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Wisdom Snippets From Peter.

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They lay together in the warmth of their spooned embrace; breathing slowly now, the embers of passion subsiding, she smiled with closed eyes as he held her close. Together they drifted to a cozy misty place of slumber. He wanted to remember that moment forever. Even in his torment of hearing, she had given herself to another; he wished to see her just one more time. Wisdom visited him in a dream one night, warning that should his wish be granted, his best memory would be traded for his worst. The day came when his wish was granted and he gazed at her from a distance, beautiful, happy, in the arms of another. He looked at her with grief in his heart. She turned briefly, looking into his eyes with no recognition of who he was; she lifted her face and kissed the other man. At that moment, his wish, his dream, had turned into a pillar of salt! In our lives, there is only one reality, an opportunity for enjoying love, peace, and joy in this moment now;  dreams of yesterday do not matter, and tomorrow does not exist until it becomes today. Seek only this moment in which you are living now.

If you keep peeling an onion, what do you have once it has all been peeled – a peeled onion. The important matter is this, did you enjoy peeling it, because it seems you are crying?

“Faith is the unconditional acceptance of something you are wanting has already come about, even though you don’t see it for the moment.

Very little of what you want in your life will come about if you do not believe in what you want in your life.

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Michael Collins – The Movie

Michael Collins

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A Film Review by sirpeterjames.com.

Neil Jordan directs this film, and it stars Liam Neeson as the man, Michael Collins, Aiden Quinn as Hary Boland, and Julia Roberts as the romantic figure in both the lives of Michael and Harry.

The filming of this movie in 1996 took place in County Dublin and the city of Dublin. Filming also took place in County Wicklow, and a reshoot was done in New York.

The movie takes you back to the critical Irish history period of 1916-1922.

The film received many awards and was the highest-grossing film in Ireland. (4000 Irish pounds in 2000.)

There were many positives from critics around the globe and a few negatives. One of these is that certain of the scenes and statements made by characters in the film were inaccurate in terms of historical records. Jordan responded that filming time was limited, and in any event, most audiences needed a general idea of what took place, not the minutiae of Irish culture and history.

As a newcomer to this beautiful country and someone who has breezed through books and old films and visited a few historic sites, my local knowledge is somewhat limited. Therefore, the movie provided a fair amount of enlightenment about the establishment of the present Republic of Ireland and how it came about.

The performers were superb, the special effects were terrific, and the film was excellent. I considered my investment of three dollars ninety-nine to be the top value for my money.

Movie time was an hour and 33 minutes but I would not stake my life on this guess, though.

The storyline begins with the Irish Republican Army (IRA) surrendering to the British Army at the Easter Rising in 1916. Several key figures, Michael (Mick) Collins, Harry Boland, Eamon De Valera, and others, were imprisoned.

In 1918 in the Irish General Election, the Sein Fein Party was victorious. De Valera was elected president, Michael Collins, Director of Intelligence for the emerging IRA. The party then declared Irish independence unilaterally, leading to the Irish war of independence.

We now see the IRA coming into its own as Michael Collins launched his guerrilla tactics.

These tactics take you through the movie and a sprint pace. I wouldn’t comment on how much of the activity is true-to-life and how much is pumped up movie drama. But I would say that the man’s character, Michael Collins, was that of a sharp-witted, fearless man who went out against one of the greatest empires in the world with small numbers of poorly armed fighters. They were hopelessly outnumbered by the well-trained, well-armed British.

Michael Collins saw the chink in the British armor was their intelligence network, which he systematically destroyed, causing the British to call a truce.

Irrespective of your political beliefs, you cannot but appreciate what one man’s dedication, audacity, and intelligence accomplished against a mighty empire that had ruled Ireland with an iron fist for over 700 years.

To look at the whole storyline, you need to see the movie. You will be on the edge of your seat, so brace yourself.

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Mountains-Wisdom Snippets From Peter.

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I have read, “Faith can move mountains.” The question I have is this, “Once moved, where do I relocate them? Most importantly I have discovered, moving mountains is one thing, relocating them is another.

I changed things in my life after a very meaningful lesson. To start with, every relationship I experienced over the years irrespective of whether it was business, life partnership, or friendships, needed support. Most importantly, they had to be founded on three pillars: Love, transparency, and respect. However, I must explain the word love and the context in which I use the word: Agape (Greek) means the love we have for our fellow humans. Fileo (Greek) means the love we have for parents, children, and siblings. Eros (Greek) Means romantic love.

We are made of all those who have built and broken us. (Atticus Finch Quote from To Kill a Mockingbird.) What if we are not so much built and broken by others as we are built and broken by how we respond to their building and breaking of us?

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Famous Author Quotes-JM Coetzee on Teach To Learn.

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“He continues to teach because it provides him with a livelihood; also because it teaches him humility, brings it home to him who he is in the world. The irony does not escape him: that the one who comes to teach learns the keenest of lessons, while those who come to learn, learn nothing.”

― J.M. Coetzee. (Nobel Prize Winner in Literature.)

Teaching others was the love of my life; I discovered, in teaching others I became masterful in my subject matter. Many of those that I taught unfortunately never learned. I often wondered why they came to the teaching sessions. There were those, that did learn, but never applied to their lives. I am grateful for those that did learn, applied and in turn, taught others. Then there were those that learned, taught others, and raised teachers among those. This was my truest blessing, grand-students! I have always believed that a true teacher is a teacher that raises a teacher among their students, who also raises a teacher. The cherry on the top for me is, I have lived to see it come to pass.

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Famous Author Quotes-Paulo Coelho on Never Imprison Love.

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― Paulo Coelho

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”

― Paulo Coelho

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Paulo’s words are wise indeed and from these, we should all take care regarding this precious word, love.

I cannot remember ever trying to tame or understand the various experiences of love in my life, but there is every chance that I did. It’s possible, I might have tried to control and imprison love, although I cannot consciously recall doing this. Thinking about it, I can distinctively recall the feeling of romantic love. The love of my various family members along with the love of my fellow humans, these I recall quite clearly. Yet, love has been a mystery to me. A mystery that has to some extent become a little more clear in discovering that love comes in many differing forms.

The very best description I have ever read was from a passage of ancient wise words, and it goes like this: “Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

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Famous Author Quotes-Mesa Selimonic on Love Hurts

“Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality, love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that doesn’t hurt.”

Mesa Selimovic, Serbian Author.

Eros Love

I discovered a rather interesting thing about love. All through the ages, there have been romantic stories, books, poems, and movies.  This is what I would call romantic love and it describes the physical, sensual intimacy between lovers. It expresses the sexual, the romantic attraction between two people. It has its origins in the Mythological Greek God, Eros. He was the god of love, sexual desire, physical attraction, and physical love.

Storge Love

There is another kind of love, once again from a Greek word; Storge. This is the love that is shared by parents for children and children for parents, siblings for each other.

Philia Love

Philia is a word, also of Greek origin that describes the love between friends.

Agape Love

Lastly, Agape love, describing a Godly love we have for our fellow humans.

I can imagine, in the realm of the Eros love, we might experience feelings of hurt. It can be the cause of rejection, envy, jealousy, and many others. The reason being that this love type is conditionally based. “I will love you if you love me in return.” Or,” I will give you if you give me in return.”

Philia is the love type that we are born into. Parents, children, siblings are held into a type of, “Blood is thicker than water” situation. It has been my experience that hurt, envy, jealousy, and rejection could be experienced in this love type.

Agape is unconditional loving. “You are my enemy, but I love you.” “I give to you freely, without expecting anything in return.”

All other kinds of love are capable of hurting. Agape alone never hurts.

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Peter’s Quote for The Day-Choosing Friends.

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Choose Friends Wisely

I must be wise with my choice of friends. If I part for one reason or another from any of them, I must do so kindly, with no ill feelings when I part from those friends. Parting does not mean I cease to love you. (by love, I do not address the romantic love, but the love of our fellow humans.) Adopting this attitude, I have found much peace of mind.

A voicemail message attributed to a certain Pastor Henry Schorr goes like this: “Thanks for calling. I’ve been away making changes in my life. Please leave a message. If you don’t hear back from me, you are one of the changes. Enjoy your day.” (“The Power of Focus.” Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Hewitt. page 130.)

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Power of Human Touch

Human Touch

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My Experience

I can to this day, some sixty-eight years later, recall the first time I was kissed by a little girl. Although not one hundred per cent clearly, I still remember her face and her somewhat full rosebud lips. More than this I recall that she took my hand, held it fast, turned and kissed me on full on the lips, whilst I stood in a tremor of fright and absolute delight. We were two eight-year-olds.

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Delicious Dinners for Two

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                Delicious Dinners for Two in                               Comfy Settings – by Neelie

Tables for Two

Welcome to our brand new series featuring recipes suited for two in comfy – even romantic settings.

Those of us, who are blessed to have a life partner, should cherish that relationship and actively set about nurturing it, especially if you’re partnership is some years on.

Too many folk, who are down the line in their marriages, find themselves in a dull rut.

Getting out of this rut can be done in a simple, inexpensive and fun way

Relationship nurturing meals must meet three requirements.

  • Adventure in preparing a different-from-the-usual meal in the kitchen TOGETHER.
  • Adventure in preparing inexpensive simple, different-from-the-usual-meal, table settings.
  • Adventure in having a completely different-from-the-usual attitude to your partner and your meal.
  • As a cherry-on-the-top, some different-from-the-usual wine, of a taste that you would both enjoy.
  • Soft background music is optional.

Take our idea and make it your own. It will improve your marriage, lifestyle and as a big plus – your health as well!

Our ethos is to offer simple, home-style recipes, for two people, that are very inexpensive to prepare and ……… so delicious to eat.

Tables for Two 2We shall launch this new series, with our first  recipe                                                and a once-a-month-add-on recipe from  June 16th. 2018

 

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The Power of Human Touch

Human Touch
My Experience

I can to this day, some sixty eight years later, recall the first time I kissed a little girl. Although not one hundred per cent clearly, I still remember her face and her somewhat full rosebud lips. More than this I recall that she took my hand, held it fast, turned and kissed me on full on the lips, whilst I stood in a tremor of fright and absolute delight. We were two eight-year-olds.

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