Monday, April 17, 2017

The HOPE-DOPE!

The STRAIGHT DOPE ON HOPE!

The STRAIGHT DOPE ON HOPE! CLICK
From About 5 Years Ago!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

TRIAL + ERROR: The LEARNING PROCESS

’'TRIAL + ERROR''
The LEARNING PROCESS

THERE WAS A TIME
WHEN LEARNING TO WALK
WHERE I FELL DURING
MOST OF THE PROCESS

IF I HAD STOPPED TRYING TO WALK

THE FIRST TIME I FELL
AND EVEN GIVEN UP ON 
THE LEARNING ENTIRELY and 
DECIDED WELL THAT’S THAT
I’M JUST NOT A WALKER
I WOULD HAVE MISSED THE SCADS OF
THINGS I LEARNED FROM WALKING -
AND THE LEARNING TO WALK,
LET ALONE THE JOY OF WALKING,
AND LIMITED MYSELF COMPLETELY UNNECESSARILY! 

THE LEARNING PROCESS OF

TRIAL + ERROR
IS HOW WE LEARN,
MAKING MISTAKES IS PART OF THE PROCESS
IT IS MIND OVER MATTER
WHERE WE FIND
IT ONLY MATTERS, IF WE MIND
AND MAKING MISTAKES IS GOOD!

(THE MORE WE MIND, THE MORE IT MATTERs,

BUT THE LESS WE MIND, THE LESS IT MATTERs...
THIS COULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT STATEMENT 
THAT YOU EVER READ...
AND MAKING MISTAKES IS STILL PART OF THE PROCESS!)

IF SOMEONE LAUGHs AT

THE WRONG TIME
OUR FALL MAY LEAVE US
SELF-CONSCIOUS
WE MAY START TO HAVE TO PROVE OURSELVES
DURING THE LEARNING PROCESS!
BOY, DOES THAT KIND OF LEARNING
SUBTRACT FROM THE FUN
AND PUT US IN A FIXED MINDSET!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FEAR and THE POWER of YET!

A Growth Mindset


 When I Was Young I Was Told
To Stay Out-of-the-Street
A Car May Hit You
So Be Safe

As I Got Older
My Intelligence Grew
I Was Allowed To
Cross At The Light

Intelligence Gave Me
The Ability To
Negotiate The Situation

I Feared The Traffic
Until I Was Able
To Understand It
Many Things In My Life
Had That Dynamic

Fear Until I Understood It!
Mountains Go Back To Molehills
Once Again, The
Playing Field Is Level

To Me, Fear Is Just NOT
Understanding Things...YET!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The PANE CLINIC


The PANE CLINIC

CLICK PICTURE


This is NOT the PAIN CLINIC
That We’re Used To;
Nevertheless, It Is The PANE CLINIC

It’s Called THAT to Bring up
The Image of Windows…
The Cleaner It Is, The Clearer It Is!
Sometimes, When Spotless,
It Is Hard To Tell
There is a Window, There!

We Liken This To The MIND
When It Is Clean, and Clear
And as Spotless as can be
When Things Are Seen That Way,
Resistance To The Concept Is Low
Pain Is Hard To Find!

We Can, Actually, Say
When The Pane Is Clean + Clear
The Pain Is NOT Found!
The PANE CLINIC Has Done It’s Job!

In ALL Actuality
The PANE CLINIC RESIDES
In The THIRD EYE…Itself!

OUCH! A Smudge -
There’s The PAIN!
 
 


Sunday, February 21, 2016

The WOLF CAME KNOCKING! - A POEM


The Wolf Came Knocking

           I’d Like To Tell You ALL
That It Was Sweet With Sugarplums
But, When I Bit Into Life,
Life BIT Back
For The Longest While,
Everyday DID Seem Like Christmas.
My Problems Were Few And Far Between.
I Thought I Was Invulnerable,
But, As You Can See, It Wasn’t So.
I Almost Always
Had My Share Of FUN.
When Push Came To Shove,
I Was Doing Pretty Well.

 
One Day, The Wolf Came Knocking,
And, I Answered.
He Said, ‘’Paul, You’ve
Got Some Dues To Pay,
And, I’m Here To Collect.’’
He Said, I Would Have FUN, Again
But, It May Take Some Time.

 
We ALL Go Through HELL,
Until, We Get To HEAVEN,
According To Steve Miller, Anyway.

 
Accepting Paying Our Dues,
Is Better Than Resisting.

 
It May Be Disconcerting,
The Different Avenues We Explore.
But, IT IS This Thing Called Living.
And, It ALL Turns Out In The END,
Doesn’t It?
I MEAN...AT LEAST It Levels Out!?!?

Thursday, February 04, 2016

What LOVE Could Be...?!


What LOVE Could Be If
SAVING FACE Wasn't Around
To Ruin It?!



If We Weren’t So Worried
About How We Look
Or, What People Think Of
What It Is We Do;
This Is The Kind of Freedom
That Would Ensue

It Is The Self We Express
In Front of the Mirror
When NO One Is Watching
And We Think We Are Alone
And ALL Is Well!

It’s That Spark of Craziness
That We Express
When There is NO One Present
To Comment:

We Are So Used To Being Judged
And Reviewed
For ALL We DO
That We Only Choose To Do Things
That Make Us Look Good
GOD FORBID We Ever Look Bad
And Others See Us Be Vulnerable

Freedom To Express
How We Really Feel
Seems A Luxury;
To Physically Express
Doesn’t Happen Too Often;
Saving Face Comes In Around Here
And KEEPS Us In Check Very Well

The Day We Are NOT Worried With
How We Look
And How Well We Are Doing
Is The Day the GOATS At The Farm
Serve Me Dinner!

But, That May Also Be The Day
I Talk Patient POINT OF VIEW
With Someone Who HEARS Me
AND Finally,
Actually,
ACTS On It.

(The Last Stanza Above Can Be Substituted
By Anything That Makes Sense To You,
But May Sound Absurd To Most,
But You Still think That The
Final Outcome
May Prove Fruitful!)