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Sunday, August 4, 2013

WHAT DO I BELIEVE NOW.... Introductory Post

Here I am ....74 years and counting....and still trying to figure out what I believe at this point in my life.  Down through the years, I've had many opinions, lots of judgments, countless assumptions, a handful of theories, too many guesses, suspicions galore, baseless conclusions, and too many wrong answers! 
 I was hoping to improve on this less than sterling litany, and come up with some good solid beliefs as I go forward.  So as a starter, I referred to my battered Webster's to really understand what a "belief" is.  Quoting from the dictionary:  Belief is the "mental acceptance of or conviction in the truth or actuality of something."    

Now the challenge...thinking about what I do believe.  (Unlike the guy above...I usually do my best thinking with a few more clothes on!)

It didn't take much reflection to realize I may have bitten off more than I initially planned.  Writing down my main beliefs is going to take more than one or two posts.  So there will be a series of posts in the coming  weeks to fully "flesh-out" this subject.   (Sounds like a TV documentary.)  Well, I'd like this to be somewhat entertaining as I've got to read it too! (You realize that I'm writing this primarily for myself.  It's called therapy!) 

So... what do I believe Now?  

Life is Change!  It's important to enjoy the passage of time.
 First and foremost I believe in the impermanent nature of life.  It is transitory, fleeting, brief, ephemeral...here today and gone tomorrow!  If you're not paying attention, you've missed it.  It's important to live in the moment....taking it all in and savoring the present.   Sounds hard?   It's not as hard as running the "regrets tape" of yesterday, and the "worry videos" of tomorrow! 
 I'm getting better about this.  Walking ,sitting quietly, being with my thoughts, breathing deeply, looking at nature...all have helped me to live my life with more intention.  I find myself being more aware of my surroundings, looking directly at people, tuning into nature, talking less and listening more, and dealing with what is in front of me. 

So...if you can't stop Life from changing (and you can't)....why not at least enjoy the passage of time...whatever that looks like.  Through good times and "not so good times", life will be much easier if you "go along with the flow", and not try to always paddle up the river.  Excuse the cliches, but "what I resist, persist!"  Experience has taught me this truth.  The Universe has seen fit to "remind" me regarding this laws consequences.  (I guess I haven't learned the lesson yet.)

My next posts will deal with the importance of Purpose, the nature of people, the consequences of war, climate change, Spirituality, and so on.

Let's Start a Conversation....


  1. I must say I'm truly impressed with your endeavor! I especially enjoyed your paragraph about Life is change. You are so clear and eloquent there. I also enjoy your light humor and look forward to reading everything you publish!

  2. Thanks Sweetheart I love your comments. Lar