Changing Reality

“Reality is created by the mind, we can change our reality by changing our mind.”

~ Plato

For being so old, I’d say that Play Dough was one wise guy, because whether it’s drugs or adapting a positive thinking approach to life, my world improves just by how I accept what happens.

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Treatment of Others

Imagine treating everyone you meet in a day as if they were Jesus or at least someone special. How do you think you would feel about yourself at the end of the day?

I’m a cashier at a grocery store, and when I’ve treated all of my customers in this way, I’ve always had a pleasant, lower stressed day. I don’t get annoyed with anyone, and I don’t feel ashamed of any rude or inappropriate behavior. Overall, I feel good about myself. Is it, “what goes around, comes around”? Is it karma, kismet, destiny, predestination, or just common sense? Regardless, it works for me.

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The blues can end up being good.

There was a time when I was extremely blue, sad, and depressed. In fact, I constructed a full proof plan for committing suicide, and my family would only wonder if it was in fact suicide. One simple prayer, changed my life. I sought and received the help I needed, instead of gaining death. Without the problems that drove me down, I would not have prayed which lead me to seek the help I need.

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My 2nd “personal” key to loving any enemies

If my mind is not open, the moment I see someone and view them in a judgemental way, I am immediately closing myself to treating them in a respectful and loving manner. Hence, I am immediately setting myself up for creating an adversary.

For example, I work in a grocery store, and one customer walked up to my counter wearing ripped and soiled jeans. His body odor was sharp and pungent. He was buying a rather expensive brand of wine, along with a single rose.

“You must have some date planned,” I said with a slight grin, while thinking, “Surprised it’s not in box,”

However, I was shocked to learn that his mother was in her upper ’80’s, loved flowers & good wine, and it was her birthday. His stench came from planting some flowers near her bedroom window. Please note: It’s truly amazing what some people will tell you after a couple of innocent questions. Regardless, instead of being a homeless drunk, he was a loving son.

 

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My Badddness!!!

“Apocalypse Now” was an odd violent duck in a sea of “9 1/2 Weeks,” “Eyes Wide Shut,” and “Blue Velvet”. Did Hollywood just ship off all of the eroticism & nudity to the internet in favor of “Saw”s, “It”s, and “Hostel”s. Maybe that’s why there’s more gun violence in the U.S.? Thankfully there are very few “Caligulas” or “50 Shades of Grey”. Pray for more “Ghandi”s —- for more reasons than just the films.

I popped a DVD into my system and the film with the previews was essentially all violence. With age, I have lost interest in the general media. Consequently I was surprised when I put a movie in which had so many violent scenes and no sexy ones. I’m not suggesting that films should be erotic. Only surprised.

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Finding Inner Peace

I find that a self-centered mental attitude will lead to anxiety and fear, while a temperment of charity and support brings about blessedness and contentment.

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Sufferings’ Source

I find this line to be extremely true because there was a time in my life when I was completely self centered. At that point in time, I suffered greatly.
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