Friday, August 12, 2011

Rant # 6

Beautiful Palm Springs, California. Our home for the past seven years. The summers can be brutally hot and we wonder "what are we doing here?" Then fall comes and we think, "why would we want to live anywhere else?" It is just a part of the cycle of nature.

Our lives are connected to that same cycle. The energy that surrounds us at all times is what connects us to nature, animals and each other. Sometimes our lives seem hot and uncomfortable. At other times we feel happy and well. These are the seasons of our physical nature.

But it ain't necessarily so. By connecting our minds with our spirit, we can alter our physical seasons. We can be happy and well all the time simply by refusing to give in to the uncomfortable things that come from outside us. We can connect with our eternally positive spirit and maintain that connection through every season of our lives. It is a choice. We can choose to be miserable. Easy choice at times. Or we can put in the work and choose to be happy. Personally, I choose happy. I choose to be at peace. I choose to give and receive love. Those are all choices. The alternative is to give in to the negative things that surround us. That would be a choice as well. Doesn't seem attractive to me or Jon or Roxy or Charlie.

We choose each day to celebrate whatever the season that is affecting us might be. Hot? Well turn on the a/c. Cold? Turn on the heat. Do the same with your perceptions. Feeling lousy? Decide to feel good. Feeling happy? Decide to be downright giddy. We have so much power to control the world around us. It is all about how we perceive the world in which we live.

As always, these are my feelings. This is how I CHOOSE to live. Do I worry? Only when I indulge that negative tendency. It does take work and practice but peace, happiness, and love are only a choice away.

Peace and Love,



  1. I love your take on changing perspective (or pawspective, as Atticus would say). The a/c & heat analogy is a good one. & love the images too.

    A great reminder in "choice" in our life experience.


    Heidi & Atticus
    "commentary to give you paws..."

  2. Love the pictures Bill! You are correct...I have a saying...'We are all victims of the choices we make in life'.
    That needs to be changed to a more positive read...We are all 'enlightened' by the choices we make in's working for me already!

  3. Bill, Goodness, I think you're in my head! :-) How we live, how we perceive things is a choice. Sometimes it's an easy choice but other times it takes a bit more effort. Choosing love and being positive is worth the effort! Keep up the good work, Bill.

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