Tuesday, August 22, 2017

If You Don't Mind

The other night there was a person I came in to contact with that started weeping non-stop.

I just kept quiet.

When she finally stopped, she began telling me about those who kept abusing her verbally, by playing on her emotions, the emotions they knew would upset her.

She then asked, what is it that I can do to put an end to letting them get under my skin.

I told her, I too, used to be just like her, until finally . . . I let go!

Informing her:

If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Freeing My Mind

Ah . . . the dark morning hours,
Are here again,
To where I can free my thoughts,
Once again,
Flying high,
Like an eagle,
Across the land,
I see people dancing,
And hear them laughing,
Which brings me great delight,
But most of all,
This peace I feel,
Within these moments I'm in.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I Love Thunderstorms

I love when the rain falls so heavily to where it's almost zero visibility, the smell of the rain, and the sound of the thunder when it comes crashing down, it's better than any fireworks I've ever heard, especially at night into the early morning hours while sitting by candlelight or when lying in bed.

Perhaps because when I was younger, my mother always made it exciting for us, instead of giving in to fear!  Oh yes, the sound of the thunder makes me jump for an instant, but, I guess that's the exciting part I love the best!

Tonight here in Minneapolis Minnesota the rain has been falling quite heavily but, a few early morning hours ago, the thunder roared!  Oh . . . how I love what that does for me!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Once Again

What you're about to read is my haiku poem along with another poem I wrote tonight that came to me once I emptied my mind, once again.



Sitting in darkness,
A cloud above passes by.
Moonlight spreads its wings.




My mind has drawn a blank,
Like the bait on a hook,
With no expectation,
As to what's to come.

Now I'm bathing in darkness,
Not knowing truly,
Where I am,
Or what's ahead,
For my mind has become blank,
Once again.

Until suddenly,
The moonlight above,
Spread its wings,
Down upon me.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Taking Time Out for One's Self

Taking time out for one's self I believe is of great importance!

If you're like me, you work hard for your money, which I'm thankful to have a job but, making money isn't everything, this is why when my job is done for the day, or when I have some time off, I LOVE TAKING TIME OUT FOR MYSELF!  Those who know me, or have read some of my posts, you know just how I do that but, we all have our preference as to what works for us, therefore, I highly encourage you all to find what works for you in order to take that time out for yourself as long as you're not hurting others or yourself.

FIND THAT PLACE, EMBRACE IT, AND LIVE YOUR LIFE FREELY!

Sometimes our WORLD, is what we make it!

May you all find peace, happiness, and freedom in wherever that place might be for you.

Lon

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ah . . . Finally the Night Has Come


Ah . . .
Finally,
The night has come,
To where,
I can free my thoughts,
Allowing room . . .
For others to get in.
As I sit quietly,
I just wait,
For what's to come,
In this empty mind,
Of mine.
Soon,
The morning hours will come,
To where,
I can also sit quietly,
Emptying my mind,
Once again,
To what . . .
Lies ahead.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Fear Is The Biggest Enemy


Commonsense,
And fear,
Are two different things!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Laughter

I feel laughter is one of the best medicines there is!

Some years ago I read about an elderly woman that was diagnose with terminal cancer that only had a few months to live seeing her cancer was full fledged according to her doctor.  She started watching sitcoms, stand-up comedians, television shows, and movies that all had to do with comedy to make her laugh, for she decided she may as well enjoy her life before she goes.  Only after a month of her diagnosis, she went to visit her doctor again and found out she no longer had cancer of whatsoever, the cancer was no where to be found!

This is one of the reasons . . .

I FEEL LAUGHTER IS ONE OF THE BEST MEDICINES THERE IS!

At around 5:00 this morning I decided to go to YouTube to see if there was anything funny I could watch.  To my surprise, I came across Gabriel Iglesias, who I've never seen before.  I feel he's one of the best comedians I've ever seen!  Thank you, Gabriel Iglesias, for getting me to laugh!


Later in the day, I had my wife watch him as well, and she fully enjoyed his comedy too!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Letting Go of Fear

There have been times I've had so many thoughts racing through my external mind that had to do with fear, to the point that I couldn't take anymore, until all those thoughts completely vanished to where I had no thoughts at all, for my mind became totally blank.  The reason why, is because without my knowing, I returned to my True Nature of Mind.  The choice is ours, we can let such thoughts of fear go when everything seems to be crashing down around us, or we can grab hold of such thoughts continuing to live in our external mind, or choose to live in our True Nature of Mind that's not associated with such thoughts of fear.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Greed and Hate

I can't help but to think:


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Another Night


Another night has come,
Enabling me to light my candle,
Once again,
Giving me the words,
In which I ought to say,
As I spread them out,
Upon my page.

Those who come here,
I wish you all,
Much peace,
And happiness.

Lon

Friday, July 28, 2017

Without End

My candlelight burns,
Wakening my darkest fears,
My light has no end.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My Dark Morning Hours

The last few days,
I've enjoyed the warmth from the sun,
A gentle rain,
And breeze,
That fell upon me,
The sound of birds,
People talking and walking,
dogs barking,
And a cat's meow,
But now,
It's time for one of my other favorite places to be,
In these dark morning hours.

My candlelight and tea,
We all three,
Get along just fine,
In these dark morning hours.

The clock ticks slow,
We have no place to go,
We're content,
Just where we are.

There's no need to fret,
Because if we did,
We couldn't enjoy,
This moment we're in.

The dark morning hours,
Rain upon me,
Freeing my mind,
Once again,
From some of the places,
I've been,
But now,
It's time for me to fly.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Negative Thoughts and Letting Go

I've been noticing lately that when someone has tried to upset me with their words, I've had a tendency to grab hold of their negativity.  Once I opened up to my true state of mind as to what was actually taking place when I grabbed on, I realized I can let such thoughts go, and better yet, don't grab hold of such thoughts in the first place.  There are actual times now, when someone tries to pass on their negativity to me that I actually start laughing inside, thinking . . . oh what a poor soul.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Laughter and Me

There are times,
I have,
No one else,
To laugh with,
Except,
For the thoughts,
That enter,
My mind.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Fear


Open up,
To your darkest fears,
And you'll only see more,
Let them go,
And that doorway,
Will become closed.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Is The World Coming To An End

Is the world,
Coming to an end,
Like some have said,
I do not know,
Nor do I care,
Except,
For this moment I'm in.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My Visit from a Friend

Several years ago my wife and I would stop by our favorite Asian store to purchase rice, tea, and other things we had need of.  There were two brothers that ran the place.  The one brother was younger than the other.  The older one, I had a great liking for, for he was quite quiet, and had the appearance of Laughing Buddha.

Every time he was there, when we were, I could feel his calm energy, such calmness that whenever I was in his presence, I felt tranquil as well.

In the early morning hours like around 1:30 AM I was sitting by my computer.  During that time, my wife was sound asleep.

Suddenly I felt a presence of someone standing to my right behind me.  When I turned to look, it was him.  I turned away for a moment, for I was quite shocked at what I saw, but, when I turned back, he was gone.

Not long after, my wife and I returned to their store.  It was then that his younger brother told us that his older brother passed on.  When I heard that, my tears built up in my eyes.

I told his brother what I saw, and he totally believed me.

When looking back on that ghostly encounter that took place, it truly touches my heart that he would come to say goodbye to me, letting me know everything was okay.

Before his passing on, I wish I could have gotten to know him better but, the only time I'd see him, was when my wife and I were in his store.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

I Believe Much Wars Would Cease

If only some people would put their hate, greed, dislike, and all their differences aside accepting others for who they are, and what they believe, as long as they're not hurting anyone.

I believe we're living in a world of tears and great sorrow.

Even cows cry!


I feel it's of great importance to show and have a heart of compassion for all sentient beings, for I believe we're all interconnected.

Some people might not like who I am, or what I have to say, which is fine by me, as long as my heart goes out to you.

If you liked what I had to say, you might also like:

God and Buddhism

There may be those who have hurt you in your past, or still do, but, if we don't forgive the wrongs they've done or do, we can't enjoy our lives today, for it's like I said, I believe we're all interconnected, therefore no one's better than anyone, for we've all made mistakes, and still do.

KINDNESS RULES!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

God and Buddhism

First of all, I want to say, as a Buddhist, I don't believe in God, I just try to follow the teachings of Buddha, even though I'm this imperfect person that I am.  Furthermore, Buddha never said he was God; he was just an enlightened one.


Why some people can't accept another person for what they've chosen to believe when it comes to religion or their spiritual path, I'll never know.  And why some of them think only their way is right, and everyone else will be condemned if they don't believe as they, is something else I'll never know.

There are many books out there, does that mean only one holds the truth.  Those who believe it does, carry on, I'm happy for you but, please don't look at me with your judgmental eyes or preach to me, just because my path differs from yours.

I'm not here to cast judgment on anyone, and I'm certainly not here to try to convert others over to becoming a Buddhist, my main reason I'm here is to have a heart of compassion for everyone including myself.

Some time back, a woman saw me wearing my "Mala Beads" Buddhist Prayer Beads.  When she saw that, she said, "I thought you were a Christian!"

"No," I told her, "I've been a Buddhist for years."

She then asked, "Where will you go when you die!"

"That all depends on my karma in this life," I said.

Furthermore, I explained, "I don't believe our soul ever dies, life is like a wheel that goes around continuously."

HER EYES SUDDENLY WIDENED AS SHE LOOKED AT ME WITH THOSE JUDGMENTAL EYES!