Not our Fathers America

This is not our Father’s America…our pride has been tossed in the rubbish heap of “progress”

Our initiave has turned to lead and settled into our bottoms.

Our spirits are lulled to sleep by electronic toys, social media, and many more gizmos.

We let other people make our decisions..and we believe every word out of the mouths of talking heads, twitterites , and others motivated by greed and their own agenda.

No this is not our Father’s America….and if we do not soon stand up it will soon no longer be our America either.

It will belong to huge billion dollar corporations, and those who own them, who say their conglomerates have the same “rights” as living breathing people. It may already be in the process of happening.

Let’s fight to stop it.

Kindness or Cruelty?

Before you call somebody Ugly:

If I could stay spiritually at any age, I’d stay spiritually like a baby. Innocent and pure, with almost everything that happens being a new experience.

How and when do we pass beyond the barrier of that purity? Can we ever get it back?

When Jesus said “you must be born again” I believe that’s what he was referring to….rebirth into innocence. Rebirth into purity. The body can never again be as it was when we are born. It ages and eventually dies. I believe we are then born into a new phase of spirituality. There are many beliefs as to the how and what, and I’ll have to admit I don’t know the real answer. I won’t even discuss that right now.

I just think it’s a shame that in between our birth and our death, so many lives are so filled with hatred, bigotry, misogyny, and violence.

Conversely, it’s a relief that so many others, mayhap the majority, are filled with love, compassion, empathy, and understanding.

I guess that it’s the hard wiring of the human mind that causes a tendency for some to be more one way then the other. It’s a fact though, that sometimes people choose cruelty and meanness when they could choose kindness and humility, no matter which way they are wired.

It’s a tragedy that just a tiny bit of thought, and a minute or two of consideration before speaking or acting, can make such a huge difference in our lives, and how we are regarded by others.