Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rant # 12

Sorry about the one day lapse in my daily rants. Wireless service problems required me to take a day off whether I liked it or not. It took all day to fix the problem and I was tested on my philosophy of loving everyone I come in contact with. When you become frustrated it takes a lot of reminding oneself that the goal is to remain calm, centered and, yes loving.

Charlie is in that tv representing the struggle those of us over 30 face when dealing with technology. When in doubt, find a kid to help you. They have learned how to do all this stuff from birth. Us older folks are playing catch up with varying degrees of success. The very fact that I can now navigate facebook and twitter is a testament to shear will power, much less writing this blog.

The main thing is to keep your eyes firmly on the goal. When you go to someone for help and you can't understand them because of their accent, you can't allow yourself to become impatient. I find that it is helpful to ask for THEIR patience. Thank them for sharing their knowledge with you. It amazes me how often people will go out of their way to teach me what I need to know. I let them know that they are valued by me and they respond by giving more of themselves. Believe me, I know it isn't easy sometimes but the more you practice giving of your spirit of love, the more you will get in return.

I have decided to share a little more of my own life experiences that contributed to the philosophy I now expound. I have had a number of comments from people who want to know how I got from point A to my current point B. As I continue my daily rants, I will share a little more. I am not usually one to talk about the past. The present is far more interesting to me. But as the past can be used to illustrate the process of progress, I will try to be more forthcoming. Or you can wait for the book. Ha Ha!

Peace and Love,


1 comment:

  1. I would read your book, Bill! If you have one, please tell me when it comes out. I am interested in how you came to your philosophy. It always intrigues me how people came to be who they are.

    I understand about the tech issues trying your patience! That can be so frustrating (and I'm just a bit over 30). :-) For some reason, the remote is my worst enemy!

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