March 31, 2008
Peace of mind is knowing that you did what you had to do and forgiving yourself when you weren’t as strong as you wanted to be.
Peace of mind is an easy thing.
When you have to work at it, you do not find peace of mind, because the peace of mind you work for is too fragile, too tentative.
Peace of mind needs to be present before your good work, not the result of it.
If you can accept that you have good intentions, you can have peace of mind.
You can have peace of mind before forgiving, if you are sincere and intend to forgive.
You can have peace of mind before setting right a difficult situation if you are determined in your intention.
Peace of mind is the acceptance of your good and your intention to do the right thing.
If you have to accomplish something to have a peace of mind, even if it is making good on damage you have done to others or keeping promises, your peace of mind is only fleeting.
True peace of mind is knowing that you will do what you need to do and believing in your goodness and your power to do it.
March 28, 2008
An application was for employment.
A program was a TV show.
A cursor used profanity.
A keyboard was on a piano.
Memory was something that you lost with age.
A CD was a bank account.
If you had a corrupted disk, it would hurt when you found out.
Compress was what you did to garbage, not something you did to a file.
If you unzipped anything in public, you’d be in jail for a while.
Log on was adding wood to a fire.
A hard drive was a trip on the road.
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived.
A backup happened to the commode.
Cutting, you did with a pocket knife.
Pasting, you did with glue.
The Web was where a spider lived.
A virus was the flu.
March 25, 2008
I was looking at some photos that I took when I was at the Grand Canyon a few years ago and I realized there was something out there larger than my worries.
One of these days, I want to make another trip there so that I can “toss” my worries over the side of the canyon. After that I will walk away feeling light and free.
It’s a big world out there – much larger than our worries. When we step out into the world, we can leave our worries behind, or at least see them in their true perspective.
“One small step for a man…” ~ Neil Armstrong ~