Category Archives: peace

The End Is NOT “The” End, Guaranteed

Have you ever thought about your own future?  Of course you have.

Have you ever noticed that most “religions” talk about a “Good” place, and a “Bad” place that each of us will go to, after “death”.   (…why do they call it death, when, either way, they say, you’ll live on?)

I’m contemplating how to say ONE thing (like…Love is the answer to every question…) … that would get people to seriously consider their own outlook on life…and “death”… and FUTURE.  What came up?   Never mind what Gods’ name is….nevermind what location, exactly, you will be going to.  It would seem that living a life based on caring and helpfulness would be better than ALL the other alternatives!   …then everybody comes out ahead.  Remember…the one belief, that most people have about life after …”passing”… it’s a continuation.

Well, if you’re not sure that Jesus, or Budda, or others, were on to something, THINK ABOUT THIS… “The End” IS NOT “THE” END!  Actually, there is NO end!   ….Now what?

(Another message from (a quite opinionated person, as a result of being …) a “near” death survivor.)

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My Whole Life Was Wasted…..

Another take on, “Grandma said she went to bed 49 and woke up 60!”.
“I can tell you every players’ statistics for the last 20 years.”
“I’ve seen all those movies so many times, I know all the words.”
“I hardly ever drive that 30 year old beauty, but I always wash it weekly. Isn’t it a beaut?”

Those phrases don’t belong to this writer. There are, inevitably, others that DO, though. I wish there weren’t…..
Why are we, as individuals, here? On this planet, at this time, it might seem that we are here to help the less fortunate. Sure, happiness figures in there, somewhere….marriage, children, maybe.
Are we here to own “stuff”? It seems that the more “stuff” you own, the more time it takes to maintain it…leaving…”no” time!
It’s been said, by many an old “geezer”, “My whole life’s been wasted!”. It’s not all that uncommon, at the end of life. It is also not uncommon to hear that from (“near”) death survivors! Why would that be? Maybe because they’ve been shown what REALLY matters, and what doesn’t matter, in the long run.
If life was really as it is presumed to have been meant to be, helping others would not be necessary! Once there WERE “others” in the “Garden of Eden”, WHO would have NEEDED help……if the change from bliss never happened?? Can THAT be the “reason” we’re here, to love…to help? Really?
When it IS time to “meet my Maker”, it seems like knowing players’ stats won’t be real important. It would be highly unlikely that the first thing out of Gods mouth will be, “How’s that antique car looking?”, either. The Almighty and we will immediately start going over the funniest movie quotes of all time…..right?
In a troubled world there are a multitude of ways to “waste” time. Having personally seen (and understood!) that the life you live now, has a LOT to do with the “life” you live…after…life…act for act, thought for thought….any “thinking” person might try to…spend time, here….wisely, for sure. What do you think?

You Want Justice…..Whose Justice?

What is the best way for a “near death” survivor to suggest, to understand justice?  Always take the “other side” of a subject, first.

(I just thought of something…it’s been decades, and I’m still correlating “the experience”…)  By doing this there would BE NO surprise, at the “life review”, upon learning that, during the review, YOU ALSO suffer, exactly as that “other guy” you’re dealing with “suffers”!!  If you always take/look at the “other side” first, desiring JUSTICE, BOTH sides can be proud, not…down…times two!

Example?  Who hasn’t called someone “stupid” during childhood?  OK.  Now, at the life review, you may EXPECT a boot to the head for calling them stupid.  So what, it’s just another boot to the head.  Only THIS time it includes a bonus!  You get to FEEL what THEY felt at that moment!  Maybe for a VEEEEERRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYY long time.  Oh joy!  (Once again, we’ve done it to ourselves………(!))  You better hope that what you did to them wasn’t something like………(intentional) burning, or……harming a loved one.  ….Every single act (AND thought)!!  IEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

How to Stop the Escalation

Who hasn’t run into a situation where there are several people having a conversation.  They may be talking about…….politics, or how to raise children, or some such.The conversation becomes “heated”, verging on argument.  Most folks that find themselves in this position have come to the point where, knowing minds probably won’t be changed, today, they work on winding down the situation, agreeing to disagree (and, probably go home and apply a little of what they heard!).  What is the alternative?

With  topics that mean so much to a person, such as these, it is awful easy to go too far.  First, it becomes yelling.  Throw in a couple belly bumps.  Add a push, here and there.  What’s next?  Yep, somebody swings.  One swings, so the other takes a swing.  Throw in a bystander, or two, and we have a party, of the heinous variety.  Maybe, somebody dies.  So somebody else, from the opposing faction, has to die, right?  Where does this end?  DOES this end?

All this was able to be “easily” avoided by just winding down the situation, each person still feeling correct, but “living” with it, accepting things as they are, for now, but working for change.  Instead of focusing on who had received the last beating, or insult, or even death, there needs to be an agreement that the only way to stop this “thing” is to just STOP NOW.  It seems it’s the only way to prevent an (inevitable?) escalation, when discord begins.  If it NOW works for conversation, it can be made to apply to WAR!  If no one cares about the lives saved, think about the MONEY SAVED!  Everyones’ standard of living goes up, if there’s no war.  Hello?