What are the Cornerstones that define our lives?

Now what an interesting way to start a topic/blog, it is something that I was thinking about as of late. So i decided to put keys to computer and get to work.  Now by cornerstone what are some thoughts that come to mind?  Possibly graduation, finding your dream job, getting married.  Now those are great goals and good cornerstones to look back on when you want to remember a time of before.

The type of cornerstones I am talking about are three they are a different that to some are the keys as to who they are defined. For others they are a mere glimpse of a something to hold on to. Now there are a lot of different  cornerstones that we could discuss or even bring up, as we previously mentioned. But the three that I am going to focus on is Faith, Prayer , and Family. Now each three have their own meaning to each person so lets break them down a little bit .

Family can be defined as followed a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household. That should make sense right? But what if you don’t fit into the “family ” unit you were given?  Well then maybe this definition is a better fit,  a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation. So what is this building block trying to tell us ? I mean cornerstone : Don’t be afraid to be who you are…. find your family and stick with them. Some of my closest friends are at times more of a family then my own family. Does that mean I want to forget where I have come from so far, in this journey called life? By no means no…. But at the same time I do know where my family roots will always be based on, and based at.

Prayer is a cornerstone that is almost put into 90 % of us from the time we were born untill well some up untill the moment we die. But yet what does prayer look like? Was it invented just for a communication  or a sense of peace, or for something else?  The defention that I found explains it almost perfectly, a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship. A religious service, especially a regular one, at which people gather in order to pray together and last but not least an earnest hope or wish. Basicly prayer helps, but may not always provide the answers that you need.

So that is where faith comes in… what is faith watch the clip. That should answer the question of what is Faith and how it is our cornerstone.

Where has the time gone?

It has been so long since my last blog I thought I would take a moment and revisit and also update for the most part as to what has been going on….

So as I sit and think of what to write once again I am pondering as to what to fill people in on. If that makes sense, I have now been married for one year and so far that has been going really good and amazing. Each and every day God is teaching me new things through that, the kids are doing well, my oldest is going to be entering 5th grade in the fall. My youngest will be entering kindergarten, my wife has now been with her company going on 8 years which is Toys R Us. So everything is going well for the family, as for me well that could be a different story…..

Ever since January I have been going through a lot of different medical issues to the point where I am unable to drive or work at the moment, the doctors are calling it absentee ceazure. It has been long 7 months without either of those factors , am I in a burnout mode? I guess a better question would be how come I have not written that much lately? Honestly not that much motivation. So some adjustments have been getting used to that factor. But other than that another day in paradise Happy Reading , Adam

The summer breeze

As I am sitting here feeling the summer breeze,  I am reminded of a calmer time. A time when everything seemed more at peace when things just seemed to flow better, or for that matter just more along better if not faster.. but yet the summer breeze is now drifting away it seems, further and further away. There is a chill in the air the breeze is getting colder the days are getting shorter, but yet my mind is still far away where is it I am not for sure.

But now the days are getting longer the weather is slowly starting to warm up, and the sun is shining through. My smile is there as always, but still searching for the answers to the questions that I seek.

 

“Experience “

At times when it is the darkest around us, that is when we should be seeking some sort of truth. But like we have already looked at what is truth? “The truth is as one seeks it”, and truth for one person could be dealing with faith, while for another it could be trying to seek their own higher power. Going off that thought for just a moment, we also looked at how fate was determined and that is connected by the choices we make. And how do we make choices? By asking questions and dreaming, but how else can we make choices? By peer pressure, by listing to others, but it is Our life right, so who are we to really listen to others?

You have a chance of a lifetime, a chance to make a difference of some sort, the question that remains is what are you going to do with that chance? How are you going to live out your life? Are the chances going to always be coming, or are they like a flicker of light, a mindset that only comes around every once in a while? Does that mean “we” are supposed to go through life and figure it out on our own, does that mean we are supposed to give up if times get hard, for example. Loosing a loved one, a job, or a relationship, by no means  it will only make us stronger. That is how we can relate to each other, by telling stories and sharing hurts, joys and just life together.

Never be afraid to speak your mind, do other count? Or is our own morality that matter? Friends may come and go, but real friends will always be there no matter what.  Over the course we may loose a few friends that we thought were going to be there always, but for every friend we do loose think of the friends we gain?”Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
That quote was by Albert Camus, how many times do we feel that way?  A better question would be “Do we pick our friends or do they pick us”, that quote was by this author. But lets pause a moment and think of how true it is. C.S. Lewis had a famous quote about friendship that said.“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” So many times we do feel like we are on this journey but the smallest things can trigger a lifetime friendship.—-Happy Reading, Adam

““God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.”
C.S. Lewis

Life-Change-Questions-Dreams

At times how many of us have ever wished that we could see through another set of eyes? To actually walk in someone else’s shoes. See how they live in the day-to-day, have some of the troubles that they have. Most of “us” would very much like that chance, but how many of us would truly want to change spots with someone else? Would “we” want that deity like complex and see that first hand , or are we to comfortable in the path of life that we are on?

Take this for a grain of salt example, the tv show “Once Upon A Time”. People that live in an ordinary town, it could be even similar to the town that you live in. But they are all somehow linked to fairytale stories from a past life. They have to find out who they are…. and how do they find those answers, ask questions, trying to seek out the answers to which they need. But this reality we are not linked to stories, but that still raises a good point, how can we find out answers without asking questions. The questions can be simple or they can be complex the choice is really up to you, but never stop asking, that is how you can find things out that you seek

But in order to get to the point of questions there needs to come a few things before that and one after. Life, yes life happens all the time, and yes life would go on without us being in the picture, sadly life would continue with out you in the picture but by experiencing life it gives us a better chance to explore our likes and dislikes. Don’t be afraid to take chances, freedom to explore.  But what is one way we can dream? By taking chances, and also by going through life. Dreams are something that no one can ever take away, dreams are our own freedom, our own thoughts. But by dreaming, lots of the questions in which we seek the answers can be found.

Change is up to each and every person by them self, there is so much self help change books out there that we are almost scared to live out our lives due to the fact that we think we need to change so much. There was a quote that said something to the effect “Why try to change for each person that you meet? When there is only One person that you need to change for. And that is for your self.”…. Happy Reading, Adam

Where have we been?

There are millions of millions of Galaxies out there to be discovered, but in all reality where have we been? Have we given up potential and just decided to stay earth-bound? And not even entertain the idea of seeing what is out there? What could this look like from an earth perspective? Lets take a look at this for a moment.

In 1961 then President Kennedy had a dream, the 1960’s were already full of dreams but this was more out there. In May 1961 these following words were said to the then active congress, “before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.’ Talk about reaching for the “Stars” and did we accomplish this first goal , yes we did in July of 1969 this was accomplished, Neil Armstrong was the first human to step foot on the moon. So only 8 years after the challenge was made we reached it. For the second goal NASA got a huge budget of 23 million dollars to reach this goal…”This gives promise of some day providing a means for even more exciting and ambitious exploration of space, perhaps beyond the moon, perhaps to the very end of the solar system itself.” As of 2014 we still  don’t have probes around every planet. We had probes fly by every planet, if that counts. We’ve landed probes on just a few, and they rarely remained operational for long. So where is all this money going? Who is being held accountable?

Lets keep taking a look here….”Third, an additional 50 million dollars will make the most of our present leadership, by accelerating the use of space satellites for world-wide communications.” Well I know for a fact this was put to good use. I can have internet conversations with people across the globe daily , communication and satellites have opened this door of possibility. So are communication dying out? To some degree due to modern tech we have lost a lot of the personal interaction, ut we have gained so much as well. Now this last one I know we have reached just turn on the weather channel or something to that effect….”Fourth, an additional 75 million dollars–of which 53 million dollars is for the Weather Bureau–will help give us at the earliest possible time a satellite system for world-wide weather observation.” And they are still looking for ways to expand and get faster still at notifying about weather updates.

Now when all of this was going there was a racial divided country, there was a war that was just starting in Southeast Asia, and we were about to have a stare down with Cuba. So maybe not the best time for a dream of this caliber, but if you want to think about it from another point of view. Why not try to dream and see where it takes you next….Happy Reading, Adam

The Journey-Who is in control

Is there ever a place in our lives in which we feel as if we fail? As if the journey is not part of what we are going towards? If we lost our way and we are not sure which way to go? But what if we can not start over, there is no reset button. What if the journey is just part of our learning in which we take steps either forward or backwards and the steps are not predetermined, would that make this life any easer or would it be harder? In some aspect I could really see it going either way. What could the drive be that drives us so hard when in reality we just live day-to-day as if we are robots.

Who is our designer, what if we have a micro chip inside of us making the choices for us, and when we die the micro chip is just ready to non exist anymore. Could this be a real possibility or is this just a far fetch dream. Or maybe not a dream but maybe a thought that not many have discovered as of yet. True that does sound far fetched, and a bit of the future trying to seep through, but yet the thought is still out there. Who is the leader in which we seek direction? What are the sources that we can rally behind? That is the question of the journey in which we are going to try and explore in more depth in future readings….. Happy Reading Adam

One and a million

As I sit here trying to think of the words to say nothing is coming to mind? There seems to be no peace when I need to find peace, even though I know everything will be ok. At times I want to question what I know, and try to change the outcome, but there is no serenity of that either. Who am I to really question anything? For I am a mere mortal, trapped here on this planet. Is it a trap, or is it an outcome willing to happen? Am I willing to let go and just let a “supreme ” being  take every aspect of my day to day life?

For who can I be if not my self? Can I be two-faced and yet still question what I am aware of one moment then the next disbelieve what I am trying to say? Would anyone matter when my time has come to turn in? Have I made any type of place where I can standout and stand apart and be counted? Or am I one that will get lost within the clouds of the others as well? Do I just matter????

Truth or Fiction

Are we scared to seek the truth? For that matter how could truth be defined, or how do we know that we are following the truth? So according to dictionary.com the definition of truth is as follows :a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle. But how could that be truth if we have yet to seek what truth could be referring to? How do we know that truth is what truth is supposed to be? Another source www.merriam-webster.com says that definition of truth is a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true. So once again how or what are we supposed to be basing on?……Muhammad Ali wrote a poem about truth here it is….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USkZ6HvH4iI

But it still does raise the question that was first asked , What is truth? Where is that thin line between truth and fiction? What do we do need to seek truth, is it something that we need to seek on our own or is something that is handed to us? How do we know that those who we have proved as false in the past  were not speaking a form of truth? But we were so quick to judge them, or base there ideas as false? Is it up to one person to set the banner high for the truth or could it be a few people ? The truth is as one seeks it , but who are we once again to determine what is truth and what is fiction?

The fiction is a lot easier to believe then not, but then again there are those who say that truth is fiction. So how are we supposed to figure it out? Where are we supposed to seek, what are some good resources to use? A lot of questions but only a few answers. Happy Reading Adam

“Do you believe in fate?

What can we say that has not been said before? Or a better way to word this statement would be how to write something original based off the thought that may or might not have been said before? If we think about everything has probably been written at least twice or three times in my lifetime already , but yet it is interesting to reword the statement and try to make it seem original all over again. How seldom do we experience life-like that? Where we are making the same mistakes over and over again, but just a different order and different outcome but trying to reach the same goal?

Take the movie The Matrix, what if we are plugged into the system and we are just going day by day not realizing what could be out there because we are afraid to take that first step? I guess that could apply to many different aspects as well, from what we believe to just our general programming.  To quote this movie as mentioned above ‘What is real? How do you define ‘real’? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”

How do we look beyond that instance? In the movie the main character Neo is given a choice before that a simple question is asked No, Why Not? I don’t like the idea that I am not in control of my life”

Happy Reading, Adam