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The Lion

The Lion

The lion was a beast of gigantic proportions, yellow mane blowing in the cool breeze. His tail shaking its tufted end looked like a knobkerrie. A snarl revealed two rows of razor-sharp teeth as his fetid breath wafted through my mosquito net. I shouted or screamed, not sure which. Grabbing my pillow and making a threatening gesture, I yelled all the louder. He opened his great jaws, drooling streams of saliva. ‘Oh god no, he’s going to spring and crush me!’ Dragging my torn mosquito net, I dived into what looked like a ravine. Hitting bottom, I stared upwards and then awoke wrapped in the remains of the net.

Gasping for breath, bathed in sweat, and my heart thumping, I realized I had dived out of my bed onto the floor. Relieved that I was still alive and in my bedroom, I untangled myself from the net and went to the bathroom.

Later, still shaking and trying to swallow hot milo, I searched for a dream analysis on my computer. The dream interpretation of paying a severe price for a current furtive affair I was having; stared at me in the face.

The following evening as I opened the door for my girlfriend, who was coming to supper, she screamed at me. “You are a two-timing, no, a three-timing bastard.” Suddenly I felt a blow to my eye, and as I stumbled backward, a perfectly timed kick between my thighs dropped me to my knees!

It would have been less painful had the lion been real.

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Lifespan-Wisdom Snippets From Peter.

Lifespan

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It is said that our lifespan is, “Four scores and ten.” This does sound like a long time, but it passes quickly for those of us that set about enjoying every moment of our lifespan.

I used to spend ages on the internet searching for ways to find more time to complete all my daily tasks. However, I did this until I learned; I can never ‘find’ time because time is an illusion. On the other hand, I am able to make space in my waking moments to accomplish a particular task, yes, but looking for time is a lost cause.

To enjoy that which I have at present is a wise state because it leads to a peaceful existence for me. However, at no extra cost, I can dream that more and much better is up ahead. This is the cherry on the top.

My Grandmother used to say, “You have to take the bitter with the sweet.” I say, do I really?  How about sweetening the bitter?

I Am Not My thoughts

I am not my body nor my mind (which includes my thoughts). Consider this; at the time of my conception, the process of developing my body and mind began. Even more than this there was a third constituent to this precious package, my spirit. My spirit is my built-in capacity to communicate with a world in myself. A world that does not operate in the realm of the senses. More than this, my spirit, unlike my body and mind is untouchable. My spirit remains unaffected by the events in my life, whatever they were. As it was in conception, my spirit’s state remains the same at my point of death. You have heard of the expression, ‘the authentic me.’ This is the authentic me; my untouched spirit, the person I really am.

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Idiosyncrasies-Wisdom Snippets From Peter.

Idiosyncracy

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If my personal idiosyncrasies draw scornful thoughts and remarks from others it becomes their issue, as it will hurt them more than it does me. Idiosyncracies are flags of character, don’t you think?

Now that I am a while past the three-score and ten mark I feel I have earned the freedom to enjoy my idiosyncrasies and funky dress.

Sometimes the other side of the custom coin is greed and vice.

I think it is important for all of us to dream of wonderful things happening in our lives; equally important is to be grateful for what we have, whilst we wait for these to eventuate. We all have lives, we don’t all live them.

I found that many things that I wished for, came to pass, but then so did many of those that I feared.

Dynamic Flexibility

A snippet from a cool blog site.

We are always evolving. Our daily circumstances change all the time. Every day is different. That is why our idiosyncrasy must be approached with dynamic flexibility. We should never be too structured nor too spontaneous. Imagine a river with two banks. On one side you have structure and on the other spontaneity. Our job is to make sure the river doesn’t flood on one side. Too much structure and you become rigid. Too much spontaneity and you wind up in chaos.

In the context of a family, this means you need to adapt all the time. You have your ideal structure for the day and your perfect bookends. But then life happens. You don’t sleep well and miss your morning routine. Your daughter throws a tantrum and you lose your calm. The truth is things will never go as we want them to. We have to accept reality and see how we can navigate it. After all, as Dan Siegel says “flexibility is the hallmark of healthy beings”.

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Healed-Wisdom Snippets From Peter

healed

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Have Your Body and Soul Been Healed ?

As a young boy arriving home from school upset, my Grandmother would run a hot bath with Eucalyptus Oil sprinkled in it. I was allowed to submerge into the tub for ten minutes. This healed the wounds of my day. I think our world should have more Grandmothers like mine. Now I find ten minutes in my day to be still and allow my body and soul to be healed.

I think it takes a great deal of courage to live by what I consider to be my belief in something or someone.

What I dream of at this moment, is my hope of its appearance in my life tomorrow.

One of my biggest hurdles to putting my creations, “out there” is my fear of rejection. This is so sad!

If I am considered to be living in a dream world, I ask, What other option is there? So-called reality?

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Visionary-Wisdom Snippets From Peter

Vision

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Be A Visionary

I was a visionary from young, however in my earliest youth, I was not aware of the fact. Now that I have become aware of being visionary, it explains why I have failed so many times.

The trees bend in the storm, because they know they will stand erect once again, when the storm has left. Bend when you need in life’s storms, but stand erect soon as possible.

I have begun to wonder, has the word ‘motivation’ in all its forms become overused? In my case if I wanted to achieve or change something in my life, I would simply  desire it and dream it was mine. Hey-ho, it became so.

As a youth, I was very religious and went to church every day. I went because I was told God was in a box on the altar and I was very keen to meet God. The day dawned when I had a close encounter with God and was grateful to learn God was not in a box on the altar but within me; on that note I gave up on looking and began to enjoy what I have. I have never looked back since.

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Peter’s Quote for The Day-Living in Two Worlds

Green Field

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Do We Live in Two Worlds?

Do I live in two worlds I wonder? One I identify through my five senses and the other in the spiritual realm. Maybe the perception I have, of what my life should be, blinds me from seeing my life as it really is? I have a strong feeling the world I experience around me is not all there is in this life. Something inside of me suggests there is more – a lot more. There is everything to gain by believing this; on eventuality It would be a massive fulfilment of my dream. If it doesn’t eventuate I’ve lost nothing. I am excited at the prospect of discovering more though.

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Weekly Words of Wisdom-Unrequieted Dreams.

Dreams

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Unrequieted Dreams, Who Has Them?

“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter–tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…. And one fine morning– So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Gatsby lived in his dream, the green light, across the bay. A green light which signaled to him the presence of his dream, Daisy, the woman, it was said, he loved. Yet his dream was never fulfilled. It remained just that, an unrequited dream. Perhaps with you, and I, the pursuit of our dreams is like rowing a boat against a current. A current that is always sweeping us backward into our past. We, unawares, see our dreams recede with the years until we have forgotten that we had them. Do you have unrequited dreams? Do you have unrequited love? My past is a huge treasure chest of dreams and experiences. I live off these dreams and experiences, but I am careful not to live in them. Living in my dreams has caused me to lose my vision. Now I live, steering for my dreams, not living in them.

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The Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

A malachite butterfly lands on the face of a girl during a photoshoot to highlight the ‘Sensational Butterflies’ exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, in 2015. CARL COURT/GETTY IMAGES

“The butterfly effect is the idea that small, seemingly trivial events may ultimately result in something with much larger consequences – in other words, they have non-linear impacts on very complex systems. For instance, when a butterfly flaps its wings in India, that tiny change in air pressure could eventually cause a tornado in Iowa.”

From <https://science.howstuffworks.com/math-concepts/butterfly-effect.htm>

“What used to get me into trouble when I was a little person in junior school – my imagination and propensity to dream, was a trailer to the upcoming blockbuster of my life.”

I personally do not have the scientific know-how to be able to agree or disagree with the statement of the “Butterfly Effect” above, But I can attest to the statement about the little boy.

How many children in their early school years are berated and ridiculed by their teachers, laughed at by classmates, simply because of their inordinate focus on unnurtured imagination, too often passed off as ‘dreamers’? Resulting in the loss of what might otherwise have been a potential ‘blockbuster of life’ in later years. The ‘little things’ which happen in earlier lives can have catastrophic effects in later lives.

What about the massive drive to ‘save the planet’ as the world reels with the effects of various abuses by humanity on our world’s ecosystem? These abuses have been surreptitiously attacking our planet whilst we unknowingly go about our daily lives. They started off maybe a hundred years or so ago, with the introduction and growth of the industrial revolution and mass production of all manner of goods, some necessary, many not; some beneficial to humanity, many not. Probably the greater proportion assailing our ecosystem.

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This brings me to the question; if all the above has been taking place little by little in the past, what is there that you and I can do now in the present, to halt the surge of the butterfly effect and heal the damage? There are those of us that are able to start up or join groups that are actively pursuing solutions to the real global pandemic – the assaulting of our planet’s ecosystem. The greater amount of us are unable (hopefully not unwilling) to start up or join these groups, for one reason or another. What about us?

I found the following piece on the same website, which I feel, offers a solution to each and every one of us:

Alessandro Filazzola says that he does wonder about the indirect effects of his personal actions.

“The items I buy, the people I interact with, the things I say, I believe can each have their cascading effects that ripple through society,” he says. “That is why it is important to try and be a good person, to create a positive influence. One thing I also think about is how these indirect effects are often not as small and removed as I believe many would think.”

Alessandro Filazzola, a community ecologist, data scientist, and post-doctorate fellow at the

University of Alberta.

From <https://science.howstuffworks.com/math-concepts/butterfly-effect.htm>

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Trail of Wilderness

Medieval Prose by sirpeterjames.com

Youth in Wilderness

Along the trail of wilderness wandered I ,my heart did cry, who am, I who am I?

Yet no reply, no reply came to my reporte. Yet did the wind call in its flight yonder.

Is this the voice I seek, the voice of my thoughtse? Nay, surely not; the wind is but a knave seeking willful sporte.

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Clarence the Caterpillar (Part Two)

Clarence was terrified and began wriggling for all he was worth. The bird swooped towards the river, heading for her young ones in their nest. Clarence managed to squirm free and fell headlong into the water, where a fish took a bite at him, narrowly missing and in doing so, knocked him onto the bank. Badly shaken, bruised and cold he huddled under the safety of some rocky cover. Continue reading Clarence the Caterpillar (Part Two)