Pompeii Pilato

Pompeii Pilato
...my Dad.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How To Distinguish Between "Good" And "Evil"

How do we distinguish between "good" and "evil"?

Good=unity.

Evil=division.

Good=nice.

Evil=mean.

Good=peace.

Evil=war.

Good=loving-kindness.

Evil=mean-spiritedness.

Good=knowing we are all brothers and sisters of every nation.

Evil=thinking your nation, your beliefs, your heritage, your culture, and your religion is better than others.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Random Thoughts For Monday Morning

CUT YOURSELF SOME SLACK

Ok, so you've made some mistakes, and pissed a few people off! Oh, no!! You think you're the ONLY person who has made mistakes or pissed anyone off? Don't think you that the person with whom you've made the mistake or pissed off...don't you think that PERSON has made mistakes and pissed SOMEBODY ELSE off? So, come on...cut yourself some slack. Just be careful next time - and meanwhile, don't let anyone make you feel like you're the only one who's made a mistake or pissed anyone off...especially don't let the person who you pissed off and/or with whom you made the mistake make you feel that way.



PERSONAL INTERACTION EXERCISE

Think of the most important business contact that you have...and think about how much money that person will bring you and/or your company in the coming year, if all negotiations go as you plan. Think about how you nearly trip over yourself to talk with that person...to make sure you say everything ri...ght...and how happy and "smiley face" you are with that person, whether you're talking to them in person or on the phone. Well, that's how you should talk with EVERYBODY in your life. You should be THAT enthuised...THAT happy...THAT excited...THAT willing to not only share your joy...but to appreciate whatever great and good thing ANYONE can bring into your life...especially if it has NOTHING to do with you making any money from it.



GOOD IMPRESSIONS

I am not impressed with money, beauty, or intellectual or business savvy. Show me your heart, your courage, your massive margin of error for others, your ability to not constantly talk about yourself...show me all of these things...and more of such loving-kindness...and I'm yours forever. Your wish is my command.



KINDNESS TRUMPS TALENT

Worth Repeating: Kindness trumps talent. I'd rather work with, hire or cast someone with less talent and a kind and gentle personality, then someone with superior talent, who is mean-spirited, hurtful, sarcastic, self-centered, self-absorbed and selfish.

Points of Light For Today

POINT ONE

Do you really think the God of Heaven cares whether or not you have a Mercedes?

Certainly, it is good to have nice things, and there's nothing wrong with having nice things (as long as you don't think having nice things make you superior to others who do not have nice things).

But the God of Heaven has other things to think about than answering your prayers to have a nice car or to make sure your next business deal goes through?

All the God of Heaven cares about is LOVE.

That's it.

Nothing else.

Nadda.

If somehow you are or feel more Loving, because you have a nice car, or a good job, or because a business deal went through, that's wonderful.

But it wasn't the God of Heaven who answered those particular prayers.

Not unless you plan on giving that Mercedes away to someone else.



POINT TWO

Does anybody anymore really just buy anything just have it and enjoy it?!

Does EVERYTHING have to be an "investment"?

Can't we just buy a house or a car and just embrace it for what it is - in the moment?

Do our homes and vehichles HAVE to give us a "return investment" - one that we "trade in" on in only a few years?

In days gone... by, people actually purchased homes and cars, long term, to enjoy them...over a lifetime.

Maybe not so much with cars, but houses for sure. Let's stop the insanity, ok?

So, just buy your house, or your condo, or even sign a long-term lease on a beautiful apartment home...and ENJOY it - TODAY...and stop thinking about what kind of "return investment" you can or will make on it in the future.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Signs

Beautiful little Christina-Taylor Green, born on 9/11 and who was shot during a devastating political incident? The wonderfully kind and gentle Touched By An Angel actor John Dye, with an ironic last name and character title of "Angel of Death," passing away much too early of a heart attack at only age 47?

SOMETHING is going on, Everyone.

These beautiful souls came into this world and left it in such ways as a message for the rest of us. There are NO coincidences.

SOMETHING is going on.

We need to listen to and observe these signs. Because they ARE signs...signs that, if anything, the Universe IS indeed trying to let us know that He/She/It is in communication with us.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Power of Words

The Bible says, "By your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned" (Matt. 12: 37); "Death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Prov. 12: 21); And "Thou shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee" (Job 22: 28).

Charles Fillmore, cofounder of Unity, wrote: "The spoken word carries vibrations through the Universe ether, and also moves the intelligence inherent in every form, animate or inanimate."

Ernest Holmes, founder of the Church of Religious Science, has written: "The word gives form to the unformed. The greater the consciousness behind the word, the more power it will have. Just words, without conviction, have no power, and just conviction, without words, will never stir up latent energy. There must be a combination of the two to make a complete thing."

The Tibetan master D.K., through Alice A. Bailey, has said: "Every Word differentiated or synthesized, affects the deva kingdom, and hence the form-building aspects of manifestation. No sound is ever made without producing a corresponding response in deva substance."

As author John Randolph Price writes in his wonderful book, THE ANGELS WITHIN US, "From these resources it should be obvious why the masters of the early academies taught the aspirants to be aware of the consequences of words on the mental, emotional, etheric, and physical planes. They were schooled in the Power of sound and how words spoken with a controlled mind could literally change the force field around any form, including the belief system of the personality, and free the imprisoned spiritual consciousness."

As Price continues to write in ANGELS, he began to use the old Oriental standard to gauge the value of speech: Is it true? It is kind? It is needful? The result of this brief survey, Price discovered, was that only a few of his remarks passed the three tests. And that he admitted that when monitoring his own words, he missed the mark several times, even though he was consciously trying to measure the quality of what he was saying. "We are all walking around with a loaded gun between our teeth," he revealed, "and our tongues seem to love to pull the trigger."

"Remember," he concluded, "we are either healing or harming" with our words, spoken or written. "There is no in-between, so even in our humor we should practice harmlessness. Let's be builders of the new world through constructive words and creators of harmony with loving words."