QUOTE(Rick @ Jan 14, 2009, 02:40 PM)
Yeah, five birthdays at once! Quite a feat. Happy 79th.
Thanks, to one and all of my revered friends!!!
Jokingly, when I write to an agnostic, and I want to ask God to bless him/her, I could write:
G?d bless you.
Of course to the rich and powerful it would be:
G$d bless you.
To those with dyslexia you could say: doG bless you.
Use your imagination. G
d, G-d, G-d, G-d, G-d, G-d.
Now, put a different kind of "smilie" in place of each dash.
But seriously, I do not pray to a god and ask "him/her" for special blessings.
No, I simply assume that the blessings are already there. It is up to me to get rid of My resistance. Then I tune in to and connect with what Eckhart Tolle calls the Presence, the Now, Being itself--which I summarize in the acronym 'GOD'.
This seems to help make it so that, "all things work together for good"--no matter what circumstances--good, bad and otherwise--life hands me.
For example, here is one who seems to be a GOD-filled person. Take a look at what he is doing with the difficult circumstances which nature and nurture have handed to him:http://www.maniacworld.com/are-you-going-t...ish-strong.html
I like the following words of inspiration: The difficult I work on doing as soon as I can; the impossible may take a little longer.