Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Pamela Positive: Do Unto Others

Do Unto Others is from ancient times.  Hearing different versions from philosophers and religious leaders make us realize the commonality of Truth.  What a wonderful way to tie the world together!

“May I do unto others as I would that they should do unto me.”
Plato, 5th century B.C.

“Do not do unto others all that which is not well for oneself.”
Zoroaster, 6th century B.C.

“Hurt not others with that which pains thyself.”
Buddha, 6th century B.C.

“Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you.”
Confucius, 6th century B.C.

“Do not unto others what thou wouldst not they should do unto thee.”
Rabbi Hillel, 1st century B.C.

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
Jesus, 1st century A.D.

“None of you truly have the faith if you do not desire for your brother that which you desire for yourself.”
Muhammad, 6th century A.D.

“Lay not on any soul a load which ye would not wish to be laid upon you and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself.”
Baha’u’llah, 19th century A.D.

What Do You Need to Know?

“I can not humanly foresee what I spiritually need to know.”
-Grey T. Full

What Do You Need to Know?

I mean really know?

Every day we absorb information, read magazines, watch TV, our IPADS of our phones.  (Isn’t that strange to say we “watch our phones” but we do!)

And this affects our thought.

But what do you really need to know?

It’s all what we don’t read. What we don’t see. What we can’t touch.

It’s kindness, love, joy.

It’s peace and goodness.

It’s trust and hope.

It’s all spiritually based and eternal.

Focus on what is eternal and untouchable humanly, and you will know, all you need to know.

Be joyfilled tonite!

Love, Pamela

The Pamela Positive: Wisdom from Lao Tzu

Dear Living and Giving Enthusiasts,

Here is a series of quotes from Lao Tzu, who had some wonderful wisdom. Lao Tzu was a Chinese philosopher in the 6th century BC.  He wrote the Tao Te Ching, and has been followed by millions who wanted to be released from oppressive regimes.  The following series features some of his quotes that help us gain freedom from any limitation. Whether it’s a political uprising or simply the desire to live more fully, here is some guidance.

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

The specific birthdate of Lao Tzu is unknown. Legends vary, but scholars place his birth between 600 and 300 B.C.E. Lao Tzu is attributed with the writing of the “Tao-Te Ching,” (tao—meaning the way of all life, te—meaning the fit use of life by men, and ching—meaning text or classic). Lao Tzu was not his real name, but an honorific given the sage, meaning “Old Master.”  Lao Tzu wanted his philosophy to remain a natural way to live life with goodness, serenity and respect. Lao Tzu laid down no rigid code of behavior. He believed a person’s conduct should be governed by instinct and conscience.

Additional Quotes:

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”

“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.”

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”

“Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.”

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2622245.Lao_Tzu

Come learn about The Man Worth While

Learn about The Man Worth While

“It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.”

The Man Worth While 
Ella Wheeler Cox

What a firm and joyful attitude that comes from within!

We are not going to be swayed by our circumstances,  bit of news, or another person’s reaction. No, we are master’s of our own soul.

We have the privilege of choosing pleasantness at every moment.

If you think life is out of control, remember that your life within is in your control.   Life is not made of events. It is made up of qualities that we cherish. That includes love, goodness, expecting the best, joy, fun!   So don’t focus on the negative things that present themselves to you.  It’s an event, not something that sticks to you forever. You focus on what your thought presents to you inside.  And you get to decide what your mind thinks on.   How freeing!

Onwards we go. Full joy and expectancy of good. Love, Love, Love — Regardless!

Focusing on Love,
Pamela

—✶—

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. She was was born in 1850 on a farm in Johnstown, Wisconsin, east of Janesville, the youngest of four children. The family soon moved north of Madison. She started writing poetry at a very early age, and was well known as a poet in her own state by the time she graduated from high school. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was “The Way Of The World”, which contains the lines, “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone”.

In 1884, she married Robert Wilcox of Meriden, Connecticut, where the couple lived before moving to New York City and then to Granite Bay in the Short Beach section of Branford, Connecticut. The two homes they built on Long Island Sound, along with several cottages, became known as Bungalow Court, and they would hold gatherings there of literary and artistic friends.  They had one child, a son, who died shortly after birth. Not long after their marriage, they both became interested in theosophy, new thought, and spiritualism.

A popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in the title of her poem “Whatever Is—Is Best”, suggesting an echo of Alexander Pope’s “Whatever is, is right.”

Bio Source: Wiki

In Today’s Global Atmosphere of Highly Polarized Viewpoints, We Can’t Afford to Tolerate Divisiveness

“In today’s global atmosphere of highly polarized viewpoints, we can’t afford to tolerate divisiveness, even in small instances.”

This is a great quote that I ran across.

What are you entertaining in your heart right now?

The thought of a beautiful day…
or an unkind comment?

Gratitude you spoke with your mom
or overwhelmed by all your email?

Appreciation of the refreshing rain
or grumpy about a grey day?

Upset about a colleague’s comments
or compassion that perhaps they are troubled by something else, other than you?

Rankled by our government’s excesses
or grateful for a free country?

Appreciative of breathing and be alive
or just feeling down, for no reason?

—✶—

Don’t divide yourself from anyone — or anything — by thinking something divisive. Find the good!

The Classic Pamela Positive: Start by Listening

“My goal is to extract a design that emerges from the essence of the music rather than to decorate its story…   This process usually takes two to three months of immersing myself in the opera by listening to it 200 to 300 times.” – Jun Kaneko

Master designer Jun Kaneko provides the design for the San Francisco Opera’s production of The Magic Flute…and what a powerful way he envisages how to create this vision for us all.  It’s synergistic, based on pulling all elements together and starting with one of the most important qualities…listening.

Jun Kaneko is a Japanese-American visual artist, with sculptures and other artwork in more than 50 museums.  He has previously worked on opera productions for Madama Butterfly and Fidelio.  He was the Production Designer for the San Francisco Opera’s production of The Magic Flute, in June 2012.

OVERTURN YOUR LIFE Bouleversement

I have learned not to pray for the specific, but instead to pray for Christ example in thought, love in life, being in God. Then the “Bouleversement” can occur.
-Grey T. Full

Are you praying for something specific?   It’s not wrong, but you could be limiting yourself.   

A higher prayer is to pray for Christ’s will in your life, or for his love in your heart….

If we pray for God’s way that blesses not just you, but everyone. That’s where you can embody the French word “Bouleversement,” which means to up-end or overturn.

Pray on a higher level and transform the world!