Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Wonderful People of the World

Far too often the news media bring us all the bad news of the world. It would seem this is what draws people's attention. Sadly, their good deeds and works of the good people around this world are highly neglected. As for me, I would like nothing better than to see a news program that brings out the wonderful charitable deeds to so many people around the world.

The news seems to be about sensationalism, rather than emphasizing the good works of so many wonderful people in the world. The hungry, sick, the dying, are neglected, but thank goodness there are those who will make an effort to help these people in every way possible. Their primary objective each day of their life is to bring them some help and relief. It would seem to me, if the news would bring out more of these good deeds of these wonderful people it might set a good example for those who might be of some help to others, and just maybe more would take part in this wonderful and charitable undertaking.

What about those wonderful people who volunteer their time to feed the poor, to aid the sick and dying and to bring comfort to those who were alone in the world? How often do you see newscast highlighting these wonderful people? Sad to say, you might see one report of the charitable work that these people do as compared to numerous negative reporting.

Think of the countless thousands of people, women and children alike who are starving this very moment. Yet here in America we throw away in one day, enough to feed all the hungry people of the world. Think of those who spend a dollar or two for ice cream soda or McDonald's hamburger when that same two dollars could be bring relief to those suffering. Needless to say, living in this world is hard enough as it is, but if we had more giving people we could alleviate a huge amount of problems that persist throughout the world right now. Yes, there is charity wards, and institutions such as the American Red Cross will try their very best to bring relief to those in suffering. But compared to the population of this world, they are few in number.

There are people in this world right now living on his little as a dollar a day. How is one expected to care for and feed a family on this trivial amount of money? Instead of telling the story of these wonderful people who volunteer their services on a daily basis, the news likes to highlight negative news. Needless to say, the news is a powerful medium that can be used to help many people throughout the world, yet because of TV ratings they tend to focus on the negative instead of the positive.

On anyone news broadcast, you would be lucky to see one uplifting news report. The rest is concerned about who's persecuting who, and any other story that might be considered just pure sensationalism. Obviously, we cannot cure all the ills in the world but if people had more of a charitable heart we could save many people from starvation, sickness and death.

Right now we are in an election year, but I think it would be safe to say no matter who is elected as our new president, few things will really change when it comes to helping the poor. Just imagine for a moment, how this world would change in an instant if we all join together to help one another.

They say to make it in the world one needs a good education. But how many can truly afford the tuition and fees to attend a worthwhile college. To the poor and hungry, this is but a dream that will never be fulfilled. We often fail to realize how fortunate we really are simply to have a roof over our head and some food on the table. Far too often, we simply do not appreciate what we have, as compared to those who have nothing.

When I was a child, at dinner time, if I did not clear my plate of every speck of food my father would often remind me by saying," son, do you realize right now some would kill just to get the remaining bits of food on your plate?" I never forgot those words, and even to this day I have never thrown food away.

I have often spoke of the evils of the world, but I feel it is now time for me to speak of those wonderful people who was so giving of themselves to help others. I have come to realize, everyone is my brother and sister under the skin, and I ask you what brother or sister would not help their siblings?

Did you ever wonder for a moment why charities or even instituted? The reason should be obvious, if people didn't organize such charities nothing would be done to help the unfortunate people of the world. It will indeed be a glorious day and bring a smile to the face of God himself, when people start caring more for their brothers and sisters who are in need.

I am a firm believer of that old saying money is the root of all evil. I can recall in the 60s and 70s when communes was started throughout the country. For those who may not be familiar with this concept, a commune was a place where all people worked without the need for money but rather to help one another without financial gain. Sad to say, because of today's society communes are rare indeed, If you can find one at all.

In conclusion, it is my hope and prayer that one day people will realize it's not all about material things. But rather for our society to live in peace and harmony with each other, and wipe out poverty where ever it may exist. It is my hope, the next time you see a person in need do what you can to help. It will be a blessing long remembered in your afterlife. Truly, the act of giving will warm your heart. Whereas, only taking will harden your heart for more materialistic things which will only wither away in time. Remember, there are no pockets in a shroud; you cannot take material things to the grave. However, the one thing you can take to the grave is the knowing you have lived to help others; this I assure you will bring you a sense of peace.

I am not a rich man, nor do I long for riches. My needs are few, simply clothing to keep me warm and food to nourish the body. It really does not take much to make people happy, other than the necessities of life. My final bit of advice, is try giving more and taking less. You would be amazed how good this makes you feel that you have done your part as a human being.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


People do not like to think about death, this is why most cemeteries are built on the outskirts of town. However, the truth of the matter is, in one year 56 million people die. It is not only that we all pass away, the young, the old and children as well. There are certain facts about death that we must come to understand. Death is a part of life, nothing lasts forever, either human beings, or the entire universe will fade away only to be regenerated at another time. Things come into existence and things go out of existence. Why is it that people fear death? I've come to understand, the simple reason for this. We are all disconnected from one another, but one thing all of the human race have in common, is we all feel alone and separate. Whereas, the truth of the matter is there is nothing in the entire universe that is not connected. This means, each individual is connected to the other, and all others are connected to the universe.

I have written a number of blogs on my website voicing my opinion of how science has progressed and coming to understand the nature of life itself. Needless to say only a few answers have been found, and so the mystery remains. Science has a name for this joining of all matter, namely the unified consciousness. It is my firm belief after much study and research that everything is indeed connected. Consciousness itself still remains a mystery to the scientific world. Scientists are still deliberating as to where consciousness comes from. Many scientists still argue that it is part of the brain function while others will argue consciousness is universal and we are all part of this universal consciousness. It is this consciousness that survives the physical death.

There are a number of great scientists who study the workings of the human mind and functions of the brain that have concluded there are microtubules located in the brain that all but receivers of consciousness. The brain is somewhat like a radio, when you are listening to a specific channel on the radio that wavelength exists, and yet there are numerous other wavelengths that are playing at the same time, which we cannot hear, simply because we have not tuned to that channel. By selecting another station, you find another wavelength. You could tear the radio apart bit by bit and never find the announcer. He is simply not there; the radio was nothing but a receiver and transmitter, of wavelengths.

At this point I would ask a profound question, what is life? The answer to this question has yet to be found. Science has progressed tremendously over the years, and now show with the study into quantum physics what we once thought to be true about mathematics has changed dramatically. It would seem this study of quantum physics has shattered the laws of physics the way we know it. Many scientists cannot explain with any certainty the way quantum physics works. Some would even argue the point that quantum physics shows a direct relationship to the mind. Some scientists state the world that we see about us is but an illusion. True or not true, I have no way of knowing. However, if this is true, what we think about death could in fact be totally wrong.

Death itself is not painful. It is only this sicknesses by which people die from which bring pain. In the scientific world today doctors and scientists alike in all fields of study are looking into the phenomena known as near-death experience. This experience is not new and has even been recorded in such ancient writings such as the Bible. Of course, like everything else in the world, there is always the Yin and Yang of things. Some will tell you these experiences of near-death are only a reaction of a dying brain. Whereas, others will tell you the same experiences occur even when the brain is long dead.

The truth of these experiments has yet to be determined scientifically and proven. As for me, with each day of further new study and deep investigation into these matters I tend to believe more and more consciousness survives death. Science will admit we live in a three dimensional world, and counting time would give us a total of a four dimensional world. However, the latest findings are that there is a great possibility that there are in fact are 11 dimensions or more. Therefore, it is possible to say that upon the death of the physical body we merely move into another one of these dimensions.

As science progresses in this research with each new answer that is found, comes another question. No definitive answers have yet to be found. If you search the Internet, you will find numerous conclusions as to what these theories mean to a life after this life. Some may call me a dreamer, and based my conclusions on unproven hypotheses. It seems to me, there is much more to life and death than meets the eye. As our eyes look out into the world, what exactly are we seeing? Science will tell you it is nothing more than a projection from the brain formulating a world that we think is there. Based upon what we have been taught since birth.

I am not a scientist, nor physicist, I am also not as smart as many of these learned men of the world but somehow I feel we all have what is called a soul. I think it's only a matter of time before the truth is revealed to the world. We are all one, sharing the universe together, we are in fact part and parcel of that infinite being known as God. When you say the word God, people tend to picture a man in the sky with a long white beard who controls everything. To me, God represents natural forces of the universe which is highly intelligent and is more likely a membrane or brain that spans the universe. This concept is drawn from a study known as the M theory.

For the reasons mentioned above, I do not fear death, for I firmly believe there is no such thing as death. Death is only a passageway from one dimension of being to another dimension of existence. Do we reincarnate into a new life form? Or do we simply merge back from whence we came? I wish I could give you the answers to these questions, but due to my limited understanding I am not able to do so.

In conclusion, my advice to all those reading this article is to make the effort to study with an open mind. Knowledge is the key to finding answers, or drawing rational conclusions. As for me, each day of study contemplation and meditation brings me closer to my own conclusions. No man's truth can be your truth. You must question and re-question, examine and re-examine only then can you make a decision that will satisfy your curiosity about these matters. I do not believe we are simply born and die and nothing else in between. Nothing appears from nothing, nothing disappears into nothingness, everything is connected and I firmly believe we are part of this ongoing process of creation.

Finally, it is you who must make the final decisions as to what life is and your purpose in living it. To me, we are here for one reason, namely, to discover the truth about whom we are and where we came from and where we are going. This is the greatest undertaking you will ever make, for once you find the truth and have a firm belief in your heart that you have found the answers you seek, death will lose its grip over you forever.