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Embracing the Mystery

When all the words have been written, and all the phrases have been spoken, the great mystery of life will still remain. We may map the terrains of our
lives, measure the farthest reaches of the universe, but no amount of searching will ever reveal for certain whether we are all children of chance or part of a
great design.

And who among us would have it otherwise? Who would wish to take the mystery out of the experience of looking into a newborn infant’s eyes? Who would not feel in violation of something great if we had knowledge of what has departed when we stare into the face of one who has died? These are the events that made us human, that define the distance between the stars and us.

Still, this life is not easy. Much of its mystery is darkness. Tragedies occur, injustices exist. Bad things befall good people and sufferings are visited upon the innocent. To live we must take the lives of other species, to survive we must leave some of our brothers and sisters by the side of the road. We are prisoners of time, victims of biology, hostages of our own capacity to dream.

At times it all seems too much, impossible to accept.

We must stand against this. The world is a great mysterious place, and it’s possibilities are infinite, governed only by what our hearts can conceive. If we incline our hearts towards the darkness, we will see darkness. If we incline them toward the light, we will see the light.

Those of great heart have always known this. They have understood that, as honorable as it is to see the wrong and try to correct it, a life well lived must somehow celebrate the promise that life provides. The darkness at the limits of our knowledge; the darkness that sometimes seem to surround us is merely a way to make us reach beyond certainty, to make our lives a witness to hope, a testimony to possibility, an urge toward the best and the most honorable impulses that our hearts can conceive.

It is not hard. There is in each of us, no matter how humble, a capacity for love. Even if our lives have not taken the course we had envisioned, even if we are less than the shape of our dreams, we are part of the human family. Somewhere, in the most inconsequential corners of our lives, is the opportunity for love.

If I am blind, I can run my hand across the back of a shell and celebrate beauty. If I have no legs, I can sit in quiet wonder before the restless murmurs of the sea. If I am wounded in spirit, I can reach out my hand to those who are hurting. If I am lonely, I can go among those who are desperate for love. There is no tragedy or injustice so great, no life so small and inconsequential, that we cannot bear witness to the light in the quiet acts and hidden moments of our days.

And who can say which of these acts and moments will make a difference? The universe is vast and is a magical membrane of meaning, stretching across time and space, and it is not given to us to know her secrets and her ways. Perhaps we were placed here to meet the challenge of a single moment; perhaps the touch we give will cause the touch that will change the world.

‘At times, other’s Words speak better for you than your Words can.’ I didn’t Write these Words but after I came across them I had to publish them here for others to read and Marvel/Ponder at.

My Friends, Embrace the Mystery

 

-PM Bishop

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Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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STOP THE MADNESS!

STOP THE MADNESS!

‘Insecurities are about as useful as holding a Grenade after the pin has been pulled!’

 

Upon viewing the internet this Morning I came across the articles that talked about the teenage girls and boys that have been posting videos and photos of themselves on YouTube and asking the public if they are Pretty or Ugly. My initial thought was, ‘What have We come to in this present day?’ ‘Where are We headed?’ The more I pondered this issue the more it came to Me that this is something that goes on daily with millions and millions of individuals and not only on YouTube with teenagers but with individuals of ALL ages in every area of day-to-day life.

BEAUTY…Or what We are lead to believe is BEAUTY is pushed into Our faces or pressed upon Us continually on television, in magazines, on the internet, on the streets, at work, even at church as We worship and if One is not Secure in who and what they are, they tend to fall for the BEAUTY Lies or they try their best to transform themselves into the Lie…

‘Her body is Nice. She doesn’t have a stomach.’ ‘I Want to be like that?’

‘He is built like a statue of David with those muscles. That’s what the Women like!’ ‘I Want to look like that?’

‘She has a Nice, Round behind.’ ‘I have to get my behind like that?’

‘Her breasts are so perky!’ ‘I have to get some of those so the guys will look at me?’

‘He has a head full of hair.’ ‘I have to get treatments or something to grow my hair back like his?’

“I Want to be Like…’ ‘I Want to be Like…’

I simply don’t understand why We are such an INSECURE species! So many of Us live Our lives uncomfortable in Our OWN skin and in Our OWN bodies because We have this belief or idea that Our skin, and I am not speaking of Race, or that Our body isn’t Good enough or BEAUTIFUL enough. (And, if You are One of those individuals living with this belief, My question is, BEAUTIFUL ENOUGH for who?’)…

We see someone else and We want to be like them. We are told that Our bodies should be shaped a certain way and We do ALL manner of things, even Life threatening things, to acquire that body We are told We should possess. We see another individual that We think or Feel is BEAUTIFUL and We long to look like them. We are told by the opposite sex that We are not attractive enough and We long to be like another. Some of Us are so INSECURE that We seek continued Validation from the opposite sex by flirting or putting Ourselves on display so as to gain that attention or that compliment from them and if We don’t get that compliment or attention We get the idea that We are not BEAUTIFUL enough and it compels Us to do other things to gain their attention that are Destructive and Disrespectful to Ourselves…

It’s past time to accept who and what We are Individually and STOP worrying about if We are BEAUTIFUL Enough or as BEAUTIFUL as the next Person.We were not supposed to be Carbon Copies of each other. We are supposed to be DIFFERENT! We are supposed to be Unique in how We look and how how We are shaped. We should do away with having to be Validated by the opposite sex or by others because that only leads to Wrong actions and behaviors by Us if We are not Validated by them…

VALIDATE YOURSELF! STOP worrying about if You are BEAUTIFUL Enough! STOP worrying about if You are UGLY! STOP comparing Yourself to Others and Be the Unique YOU that GOD created You to be. Don’t fall for the BEAUTY Lie that We have been told we should resemble, whether You’re a Woman or a Man because YOU are BEAUTIFUL just the way YOU are!

Don’t live Your Life INSECURE, My Friend. It’s No GOOD for You.

 ‘Believe that You are BEAUTIFUL and You Are.’

 

-PM Bishop

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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SUNSETS…BEAUTIFUL…

‘Thought that I would take a moment this Morning and share something else with you that I LOVE ‘almost’ as much as Writing and that is noticing Beautiful Scenes, especially Sunsets and capturing the scene in Picture…’

(ALL shots captured with My LG Ally)

Forever Sunset

I long for a relationship

That is a Forever Sunset

Where the lights are dim
The colors dance together

All is aligned and perfect

Quietness begins to set in

With the relaxation of body and mind

The soft music begins to play

The Sun and the Earth share a kiss

As the fragrance of the night wafts on the breeze

A Forever Sunset…

That’s what I long for my relationship to be

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Shallow…

Shallow…

 ‘Inner BEAUTY is important but not nearly as important as outer BEAUTY.’

-Ellen Degeneres ‘Cover Girl Commercial’

 Watching the progression of the initialization of the OWN Network this Morning, the Cover Girl commercial with Ellen Degeneres came on and she proclaimed…’Inner BEAUTY is important but not nearly important as outer BEAUTY.’ When I heard this, I was in SHOCK and said to Myself, ‘What the #@*$! What is Cover Girl thinking? Is this the message they want to send out to Women and Men alike, about what’s important as we interact and engage with each other in society?’ Again…another SAD Case for Society!

As I think about this commercial, I can’t help but to think about ALL of the messages out there today that are being thrown in our faces daily through television, print and radio about surface BEAUTY being the thing that we should be focused on and not our INNER BEAUTY, making us ALL the same to a certain extent and causing us to be Robots or Copies of each other. (Just call it the ‘Kinko’s Syndrome) These ads continue to send out the wrong messages to us ALL, causing insecurity, low self-esteem and a lack of confidence in most of us that pay attention to them, causing FEAR in us, saying to us that, ‘…if you don’t LOOK this way or if you don’t match Society’s idea of BEAUTY, you are an outcast or you aren’t BEAUTIFUL…’ This is utter BS!

 Not only is this message sent out in commercials like the Cover Girl commercial but it’s sent out in MOST ads we see today. From automobile ads, to chewing gum ads, to soda pop ads, ads selling water, even books. Through these ads it is projected that if you don’t drive this or if you don’t chew this or if you don’t drink this…to if you don’t read this, you are not BEAUTIFUL and if you want to be BEAUTIFUL, you best do like Society says and get with it. I hate this because we are ALL different and we are not supposed to be the same or have the same things and we are definitely not supposed to project our BEAUTY in the same way. People…let’s not fall for this Lie, this FICTION…

No matter what Society proclaims through its ads, don’t allow any of it to tell you and have you believe that you are not BEAUTIFUL because you don’t match its ideal of BEAUTY. You are already BEAUTIFUL, My Friend and Cover Girl nor anyone else has anything to do with it. And to those that fall for the BS…’I hope that you gain some TRUE Confidence and be your TRUE Self not what Society tells you to be.’ Whether it’s Ellen speaking or anyone else…

 ‘I’M BEAUTIFUL! YOU ARE TOO!”

(Oh…And, Ellen…You’re Cool with Me…)

 -PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Walking On The Earth

Walking On The Earth

 “The miracle is not to fly in the air,
        or to walk on the water,
                but to walk on the Earth.”

            -Old Chinese Proverb

 

If there is any day that We do not take time to walk along the Path and truly enjoy the Beauty of this Amazing planet that We live on, We are not truly enjoying the gift of Nature that GOD has given Us.

‘Take the time to enjoy Nature everyday of Your life, My Friend.’

(Photos taken by PM Bishop using Camera Phone)

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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It Doesn’t Ask…It Simply Comes…

It Doesn’t Ask…It Simply Comes…

When Autumn comes…It doesn’t ask, it simply rolls in…”

                                                            -John Mayer

 

I was sitting thinking last evening before falling off to sleep, that LOVE, like Autumn comes when it wants to, it doesn’t ask if you are ready for it or if the timing is right in your life, it simply comes and over takes you. LOVE, like Autumn, does not apologize for its arrival because it knows that its right on time, whether you agree or not.

I like this about LOVE! We may be going about our lives having no thought of LOVE or Falling in LOVE or not even wanting to have another in our life but LOVE steps in and says differently, causing us to notice and become interested in someone out of the blue and we’re like, ‘WOW! What just happened?’ We can fight it. We can run from it. We can deny it. We can place it in the deepest recesses of our subconscious but no matter what LOVE is still there and in due time we will answer to its call.

LOVE is so Courageous and Bold the way it simply walks up to us and says, ‘HI! I’m here. Get ready My Friend…You can fight me but I am here to stay. So, let’s do this!’ LOVE is like this because it is GOD’s Essence and GOD wants us to do nothing less than LOVE and receive LOVE from another. GOD steps in and says, ‘My Child, it is time to stop running from My LOVE and the LOVE that I am placing in your life through this person that I have brought into your life, come to Me and allow this LOVE I am offering you to bring you the Happiness you long for. No matter how you feel about LOVE or how the LOVE looks to you right now, My Child, I am offering you the BEST through this offering of LOVE from My Heart. Surrender to it…

LOVE, like Autumn and definitely like Our GOD, steps into our lives when IT wants to. Boldly. Courageously. With no apologies to make our lives the BEST they can be. And when LOVE steps in we need to surrender to it and allow it to flood us with its GIFT of happiness. Its such a GREAT thing!

LOVE…I Thank You for your Boldness and GOD, Thank You for LOVE in My Life. I know it’s the ULTIMATE gift from You…

Be BOLD and COURAGEOUS, without Asking, like LOVE and simply…’Let it OVERTAKE You, My Friend!’

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Be Willing…

Be Willing…

This posting Inspired by the last few days of My Life, that Special Woman and My Friend, Terence Trent D’arby…

 

Be Willing…

 Be willing to achieve what suits your heart • Be willing to begin leaving your mark • Dig out your buried treasure • Your work of art • And nothing will ever stand between • Heaven and Your Heart • Be willing to attain your freedom from • Hatred and bitterness then carry on • A Masterpiece of promise is what you are • And never let nothing stand between • Heaven and Your Heart • Be willing to forgive an oversight! • Be willing to explore what doesn’t bite • Fearlessness is a fountain • That redecorates the Dark • And nothing will ever stand between • Heaven and Your Heart…

 

When Your Heart whispers to You, I hope and pray that You will…

 

Be Willing..

 

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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