and at work, in relationships and in parenting.

May you find peace and a constructive message to move forward with love and peaceful action.  May we all communicate our truth lovingly and honestly.  Peace be with us all.