Having Fun??

From my friend Madisyn

Fun isn’t something that is given or done to you, it is something that you allow yourself to experience.

As adults, we often get so caught up in “grown up” business that we can forget how to have pure fun. This isn’t the kind of fun that comes from doing a specific kind of activity or being in a specific mood for fun. Rather, this is the fun born from the state of pure being.

Pure fun happens when we are fully engaged with ourselves and our world in each moment. It is the spontaneous delight that bubbles out of us when we let go long enough to bring it through; it is the experience of natural, organic pleasure that springs up from our bellies, through our souls, up through our faces, and down to our toes. We’ve naturally known how to have pure fun since we were babies, Approach your life today with the knowledge that pure fun isn’t something that is given or done to you; rather, it is something that you allow yourself to experience.  Giddy-up

”Blessings on your journey”

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We all walk in mystery

We all walk in mysteries. We are surrounded by an atmosphere about which we still know nothing at all.     JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

How do we navigate the world of hate and anger, a world of separation and disfunction, a world we may not even recognize anymore?  The quote above speaks to a way, a way to consider and way to a sense of freedom from the clutches of the worlds insanity.  Perhaps the hardest, but most freeing thought/idea to understand and to consider is (work with me here, this is just a concept), we are surrounded by a  world (atmosphere) about which we still know nothing at all.  Think about that,  it would eliminate so many differences and arguments.  We would navigate every moment asking questions and interacting with each other. We would investigate the mysteries, we would wonder, we would examine the possibilities and opportunities, we might even find it interesting, but also challenging.  Very challenging, because we want to think we know everything, we want to be right, we want to think were better, we want to judge, to self create our own reality.  For many of us that need, that ego based need is so engrained in us that, we cant even see it.  It is so much apart of who we’ve become it is hard to imagine anything else.  It has become a part of our very fabric of existence, it is who we think we really are.  I pose the question, is it really?

We all walk in the same mystery, and the mystery is life itself.  The concepts of living life’s purpose, expressing truth, being love, the most challenging experience we could ever have imagined. If just for a moment we could drop our self created realities, leave our safe but limiting beliefs, we could open the doors to a mystery so profound and beautiful it would literally rock our entire being.  Why wait? (if you’re already doing this, please disregard 🙂 )

Over thousands of years, numerous Yogis, Rishis, Munis, Saints, and Sages of India have sought and realized the nature of their true self and have proclaimed that human life holds supreme potential.  We are supreme beings, nothing is unattainable, nothing can stop us.  Giddy-up

“Blessings on your journey”

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Lovers and Haters

Are you a Lover or a Hater? And, most of us will be both at different times in our lives.  Daily, I receive comments from family, friends, associates and followers of this blog.  Their comments come in all colors and flavors, as we all have different views and opinions.  The ones that hurt and shake me the most are the ones that come from HATERS.   Haters are those of us that walk around with a negative, dark and judgmental view of most everything.  They are those of us that want to fight back for reasons only they can speak to.  Haters appear angry, distrustful, condescending, rude,  disruptive, and are most often poor listeners. Lovers are those of us that walk around sharing our love with everyone and everything.  Lovers see the world as opportunity and welcome change and growth, all the while supporting and encouraging, like a parent to a child.  Lovers are great listeners, engaging, and appear to be  happy, kind, polite, trusting, and interested in you.

When I’m in the presence of haters I often feel hurt, as if it’s my fault. Sometimes, I feel like they’re attacking me personally, (which goes with it’s my fault) which makes me feel angry, bad, and sad.  When I’m around haters I want to get away.  Haters scare me and draw tons of energy from me and my personal space. When I’m around lovers I feel lifted, held and free, I feel engaged and drawn into their space.  I feel like I’m important and my thoughts and feelings mean something to them.  I feel liked, and it feels good.  Maybe there’s a reason for the hate and anger in the world, maybe as a friend mentioned the other day that it’s necessary, and, then again, maybe not.  Who am I to judge?

I believe there is a way to make a difference in the world, I believe we can do it better than we are currently.  I believe it requires new ideas and new thinking.  And, I believe we can do it.  Here’s one suggestion.  Giddy-up

“Call out to the whole divine night for what you love. What you stand for. Earn your name. Be kind, and wild, and disciplined, and absolutely generous”.  Dr. Martin Shaw

”Blessings on your journey”

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Kavanaugh Confirmation

Today, I’ve been watching the confirmation hearings of Judge Kavanaugh.  During the process of confirmation there is a time to question the candidate and solicit responses and thoughts.  It is with a heavy heart that I report the process is not pleasant or affective in my view.  There are individuals on both side of the political isle that obviously have agendas and objectives to pass or derail the candidate and the process.  In so doing they are all subject to inappropriate and unprofessional behavior.  While there are some on the committee that respect the process and seem to understand the way nominees are picked and vetted, there are some where fear, distrust, hate, anger and insulting and demeaning behavior can be witnessed.

There seems to be more and more people today that are behaving badly.  Behaving in ways that do not foster conversation and communication.  People that seem to hate everything and anything that challenges their beliefs and values.  We have become a society where we can’t  live together, we can’t talk to one another and we don’t care for each other.   Yes, we have a ways to go, yes we can do better, yes we can learn and grow in new ways never thought of before.  And, yes we have to do it! Giddy-up

”Blessings on your journey”

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Clarity on goals

For as long as I remember I’ve had an issue with the concept of goals. Goals created pressure for me to succeed (to win) no matter what the expense.  What if I don’t achieve them? What if they’re not good enough? What if people don’t agree with me? What if I change my mind? Etc.

I finally settled on the idea that goals are actually imaginative and intuitive desires, and those desires act as fuel, propelling us toward new horizons.  So, now I can call those desires, goals, goals that I am willing to work for.  It provides me with the freedom to achieve, change, discontinue, and it’s OK.  When goals become action items and not intuitive desires and concepts that can change and grow they don’t work for me.   I realize that having goals makes us feel good because it adds a sense of purpose and direction to our lives, but, they can be a trap if not understood.  I like my idea of goals being ideas that can move and change as they morph into a grand and devine expression of my imaginative and intuitive desires.  Giddy-up

”Blessing on your journey”

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Thanks

There is in you something that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have.

Howard Truman

For the past year and 260 posts, I have been listening for the sound and following its path on my journey.

Thanks for joining me!

 

Aretha and John

This morning, I am sitting in front of the TV watching a black hearse transport the body of Senator John McCain to the Vietnam Memorial in tribute.  Just the other day I witnessed the images and celebration of the late Aretha Franklin.  It feels good to know that we still can experience loss and celebrate life in a fashion appropriate to everyone.  We can still feel and join in as community in a common event that affects us all.

There will be a day when this event comes to each and everyone of us.  It is my sincere hope and wish that we all can enter this place of loss, remembering full well the gifts and values each one of us brought to those around us, and in our community, be it large or small.  Each life is special, each life has its value and gifts, and each life is one of a kind to be remembered and honored in a special way, as we travel on this journey called life.  Giddy-up

“Blessings on your journey”

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