Beloved, let’s come back to some of the good old-fashioned childhood sayings that speak well of life on Earth.
Sayings such as: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. To which I add: If you are going to talk about your friends when they are not present, talk about them the same way as when they are present, or keep silent.
Some sayings are clear-cut, whereas some sayings are open to interpretation.
Love another as yourself. You may indeed not love yourself enough, so what then?
Speak truth. Many may not want to hear truth. And how do you know you have found truth?
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Some sayings seem flimsy.
You can make up some new sayings. Here is one:
What a relief! Not everyone is odd.
Bless the world. Wish all well. Love your enemy.
Of course, if you love now, how is it you would have an enemy?
Some sayings are too pat. Two is company, and three’s a crowd.
Some sayings you don’t want to hear.
The world is relative, after all. One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
Speak your mind. Keep quiet. Say what you think.
Make up your mind, yet bend toward being flexible. Change is the name of the game.
Be unselfish, yet have compassion for your needs as well.
Don’t kid yourself.
Work hard, yet not too hard.
Be conscientious, yet not overly conscientiousness.
How do you know you are close to the truth? How can you be so sure?
It has been said that everything is known and that the innocent know best of all.
Don’t worry. Be happy! Be simple. Look at the blue of the sky. Drop complexity. Life doesn't have to phase you.
Life is only life. Life is here today and gone tomorrow.
There is no time and no space, yet you feel suspended in time and space. That you feel suspended arises from the very non-existence of time and space.
Waltz your way to Heaven. Somewhere over the rainbow… Once upon a time in a faraway land… Are you really here, or is this a dream you are in? It seems like a dream, but what do you care? You can only be in life…
Life doesn’t have to be a big deal. Life is going on all around you. Life is for the taking. Life is handed to you. You have lots of life to choose from. Choose a bigger selection. Life is for the asking. Life is also for the giving. Life is. Let a song be in your heart. What are we talking about anyway? When anything is said or done, who is listening? When is anything said or done?
Can you get off the hook?
Life may be at your service. You are also at life’s service. Jump in. Life on Earth isn’t forever. Be the best you can be, yet expect not perfection on the Earth plane. There is greater life than life on Earth, wouldn’t you say?
Must poetry end? What about time and shortness of breath and hail to the King?
One day seems long, and another day seems short or too short.
You’ve been here forever and not at all long enough.
You may feel that you got here late. Where are the tallies kept in any case, and what for? Why store anything?
For the long and the short of it, be open to change. Otherwise, you keep yourself captive. For all you know, you are tied by your thumbs somewhere for old times’ sake, and you don’t have to stay bound..
My favorite new saying for you to take on is:
“Keep up with love! Surpass life!”
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