Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Good morning, world 😄
"Sometimes the simple is the most difficult."  That's a line I've read in my favorite book 'Good Morning... God'. I would have moved on to the rest of the book but it struck me right there. I mean the words got me rooted right there.
Because many times through the years the simple got me stuck with issues I'd rather be free of but couldn't. Just because I couldn't get myself to do one tiny simple thing.

Have you been through something like that yourself?

There's no rocket science attached to it. It's just a pure tiny simple task or thought or idea which nags at you but which you chose to ignore. 

Despite the underlying knowledge that it could and might lead to the solution you desire.

It's something like..... making that important call although you are not feeling up to it -- writing that important letter thought the words won't come -- talking to that person who is a legit jerk but who holds the key to the project -- saying 'yes' or saying 'no' to a proposal -- turning down a plate of lechon (cos your cholesterol is skyrocketing high) no matter how much you crave for it -- and many more. Things which common sense or wisdom dictates but which you opt to avoid. Because. Period.

And the reasons why are many. It all seems to be attached to the ego.... the feelings... some sentimentality... perhaps a bit of anger... or maybe fear... or some sense of inadequacy -- or trust is wanting -- or the absence of faith -- or something else in your heart which holds you back from making that move.

Things become difficult when you struggle with yourself. It becomes a battle, big or small, but a battle just the same. And sometimes is left unresolved or pushed aside because you can't seem to raise the courage to act on it. Then eventually becomes forgotten in time.

A simple thought, idea, act left undone but which could make the difference in your life. You won't know it ... until you try.

Sometimes the simple is the most difficult. Because it takes you out of your comfort zone. But certainly great potential is in the simple, too.

Have a great day, folks! God bless you.

Monday, August 28, 2017


When eyes grow tired and soul weary, this place can offer peace, calm, and tranquility. This is where I want to be, too. Skies so blue....trees so lush.... rolling hills.... and meadows green. And maybe a slight cool breeze blowing.

I imagine such a place in my mind.. as I can't be there. Still its image brings relief and rest to my weary mind, body and soul. 

Thank God for places like this on our planet. Bless those who have this as their neighbor.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


An email greeted me with another quote this morning from Mr. Quote Man (Thank you!). Oh just to mention, Mr. Quote Man is a long-time friend in the blog. He is one of two wonderful people in my blog life and beyond. One is Raj Kishore Baruah who got me started on it (in 2004). And the other is Mr. Quote Man (who shies away from being named) who keeps me writing in there. Both are from India. So you see, friendship knows no race, color, culture, nor creed. It goes beyond borders. Breaks down wall divides. Smashes gender issues. Breaks through the barriers of time and space. A precious connection imbued with the treasures of true friendship, selfless and giving. God's precious gift. I count myself truly blessed by them. Happily there are many more like them. All are blessings.

Now back to the quote..... 😊

"The ego is a veil between humans and God." ---- Rumi

Rumi, is one of the most influential Persian poets of the 13th century. The poetry of Rumi has been compared to the book of Psalms and to the Song of Solomon. He writes as the lover of God, attempting to reconcile how distance has come between himself and God. His poems can be read merely as love poems, but they must also be considered as symbolic of the relationship of man to the divine. (thanks to

Ego --- 1) The “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought. 2) egotism; conceit; self-importance: 3) self-esteem or self-image; feelings: (thanks to

 Veil --- 1) something that covers, separates, screens, or conceals  2) a mask, disguise, or pretense:

That certainly tells us that the I-ME-MY-MINE of things and self has no place in a god-relationship.

It is everybody's experience, I would bravely presume, that at the lowest ebb of our hurt, misery, pain, grief, disappointment, heartbreak, trials, need....... when our beauty or brilliance or education or titles or influence or wealth fail to gain us the relief we so desire..... when we stand bare, empty, puny (insignificant), helpless, a nothing ----- It is in that precise moment that the Divine connection happens!  When we are wounded in our brokenness --- we find God. 

I think that God does not care for the accoutrements or embellishments of the person but looks to the heart where authentic truth resides. That true .....or false? 😇