You Gotta Believe

You have to believe.

You have to believe its possible. You have to defy all expectations.

You have to try and see how far you can go.

You have to trust that everything will work out.

See how far you’ve come? What got you here other than hope and your best effort?

You’ve believed you would get this far and you have.

Never stop believing.

This Week- Monday Dec 6th

Southern California– Today in the news; more on the two killers in San Bernardino.

They are both Muslims. This is HUGE. do you have any idea of what kind of impact this is going to have on public perceptions of Islam in the US?

How long has it been, really, since we have associated terrorism with Islam, since 9/11?

Well, since then, Americans have increasingly begun to place all Muslim’s into one category; capable of causing great harm and destruction.

Why? because an extremely small portion of the over 1 billion Muslims on this planet have claimed that their acts of terrorism are religiously motivated.

Which, for those who cannot disseminate between radicalized, violent individuals and followers of one of the five major world religions, equals:

all Muslims are somehow connected to terrorism, are extremists and are more likely than any other ethic group or religious group of committing acts of terror.

And you see, the events in San Bernardino, “only confirm this.” it reinforces this stupid yet wide-held belief.

It is my opinion that this is all a ploy.

whose ploy, you ask.

Well, the ploy of those who can gain from this division and isolation of Muslims. Maybe, perhaps, those with an interest to interject themselves into the middle east, home and heart of “the Muslim people.”

Perhaps a minority group being labeled terrorists allows said group to be targeted as the root of our suffering, and their extermination the path to our peace.

More on this later.

The Greatest Women I Never Met

The Greatest Women I Never Met

taught me who I was.

before we met face to face

she brushed me off with a shrug.

She saw what I had to say and did not agree

that I was someone in her life that she would like to keep.

The Greatest Women I Never Met broke apart my dream,

that you can do and say what you want and not have to worry about a thing.

Writers Corner

I want to create a place that helps writers write- Writers Corner.

I find myself wondering where to go with my writing. I think and I have often hoped that someone would show me the way and the direction to go with my writing. but no, that is not the case. No one is going to help you write. You can only write.

every writer from throughout history faces one grand dilemma: what to write about. No one has the answer to that dilemma except for the person doing the writing.

So, if you want to write, you must write. Go your own direction, lead with your words and let others follow if they wish. That is what makes a good writer. A carver of a path not thought of before.

Free Time In the USA

What am I supposed to do with all of this newly acquired summer free time I suddenly have??

I have no bills to pay, no school to go to, and no real problems facing me!! (i still live with my parents- one problem facing me is their struggles and suffering.)

There is so much to do in Orange County. Why cant i think of something? Anything?? I know! I’ll go for a hike in Santiago Canyon and do some reconnecting with mother nature!

In this part of the world, there is a real disconnection with anything real. We find somethings that are “real” in the every day dynamics of our lives, such as communicating with loved ones or connecting with strangers, or allowing our minds to become relaxed by doing an activity we love to do. But other than those moments, most of our lives spent in society is working: working to get a pay check or working to maintain the status quo.

You have to be aware of where your mind is at. you have to try and view your mind as a psychologists would: what your drives are, what your desires are, what your thinking about and how your feeling.

Free-time can be spent reconnecting with your Self. Or it can be wasted with distraction- a leading away from things that cannot be taken away, such as peace.