A farmer was walking on his property one day, when he heard a terrible sound coming from the well. Looking down he saw his mule. The mule had fallen in and was obviously scared and in pain. The farmer thought to himself "the mule is old and it would be way too much work to dig him out of that well, so I'll just bury him in there and that will be that." So he started shoveling dirt into the well. After about an hour, he looked down into the well, only to see an amazing sight. With every shovel of dirt that hit its back, the mule would shake it off and take a step up. The farmer kept shoveling and within a few more hours the mule was stepping out of the well and onto safe ground. The farmer was happy to have his mule back and went to pet him, when the mule bent down and bit him as hard as he could.
The moral to this story?
When life piles dirt on top of you and things look bleak, shake it off and take a step up.
The second moral to the story is...
Whenever you try to cover your a s s, it comes back to bite you.
And as the man lay there dying, he said to the snake "after all the love I've given you, after all the food and shelter I've provided for you...why did you bite me?" To this the snake simply answered "you knew what I was when you picked me up".
Something to live your life by. There are times when we cannot control the bad things that happen to us, but most of the time we can in one way or another. When you can control the bad things, take responsibility for your situation and change it for the better. Peace and love.
If you love someone let them go,
if they come back to you , they are yours
if they don't then,
they never were.
If you've let someone go but they're still in your house,
eating your food, watching your t. v., leaving dirty dishes and laundry for you to cleanup....
then you must have given birth to them, married them, or unwittingly took them to raise!
The first peace, which is the most important,
is that which comes within the souls of people
when they realize their relationship,
their oneness, with the universe and all its powers,
and when they realize that at the center
of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit),
and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.
This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this.
The second peace is that which is made between two individuals,
and the third is that which is made between two nations.
But above all you should understand that there can never
be peace between nations until there is known that true peace,
which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.
Black Elk, Oglala Sioux & Spiritual Leader (1863 - 1950)
Can a good Muslim be a good American?
I sent that question to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years.
The following is his reply:
Theologically - no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god of Arabia.
Religiously - no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam (Koran, 2:256)
Scripturally - no. Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam and the Quran (Koran).
Geographically - no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
Socially - no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
Politically - no. Because he must submit to the mullah (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and Destruction of America, the great Satan.
Domestically - no. Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34).
Intellectually - no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically - no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
Spiritually - no. Because when we declare "one nation under God," the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99 excellent names.
Therefore after much study and deliberation.... perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both "good" Muslims and good Americans.
Call it what you wish.... it's still the truth.
If you find yourself intellectually in agreement with the above statements, perhaps you will share this with your friends. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future.
Pass it on Fellow Americans. The religious war is bigger than we know or understand.
No man or woman is worth your tears and the one who is, wont make you cry. Just because someone doesnt love you the way you want them to, doesnt mean they dont love you with all they have. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. Dont waste your time on a man or woman who isnt willing to waste their time on you.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them and knowing you cant have them.
True happiness resides within, most people are searghing for happiness outside themselves. That is a fundamental mistake,happiness is something that you are and it comes from the way that you think........
I release the need to determine how things "should" be......If you are suffering in your life right now,I can guarantee that this condition is tied up with some kind of attachment to how things should be going