Saturday, April 28, 2018

My storehouse burned down... nothing stands between me
and the moon above.
Mizuta Masahide

My interpretation?
Don't let materialism get in the way.....

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The more I sit....

The more I sit, with open mind and closed eyes, the more I  see the simple things that make life beautiful, things that one with a closed mind and open eyes is not capable of seeing.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gnothi seauton

Gnothi seauton
An ancient Greek aphorism, which means "know thyself"

Know thyself.
Believe in thyself.
Be thyself. 👍
and thyself you will become...... 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Revenge Energy

People spend too much time thinking about something “wrong” that happened in their lives and it’s harming them.

For example:  A person lent $100 to a friend and that friend did not pay him back. This person then spends the next 3- 6 months or longer being consumed with and constantly thinking about how they “got screwed” by their friend. Furthermore, they spend all their time and energy thinking about how they’re going to get that money back or worse, how they will get revenge on that person for “screwing them over”.

Problem with this, first of all, is all the negative energy they spend on the situation.  This negative energy is actually doing them more harm that the original problem. Our bodies are made up of energy, positive and negative. When we have an imbalance of one or the other, it affects us. Too much positive energy or too much negative energy, both have effects on us. Thoughts are vibrations turned into energy, resonating throughout our bodies and these vibrations are actually our life force, that is, it’s what keeps us alive. Now, energy is made up of vibrations and when we spend all our time thinking about revenge or how we’ll get back at someone, those are negative vibrations that end up bouncing throughout our bodies that effect our life energy. Eventually, we get so many negative vibrations built up inside our bodies from this way of thinking that they end up harming us. They harm us not just physically but also mentally and spiritually. These negative vibrations fill us with negative energy that wreaks havoc on us. We might not see it right away but it does have slow, long term effects. Why do you think they say that stress is the number one killer? It’s because of all the negative vibrations, all the negative energy that is consuming our body, mind and soul from the thoughts created by the stress. It literally kills the body which in turn damages the mind and soul.

I hear it all the time, people commenting about how someone screwed them over for this or that and how they will “get them” for it or in other words, how they will get their revenge on this person. Little do they realize the harm they are actually doing to themselves!  The time and energy spent on this is far more damaging, in most cases, than the original “crime”. If they would just learn to “let it go”, they would be far healthier and would not end up “screwing themselves”… Look at the big picture, people, and don’t get so wrapped up on the “little” things in life (everything is actually “little” if you think about it in a spiritual sense).

Now I’m not saying to not pursue and attempt to recover that what was lost. No, I’m not saying that. What I do mean is to not let it consume you. Follow up on it but keep it to a reasonable level. Don’t forget, it’s just material stuff that is not ever lasting. Material things will eventually fade away like dust in the wind. It’s simply a material thing in our material world.  Stay focused on the spiritual world and what’s important to the health and growth of your spirit.

Be like nature: the birds, the trees, the bees, ants and other don’t dwell on what “happened” to them, they deal with it right then and there, “lick their wounds, learn from it and then move on”, leaving it behind them.  Let it be…. It’s better for ya.

Myself, I try let things go. Things happen in life that I cannot control and I might get bummed out about it but then I let it go. As I move forward in life, those types of situations are long gone; as a matter of fact, they aren’t even in my “rear view mirror” anymore, as I continue driving forward, along the highway of my life J

Sunday, December 13, 2015

2 steps to Inner Peace

To find inner peace, stillness, awareness, enlightenment, nirvana or whatever you want to call it, there are 2 important steps:

The first step is thinking about it.
The last step is NOT thinking!

[So, next time you’re sitting on the couch, staring out into space and your spouse says, “Honey, you look like you don’t have a thought in your mind”, you now know what to tell them, “Yes dear, that’s right, I was in a state of (choose from above) ….!!]

Jon J

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Part of the Journey

It’s all part of the Journey, whether you meditate 12 hours a day, work 12 hours a day or drink, yep, you guessed it, 12 hours a day. It’s all part of the Journey. There is no difference.

Some might say, “when we meditate, we are on the Journey” meaning that when we get caught up in the “material” world and are focused on the “real” world instead if the spiritual side of things, that it’s not part of the Journey, that we are off course like a ship without a sail adrift in the sea. That is wrong. All aspects of everything we do are part of the Journey. None are better than the other for all are chances at learning and “growing’. Sometimes, we grow more when we look, reflect inward while other times, we actually “grow” more when we are living in the “outer” world because the opportunities for growth are greater. I feel that when I am not focused on the spiritual side of things and living in the “real” world, that I’m actually being tested on what I learned from the inner world, from my thoughts. It’s a test of my faith; a chance to put what I feel, how I feel we should think and act toward others and nature into action. It’s like an athlete, you can train all you want but until you’re tested in a game, you will not know how good you are or how well you’ve learned.

Overall, there is no difference as opportunities are abound in both.

So don’t dwell so much when you are stuck in the real world and feel as if you are “off the path”, it’s all part of the Journey.  Embrace it and make the most of it but most importantly, be cool, be calm and enjoy the ride!

Jon J

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Journey Detours

The Journey we are on has a 1001 detours. Do not despair, for if you are truly seeking yet feel lost, far away from the way, you shall return to the path you were on … eventually J 

Or, did you even leave that path??

Jon J

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Soul, 3 Questions

There are 3 main questions when pondering the Soul.

The first question and perhaps the most obvious one is, “What is a Soul”?
Which would lead to the next question, “Do we have a soul”?
And if we do have a soul, then the third question is, “What happens to the soul after we die”?

The first 2 questions, I will deal with later. Right now I want to briefly deal with the 3nd question; what happens to the soul after we die?

To me, there are 3 possibilities as to what happens to the soul after we move on.

The 1st possibility as to what happens to the soul after we die is…. NOTHING!
Some people believe that when we die, when our body gives up and no longer functions, then the soul also goes away. That is, it dies too. That’s the end. No more life equals no more soul!

The 2nd possibility and this one is a widely held belief that is fueled behind the teachings of most religions. That belief is that the soul either goes to Heaven or it goes to Hell to “live” forever based on how “good” you were during that one lifetime.

The 3rd possibility and one that has grown in acceptance in the West but is an old belief in the East, is that the soul continues, through rebirth, on its journey.  Now this journey, according to the beliefs, is a journey to reach “perfection” or as it’s sometimes referred to as, Nirvana. (No, not the band but a state of mind!) The soul is reborn, in many possible forms, as many times as needed in order to reach that state of mind, whatever you want to call it.

I tend, after years of thoughts on this matter and after having grown up in a Catholic atmosphere during my childhood days, toward believing in the 3rd possibility. I believe in rebirth and believe that the soul will continue on its so called journey for as long as energy exists. (The soul is a form of energy, by the way)

What are your thoughts?
What do you believe happens to the soul after our human form “dies”?

Do you even believe we have a soul? 

Jon J

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Could we be 1 ?

If I were blind,
Would u see me?
If I were deaf,
Would y hear me?

If I were alive,
Would you live for me?
If I were dead,
Would u die for me?

If I were you,
Would you be me?
What if I AM you,
And you ARE me?

Could we be 1?
Like Yin and Yang?
Or something even greater....

Jon J

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