Ron has pulled together a series of poems that illuminate the heart and reveals the soul. You will be guided into a myriad of emotional pathways which will enliven your heart and stimulate the mind. Ron's ability to creatively enable the reader to picture his inner vision with words is truely inspiring.
Ron Cervero is a gifted man! But more than that, he's a gift to Christians. The book you hold in your hands is poetry... very good poetry. But don't let that fool you. These are poems that will make you think, move you deeply and sometimes make you angry. But they will make you think and experience God in an incredibly profound way. Read these poems and you will thank me for telling you to."
A majority of the proceeds from this book will go to feed starving children in the U.S. an abroad through " Save The Children" Located in Westport, CT. Consider sponsoring a malnourished child today! Let's feed the poor together.
Excerts from: What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living
by Samuel Oliver
Lesson 1: The difference between one who experiences grace and one who does not is a shift in consciousawareness.
Lesson 3: When the body yields itself to the soul, there is a oneness with the universe, freeing us from our dependence on the existence of this life to define us.
Lesson 4: Peace is found when people come to the end of all they know and are willing to reach out for someone or something they trust to lead them into a new and deeper realization of existence.
Lesson 5: Between actuality and potentiality lies an evolutionary experience where the soul transcends space and time and enters human consciousness from the depths of infinity.
Lesson 12: We all perceive life in our own way. Difficulty arises when we cling to a world of perceptions as though our own perception is the ultimate reality.
Dying people have much to teach us. Most of all, they teach us how to live our lives in soul. In the dying process, people become fully awake within themselves. It is a peace filled life, free of the body's limitation, and grounded in spirit. It is the destiny of us all to fully realize how eternal our relationships are, and our dying to appearances opens the gates of our soul infused by eternal life.
Forgive everyone, everyday, and in every way. Each person is doing the best he or she can. No one, absolutely no one is perfect. Since no one is perfect, this means that we all need to share more patience and more understanding surrounding all aspects of our interactions with one another. Think of the last time you needed to forgive someone. And, think of the last time you needed to be forgiven. When we need to be forgiven, there is a feeling of lack or something as missing. When we need to forgive, we often feel anger. Anger is a secondary emotion for loss. When we lose something, the need to restore what was lost. This sends us on a search within ourselves for attention in a peace filled direction. If you noticed, to forgive or to be forgiven leads you to the same place. Both paths of awareness lead us on a search. What are you searching for? You are searching to find wholeness. What is wholeness? This is often one's perception of reality created by what one believes to be true. This creation of what one believes to be true is the path of one's soul seeking manifestation in the world of form from the formless.
There is no set way to wholeness. Simply being aware that you have a self-defined understanding of wholeness that is within you is what we simply need to give attention to within us. This continued attention on what we seek the most within us will grow in our awareness until the need to place our attention on forgiveness fades away.
If a person was to believe that forgiveness is something obtained through the human psyche alone, we all would find the journey into such a place within us as something to avoid. In the deepest parts of who we are, we want to connect to what is sacred within us. Therefore, to re-create a past interaction with someone who we feel we harmed or who we feel harmed us is a useless attempt to embrace what cannot be. This is not to say that certain relationships close to us do not need verbal efforts to make up for a past action leading to harm. In fact, a person can find this useful, and even, helpful. The point I want to make is the place one's attention may be at the time such a verbal interaction will become vital in the success of such expressions taking place.
Dying patients remind me that there are countless times in all our lives where the issue of forgiveness was perceived and we become aware of it. There is no way a dying person can retrieve all their past life experiences in physical form, but we can recall these moments in time and visualize how we would have handled them differently. This is our soul seeking to make right a wrong our personality may not allow us to do, or it may no longer be feasible to take place in our current circumstances. People are such a vast array of experiences. There are endless paths of attention within us calling for our attention. Perhaps, the instant we remember who we are and who others are in the deepest parts of our being, we begin to remember the love that brings all our lives together, and into, being. This remembrance of who we are as children of our Creator reminds us of the unconditional spirit reflected within our own selves. The transcendence of flesh and blood inspires us to give our Creator our lives, the lives of others, and our very reason for living into the hands that created us.
Every one runs the risk of getting heart disease, and the level of risk differs from one person to the next, based on a number of factors. Some of these are things we cannot control – such as family history of heart disease, or genetic predisposition.
But the good news is that most are factors we can control – such as cholesterol levels, smoking, blood pressure, diet and activity levels – through lifestyle changes or, if necessary, treatment therapies in partnership with your cardiologist. And here’s even better news: By taking control of your heart health, you can greatly lower your risk of getting heart disease!
So, where to start? The first step is to understand the most common risk factors known to be associated with heart disease, so that you can adjust your behavior to improve your chances of keeping or improving your heart health.
The videos in this section provide you with some basic background to help you, in partnership with your doctor, in preventing heart disease and improving your cardiovascular health. And the tools and calculators included here will give you and your physician further understanding into your level of risk of getting heart disease.
Nations go to war, often quoting peace as the reason. We must realize peace is a journey, not an end. Yet, in our efforts to obtain peace, we often do the most unpeaceful things. Instead of seeking inner peace, we seek to enforce peace on others. And that just doesn't work. Peace is a gift you can give to others and to yourself.
If you seek peace with a sincere heart, you can find it. Sometimes, you need some deep thoughts to bring you to peace. Sometimes, you need thoughts that are not so deep. Sometimes, just a good book dealing with the topic of peace is exactly what you need.
If you are looking for such a good book on peace, try Peace Works, by peaceful author Cinthea T. Coleman. This illustrated, entertaining book will help you on your journey of peace. Even the price is peaceful, so buy the book and be on your way toward an existence that is both more peaceful and more joyous. You can find peace, even though peace is elusive. But, you have to know where to look.
Here are some tips on finding peace within yourself:
Read inspirational books, such as Peace Works.
Realize you cannot control every event in your life.
Organize your life in ways that reduce stress, rushing around, or forgetting things.
Behave with integrity, so you never have to look over your shoulder.
Make a "peace appointment" with yourself once a week, and write down those items and events that most threaten your sense of peace. Make an action list for resolving the top three.
Realize that most events are simply not worth worrying about or being upset about.
When you are worried about something, write down the worst thing that can happen. Then write down the most likely thing to happen. Cross out the worst thing and focus on the most likely thing.
When something upsets you, ask yourself if it is really that important.
When something upsets you, ask what you could do differently in the future. For example, if someone cuts you off in traffic, could you have left yourself more room or gone a less-traveled route?
Look for the positive part of a negative event.
If someone insults you, recognize that is only one person's opinion, and you are not obligated to refute it or insult that person back.
Recognize that each person is special in some way. You are special. You have gifts and interests that make you a worthwhile human being.
Accept that some people will like you, and some will not. Accept that some people will love you, and some will not.
Accept failings in other people. Nobody is perfect.
Accept failings in yourself. Nobody is perfect.
Live to your own expectations, not those of other people.
Meditate on peace, once a day. Fill your mind with thoughts of peace, and it will direct you toward peace. If you need help with such thoughts, get a copy of Peace Works to help you on your journey of peace.
This year's big foodborne threat is killer tomatoes. Two years ago, spinach up and vanished from grocery store shelves around the country. Michael Pollan will be the first to tell you why: "Eighty percent of America's beef is slaughtered by four companies, 75 percent of the precut salads are processed by two and 30 percent of the milk by just one company." The consolidation of the industrial food supply necessarily means that any pathogen which enters the system will have no trouble finding its way to your dinner plate, heedless of global distances.
Compounding that problem, we have the issue of antibiotics being administered as a preventative measure in livestock and poultry. Animals are routinely fed these medicines as part of their diet, whether they are sick or not. This indiscriminate use has undoubtedly led to a reduced efficacy of antibiotics in humans. Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC, notes that we don't know whether overuse of antibiotics in humans is ultimately worse than overuse in animals, but that "there are those who say, if you look at the absolute amount of antibiotics that are used in animals, [it] vastly outweighs the amount that's used in humans. So therefore, that may actually be a larger component" of the problem.
The following encompasses
general thoughts and
sentiments on progression
from perversion to
profession, purgatory and
ultimately perfection per
Soveel pyn, lyding,
hartseer & smaad,
Deur asyn, tydi...
I think of the word,
"Mother," many things
come into my mind.
sweet mother, of course,
who to me, will always be
think, too, of myself,
for I am the mother
of three, the step-mother
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