I don’t know why the cops shot and killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge.
I don’t know why the cops shot and killed Philando Castile in Minnesota.
I don’t know why the 11 cops were shot and 4 killed in Dallas.
But I do know one thing: The meaning that I assign in my mind to these events is a choice. Of course my choice, like everyone else’s, will be influenced through the filter of my life experience and perspective of the world. I also know that whatever meaning I assign to these events will not necessarily mean that I am right nor if they are true. I wasn’t there.
I’m not happy about what happened. What can I do about it? Of course I’m worried about the ripple effect. I don’t want this to spark further violence. I don’t want more people hurt. I want everyone to get along, … Read More »
Happiness is being on the “right” side of the interstate as you zoom past the 5 mile traffic jam on the opposite side. Do you gloat? “Ha Ha, glad I’m not one of those idiots over there going the wrong way!” Or do you have empathy? “Those poor people, I feel so sorry for them, I feel their pain. I wonder if they’ll think it’s worth it when they find out it’s only a Hooter’s girl changing a tire?”
I’m an I-12 guy. Seems like everywhere I ever need to go begins on Interstate 12, vacation to the beach, visiting my family in Atlanta, weekend concert at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. When my car feels the thump of the closing door, it just drives me I-12 East on autopilot, I don’t even have to steer.
Hey, let’s take a little getaway to Memphis. … Read More »
“Lighten up” – Albert (this was the word that bubbled up today in meditation from the great beyond)
I thought it was good advice, so I’m taking it and sharing it too.
“A wealth of life can be accessed by aligning your attention with what you’re experiencing while bypassing the tendency to dilute it with a label.” – Albert
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker