The Challenge Within

“We have found the enemy, but the enemy is us.” The enemy is us, the human side of us.

As a human and a being, the challenge is within us. But we have to live with both, the Human and the Being. The human side gets us in trouble and the being side is our spiritual side.

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What is the True Answer to Racism?

Let’s be honest about racism, do you really want to know the truth? What is causing racism? The answer is simple, it’s the human, the human side of us.

Try this exercise: choose someone to have a conversation with that is willing to participate. If that person is angry or confrontational, ask, who’s talking? Your human side or your being side? Who do you want to be? What’s missing in your life?

Eventually, you can talk to yourself, have a discussion with yourself. Here is an example of a conversation (Act I) from my book, Discovering the International Bully (How To Stop The Human Bully).

Human: And who are you?
Being: I am a being!
Human: A being?
Being: That’s right! A being – spirit. As a matter of fact, your being, your spirit, you know, that little voice in the back of your head that you hear once in a while that says “play nice,” or “be cool”!
Human: Oh! Yeah, but what are you doing there! You’re supposed to be invisible right?
Being: Right! Not this time! I decided to show up this time, because I am sick and tired of waiting for you to listen to me, and I have a big voice so you can really hear me and make sure that you get it and stop with your excuses once and for all! And, if you don’t, I am leaving you!

We are a human AND a being! The human side of us is what gets us in trouble. The human side causes racism, intolerance, wars, bullying – all the negative. The being side is our spiritual side. Our being side is the positive side where there is honest thinking, and more importantly, honest doing. Doing the right thing for ourselves and for others. This is also where we find our true selves. Peace of mind and God within us.

5 Minute Prayer Meditation

Do you have 5 minutes? You’d be surprised that you really do have 5 minutes, several times during the day. Pope Francis suggests breaking up our prayers throughout the day. Instead of just praying once or twice a day, pray for a few minutes several times during the day.

Prayer, through Breathing Meditation, is a simple way to reach or discover God, remember that God is within us at all times.

So let’s take 5 minutes to pray, with Breathing Meditation. In this exercise, we use the first paragraph of The Lord’s Prayer, but you can use whatever prayer works for you. Prayer meditation through breathing, can be done anywhere at any time, and not disturb anyone if you say the words in your head and not out loud. If you’re waiting for an appointment, after parking your car, commuting on the subway or bus, before bed, when you wake in the morning, there are endless opportunities.

Our (breathe in)
Father, (breathe out)
who art (breathe in)
in heaven, (breathe out)
hallowed be (breathe in)
thy Name, (breathe out)
thy kingdom (breathe in)
come, (breathe out)
thy will (breathe in)
be done, (breathe out)
on earth (breathe in)
as it is (breathe out)
in heaven. (breathe in)

The above is one way of prayer meditation, you can choose whatever prayer works for you. When you first begin with prayer meditation, start with a short paragraph, individual words, or even numbers. Over time as you progress, you can add the next paragraph.

So what’s stopping you? It’s only 5 minutes. What’s stopping you, it’s your human side! Stop the human bully within you, let your spiritual, being side take over, for peace within you. Breathing Meditation helps you with struggles and challenges in your life such as trying to lose weight, overcome addiction, dealing with bullying, and more. Benefits include peace of mind, letting go of stress, rejuvenation, improved health.

Read some of my poems for a better understanding.

Be good to yourself, it’s the only one you got!

The power of honest thinking

The power of honest thinking. For example, is a glass of water half full or half empty? Half full = positive thinking. Half empty = negative thinking.

Let’s be honest, it’s a half a glass of water. Honest thinking gives us honesty in life, politics, religious beliefs.

The power of honest thinking eliminates all choices. “Honest to God”, “So help me God.”

National Day of Prayer

Today is National Day of Prayer. Let’s take 5 minutes.

Breathe, in/out and say: we all are, I am, a perfect spiritual being because God, universal spirit, created us, me, in his own image called unconditional love. Having a human experience called celebrating life with unconditional love.

A-men, wo-men.

#nationaldayofprayer

A Time to Break the Silence

In 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence” stating his commitment to non-violence. He specifically denounced America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

King started his speech with, “A time comes when silence is betrayal…”. This can also be said about the human. Silence about the human is a betrayal. The human is a self-destructive creature animal. The human is it’s own worst enemy, a traitor to the human race. The human betrays itself.

Donald Trump’s human side betrays himself and America. The doctor gave him a clean bill of health – he may be physically fit, but he’s mentally sick. His human side blocks his spiritual side. Mr. Trump needs, America needs, him to get in touch with his spiritual side. He should take the time to meditate, let his spiritual side win over his human side.

DISEASE OF THE HUMAN MIND
(THE EGO)

by Vincent Lucio Parisi

Wanting to be right all the time
Is a disease of the human mind (the Ego)
Some people call it pride

Wanting to be
In control
All the time

It even lies and kills sometimes
Just to prove
That it is right

That’s how it functions
The human mind (the Ego)

Look at most Politicians Religions Nationalities
And some Presidents
How they lie

Even kill
To be right
And call it
Pride

That’s a disease
Of the human mind (the Ego)